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Love The Skin You’re In

Love The Skin You’re In

Adrianna Buenviaje, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Culture, Trending Stories

Jes Baker, author of the book “Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls,” stood in front of Room 165 in Santa Monica College’s HSS Building. She smiled as students filed into the room, taking their seats in the rows of the amphitheater-styled lecture hall. Behind her, the projected screen read, “Change...

Science Lecture: Food, Health, and Happiness

Science Lecture: Food, Health, and Happiness

Caroline Marriott, Staff Writer
November 3
Filed under Culture, Trending Stories

Why do our food choices matter? How can we feed ourselves and save the planet? These are questions that Bonnie Modugno, MS, RN, nutrition consultant, speaker, and author answered at this week’s science lecture at SMC. She discussed dietary choices and their influences on our health and the environment.

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Veganism will create problems

Veganism will create problems

Grace Gardner, Opinion Editor
April 27
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Point/Counter-Point: This article is part of an Op-Ed Duel. To read the other side of this debate, "Veganism is the solution," click here. The extent of the conversation surrounding veganism tends to wallow around the shallow pools of animal cruelty. Sometimes the strength of the present intellect ...

Meeting your obstacles: SMC student Stacy Withrow on dealing with cancer

Meeting your obstacles: SMC student Stacy Withrow on dealing with cancer

Stacy Withrow, Contributor
November 23
Filed under Culture, Top Stories

I was roused this morning at 6 a.m. when my alarm went off. I opened my eyes at 6:15. I finally got up at 6:30. It might be easier to start the day, if the onslaught of mental chatter had a delay, but it doesn’t. It starts at about 6 a.m. Some days are worse than others. I’m a returning student...

Free Zumba workouts in Santa Monica

Free Zumba workouts in Santa Monica

Bailey Peraita
February 25
Filed under Culture, Top Stories

As people warm up with simple dance moves, talking and laughter fills the room, causing echoes on the wooden interior. Dance instructor, Michelle Josette, hollers for everyone’s attention. She starts to warm up the crowd with positive reinforcement and funny comments as she begins to show t...

Health a factor in shutting down Occupy LA

Roger Morante
December 3
Filed under Culture

A nasty cough had been circulating the Occupy Los Angeles camp outside of city hall in Los Angeles, and living conditions had been steadily declining throughout the month of November. Originally the idea was that the camp would clean up their mess, but that idea turned sour, and trash littered the...

What’s the Beef?

John Stapleton iV
November 16
Filed under Opinion

To the vegetarian students who insist that Santa Monica College omnivores wouldn't eat meat ever again if they only knew what horrors were occurring inside of slaughterhouses:  grow up.  The majority of the SMC student body – to say nothing of the human race as a whole – doesn't eat meat because...

Legal alternatives to marijuana raising questions

Miles Arnold, Staff writer
October 11
Filed under News

On Nov. 2, California voters will head to the polls to cast their votes on a number of propositions as well as a new governor. Among the propositions on the ballot is the controversial Prop 19 that, with a "yes" vote, will legalize marijuana under California law and permit local governments to regulate...

City ordinances smoking residents out of Santa Monica

Alexandra Leighton, Staff writer
October 4
Filed under News

Since Santa Monica's expanded no smoking ordinance took effect on Sept 9, many residents living in multiple family residences have found themselves with nowhere to go. Last year's expansion of the No Smoking Ordinance, which added public areas like courtyards within apartment buildings to the list...

America opts out of tobacco treaty for fifth year in a row

Alessandra Catanese, Staff Writer
May 17
Filed under Opinion

It has been five years since the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). Of the 168 countries to join, the United States is still not among them. This is a mistake as the FCTC could be crucial in stemming the tide of tobacco-related deaths. At first glance,...

Marijuana reform necessary, but unlikely

Tieg Slattery , Staff Writer
April 19
Filed under Opinion

Once again California stands on the verge of setting a precedent with marijuana policy reform. After receiving well over the required number of signatures, the "Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010," will be placed on the ballot for the upcoming November elections. The proposed bill would...

Schwarzenegger and Clinton Speak At Health Summit

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief
March 2
Filed under News

At last week's 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity, in front of famed muscle man Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, President Bill Clinton made an admission. He is addicted to Starbuck's raspberry scones. This confession was made only weeks after he was released from the hospital after having...

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