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Santa Monica Minute: Episode 1

Santa Monica Minute: Episode 1

Michelle Ayala and Christopher Floyd
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Media, News

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: It's Consent Week on campus and Santa Monica College invites all students to participate by wearing denim in protest of violence and injustice against women around the world. Thursday April 27, 2017: If you're looking to join a club, Santa Monica College invites you t...

After School Getaway at Point Dume

After School Getaway at Point Dume

Abraham Barkhordar, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Culture, Trending Stories

  Point Dume is located just a short 30-minute drive along the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica College. Once there, you’ll be greeted by a picturesque view of the Pacific Ocean, golden yellow flowers, and, if you’re lucky, migrating whales. The point’s close location and scenic...

Abbot Kinney: The Ugly Face of Gentrification

Abbot Kinney: The Ugly Face of Gentrification

Matthew Martin, Staff Photographer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Culture, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

  If there’s one street that embodies the gentrification of Los Angeles neighborhoods, it’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. For years, Venice, Calif. was synonymous with laid-back surfers, a lively arts community, and gritty streets that many diverse people called home. It was not a...

Measure H: The Better Alternative To Doing Nothing

Measure H: The Better Alternative To Doing Nothing

Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Trending Stories

My neighborhood is homely. A quiet cul-de-sac marked by sidewalk flowers and children riding scooters down the paved road, it could easily be the backdrop of a 1950s movie, with pristine lawns and white picket fences. While The American Dream thrives in my own private bubble of the universe, a few b...

Santa Monica in the Movies

Santa Monica in the Movies

Christina Kelley, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Culture, Trending Stories

A great way to track our beach city's place in pop culture history is to look at the many movies which have been shot here. By visiting the places these famous movies were filmed, you can get a sense of what the outside world has seen of our city -- as well as how the city has changed over the years.

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The Westside Welcomes Expo Line with Celebration

Alexander Melendez, Multimedia Editor
May 31, 2016
Filed under Video

The Corsair covers the numerous Metro station celebrations held Saturday, May 21 to commemorate the opening of the Expo Line extension to Santa Monica.  

Men’s Volleyball: SMC vs. LA Pierce Preview

James Powel, Contributing Writer
March 10, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

For Santa Monica College men’s volleyball head coach Jackson Meticchechia, tomorrow’s game against Los Angeles Valley Pierce Brahmas draws mixed emotions. “I love [Pierce’s] gym, I love that program. If it were up to me, we would win every year and they would take second every year,” Meticchechia...

Corsairs rodeo in win against the Vaqueros

Corsairs rodeo in win against the Vaqueros

Julian Arredondo, Contributing Writer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

On Friday, March 4th, the defending State Champion Santa Monica College Corsairs, swept the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros in an entertaining game. Even though both teams started off with multiple errors, The Corsairs took advantage and won in three sets: 25-20, 25-23, and 25-23. With the win,...

Student’s 2016 Academy Awards reactions

Alexander Melendez, Multimedia Editor
March 5, 2016
Filed under Media, Opinions, Video

During the height of the 2016 Academy Awards madness, field reporter Leyla Leiva scourged through SMC's main campus to see what the students thought about their own predictions and reactions to the Oscars this year. With this year's Academy Awards over and done with, we were able to capture a few...

iOS SOS: Apple support rally

Alexander Melendez, Multimedia Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Media, Video

Last week, on Feb. 23, 2016 the Corsair covered the Apple inc. vs. FBI controversy by heading down to the Third Street Promenade and capturing a support rally for the tech giant that had gathered together in front of the Apple Store at the promenade. Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that his company would...

Expo Line test train t-bones semi on 7th and Colorado

Expo Line test train t-bones semi on 7th and Colorado

Adam R. Thomas, Multimedia Editor
December 10, 2015
Filed under City, News

Early Thursday afternoon at 12:02 p.m., a westbound Expo Line extension rail-car collided with a passing Semi-trailer truck at the intersection of Colorado and 7th in downtown Santa Monica. The driver of the T-boned truck received minor injuries and was rushed to a local hospital according to MTA of...

Corsairs Prevail Over Circling Seahawks

Corsairs Prevail Over Circling Seahawks

Hannah Kovar, Staff Writer
October 18, 2015
Filed under Media, Sports

The Corsairs took the field hot and hungry for their fifth win of the season. Undefeated, they knew that they needed to keep this winning streak alive. The ninety-nine-degree temperature caused the fans to search for shade as they watched their team fight for a win. The victorious Santa Monica College Cor...