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UCLA Sweeps 1st Annual SMC Debate Tournament

UCLA Sweeps 1st Annual SMC Debate Tournament

Dylan Mulcahy, Staff Writer
October 30, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

This Friday Oct. 28, Santa Monica College held its first official debate tournament on campus. The competition was energetically well received as more than 20 teams representing SMC, LMU, and UCLA attended the event to compete.

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NASA Selects SMC for Grant to Expand STEM Education

NASA Selects SMC for Grant to Expand STEM Education

Grace Smith, SMC Public Information Officer
September 2, 2015
Filed under Campus, News, Online Exclusive

Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to announce its selection by NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) as one of four community colleges nationwide to receive a MUREP Community College Curriculum Improvement (MC3I) grant. The grant will provide SMC up to $250,000 per ye...

Water main break on Sunset causes flooding & traffic disruption

Water main break on Sunset causes flooding & traffic disruption

Mia Duncans, Photo Editor
July 30, 2014
Filed under City, News, Top Stories

A water main running below Sunset Blvd. erupted Tuesday afternoon, flooding Pauley Pavilion and the northern part of the UCLA campus.

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Protesters gather in Santa Monica to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza

Protesters gather in Santa Monica to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza

Alci Rengifo, Editor-In-Chief
July 8, 2014
Filed under City, News, Online Exclusive, Politics, Top Stories

The front of the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Blvd. became the site of a major protest on Tuesday against the latest Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.

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SMC grads reflect on their goals and achievements

SMC grads reflect on their goals and achievements

Juan Lopez
June 19, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

The concrete stands at Santa Monica College's Corsair Stadium were filled with cheering families and friends of the graduating class of 2014. With a record high of 600 students participating in the graduation ceremony, topping last year's 500, many cheering sections cleared the nearly crowded stands...

Award-winning professor improves SMC’s chemistry labs

Marine Gaste, Staff Writer
September 5, 2012
Filed under Culture

In late August, Santa Monica College chemistry professor Deborah H. Schwyter received the Northrop Grumman/Marvin Elkin Chair of Excellence in Physical Sciences after submitting a proposal for purchasing equipment for use in her organic chemistry and biochemistry courses. Schwyter will be awarded...

Alexandru Ceachir named SMC Football Athlete of the Year

May 29, 2012
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

By: Sarkis Ekmekian When Alexandru “Cheech” Ceachir stayed up until 2 a.m. with his teammates and football coach back in Moldova to watch a Pittsburgh Steelers game, playing American football on an actual football field was merely a dream. He never imagined that he would be living that dream a...

“Cheech” charms UCLA

“Cheech” charms UCLA

Roger Morante, Sports Editor
May 8, 2012
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Former SMC lineman stars in UCLA spring game It was the third quarter and Alexandru “Cheech” Ceachir, a six-five three hundred pound offensive tackle from Moldova, had blood on his football pants and a smile on his face that exposed his new blue and yellow University of California Los Angeles mouthpie...

Local surgeon-scientist teaches students to “have a dream”

Susanna Svensson
April 19, 2012
Filed under Culture, Top Stories

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often referred to as one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. His way of addressing a crowd, and captivating the attention of hundreds of thousands, is a model that public speakers and future leaders strive to emulate. At a Santa Monica College lecture...

Adderall is the new Red Bull

Chavi Gourarie
March 8, 2012
Filed under Culture

The students interviewed for this article spoke on condition of anonymity, and their names have been changed. When Brad speaks, you hear his private school education come through, though much has happened since. In sure, articulate sentences, he draws a picture of prescription drug abuse, a topic he...

Santa Monica satisfies yogi stretches

Katherine Ruiz
November 1, 2011
Filed under Culture

Aside from the beach, the weather and the restaurants, one of the less obvious pleasures of living in Santa Monica is the countless yoga classes and studios it has to offer. Along with the physical benefits of yoga, the Mayo Clinic states that yoga also helps reduce stress and anxiety. Some well-known...

Cecilia Martinez-Gil the poet

Sean Breza, Staff Writer
March 14, 2011
Filed under Culture

Since she was eight years old, Cecilia Martinez-Gil has thought of herself as a poet. After the tragic death of her grandfather, the shocked young girl saw no other solution then to confine her deepest emotions in a tangle of poetry. This past Tuesday Martinez-Gil was in HSS 165, a room on campus...