Steve Lacy Lights Up The Wiltern Theatre

Strobe lights and eardrum-shattering screams set the tone for Steve Lacy’s show at the Wiltern theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 30. Since the musician released his solo debut studio album in May, Lacy has gained popularity worldwide. His current tour, named Apollo XXI after his solo album, began in Chicago and will end in the United Kingdom.

Lacy has been deemed the epitome of a “21st century musician” in the public eye. While he has since upgraded to more professional software, the musician produced his first tracks on an iPhone in his mother’s Compton home and found his beginnings with guitar through the video game "Guitar Hero."

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Preview of SMC Corsairs Women's Basketball

Laughter and excitement filled the Pavilion gym as the Santa Monica College (SMC) women’s basketball team kicked off their season with Media Day to reintroduce familiar faces and show new faces that are heading into the 2019-2020 season.

Although last season didn’t go as planned for the Corsairs, going 1-5 in Conference and 8-17 overall, this year's team isn’t letting that hold them back. With a new 15-woman roster, the Corsairs are planning on taking this season by surprise.

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SportsJinea ColeComment
"Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs"

The Skirball Cultural Center recently opened an exhibition of Stanley Kubrick's photographs made in the years 1946 to 1950, when he worked for Look Magazine. Kubrick is better known as a film director, helming such classics as “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “The Shining.” Titled, “Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs,” the exhibition opened Oct. 17 and runs until March 8, 2020.

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Fundraising Knows No Borders

On Oct. 26, 2019 people from all over Los Angeles came together to honor Terry Fox at the Santa Monica Terry Fox Run to help raise money and awareness for cancer research.

The Santa Monica Terry Fox Run is a 5km race that takes place annually on the Venice Boardwalk, right across from the Shutters Hotel.

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete and cancer research advocate, who lost his leg in 1977 during his battle with bone cancer at the age of 18 years old. Terry Fox’s first hand battle with cancer inspired him to run the length of Canada, with a prosthetic leg, starting on the east coast in St. John, Newfoundland to raise money for cancer research in what he called the “Marathon of Hope.”

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CultureDana BinfetComment
Fire Prevention Continues in California

As California settles into the autumn, the State has once again found itself in a fight against a growing wildfire hazard. Coming off of a record setting year of fires in 2018, California has adjusted its models and projections, and has found success in 2019. By early November in 2018, it is estimated that over 600,000 acres had burned across California, damaging and destroying infrastructure and homes without prejudice, prompting the state to increase its preparedness for the 2019 fire season.

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Of Cults and Culture

The word “cult” is like the word “love”; both have been overused to the point of senselessness. Everyday, people say they “love” things that they certainly wouldn’t marry or die for. Pop culture elements that tout a dedicated group of fans are quickly dubbed as a “cult” following, though the fans likely wouldn’t drink poisoned Flavor-Aid to show their devotion to, say, Rocky Horror Picture Show. To be fair, with Rocky Horror fans, you never know.

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We Need to Celebrate Veterans Day Every Day

We need to celebrate Veterans Day, not only on one day, but every day. I’m writing this paper because a survey came out that says 22 veterans commit suicide every day. I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and on Aug. 4, 2019 I had surgery on my knee. On Aug. 26, the first day of school, all hell broke loose.

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Death by Counterfeit THC Cartridges

On Oct. 4, the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] released a statement advising the public to stop consuming all Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vaping products, due to an ongoing investigation regarding medical cases related to lung illnesses.

As of Oct. 22, 34 people have died from the mysterious, ongoing epidemic. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] has had over 1,600 cases related to severe respiratory problems reported to the nation’s health protection agency.

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News Marley AlanizComment
A Report on SMC's Campus Safety

Campus safety speaks to more than campus-wide emergency situations or petty crimes like theft. It also includes issues like stalking, assault, and sexual battery. Among undergraduate students, 23.1 percent of females and 5.4 percent of males experience rape or sexual assault, according to the report by the American Association for Universities (AAU) “Report on Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct”, published in 2015. “Campus Sexual Violence Statistics”, a study done by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network in 2016 shows that students are at the highest risk of sexual assault in the first few months of their first and second semesters in college. 

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NewsEline MillenaarComment
Wildfires Worsen Air Quality in California

According to the American Lung Association's (ALA) 2019 State of the Air report, seven of the 10 most ozone-polluted cities are in California, with Los Angeles being the worst. However, while poor air quality has long been a staple of life in California, frequent wildfires have further degraded the air quality.

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