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Bo Leibowitz Dead at 74

Alan "Bo" Leibowitz, host of KCRW's "Strictly Jazz," passed away this morning after a long illness. He was 74.

KCRW announced his death on their Facebook page. "His legacy and influence in the LA jazz community is profound," the post station stated, adding that they would share more information about Leibowitz's life and contributions in the coming days.

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Superintendent Jeffery Denies Knowledge of Racist Statements

Superintendent and President of Santa Monica College (SMC), Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery has denied knowledge of racist statements allegedly made by administrators during a meeting of senior staff. At the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, which took place on Tuesday, May 7, Chair Margaret R. Quiñones-Perez stated that a source close to her heard a member of senior management make racist statements at a recent Senior Staff meeting.

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SMC Offers Measles Vaccination

There have been 47 confirmed cases of measles in California so far this year, according to the California Department of Public Health. As the number of measles outbreaks around the state grows, the Santa Monica College (SMC) Student Health Services Center fights against the disease by administering the measles vaccine.

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The Air we Breathe

Los Angeles is the number one city polluted by ozone, according to the American Lung Association’s 2019 census which gave the city an F rating. NASA defines Ozone as a naturally occuring gas that forms in the upper part of the atmosphere, formed when oxygen atoms (O2) are split by sunlight and then combined into O3.

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SSI Celebrates Israeli Independence

A lone student, Ron, a Math major and former Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldier who opted to only use his first name leapt and danced with feverish energy waving an Israeli flag, sparking onlookers to join his celebratory dance for Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israeli Independence Day. He said, “I heard that they’re going to have the event here. And I was like ‘I got to come.’

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Associated Students Kicks Off Post-consumer Composting Pilot on Campus

Volunteers for the Associated Students’ (A.S.) initiative to implement post-consumer composting on campus began holding their “pilot” event on Monday, May 13 in the Santa Monica College (SMC) cafeteria. The volunteers aimed to clarify common misconceptions about composting, and to persuade students to keep in mind whether their waste would be compostable.

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Green Screen: Evolution of Organic

As the spirit of Earth Day—April 22—often inspires people to reflect on their treatment of the world around them, many find themselves realizing that they do not respect their planet as much as they would like to. However, this is not an irreparable relationship; environmentalists and activists all across the globe have been devising practices for decades that can help humans to coexist with nature, therefore conserving the earth and improving the overall well-being of society.

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