Over the past six months, eight states have passed the most elaborate anti-abortion laws that America has seen in decades. On May 15, Alabama passed a bill that prohibits abortion in the most restrictive fashion of any current law in the country.Read More
In honor of Santa Monica College’s (SMC) 2nd Annual First Amendment Month, the Communication & Media Studies Department hosted a screening of two student-made films on the Center for Media and Design’s campus on May 7. The films, ‘Undocumented’ and ‘Muñecas’, both shine a light on the immigrant experience.Read More
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.Read More
On the evening of April 24, people flocked to Santa Monica City Hall decked in denim jackets, jeans and t-shirts. This crowd’s matching attire was no coincidence; all arrived to attend the city’s third annual Denim Day gathering. Santa Monica’s event was organized by the Commission on the Status of Women and included a multitude of speakers, performances and tabling by various sexual violence activist groups.
While navigating Santa Monica’s traffic-filled streets, one may be too focused on avoiding a fender bender to notice UnUrban Coffee House on the corner of Pico Blvd and Urban Ave. However, this shop has acted as a hub for community and caffeine since its doors opened in 1995.
Wearing a trench coat covered in plastic straws, Carla Claure Santa Monica College (SMC) Plastic Free president stands on stage in one of the Center for Media and Design’s auditoriums. This coat is not meant to be a fashion statement;Read More
After roughly eight years of drought, uncharacteristically high rains struck deserts across southern California in the fall and winter seasons of 2018. A technicolor bloom now carpets the desert region, also known as a “super bloom.”Read More
A class of middle schoolers of all shapes and sizes forms a single-file line in front of a scale in the center of a gymnasium. Some look eager, others ambivalent. A few seem fearful. As students take their turns, a teacher announces numbers as if the children are about to begin a boxing matchRead More
After a century of acting as an educational and social hub for the Santa Monica community, the Ocean Park Library will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To commemorate the occasion, the Santa Monica Conservancy and the Ocean Park Association are co-sponsoring an event on the library grounds on March 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Read More
Although 2019 is only three months in, there have been 206 cases of measles in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those cases, 74 were attributed to the outbreak in Washington and Oregon. The Pacific Northwest region is known for being heavily anti-vaccination, as Washington, Oregon, and Idaho allow both religious exemptions and personal belief exemptions from vaccinations.Read More
Ever since the rise of sex education in the 1960s, debates as to the most appropriate way to implement these programs have existed. On February 19, the group “Informed Parents of California” put on a protest outside of school district offices in Chino, California, in response to the implementation of sex education curriculum under the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA).Read More