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International Women’s Day was Marvel-ous

Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel, also known as Carol Danvers, in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) release. It has had the second highest Marvel opening weekend box office earnings, second only to Black Panther. This has been the highest earning opening for a female lead comic book movie, surpassing even D.C. Comics’ Wonder Woman.



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Fingers Crossed for the Endangered Literature Class

With her long purple dress, aqua hair, and strong spirit, Professor Bridgette Robinson walks into Santa Monica College's (SMC) Drescher Hall 212, greets her English 1 class, and begins to read along to Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors’ novel “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir." She easily commands the attention of the room; her students sit on the edge of their seats listening.

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Fashion Designer Turned Fashion Blogger

It's 5 AM and Santa Monica College (SMC) Fashion major and mompreneur Porscha Woodard is starting her day walking into her kitchen, and feeding her recently adopted kitten Princess Jasmine, preparing lunch for herself and her daughter Isis, showering, getting dressed, and heading out to congested LA traffic where she sits for about forty-five minutes to an hour.

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An Oscar Season in Chaos

Following significant backlash from filmmakers and fans alike, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it will broadcast all 24 Oscar categories live and unedited. This follows their earlier decision to present four awards during commercial break. The categories were Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Live Action Short, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

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Alfonso Cuarón Creates an Ode to His Childhood

A half-decade after helming the global blockbuster “Gravity” — which earned $723 million worldwide and several Oscars including best director — filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón has returned to the big screen. This time in his native country of Mexico to film what is perhaps his most personal film to date: “Roma." The film is named after the neighborhood where Cuarón grew up in Mexico.

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Former Shark Tank Contestants Visit SMC

Despite the cold weather and pouring rain, students filed into HSS 165 on the morning of November 29, at Santa Monica College (SMC) main campus ready to soak up some knowledge from three business savvy sharks. SMC’s Rotaract Club was host to Angela Watts, Dr. Edna Ma, and Gary Fleishman, there representing his son Zack Fleishman, all former contestants of the famous ABC television series “Shark Tank.” 

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