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Five Quick and Healthy Restaurants in Santa Monica

As many students adjust to classes whilst balancing jobs, internships, and other tasks this semester, eating healthy can seem daunting when there are only so many hours in the day. Luckily for Santa Monica College students, there are many options within the city to grab lunch that will fuel your body with enough energy to thrive during your busiest days.

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Coastal Clean-Up Day

Grab some sun screen, a hat, a few friends, and a water bottle and head down to the beach this weekend Saturday, September 15, and join the Coastal Clean Up Day effort! SMC students and staff will gather together on Pico and Bay Street in Santa Monica from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. to help clean up our beach. Free parking and water will be available for those attending the event.

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The Emotional Cost of Being a Student Athlete

Cyrille Njomo walks slowly from the Corsair Field to Starbucks, after practice, exhausted and weighed down by a huge backpack. Njomo is a member of the men’s soccer team at Santa Monica College, and like many other student-athletes, he sacrifices a lot in order to be part of the team. “I decided to be part of the team for the experience, my love for soccer and to be able to get a scholarship at the university," he said.

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Students Feeding Students Farmers Market Promotes Sustainability

Santa Monica College clubs and organizations held the Students Feeding Students Farmers Market this Monday, April 16 at the school's Organic Learning Garden. The market has been a part of SMC's annual Earth week for several years, but has grown to include sustainability initiatives in addition to being a resource for food-insecure students.

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Music Appreciation Club Brings Students Together

The welcoming sound of piano echoes throughout the hallway behind Santa Monica College’s concert hall on the college's Performing Arts Center. Performing at the head of the class is Leo Rodriguez, 20, president of the Music Appreciation club who is excited to get the club up and running again for another semester along with previous members and newcomers.

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Plans for a Plastic-Free SMC

Inside the Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS), 15 students from Plastic Free SMC and Eco Action wait for the semester’s second meeting to start. The room is small, and people are sitting in a circle, some on chairs and others, the floor. The walls are filled with posters containing slogans like "You Can Stop Fish From Disappearing", along with other environmental-friendly signs. Then, Plastic Free SMC’s President Bronwyn Hancock Major walks in the room.

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Is it all "The Hype"?

Hip Pop Rapper Hoodie Allen dropped his most recent album The Hype on Friday, September 29th. “I think Hoodie’s new album is so creative. I always found myself getting lost in the music throughout the album. Every track was so different, and you can see the hard work put into creating the project,” Hoodie Allen fan, Evan Brown-Bacchus said.

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Sustainability Week Leaves Its Footprint on SMC

Earlier this week, Sustainability Week commenced with a number of events for Santa Monica College students to attend for free, including an art show, a documentary, lots of fruits and vegetables, and student-ran workshops. SMC hosted its annual Sustainability week from Oct. 16 to 19. The week consisted of different events each day hosted by…

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Art Party on the Block

Hosted by the 18th Street Arts Center, the Pico Block Party gave local community members the chance to not only view local artworks and performances, but also participate in art-making workshops on Saturday, Oct. 14. The event's main attraction was to show that art can be both interactive and instructive at the same time.

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The American Red Cross – It’s Never Too Late To Give

In an urgent need for blood donations, the American Red Cross is planning to host several blood drives in the coming weeks. Red Cross officials say donated blood is being shipped and used as fast as it is being gathered. “The blood supply is like a cell phone battery, it constantly needs recharging,” said Nick Gehrig, the communications director of Red Cross Blood Services.

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Healing the Bay: Coastal Cleanup Day 2017

Dotted along the coast of Venice Beach with a backdrop of grey skies, early morning beachgoers for miles carried buckets and scanned the sands. Instead of filling their buckets with typical beach treasures such as shells, stones, or the occasional starfish, these shore hunters were filling them with cigarette filters, straws, and plastic bottle caps.

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White House Halts Equal Pay Rule

Efforts towards providing equal pay between genders were set back on August 28, 2017, when the Trump administration halted an Obama-era rule requiring businesses to report their employees' wages by gender, race, and ethnicity. The administration argued that the data collection requirement would be both "enormously burdensome" to companies and ineffective in addressing the gender wage gap.

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Mercy for the Slaughtered

Every Sunday night a dedicated group of vegan activists gather outside a gaudily painted factory depicting fat, happy pigs rolling around in meadows while clown-like farmers wearing overalls trip over wheelbarrows and tractors trying to catch these naughty animals. Above these painted walls, ominous smoke billows from chimneys and a thick, feral smell lingers.

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