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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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Club Row Gets Marvelous

Loud, upbeat pop music, a variety of carnival-style games, and a peculiar half-dozen Spider-Man and Deadpool doppelgangers greeted students on the Santa Monica College (SMC) quad last Thursday. Although admittedly a confusing sight to the uninformed, it didn’t take long for student representatives to pitch their clubs to those who lingered around for the festivities.

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Jon Rynn Offers Ambitious Vision for Green New Deal

Back in 2010, years before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught the nation’s attention with her Green New Deal proposal, Jon Rynn was already pushing the plan. Students packed into a mid-size lecture hall at Santa Monica College (SMC) last week to hear Rynn speak about the Green New Deal as part of SMC’s Earth Week lecture series. The crowd overflow left many standing in the aisles.

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SMC's Self Defense Classes Pack a Punch

In a brightly-lit studio in Santa Monica College’s (SMC) Core Performance Center, female students line up in front of a bank of mirrors to stretch, warming up for a rigorous hour and a half of self-defense instruction. The 16-week, one-credit course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, and teaches students practical, hands-on methods to protect themselves from assault.

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