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Featured authors speak of their families and heritage

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2019

Two of this year’s featured authors were invited to Silicon Valley Reads 2019 to lead a conversation about family history and self-identity on Feb. 27 at the Visual and Performance Arts Center. “Finding Samuel Lowe” by Paula Williams Madison is a remarkable journey about one woman’s search for ...

Activist: Free speech needed on campuses

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019

Free speech on campus matters now more than ever, a speaker sponsored by the Young Americans for Liberty said on Monday, March 4. Lauren Cooley, a free speech activist, spoke to students about the pressing need of free speech in campuses nationwide and encouraged new ideas from the youth. “When ...

Black History Month ends with sounds of love and liberation

Black History Month ends with sounds of love and liberation

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

Spurred on by the beat of the drums, several students got up and started dancing. More joined, and soon the whole room was on their feet, moving to the music. The good vibrations were palpable in the Euphrat Museum on Feb. 28, where Janetta Coleman and the Monsoon provided the soundtrack for the month’s...

Lit Lunch empowers students to create change

Lit Lunch empowers students to create change

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

Ideas for equity, big and small, presented students an opportunity for reflection and motivation during Lit Lunch, held on Feb. 26 in the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education. Speakers Angelica Esquivel, program coordinator for the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action...

Workshop on Kingian nonviolence held to provoke change

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

Positive peace permeated the air during a workshop on Kingian nonviolence in the Multicultural Center at De Anza College, Feb. 21. Attendees appreciated this atmosphere, as they came to learn the difference between this and negative peace. Led by educator Mike Tinoco, the workshop focused on avenues...

Euphrat Museum exhibit sheds light family lineage

Euphrat Museum exhibit sheds light family lineage

Erin Curley, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

“Hold on, let me plug in the boat,” said Diana Argabrite, Director of the Euphrat Museum of Art. We watch, breathless, as a 15-foot-tall rowboat stutters and revolves in place. Entitled “Portunis”, Eric Powell’s installation dominates the center of the room, and is held in place from floor to ...

Japanese Americans share their story on the Day of Remembrance

Japanese Americans share their story on the Day of Remembrance

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

Six-year-old Amy Iwasaki Mass feared her father would be taken away, and she checked every morning if his packed leather bag was still by the front door, a sign of her father not yet detained for being a Japanese immigrant. Iwasaki Mass and her family were incarcerated at the Heart Mountain, Wyomin...

Valentines’s Day event helps students show love

Valentines’s Day event helps students show love

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

A Valentine's Day card making event was hosted by DASB Diversity and Events office on Feb. 14. Students were able to make cards and choose a flower for a loved one.

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

Face masks, trips to the spa and bubble baths are all ways to practice self-care. But self-care comes in many other forms and Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) created a space just for that at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) Offices on Feb. 14. “I wanted to have an event where people could come in and have the creative space to paint a se...

‘Ancestral Journeys’ showcases immigration stories

‘Ancestral Journeys’ showcases immigration stories

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Artists gathered for a reception for the new exhibit “Ancestral Journeys” which spotlights self-identity, family history, immigration, and diasporas at the Euphrat Museum of Art on Feb 13. “I thought last night we went really well, especially considering how  the weather was,” said museum d...