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Displaced and rejected: the refugee crisis

Displaced and rejected: the refugee crisis

November 1, 2016

The French authorities are attempting to get rid of them and the British government is attempting to keep them out — I’m not referring to an infestation of some sort, I’m referring to displaced li...

El callar de los periodistas mexicanos

El callar de los periodistas mexicanos

October 31, 2016

Elidio Ramos Zárate, 45, fue asesinado en Oaxaca, México el 19 de Junio con un tiro en la cabeza por dos individuos no identificados que se conducían en una motocicleta según la página de internet d...

The silencing of Mexican journalists

The silencing of Mexican journalists

October 31, 2016

Elidio Ramos Zarate, 45, was shot in the head and killed in Oaxaca, Mexico on June 19, according to an article titled “Executed Newspaper ‘El Sur’ reporter in Oaxaca” published in Mexican magazine P...

My culture is not a Halloween costume

Daniela Alvarez, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I spent most of my childhood in Mexico, where Día de los Muertos is one of the most culturally significant days of the year — a time where the entire country would come together to grieve their deceased ancestors and celebrate their departed family members. Halloween and Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, are only a day apart from each other, which may encourage people to dress up in traditional Mexican attire d...

October: the month of my history

October: the month of my history

October 25, 2016

My history matters even though I’m conditioned to believe it doesn’t. Knowing the significance of black and women’s history, I’m left wondering why the LGBT experience isn’t seen as equitable in ma...

Culture clash of cinematic proportions

Culture clash of cinematic proportions

October 25, 2016

A video from a mysterious organization decrying a “communist” nation. Footage of the Tiananmen Square massacre, digitally altered to remove the famous “tank man.” A booming voice declares: “Ch...

Trumping Muslims in Long Beach

Trumping Muslims in Long Beach

October 23, 2016

  In a city that has a longstanding majority of democratic or left-leaning voters, a Donald Trump campaign office sprouted in an unlikely place: Cambodia Town in Long Beach. I walked into...

A circus of fun, fear or boredom?

A circus of fun, fear or boredom?

October 19, 2016

I’ll admit it: I’m not the biggest fan of clowns. I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds their attempts at comedy boring. For me, the sight of someone dressed as a clown will annoy me rather...