Tagged Diversity

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Love: A Universal Language

WORLDWIDE VALENTINE TRADITIONS Whether you are in a committed relationship or not, the history and diverse cultures of Valentine’s Day may still be something you’d be interested in. The name “Valentine” itself derives from St. Valentine, a Roman Catholic priest. Although there are many uncertainties surrounding him, one of the most well-known legends describes St….

American Enough?

A CHALLENGED IDENTITY The image of a stereotypical American doesn’t fit with what most people would consider “American ideals,” a country that sells itself as a melting pot for multiculturalism. With the recent success of blockbusters starring non-traditional actors like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” this century-old stereotype sounds outdated. From one media to…

Confusion, Courtship and Condoms

ROM-COM GOES POSTAL Don’t you hate it when your younger sister mails your love letters to a slew of your past and current crushes? “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is based on Jenny Han’s 2014 book of the same name, covering many of the foundational structures of young love within young adult novels:…

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Where is the Line?

UPHOLDING FREE SPEECH WITHIN COMMUNITY STANDARDS On Monday, June 4, a man on campus used a large sign with harsh language on it to denounce Islam directly in front of the PUB. A number of classrooms reported the volume of the incident as disruptive. As people began to congregate around him, trained officers from the…

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A Fresh Look

SCC’S MIMI HARVEY If you saw Professor Mimi Harvey as a child in the prairies of Nebraska, rounding up the neighborhood kids and pretending to teach, you might have expected her to become the teacher she is today.   What you wouldn’t expect is the story that got her here. Growing up in a family…

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Standing in Solidarity

TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL STUDENT OF COLOR CONFERENCE Students of color come together every year to learn how to battle the racism and discrimination that continues to exist in America today at the Students of Color Conference. The 28th Annual Students of Color Conference (SOCC) kicked off on April 12 and ended on April 14 in Yakima,…

Not Your Average Athlete

BODY SHAMING IN SPORTS Even world-class athletes endure insecurities about their bodies. Body shaming is an issue pervasive across many spheres of our society today. Measures have been taken to stamp it out, but it remains as a last crude vestige of how immature and nearsighted people inflict judgment on others. Racism, sexism and homophobia…

Don’t Ask Me Why I Hate Math

THE PRICE OF THE MODEL MINORITY As a student who identifies as an Asian in America, my heritage brings with it prejudice against me, as a girl with slender, almond-shaped eyes and “yellow skin.” This means that like it or not, sometimes, I have to deal with the high expectations and restrictive perceptions of being…

Laramie Project

“The Laramie Project” features 15 SCC theater students playing over 70 different real life individuals from Laramie, Wyo., following the death of openly gay student Matthew Shepard. The cast shares quotes from the characters they play that spoke to them in some way. Photos by Trina Griffin TweetSharePin

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