Understanding culture means ignoring generalizations

May 6, 2015 Opinion

Last weekend at work a customer asked me, “What are you?” Thrown off by the ambiguousness of the question, I thought to myself, “A woman?” After considering the unresponsive and confused look on my face, he rephrased the question to, “Like, what races are you?” I told him that I was half Filipino and half Caucasian, ...

Feminism more than a trend, but a universal movement

February 17, 2015 Opinion 3 Comments

The word feminist is tossed around in everyday conversation as if it were a trending hashtag rather than a movement that requires action. Women have come a long way from the 18th century, when we were defined as society’s domesticated, modest and religiously moral beings void of opportunities in political voting, higher education and professional occupations. This was an era ...

Ceramics student brings clay to life

February 4, 2015 Life Multimedia

G.V. Kelley takes a big square of brown clay out of a dusty closet, puts on an apron and begins molding. Slowly ripping apart pieces of clay, Kelley forms a head while also completing a body form made up of breasts and a round butt. Within just 10 minutes, Kelley has sculpted a big brown square of ...

Curtis Armstrong nostalgic about past movie career

January 28, 2015 Life

It has been 30 years since audiences first watched Booger picking his nose in the memorable film, “Revenge of the Nerds”. The man who played the notoriously imprudent character, actor Curtis Armstrong, 61, is also known for his roles in television and films including “Risky Business,” “Moonlighting,” and “Ray,” though possibly his most distinguished character was Booger. With a legendary ...

Professor writes book in remembrance of The Grateful Dead

January 28, 2015 Life

Turning 50 years old this year is the iconic jam band The Grateful Dead, who once occupied the streets of Haight-Ashbury, acclaimed the musical influence to the Acid Tests and was a leading contributor to the Summer of Love. Released just in time for the band’s birthday is the book titled, “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the ...

Winter break shows a different side of dorm life

January 27, 2015 Life

Now that classes are back in session and students have returned from winter break, the campus is back to its regular routine with restaurants open, staff workers back to work and students flooding the sidewalks. For most, the new semester signifies a fresh start, but for those who lived on campus between semesters, the increased ...