Family duties and financial struggles are two main reasons as to why there aren’t more Pacific Islanders in higher education and they want that to change.
Nine Bachelor of Fine Art students came together with a culmination of different artworks and ideas in their group exhibition, “Nine.” The name of the exhibit, while it represents the number of artists involved, is a tribute to the number nine and its many symbols, such as representing the completion[Read More…]
When the biggest rapper of our day dedicates his success to the conversation of black self-empowerment, it should not be ignored. Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” surfaced on the night of Mar. 15, a week prior to its scheduled release date. His powerfully poetic, elaborate discourse[Read More…]
The fashion industry is no stranger to controversial expression, shocking stunts or cultural appropriation. The most recent cultural appropriation offender is Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, who called his Fall 2015 show “Chola Victorian” and declared the Givenchy girl of the season as the “boss of the gang.” The Givenchy fashion[Read More…]
Two volunteers stepped forward from the crowd, and the man with the microphone handed them an elongated black, zip-closed bag with clothes inside. They fumbled to unzip it and took turns pulling out the bag’s contents one by one to dress the naked mannequin: a hat, a dress shirt, suspenders,[Read More…]
Combine the urban flow of a pulsating hip-hop track, the sharp rhythm of classical Indian folk styles and the intricate allure of middle-eastern belly dancing –the results are an infectious fusion known as Bollywood dance. Members of the Indian Student Association at California State University, Long Beach branched out this[Read More…]
A large, neon hotel sign flashed above Third and Fourth Street. Its ‘20s-styled lettering and bright blue and pink colors stood tall above the neighboring buildings, proclaiming to its guests and passersby that the Dolly Varden Hotel had a bathtub in every room. “At the time it was built, a[Read More…]
First it was the heat. I knew there were some adjustments to be made. I was packed like I was very poorly packed for a backpacking trip, one pack with my computer, lenses and other survival gear that I wouldn’t end up needing, another with too much clothing. I shuffled[Read More…]