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Protests, Sleep Deprivation and Community

Protests, Sleep Deprivation and Community

Sergio Huacuja, Staff Writer
April 18, 2016
Filed under Identity

Waking up early, arriving two hours prior to depart, still missing the flight because we waited in line for more than one hour and a half to check in.   This is a recount of my journey to MEChA's National Conference in Tucson, Arizona.  MEChA de EvCC is "a student-led organization that promotes higher...

R.I.S.E of Education Done Differently

R.I.S.E of Education Done Differently

John Gallagher, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Identity

One of this world’s greatest gifts is the gift to learn. But, sometimes that is easier said than done, and not everyone can take the same route to further their education. That’s why the students of EvCC took action. EvCC held the third annual Resilient Intellectuals Seeking Equity (R.I.S.E) Conference...

Students of Color Career Conference

Students of Color Career Conference

Diana Pinon, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Identity

While many of us were enjoying spring break, the 14th annual Students of Color Career Conference (SOCCC) took place at EvCC. More than 100 volunteers including students, staff, faculty and community members participated in this event to make sure it ran smoothly.  For this year’s SOCCC there was 2,250...

EvCC Hosts All-Spanish Family Night

Monica Aime Aguilera, Managing Editor of Web
April 4, 2016
Filed under Identity, Uncategorized

Many students struggle with gaining support from their families when continuing their education. This may not be because their families are against furthering their kids’ educations but because of a language barrier. On April 12 starting a 5:30 p.m., EvCC is hosting a Family Night at the Jackson...

EvCC to Host Third Annual RISE Conference

Monica Aime Aguilera, Managing Editor of Print
March 31, 2016
Filed under Identity

The RISE conference is a student-led annual conference that stands for Resilient Intellectuals Seeking Equity. This year's motto is “Where are we today? Creating a better tomorrow.” The conference will take place from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. Through education,...

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA) La Union Hace La Fuerza

Sergio Huacuja, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Identity

Twelve EvCC students were selected to attend the 23rd annual MEChA annual conference in Tucson, Arizona from March 18th to the 20th. EvCC students Sergio Barrera and Adan Martinez came up with the proposal for the conference. According to Barrera, the trip had been planned since summer. “We beca...

Student of Color Career Conference Coming to EvCC

Diana Pinon, Staff Writer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Identity, Uncategorized

Spring break is approaching and with that EvCC is hosting the 14th annual Students of Color Career Conference (SOCCC.)This year it will take place on March 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. SOCCC is planned and coordinated by the different staff in the Diversity & Equity Center. With the help...

The Will to Learn: ESL Classes Bring Opportunity for Students

Sergio Huacuja, Staff Writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Identity

It all starts with a will to learn a new language to adapt to a new country and a new beginning. For many people who just arrived to the United States from a different country, one of their goals is to learn English. Others have been in this country for years but not knowing English and this has...

What’s Your Story: Gender

Nate Thomas, Staff Writer
February 16, 2016
Filed under Identity, Showcase

“Boys go to Mars to get more candy bars, girls go to Jupiter to get more stupider.” There was a space of time before puberty, before zits and boobs and the consequent confusion, when gender was that easy. You probably weren’t conscious of what it means to be masculine or feminine, of sexu...

What’s Your Story: Race

What’s Your Story: Race

Nathan Thomas, Staff Writer
February 16, 2016
Filed under Identity

  You’re not from around here, are you?  Sheyma Yousif, Sufayatu Issaka, Esra Alameedi and Syahir Jamil were passing out cake in a corner of Parks Student Union. Issaka had a Seahawks beanie on, and Esra’s face was partially covered by a hijab. Behind them was a giant paper banner that read, “#Notinmynam...

Lunar New Year Celebration: Bringing Different Cultures Together

Lunar New Year Celebration: Bringing Different Cultures Together

Diana Pinon, Staff Writer
February 15, 2016
Filed under Identity, Showcase

  Free food, student performance, games and a Taiko drum performance were part of Lunar New Year Celebration. "The Lunar New Year is a calendar based on the cycles of the moon. It is an important holiday in many of the countries our students come from … (we) wanted to create an opportunit...

From Africa to Everett

From Africa to Everett

Emma Kilgore, Staff Writer
February 7, 2016
Filed under Identity, Showcase

“Mzungu!” the children cry after the car. White person. There’s dust in the air, hot under the sun, and it mixes with the car exhaust. Alyssa Thompson has the taste of passion fruit on her tongue, and she waves at the greeting from her window with a smile and the crowd parts to let them drive...

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