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Students of Color Career Conference

Students, staff faculty and community members come together at the end of the coference to take a picture to remember another successful SOCCC conference.

Diana Pinon, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

The Muslim Student Association promoting tolerance and knowledge. From left: Syahir Jami from Malaysia, Esra Alameedi from Iraq, and Sufayatu Issaka from Ghana.

Nathan Thomas, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

  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

A member of OKK Taiko&Dance Group getting ready to play the drums, and bring joy and happiness to the event.

Diana Pinon, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016

  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

Alyssa Thompson tells a parable to a crowd in South Sudan. The translator is not pictured but was 
present. Five minutes after the photo was taken, she prayed with a group of 20 people.

Emma Kilgore, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016

“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...

What’s Your Story?

Nathan Thomas, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016

Take a look around, we’re different. Our skin, our gods, our sexual organs/orientations and our experiences. We sit next to one another in class and just pretend not to notice. We depend on the internet and the television to tell us about our neighbors. The girl in the hijab is Muslim, right? But...

Winter Holidays: Culture to Culture

Student Reika Yamazak wearing her traditional kimono for the ceremony.

Rachel Seitz, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

Seijikshiki: Coming Of Age Across the globe in Japan they have a much different kind of winter celebration than what many of us are used to.  Seijishiki is a coming of age ceremony that takes place every January. Reika Yamazak and Ayumi Koido, two Japanese students here at EvCC, are looking forward...