Anthropology assistant informs students through exhibit

By Viridiana Vaca-Rios, Co-Opinion Editor

May 4, 2011

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Looking around the room, bright lights shine off the glass cases and the silhouette of guitars outline the background as a variety of guitars lay against each other. Olivia Havens, 21, anthropology major, is an assistant in... Read more »

Guitars from around the world

By Viridiana Vaca-Rios and Donn Gruta, Co-Opinion Editor, Union Online Writer

May 4, 2011

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Just an elevator ride up to the third floor of the Arts and Behavioral Sciences Building and one is transported into a stringed–instrument heaven. Professor Blair Gibson of the anthropology department, along with his student... Read more »

Tunes help to stimulate the brain and senses

By Jessica Mendoza, Staff Writer

April 27, 2011

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It’s an old concept, singing or playing music for your child to lull them to sleep. In addition to getting a decent night’s rest, playing music for you and your child has an added bonus; it makes you smarter. “There is... Read more »

Music enriches campus

By Ashley Curtin, Staff Writer

April 27, 2011

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Melodies from symphonies and sonatas played by saxophones, trumpets and violins can be heard throughout the Marsee Auditorium’s corridors. Jazz, opera, Latin and classical music flow from the practice rooms, sounds of dreams... Read more »

Getty Villa takes locals on a trip to the past

By Brian Diaz, Staff Writer

April 17, 2011

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Located near the ocean in Pacific Palisades, The Getty Villa's breathtaking architecture, serene gardens, and vast collection of exquisite Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiques, attract approximately 400,000 people per year. “The... Read more »

Tv on the Radio – Nine Types of Light

April 16, 2011

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TV on the Radio are one of indie rock's most revered and critically respected bands of the last decade. Following now classic releases like 2003's "Young Liars EP", 2006's "Return to Cookie Mountain", and 2008's "Dear Science",... Read more »

Spring Break on a budget

By Ashley Curtin, Staff Writer

April 6, 2011

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After weeks of homework, studying for midterms, preparing for presentations and writing the longest research paper ever, a break is near. It is time to escape the daily grind, put studying aside and forget... Read more »

Students find other alternatives for daily energy

By Viridiana Vaca-Rios, Co-Opinion Editor

April 1, 2011

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Late night study sessions and cramming for exams while balancing work might take its toll on college students. While many students opt for coffee to get their caffeine fix, others rely on energy drinks to keep them... Read more »

Facebook: The best and the worst

By Viridiana Vaca-Rios, Rabiya Hussain, Opinions Editor, Staff Writer

March 29, 2011

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You’re at a party with the music pulsating loud across the room. You make your way through the crowd and meet a stranger. As the party is about to come to an end, you ask the stranger for his or her number and they respond with... Read more »

Drinks, food and entertainment set the scene in Hermosa Beach

By Elise Pham, Staff Writer

March 28, 2011

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As the sun sets on Hermosa Beach, the night life becomes alive with hundreds of people looking to have a great time, with drinks, friends, and music. Hermosa has been known for their beautiful beaches, and popular volleyball... Read more »

Typical EC student is more than average

By Jessica Mendoza and Joshua Sherman, Staff Writer

March 17, 2011

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Yoga mats and running shoes are shoved between textbooks and note pads in her backpack. She’s on her way to class, barely 22 years old, with every intention to transfer. She’s from Torrance, a North High School graduate, Latin... Read more »