Foreign-Trained, The Circle Series For our conclusion of this series, I created a feature story in a magazine-style format. This feature piece opens with the story of a former gynecologist doctor from Guatemala. Click on ForeignTrained, underneath my blue collar to learn about his journey and more on the foreign-trained topic.
Women have gone through an amazing journey to get where they are. Although many face obstacles from birth they continue to push past barriers and improve the lives of the women who follow. In my final piece for The Circle, I share with you a journey of The American Woman.
This semester has been a roller coaster of trying to find what I cared for. When I came across the topic of gentrification, it home. I realized that there are many views on the topic, but I wanted to tell my story and share what caught my attention, especially as a first hand witness to the changes in Echo Park.
President’s Note I would like to take this time to thank all readers this past semester. We, at The Athenian Print, have worked hard to keep your interests satisfied when choosing and writing stories. As the semester comes to an end, we would like to wish all Athenians and faculty a successful end of finals week and great Winter break.
Written by The Athenian Print Upon finishing the Fall 2015 semester, the circle begins to sound quieter, library seats start to fill, and coffee cups are being topped off in the cafe. It’s crunch time for students at the Mount. Here are what Athenians recommend preparing during finals week(s): “I make flashcards and quiz myself. I handwrite study guides.” -Melia Person, Sophomore. She also recommends to de-stress in between studying. Melia suggests pampering yourself by creating a mini spa, doing your nails and face masks.
Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer With the offseason starting, several trades, awards, and winners have already been announced. However, this past Wednesday was a significant day for baseball starters as the CY Young Awards were announced. CY Young awards are given to the best pitchers in the MLB that have shown dominance throughout the entire season. This year’s CY Young Award winners are Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel and Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta. Both of these pitchers showed great leadership, dominance, and strength throughout the 2015 season and postseason. Dallas Keuchel is the third Astros pitcher in franchise history to win the Cy Young award. The last pitcher to win it for the team was Roger Clemens in 2004. As for the Chicago Cubs, Arrieta becomes the fifth pitcher in their organization to take home the Cy Young Award. Given their strong performances throughout the season, there is no doubt that it was a close call, especially for Jake Arrieta.
Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer It’s always exciting to see Ronda Rousey inside the UFC ring because of how dominant she is in defeating her opponents. However, Saturday was a completely different story. As undefeated champs, both Holly Holms and Ronda Rousey made the match even more enjoyable to watch. Unfortunately for all you Ronda Rousey fans, it was one for the books. The ultimate champion was knocked out cold in the second round by Holly Holms. Everybody was on their feet in Melbourne as they all witnessed one UFC’s greatest female competitors knockout, not to mention her first ever. Also, there has been only one other fight that Rousey fought past the first round and that was back in December 2013 where it exceeded to round three.
Written by Jessica Flores, Treasurer “She who dares wins,” is how Lizzy Okoro lives her daily life. With that being one of her favorite quotes at the moment, and her bio on Instagram, you could imagine what kind of woman she is. I had the opportunity to talk to Lizzy over coffee and the loud background noise at Starbucks about everything: childhood memories, inspirational quotes, relationships with parents, creatives, and career changes.
Written by The Athenian Print Student Affairs and The Athenian Print held another successful Word of Mouth event. With a beautiful sunset and city lights, students came out to express their thoughts on a diverse set of topics. They were welcomed with Lauryn Hill music playing in the background, hot chocolate and coffee, churros, and inspirational words written on wrinkled pages. The question of the night: What inspires you?
Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer As the NBA season kicked off about two weeks ago, the Lakers have had a very slow start. They won their first game out of six against the Brooklyn Nets this past Friday night. Sunday was another tough loss as the Lakers faced the New York Knicks and Kobe Bryant’s farewell from Madison Square Gardens. As the slow start continues for the Lakers, could this be Kobe Bryant’s final season? Is Kobe really giving up 19 seasons with the Lakers? “If this is the last time, I’m fine with that and I feel at peace with that,” stated the 5-time NBA champion in regards to Brooklyn fans’ tributes to him. As the Lakers continue their season on the road, they will face Miami on Tuesday and Orlando on Wednesday. Kobe will not start against Miami as by stated Byron Scott. “It was a last minute decision.”