Month: October 2015

Foreign doctors’ path to re-license in U.S. far fetched?

Foreign-Trained, The Circle Series Within the foreign-trained community, many successful professionals go through the process of re-licensing. Others, for several reasons, do not re-license and often work in blue-collar jobs, or jobs that pay significantly less than they would in their field of study. What is the process? Why is it a difficult process? Because the physician path is the most complex, as opposed to that of law or engineering, I will provide a detailed explanation for this intricate procedure. Let’s examine the process:

Why you should attend an Art of Living meditation

Written by Sue Turjman, Staff Writer On October 28, I attended the Art of Living meditation workshop that Dr. Micah Daily was super ecstatic about giving. The Art of Living is a non-profit that was established in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a well-renowned spiritual leader. In my own personal experience, meditation was not something I was particularly good at. I knew that some people swear by it –I mean, for centuries, it has been incorporated in religion for a reason. So I knew it was possible. I just wasn’t good at it.

Nick Jonas concert leaves those who missed it “jealous”

Written by Beatriz Garay, Staff Writer Any Nick Jonas fan who missed the show definitely has the right to “still get jealous.” Nick Jonas performed various songs from his sold-out show at The Wiltern this past Friday, October 23. The concert opened up with Bebe Rexha giving an exhilarating show. Although many people are unaware, she has written songs for many artists, including Eminem and Rihanna. Her most recognized collaboration thus far happens to be in David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.” Bebe Rexha is the female who sings the bridge in this catchy single. When her set was over, the crowd could not contain their excitement for the most anticipated performer of the night.

NBA Tip-Off has finally arrived

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer Guess what, basketball fans? It’s that time of season again, the NBA tips off its season tonight starting at 5pm. Teams playing are the runner-up finalists, the Cleveland Cavaliers who will play against the Chicago Bulls, followed by the Detroit Pistons against the Atlanta Hawks, and finally the New Orleans Pelicans against the Golden State Warriors.   After recruiting new college players, practicing during the offseason, and figuring out game plans, the NBA is officially ready to kick off the season. With only three games occurring today the rest of the teams will be ready tomorrow to start their run for the NBA title.  President Barack Obama will be in attendance for the Bulls and Cavaliers game on Tuesday evening in Chicago. As King James and the Cavaliers strive for another run at the finals, they would have to get by Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. The Cavaliers will have the crowd against them, however; it has not stopped them before.  

25th annual Athenian Day turn-out

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer Creative costumes, breathtaking skits, and supportive cheers surrounded the Mount this past Saturday, October 24 as the 25th annual Athenian Day kicked off. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni came together to play a series of mental and physical games. Promptly at 7:30 am, all fifteen teams checked in to have a healthy breakfast and prepare for a few hours of fun. Each team walked in with a poster, costumes, and a prepared skit. As the annual Athenian Day games commenced, every team was to present their skit to a panel of judges. Judges scored based on creativity, music, energy, and costume.

Drudis Art Gallery presents: “No Human is Illegal” exhibit featuring “The History of the Poster”

Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief Monday, October 26 marked the opening of the exhibit “No Human is Illegal” with guest speaker David Edwards Bryd, on the history of the poster at MSMU’s art gallery. Guests were welcomed to the opening reception with free cake, coffee, tea, and an evening full of awe moments. Posters of all shapes and sizes filled the white spaces of the gallery. Though many galleries have a particular piece that stands out, this collection grabbed every eye from every corner and angle. The use of bright colors, bold letter forms, and striking photographs, packaged an everlasting message: ” No human being is illegal.”

Want to help make Los Angeles the “best place to connect”?

Written by Jessica Flores, Treasurer  The Los Angeles Promise Zone Initiative is a project created and led by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office to provide youth with summer jobs as Young Ethnographers. It is an eight-week program that will allow the youth to “engage their neighbors in an assessment of quality of life, to guide decision-making within local government and measure how the Promise Zone is improving lives,” according to their proposal.