Month: August 2016

This is the place for me

Faces of the Mount Name: Danielle Handcock Weekend College Student “For me, I wanted to go back to school so that I can get an education and teach my daughter better. My parents are educated but my brother and I stopped going to school. We got caught up in the wrong kind of life so when I found out about this school and the opportunity to come back to school, get a job, do something more productive so that I could provide to my child and be able to teach her from an educational stand point as well as give her more values, I thought this was the place for me.” Advertisements

Folk punk band, AJJ, breaks the stereotype

Written by Brenda Ortiz, Staff Writer Nestled in a quiet, unassuming street in downtown Los Angeles is the Teragram Ballroom, a one-stage venue known for presenting rock and indie artists. On August 21, the Phoenix-based folk punk band AJJ performed to promote their latest album The Bible 2. Had it not been for the line of technicolor-haired, black bandanna-sporting punks eagerly waiting to enter, it would have been easy to miss. Doors opened at 7:00 p.m. giving show-goers time to purchase band merchandise, sit in the café, and order drinks. The two opening acts, ROAR and John Congleton and the Nighty Nite, began the night by getting the crowd to dance. As the night went on and the crowd rolled in, the scent of weed and cheap beer lingered. One look–or whiff–at them might have lead someone not familiar with the genre expecting chaos. The usual stereotype. However, while the crowd danced non-stop, the entire show felt surprisingly intimate. Perhaps it was the small size of the venue or the candid lyrics that AJJ are known for, …

Happy Kobe Bryant Day!

Written by Liz Charre, President Happy Kobe Bryant Day! To all Laker fans and most importantly Kobe fans: welcome to the first ever annual Kobe Bryant Day. The City of Los Angeles announced on Monday that August 24th will now be known as “Kobe Bryant Day” to honor the black mamba’s success and dedication to the Lakers basketball team. August 24th was chosen to honor his two jerseys: 8 and 24. He started off his career with the Lakers as #8 and later switched to #24. Regardless of which jersey he wore, he remained dominant on the basketball court. Let’s take a flashback. Kobe scored a high of 60 points in his final game. He was also the first player in NBA history to have scored 60 points in his final game with a team. Because of all his amazing accomplishments, Los Angeles will have the opportunity to celebrate, acknowledge, salute, and thank Kobe Bryant for his faithful 20-year commitment to the Lakers organization. Thank you, Mamba! How will you celebrate Kobe Bryant Day?

Letter from President: Welcome 2016-2017 School Year

Written by Liz Charre, President Welcome back Athenians! I hope everyone had a safe and restful summer. Who is ready to start off a new year filled with adventures, new friendships, and exciting classes? Well, welcome to fall semester 2016. A semester that will change the lives of every single one of you. My name is Elizabeth Charre and I am the President of the Athenian Print. With the new school year beginning, I wanted to take the time to welcome you to the Athenian Print. For several of you, it might be your first time at the Mount, whether you are a freshman or a transfer student. My first advice for you is to be yourself. Introduce yourself to the class and say something unique about yourself. You never know who might relate to you. Second, get to know the campus. For those students who are still unfamiliar with the campus, take some time in between classes to look for a nice quiet spot to think, reflect or simply relax. My recommendation for you …