Written by Jessica Flores, Treasurer Lawrence Ross’ presentation at the Doheny campus touched on a topic many people flee away from: racism. One of the many topics he educated the audience on was institutional racism on college and university campuses across the country, focusing on black college students. He emphasized the importance of not only diversity but inclusion in all institutions. Students were advised to voice what they want to see in their classrooms and campuses. As I left Ross’ presentation, I could not help but question the diversity and inclusion of black students here at Mount Saint Mary’s. I sat with black students Cierra Black, Sydnei Jones, and Amber Bradley, who also attended the event, as they reflected on the presentation and how it connects to our community. Sydnei Jones, junior, said, “[Ross] stated the obvious in ways we couldn’t in the past.” They have asked for more cultural classes at the Mount so students have a better understanding of all cultures. Cierra said, “All the black history I know, [I learned] outside of class. …
Written by The Athenian Print The Athenian Print and Student Affairs would like to welcome you to our Word of Mouth event this Wednesday, November 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm outside of the Chalon Campus Center, first floor. This is an event where all forms of art may be expressed and shared with others. From songs to dance, and poems, the floor is yours to educate others on what you may be passionate about. There will be an open mic for all to use, complimentary coffee, churro and candy bar. Also, this is an outdoor event so please bundle up as we enjoy the beautiful view of Los Angeles.
Written by Jessica Flores, Treasurer Last Sunday I woke up to my mom telling me to wake up and get dressed so that we could buy yuca frita and chicharrónes (fried cassava and pork belly). A classic Salvadoran meal.
Written by Valeria Sanchez, Staff Writer Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Film, Media, & Communications department asked me, a Film & Social Justice student, to make a video that highlights life in Los Angeles. As I began filming and asking students from all over Los Angeles what makes this city so special, I found that the most attractive aspect is its culture. I learned that there is more than just Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and its beaches. There is something spectacular and beautiful that is palpable all throughout the city. The students in the video who shared their thoughts on what makes living in Los Angeles a unique and exciting experience made me value the city even more. In all, I hope the product encourages current residents to appreciate what surrounds us. And as for those outside the metropolitan city, see just how much the City of Angels has to offer.