Deanna Merino-Contino’s getting to know her new community. Photo Courtesy of @WCtheRock
“You experience something. You make a decision, and that leads to the next decision. The path is not so straightforward.”
Desert Daze is an annual music festival built upon the celebration of music, culture, art, and nature. With the goal of being reminiscent of the inclusivity of music festivals of the 1970s, Desert Daze aims to be a surreal, intimate, and accessible event that “caters to weirdos and embraces all.” Run by the Los Angeles-based production company Moon Block, Desert Daze is part of a greater collective of artists that includes JJUUJJUU and Deap Vally.
From Crazy Rich Asians to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before to Searching, Asian American representation has been more prevalent than ever with acquired success throughout the past month, coining the term “Asian August.” Crazy Rich Asians has become the most successful romantic comedy in almost 10 years in the United States box office alone. It is the first all-Asian lead cast since Joy Luck Club premiered 25 years ago. Searching, starring John Cho begins to normalize representation of Asian-Americans specifically in the thriller genre.
I humbly encourage my fellow commuters to break the mold, do away with the apathetic, chronically tardy commuter archetype, and push the boundaries of off-campus life. You are not alone. There are people and programs here capable and willing to support you.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Whittier College Men’s Soccer Team took on the University of La Verne at Memorial Stadium. The Leopards proved to be no match for the Poets, as the Whittier team was able to accomplish yet another four goal victory. The game finished 4 - 1 in favor of the Poets, pushing Whittier College up to place sixth in overall Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) standing.
If you opened up social media, looked at the news, or even paid attention to campus events last year, odds are you heard a lot of debate about the way that the Trump administration responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Since October of last year, 13 cats have been killed and mutilated in Thurston County. This has led to a six-member task force of veteran detectives which extends across the county.
This year’s theme for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is “True fear comes from within,” though after attending we would argue that true fear can also come from being chased with a chainsaw. Halloween Horror Nights definitely lives up to its name, with nine mazes and five scare zones designed to chill and thrill from start to finish.
The start of the school year signals a few consistent things: all-nighter study sessions after procrastinating too long, the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS), and emails encouraging students to sign up for intramurals. I am what people could call “uncoordinated” or “unathletic,” so when I first got to Whittier College and my friends wanted to form an intramural sports team, I was terrified.
Hello! Let me be the first society member to formally introduce you to Whittier College. My name is Iyesha Ferguson, and I’m a member of the Thalian Society. Societies are unique to Whittier College and not many other schools. While they are commonly compared to sororities and fraternities, there are some major differences between them: societies aren’t nationally recognized, the pledging and rushing processes are completely different, and societies are 100 percent anti-hazing.