Last Friday, April 21, a group of 20 students boarded a bus to the U.S.-Mexico border. The bumpy three hourride was filled with chattering and anticipation. Alliance San Diego Executive Director Andrea Guerrero brought the students to San Ysidro, where the students departed the bus straight into Alliance San Diego’s peaceful rally.
When National Guard troops opened fire at Kent State University on Ohio students protesting the Vietnam war on May 4, 1970, mainstream media outlets such as New York Times, LIFE, and Newsweek rushed to cover the story. Here at Whittier College, the Quaker Campus (QC) was on hiatus for finals and summer break.
After a semester and a half of planning, Whittfest (which was held at Memorial Stadium) set off Poet pride among students on Apr. 7, beginning with K-poet hosting K-chella. Opening acts 7 Planets Like Earth and alumni 15’ DJ Attello got students pumped up for headliner T-Pain.
David Kukoff, the L.A. native and editor of Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine, set the tone of his anthology with this description of the city in the Poet’s Corner of Wardman Library last Thursday night. Visiting Professor of English Joe Donnelly hosted a panel of three writers to discuss their contributions to the book.