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The heart, spirit, and soul of Latinx culture

Whittier College has been throwing this event in honor of Martin Ortiz for the past 48 years. The theme this year is “Corazón, Espíritu, y Alma” which translates into “Heart, Spirit, and Soul.”

The heart, spirit, and soul of Latinx culture

From L.A. to Whittier, diversity in our backyard

As a part of the first six-weeks of the Fall semester, the Office of Equity and Inclusion put together “A Day in L.A.,” highlighting art from diverse communities. The excursion consisted of visits to the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM), and the first annual Whittier Pride.

From L.A. to Whittier, diversity in our backyard

Whittier College globe trotters

You could picture every detail of their stories, but they seemed like exactly that — stories — impractical and unattainable for you. However,  Whittier College tries to make studying abroad possible for the average student. 

Whittier College globe trotters

Horror Nights strikes fear in all of Us: QC Editorial staff makes the journey to the Upside Down

Like the movie, much of the maze is creepy rather than scary.  It is hard to capture the exact feelings of terror from the film, which are largely based on the concept that there is someone out there somewhere that looks just like you.

 Horror Nights strikes fear in all of Us: QC Editorial staff makes the journey to the Upside Down

Fulfill fairytale fantasies at AOKP events

AOKP is the live-action role playing — also known as larping — group on campus and can often be seen taking part in daring fights with boffer weapons or crossing campus in fantasy-style garb.

Fulfill fairytale fantasies at AOKP events

Getting active on Whittier’s campus

The different clubs, organizations, and Societies on campus are all ways for the student body to actively engage in campus life and to interact with students that they normally would not meet in their classes.

Getting active on Whittier’s campus

Flushing away Turner’s old bathrooms

Under normal circumstances, a renovation of a bathroom is a minute detail in the lives of residential students; however, Housing and Residential Life has created a whole new living experience for Turner Hall residents. 

Flushing away Turner’s old bathrooms

Roommate 101: The do’s and do not’s of dorming

As the new school year starts, you might find yourself with one or more roommates, but even if you have had roommates before, it might be a good idea to have a refresher on roommate etiquette.

Roommate 101: The do’s and do not’s of dorming

Putting the inclusive in Gender-Inclusive Housing

Never-before-seen decorations and events are taking Gender-Inclusive Housing by storm this year. From furnishings to functions, every inch of Harris A, the GIH dorm is striving to be representative of its population this year.

Putting the inclusive in Gender-Inclusive Housing

Carnival for all

Program Board ended the year on a high note with the Club and Org Carnival from 4:30 – 8 p.m. on April 25. The usually quiet North Lawn soon came to life when students flooded the area looking for some free and fun entertainment. Every student who attended was given a ticket voucher for the food trucks that were brought in for the event. The three food trucks present were The Habit Burger Grill, Jackfruit Café, and Kona Ice.

Carnival for all

What’s to come at CareerCon

The Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development will be holding its first CareerCon — a new addition to their Backpack to Briefcase and Straight Out of College series next week, April 8 — April 11.

What’s to come at CareerCon

Watch yourself, watch Us

To vastly oversimplify Jordan Peele’s sophomore directorial effort, Us is a film about: community — who is accepted and who is othered; communication or lack thereof; cultural perspectives, understanding that different societies may have different values; and connections, with family and society.

Watch yourself, watch Us

Cultivating culture

This week is Diverse Identities Week at Whittier College, organized by Diversity Council in collaboration with a few other clubs. The first event for this week was the Farmers Movement Speaker event, held on March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). It featured Fabian Garcia, a program director of the Forest Service.

Cultivating culture