1968 Walkouts talk at VPAM

April 13, 2018

By Steven Adamo Photos from the 1968 Chicana/o walkouts was the topic of discussion at the Vincent Price Art Museum yesterday for the 50th anniversary of the walkouts. The photographs shared are part of a larger exhibit currently on display at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, curated by the speaker of the event, Dr. Carlos Manuel Haro, PhD and UCLA Assistant Director Emeritus. The exhibit at UCLA is…

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Facebook users need more control over data usage

April 11, 2018

By Steven Adamo As more and more information is reported daily about Facebook’s use of unethical practices, many people are looking for alternatives without any luck. During yesterday’s Senate joint-committee hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg if he thinks his corporation is a monopoly, in which Zuckerberg replied, “It certainly doesn’t feel like that to me.” Facebook users are rightfully frustrated, and some are deleting their accounts. However,…

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Ancient Egyptian mummy arrives at VPAM

By Steven Adamo For the first time, an Egyptian mummy was brought to East Los Angeles and revealed at the Vincent Price Art Museum Saturday during the opening of “Passing Through the Underworld: Egyptian Art.” The mummy is of an individual named Tastetnethor and is from the 22nd to 24th Dynasty, 945-700 BCE. The mummy set comes in four pieces: the wood coffin containing the human remains of Tastetnethor, the…

March 27, 2018
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Sinking California needs water rights

March 14, 2018

By Steven Adamo If the people of California are being penalized for water consumption, so should the companies that make excessive profits from California’s natural water. “Each Californian uses an average of 181 gallons of water each day,” says the U.S. Geological Survey website. In terms of reusable 5-gallon water jugs, that’s about 36 jugs per day. Last year in December, the California State Water Board concluded a nearly two-year…

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VPAM to explore Egyptian Art

By Steven Adamo A collection of art focusing on the myths and funerary practices of the ancient Egyptians will open next Saturday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. “Passing Through the Underworld: Egyptian Art,” is a collection of Egyptian art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The collection includes sculptures created with a wide range of techniques using materials like limestone, porphyry, bone, granite and bronze. “Egyptians were…

March 8, 2018
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Upcoming exhibitions show art from around the world

February 14, 2018

By Steven Adamo Three upcoming exhibitions at the Vincent Price museum will uncover personal and cultural histories through a variety of artistic mediums. A photography exhibition will feature photo-documentary works by Mexican photographer Mariana Yampolsky. Born in Chicago, 1925, Yampolsky was inspired by Mexican culture and architecture which lead to her becoming a Mexican citizen at the age of 19. Yampolsky was a part of the artist’s print collective in…

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Chicana mother shares struggle stories

By Steven Adamo Sharing stories of stereotypes about Chicana and Latina mothers in colleges was the main topic at Academic Boundaries & Strollers: Chicana Latina Mothers in the Academy. The conversation, or plática, was a part of Adelante First Year Experience’s social justice pláticas. The speaker, Christine Vega M. Ed. from the University of California Los Angeles, discussed her own personal experience going through school as a first-generation Chicana and…

February 14, 2018
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‘Lend Me A Tenor’ delivers big laughs

December 6, 2017

By Steven Adamo Quick dialogue mixed with chaotic scenes make ELAC’s Theater Arts department’s rendition of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” hilarious and enjoyable. The play takes place entirely within a two-room hotel suite in 1930’s Cleveland. Designed by ELAC Theater Arts staff Tesshi Nakagawa, with the assistance of Mio Okada and Katherine Cordero, the set was beautifully crafted and sprinkled with decorations reflective of the time. Garrett Witzl…

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Marijuana prohibition laws harm the innocent

December 6, 2017

By Steven Adamo In an interview with KPCC  radio, Cat Packer, the new executive director of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, said that people who had been negatively affected by marijuana prohibition should have an opportunity to participate in the legal industry. “We have spent millions and billions of dollars incarcerating people for a plant and substance that now under California law is not a drug,” Packer said….

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Free Speech Zones unconstitutional, according to lawsuit

By Steven Adamo A lawsuit filed in March by Pierce College student Kevin Shaw against The Los Angeles Community College District claims that campus Free Speech Zones are unconstitutional. Last fall, Shaw was prevented from passing out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution outside of the campus’ Free Speech Zone by a college administrator. According to a Los Angeles             Times report in April, the…

November 16, 2017
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