T-shirts give voice to sexual assault survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Club, NAMI for short, wants to raise awareness through The Clothesline Project.

The Clothesline Project was started in 1990 when a group of women in Cape Cod, Massachusetts heard the statistic that there were approximately 51,000 women in the US killed by men who claimed to love them. The creators wanted an outlet for the victims of sexual and domestic violence to display their emotions. The use of t-shirts on a clothesline is an allusion to the past when women would exchange information while doing laundry and hanging their clothes to dry. As of 2016, there have been over 500 projects around the world taking place everywhere from Massachusetts to Tanzania and involve over 60,000 t-shirts.

MCC’s installation lines the pathways around the clock tower. The shirts are created by both victims of sexual assault and students who wish to show support. “It is important for women at our school to know they have support and allies especially with an asshole in the White House” stated Jacob Saenz who stopped to read the shirts on his way to biology. More shirts will be added to the clotheslines until its end date on Friday April 28th.

JACQUELINE MONTAÑO- Reporter

 

 

12th Annual STREAM festival

Saturday, April 15, the college held their annual S.T.R.E.A.M. Festival at the Oceanside campus attracting K-8 students and their families from the community to participate in science experiments created by several local elementary schools, high schools and college students.  

The college holds this event annually in hopes to inspire young children to want to further their education to the college level and also their families who may be considering continuing their education. S.T.R.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics and these subjects are useful

Children and their families were invited into classrooms to get the full experience of being a college student.  In the anatomy lab, children dissected a cow’s eyeball and used the anatomy models to learn the parts of a body. In the design classroom a person could get 3-D scanned and have their image emailed to them.

S.T.R.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics and these subjects are crucial to creativity and innovation.

The different schools collaborated to create the festival. The event was free and lasted four hours from 1 to 3 p.m.

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It’s a sweet day with the GSA

 

Yesterday the Gender Sexuality Alliance(GSA) hosted its 6th annual Queer Cupcake Party. The GSA accepted donations and sold jewelry to raise money for the Trans* Pride Scholarship. The cupcake party was in the Aztlan A & B room by the cafeteria from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The GSA saw this as a opportunity to bring visibility to the community about what they do and raise funds. They gave away free cupcakes and had informational boards around the room with people to talk to for more information. The Jewelry show and sale was hosted by sociology professor Dr. Thao Ha, in order to help raise funds as well. The GSA has worked for several years to help the LGBTQIA community  with acceptance and embracing diversity.

MONICA SLABBEKOORN: Assistant Digital Editor