This year marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1942 Executive Order 9066, effectively incarcerating all people of Japanese descent following the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Last Thursday, in remembrance of this shameful chapter in our history, the San Elijo campus had the privilege of hosting Mas and Grace Tsuida– a married couple native to San Diego who met inside the relocation camps after being forced there.
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
JEREMY MULFORD-Digital Editor in Chief
To feel like we belong is a fundamental human desire. It is especially important to students when they begin to make their way through college. As we grow intellectually, we need like-minded people for stimuli. MiraCosta College accommodates those needs well. We have 50 clubs, organizations and student run activities for every walk of life. Our Academic and Student Support Programs are some of the best California has to offer. Continue reading “Clubbing it at MCC”
September 22, 2016-JEREMY MULFORD Digital Editor in Chief
Art inspires truly great things. It can lift us from the depths of hell or cast us down from the heavens. Gabby Ledesma 34, is a special needs art student who has a passion for her craft. Ledesma hails from the Mojave Desert area and is now part of the Disabilities Students Programs and Services (DSPS) here on campus. She came to the North County area to be closer to her mother who is also a student here. Ledesma is not ordinary by any means. She is an International artist who is influenced by modern artist Andy Warhol. Ledesma has installation pieces displayed at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork County Republic of Ireland.