A portfolio should be presented for grading at the end of the semester. The portfolio must contain Corsair work. The portfolio-in-progress will be reviewed mid-semester. Portfolios will be presented and critiqued during the Final Exam period at the end of the semester. Requirements The portfolio should consist of categories from the College Photographer of the [...]
Jessica Barrigo, 12, from Peters Elementary in Garden Grove carries her "Why do we need change" sign in the Youth Climate Strike at Los Angeles City Hall on Friday, March 15, 2019. Barrigo said she came to the march because "I think we need to make a change". "Fridays for the Future" is organized by [...]
Section CULT: Profile: Tiffany Dong, SMC Dance & Chemistry major Proposed Deadline 4/30/2019 Story Description & Significance(Why is it important to SMC) This one is sort of a cross between the "Humans of SMC" series and the Synapse Dance series. I'm interested in doing a profile on one of the dancers in Erik Fine's piece, [...]
Section CULT: Aya Nakaguchi, Synapse Dance Theater Proposed Deadline 03/22/2019 Story Description & Significance(Why is it important to SMC) The SMC Dance Department's Synapse Dance Theater is coming to the SMC Performing Arts Center's Broad Stage on May 24 & 25. Four of the eleven works in the concert are new pieces by SMC student [...]
CULT: Student Profile: Katrina Preiss, Cultural Anthropology Proposed Deadline (Month/Day/Year) 05/31/19 Story Description & Significance(Why is it important to SMC) During the "Organic Learning Garden" photo shoot this week I met a number of interesting SMC students. One of them was Katrina Preiss, a cultural anthropology major. She earned a 2017 associates degree in Pastry [...]
Synapse Dance Theater Story Pitch The Corsair's foremost responsibility must be to covering the full breadth of people and activities at Santa Monica College (SMC). Additionally, when we review events we provide a document of what has passed, but we do not inform the campus community of opportunities present. Therefore, my project proposal is to [...]
Story On the Santa Monica College (SMC) main campus nestled between the Art Department and Theatre Arts is a narrow strip of campus known as the Organic Learning Garden (OLG). Here students from all majors can de-stress from their academic demands, and students in related majors can consider organic and sustainable ideas. Every Tuesday from [...]
There are 30,000 stories on the SMC campus. We can't tell them all in a single semester, but I'm committed to helping tell as many of them as possible.
When his dancers perform "seven" (the title of Erik Fine's piece is the number seven written in tally marks) at Santa Monica College's (SMC's) Synapse Dance Theater at the SMC Performing Arts Center's Broad Stage on May 24 and 25 it will be a sort of homecoming for 27-year-old choreographer Erik Fine. It will be [...]
The Theater Department is producing Flamenco Macbeth. It could be an interesting mashup of cultures. This could be a photo story on a rehearsal, what they're exploring, and a preview for the upcoming campus performance.
As students at SMC we have access to many resources: libraries, computer labs, printers, coffee, and of course, lots of "colleagues" (classmates) to bounce ideas off and share war stories with. And then you graduate. Now what? Now where do you go to work on your startup or produce projects for your clients? For many [...]
People of every age have been grossed out by a Carl's Jr. "uber-carnivore" commercial at one time or another. This was a fast food chain that understood its demographic and catered to it. Last month Carl's Jr. made a big pivot toward a younger and more sustainability-oriented generation when it became Beyond Meat’s largest U.S. [...]
Photo story on the SMC Organic Learning Garden. From the website: This new eco-facility is an opportunity for the entire SMC community to participate in practical learning, to grow our own food, to exercise sustainability, and to better understand food systems and the impact they have on our planet, bodies, and culture. The garden is [...]