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Welcome to my country, no photos please

Welcome to my country, no photos please

Adam Murphy,
Contributor
August 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad: Cuba

Today was my third full day in Cuba, but my first as a photojournalist. Unlike other students on my trip to Cuba, I am not proficient in taking pictures on a professional camera. To make up for this, our professor gave us a crash course in about an hour. Afterward, we were directed to go practice ta...

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features

Maria Kang, who was born in San Francisco and lives in Elk Grove, had no idea what she had gotten herself into when she posted a picture in 2013 of her wearing workout clothes, with her three sons and the caption “What’s your excuse?” The photo went viral online and eventually led to a ton of support a...

Pole dancing reclaims sexual power

Pole dancing reclaims sexual power

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I never thought I’d have a stripper pole in my apartment, but every time I walk in, there it is, in all its lustrous magnificence. My roommate Porsha had been raving about it but I didn’t think she’d really get it until I saw it glistening off-center of the living room. She initially wanted a pole...

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