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From East Oakland to Ph.D.

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Before Dr. Victor Rios became a professor at UC Santa Barbara and an author of five books, he grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Oakland. Surrounded by drugs, gangs and violence, he joined a local gang for protection by age 14. Beating the odds, Rios was the only one in his family to atte...

GANAS celebrates first graduating class

GANAS celebrates first graduating class

Louis Laventure,
Sports and Campus Editor
July 1, 2015
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Most people believe that getting into college is difficult and it is. But the harder part is once you get accepted, obtaining a degree. For Hispanic and Latino transfer students this has been an especially glaring problem according to the university’s transfer and retention rates. According to the...

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