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Commentary: Views on American Muslims must change

<i>Commentary:</i> Views on American Muslims must change
Erum Jaffrey, Arts Editor The American Muslim condition in the 21st century can be deemed as paradoxical. On one hand, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States, but it is also one of the least known about and judged religions in America. With the recent negative onslaught of Muslims in the media, it is safe to say that we have been examined and dissected under the microscope for years,... 

Bands open concert series with classic covers

Bands open concert series with classic covers
Lead singer of the Fab 8 Hai Muradion performs at the Claremont Village Square Public Plaza for the first concert of Claremont’s Friday Nights Live. The Fab 8 covers songs by the Beatles. Friday Nights Live will run through Oct. 30 with various bands performing at three different locations in Claremont. / photo by Michelle Leon Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Claremont residents and visitors gathered for... 

Theater Review: ‘The Dog’s Will’ exposes hypocrisy

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Samba, Brazilian culture and comedy hit the stage in the theater department’s latest production, “The Dog’s Will” by Brazilian playwright Ariano Suassuna. Directed by actress and artist-in-residence Alma Martinez, this play, originally called “Auto da Compadecida,” presents a satire of society and class structure of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, one... 

Students take part in a soul journey

Students take part in a soul journey
University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner leads the campus interfaith organization Common Ground on a Souljourn trip to the Jain Center of Southern California in Buena Park Sunday. A wooden temple sits in the middle of the main entrance. The guide leading the group explained the structure is a replica of the Jain Temple of Palitana Mountain in Gujarat, India. It was displayed in the former Castaways Casino... 

Latin history inspires music

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Latin American history and harmonies of string instruments echoed the halls of Balch Auditorium at noon on Friday at Scripps College. The departments of music at Pomona and Scripps College presented “Music of Latin America,” a concert of mid-nineteenth century to late twentieth century pieces by famous Latin American composers. Performers included Rachel V. Huang (Scripps)... 

Viewers enter a realm of ‘Scientific Magic’

Viewers enter a realm of 'Scientific Magic'
Junior Brittney Britt and Professor of Humanities Alfred Clark discuss how the razor etchings on “The Falls III (Triptych)” create a three dimensional effect Tuesday during the Harris Gallery reception for “Scientific Magic.” The installation features Sarah Cromarty and Christopher Russell’s mixed media collaboration. Cromarty’s sculptural paintings and Russell’s photography parallel... 

Delgado discusses racial tensions in Ferguson

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor “Do black lives matter? Ferguson as a Window to Race in the United States” was the topic of discussion Thursday in the President’s Dining Room as part of the monthly Hot Spots lecture series. Hector Delgado, professor of sociology, addressed the issue of racial discrimination toward the black community by focusing on events in Ferguson, Missouri. “There is disparity... 

Conference stresses issues of sex trade

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Issues of sexual exploitation and the sex trade in San Bernardino County were addressed at the Human Trafficking: Issues of Gender Inequality conference March 14 at the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario. Co-sponsored by the College of Law and Women on the Move Network, the conference held a panel that educated the audience on the risks and factors of human trafficking... 

‘Fire and Ice’ glamorizes formal in old Hollywood

‘Fire and Ice’ glamorizes formal in old Hollywood
Madison Orange, a glow light dancer from the Dancing Fire company, performs at the Fire and Ice Winter Formal last Friday. The Dancing Fire, headquartered in Hollywood, offers a variety of classes ranging from belly dancing to fire dancing. In addition, the company offers DJ services. For the rest of the night, Orange showed off her skills on the side of the dance floor as students continued to dance.... 

Supplements should be consumed cautiously

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor The dietary supplement industry is booming with reported sales reaching $13 billion in 2013, but there is a common public misperception on how these supplements really affect human bodies. According to the Food and Drug Administration, dietary supplements are intended to add further nutritional value to the diet and can be in tablet, capsule, softgel, liquid or powder form. Vitamins,... 
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