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Domestic terrorism is real threat

Three people were killed and nine were injured in a shooting Friday in the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, by a man identified as Robert L. Dear. While almost every news outlet covered the tragic event, not many called it what it is: domestic terrorism. According to the United States Patriot Act, domestic terrorism is defined by three characteristics. The first is described as acts dangerous to... 

Stop the spread of Islamophobia

With the outpouring of support for Muslims on social media, you would think that the overall anti-Muslim sentiment would not be as harsh, but hate crimes have already begun to dominate local media reports in North America and Europe in wake of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. Stand Up To Racism organizer Sabby Dhalu said, “Too often the response to such attacks is to hold responsible and scapegoat all... 

La Verne remembers 9/11 victims

La Verne remembers 9/11 victims
Jose Perez-Gonzalez, professor of modern languages, and Gloria Montebruno Saller, professor of modern languages, make a silent prayer as they light a white candle in honor of the victims of 9/11 at the remembrance event Sept. 11 at the rock. Those who attended were given the option to light a second candle for any personal reasons. After the first candle, Saller lit another, which she said made her... 

Cellîola music blossoms into harmony

Cellîola music blossoms into harmony
Guitarist Peter Yates and vocalist Alexandra Grabarchuk perform with Pomona College faculty members Cynthia Fogg, viola, and Tom Flaherty, cello, in the faculty recital “Cellîola and Friends” at Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College on Saturday. Fogg and Flaherty concluded the concert by performing pieces like “Metamorphosis” and “Now I See” with Yates and Grabarchuck. / photo by Mariela... 

Lecture addresses the politics of fear

Lecture addresses the politics of fear
Jason Neidleman, professor of political science, explains the idea of security using a poster produced by the British Ministry of Information during World War II in his lecture on Tuesday. In the lecture “The Politics of Fear: Balancing Liberty and Security at Home and Abroad” Neidleman spoke of American suspicion toward Muslim communities but also expressed optimism about the place of the United... 

Author Moustafa Bayoumi discusses Arab experience

Author Moustafa Bayoumi discusses Arab experience
Above: Students take notes during Moustafa Bayoumi’s lecture Tuesday evening on the experience of young Arabs living in the United States after 9/11. All writing classes read his book as part of the One Book, One University program, which includes a series of lectures throughout the semester. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Kevin Parada Staff Writer Moustafa Bayoumi, the award-winning author of “How... 

Juergensmeyer assesses war, terror

Juergensmeyer assesses war, terror
Showing slides from his most recent trip, Mark Juergensmeyer, director of the Orfalea Center of Global and International Studies at University of California at Santa Barbara, describes the nature of a peaceful gathering of pro-democracy demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, that soon enough toppled the government of president Hosni Mubarak. / photo by Denisse Leung Ashley Lyn Sourapas Staff... 

9/11 cemented in history books

A decade later, 9/11 has begun to evolve from a current event to part of American history. Right now only 21 states mention the terror attacks of Sept. 11 in their educational standards, some provide lesson plans, but their teachers are not legally required to follow them or even teach it at all. Only select, dedicated teachers spend their own time and money researching the facts and preparing their... 

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary
Professor of Music Reed Gratz performed personal compositions in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 on Sunday. The concert, titled “Music Meditation – A Decade After,” attracted an audience for an evening of jazz, meditation and reflection and remembrance. / photo by Candice Salazar Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor Reed Gratz, professor of music, and Gary Colby, professor of photography, collaborated... 
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