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Travel to India Professor of Sociology Sharon Davis and Professor of Anthropology Kimberly Martin are offering a two-week trip during January interterm to India that includes Mumbai, Agra and the Taj Mahal along with other cities. Course credit is included. The cost is $3,500 and covers airfare, hotels, transfers and some meals. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Martin at kmartin@laverne.edu... 

Miss America represents diversity

Miss America represents diversity
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Following the crowning of a new Miss America on Sept. 15, an immediate racial backlash surged throughout the nation, with some of the most hateful responses being posted online. “We’re making history right here,” said 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, the first contestant of Indian heritage to win the competition. Yet the newly crowned Miss America’s celebration... 

Sharma brings Indian spice to ISO cultural presentation

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer The International Students Organization featured co-president Tahil Sharma’s presentation on India for its last meeting of the semester, May 9, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Sharma’s slide show was full of knowledge, but the samosas he and his mother made for the occasion were the highlight of the event. “I like being a part of the ISO because I’m learning formally... 

McDonald’s is showing no beef

McDonald’s is showing no beef
Editorial cartoon by Brian Velez No matter what diet people stick with – either a low carbohydrate meal or chugging three 5-Hour Energy drinks to be awake throughout the night studying – McDonald’s is one restaurant that seems to satisfy everyone. We know it is not the greatest dinner for the family. We know the first bite of a Big Mac makes people regret buying this heart attack in a box, but... 

Colorful culture attracts students

Colorful culture attracts students
Andrea Sotosainz, senior anthropology and Spanish major, and Aksheta Verma, sophomore athletic training major, design henna tattoos at the Holi Festival of Color event on March 29 in Sneaky Park. The festival was planned by the Indian Culture Association and CAB to raise awareness of Indian culture and celebrate the beginning of spring. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Danielle Navarro Staff Writer Indian... 

Musicians honor Gandhi

Musicians honor Gandhi
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum serves as a concert hall for Devashish Dey, on vocals, and Nandini Majumdar, on tampura, a guitar-like string instrument. Students at Claremont McKenna College held a reception and heard traditional Indian music in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. This visit marks the first visit to the United States for the group which consist of Dey, Majumdar, and Hemant Ekbote... 
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