Kelsey M Lopez

Kelsey Lopez, Staff Writer

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Santa Barbara City College
Spring 2017


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Bright colors fill West Campus sky at 32nd annual Kite Festival

The sky above the West Campus lawn was covered with brightly colored kites of different shapes and sizes soaring overhead Sunday. This sight was due to the 32nd Annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival that was held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the West Campus Lawn, where people could fly their kites or...

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'People's Climate March' raises climate change awareness

People filled La Playa Stadium Saturday afternoon, holding colorful signs reading phrases along the lines of "Water is Life," or "100% clean energy." The "People's Climate March" raised awareness of climate change. Everyone sat on the bleachers and listened to activist speakers give climate change updates and promote clean energy before the crowd would march...


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Students give up Spring break time to volunteer in Nicaragua

Instead of spending their spring break on a luxury vacation or party cruise, 15 Global Student Embassy students spent their breaks in Boaco, Nicaragua, to bring environmental change and teach locals about sustainable agriculture. The group spent the week of March 25 to April 1 in Boaco, Nicaragua, in a community called Malacatoya.

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Students from all over meet and enjoy nature through hiking club

Walking among the rugged mountains in the Santa Barbara backcountry, venturing through the Los Padres National Forest and enjoying the sound of birds living behind the coastal cities are all a part of the Hiking Club experience. The Hiking Club was founded by international students Rami Saad and Kaiti "Jerry" Sun in Fall 2016 and...

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Italy study abroad trip teaches cuisine culture and gastronomy

Study abroad will host its first culinary program to Rome, Italy to learn about Italian cuisine after 43 years of sending students to nearly 20 countries. Every summer City College provides opportunities for students to travel to different parts of the world and learn through excursions, both in and out of the classroom.


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Former soccer star finds fresh start with Ambassadors program

Teodoro De Paula Slemenson came to the U.S. from Brazil to pursue a career in soccer, but a major injury ruined his chances of recruitment at a school in Connecticut. After tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, he realized he wanted more in life and needed a fresh start.


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Latina student turns fear over immigration policies into power

Families all over the country, including my own, are at higher risk of being torn apart and broken. Americans who support Donald Trump's new immigration policies argue that most of these immigrants are criminals or bad people. Yet, they fail to realize that they are humans.