Karen Olea

The Southwestern College Sun staff writer

Location icon United States of America

My name is Karen Olea. This semester I took a newspaper production class at Southwestern College. Being a part of The Sun newspaper helped me grow as a journalist. This year I transferred to SDSU and my major is Communications with a minor in Spanish. I hope to inspire many someday through news reporting and fashion blogging.


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Published on May 19, 2017
SWC Sexual Assault Rally

On May 18, 2017 students gathered in front of Mayan hall to rally against the mishandling of sexual assault/harassment cases at SWC. Thanks to our video team! Videographer 3: Corina Barragan Videographer 2: Karen Olea Videographer 1: Alethze Maryana Meza Producer: Mirella Lopez

San Diego celebrates the 47th annual Chicano Park Day

SWC celebrates the 47th anniversary of Chicano Park. The San Diego community embraces the Chicano culture with traditional music, ethnic food, exotic cars and costumes. Thanks to our team! Videographer: Corina Barragan Video Editor 1: Karen Olea Video Editor 2: Corina Barragan Producer: Corina Barragan

Published on Mar 17, 2017
SWC Godspell Review

Southwestern college professor Ruff Yeager directed the modern revival of Godspell. A retelling of the gospel according to Matthew set place at the beaches of San Diego near the border wall.

Published on Feb 24, 2017
SWC Nasty women and BAD hombres Art Exhibit

The faculty art exhibit "Nasty Women and Bad Hombres" allowed artists to share their artwork with the college community. Thanks to our team!

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35th Annual Golden Fashion Show

Our schools fashion program inspires many driven and talented students to dive into fashion with creativeness. The 35th annual Golden Scissors Fashion Show was themed as, "East meets West" where students took their collaborations and personal designs to the runway. This annual event is a stepping stone for many students, as they devote two semesters...

Why dressing for success makes a difference in the workplace

Karen Olea, Staff WriterNovember 6, 2014 Filed under Opinion Competition is out there and everyone is eager to start their dream internship or career. As students it is our responsibility to apply for internships and eventually have a job with the help of your interning experience.

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#Freewaychallenge risks skateboarders lives

Skateboarding is popular in California, the weather calls for a nice cruise through its beaches and streets since it's not very pleasing to find yourself stuck in traffic after a long day. Traffic hour is probably the worst time to hit the freeway. The hashtag "#Freewaychallenge" has been surfacing social media lately as skate boarders...

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One of the largest festivals of every year, Coexist in Coachella next year

Coachella is one of the largest and most profitable music festivals in the U.S. People of all ages gather together in Indio, California for an unforgettable experience. It is held in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert where many enjoy their weekend watching live music which is set up in several stages....

Has the embellishment of Ebola reached its parameters?

Karen Olea, Staff WriterOctober 23, 2014 Filed under Opinion You'll have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irritated eyes, body rashes, stomach pain and sudden weight loss until reaching a severe health state. This disease attacks every organ in the human body except for your bones and muscles.

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Terror with current terrorism

32 people dead, approximately 270 people injured; The Brussels Airport took on two explosions and moments later there was a third attack at Maalbeek Metro Station in March of this year. Isis took responsibility for the crucial assault. This bombing connected back to last years November attack in Europe that killed 130 people.

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Von Zimmer: "Freddies Extra Teeth"

Von Zimmer "Freddie's Extra Teeth" Based in South Dakota, Von Zimmer is a songwriter who has made his way to San Diego with his unique sound and complex wording. His album, "Freddie's Extra Teeth", has grasped the attention of many. Combining old and new sounds Zimmer can be compared to...

A dazzling picture of Hawking's persevering fight

Karen Olea, Staff WriterDecember 15, 2014 Filed under News The Theory of Everything is a must see and a true inspiration. Hawking did not hesitate to make the most out of his life and situation saying , " Where there is life, there is hope."

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Snapchat makes a mark on society

Snap it! In 2011, creators of the on-growing app Snapchat, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, became billionaires with in time by creating this social media addiction. Spiegel has become the youngest billionaire in the world, Murphy following right behind him with 1.8 billion in earnings. The two met in Stanford University and struck a home-run...

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San Diego Padres disappoint local fans

The San Diego Padres opening day on Monday April 4, 2016 was filled with eager fans waiting to cheer them on through a win. Instead, a score of 15-0 was how they ended their first game. It was a 27-inning scoreless game for the Padres. Not an impressive score to come back into the season...

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Tina Fey strikes again

Tina Fey strikes again Comedianne and actress Tina Fey strikes again with a dramedy called, "Whiskey Tango Fox Trot." Followed by a full cast of talent, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton accompany Fey through this war movie. Based on the book written by Kim Barker, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange...

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