Imagine a Future We Are Building Together

TEDxLA comes to Dolby Theatre on December 3rd Finals week is only a few days away, but many of us have already been drained in the transition of semester conversion, especially in need of inspirations for those final papers. Perhaps only a brainstorm led by innovative professionals would charge our batteries. Some would say that Ted Talk always helps, now what if you could … Continue reading Imagine a Future We Are Building Together

The Groove Returns

Dr. Benedict and professor Askren kick off Fall concert season If we have to rate the most chill yet grooving concert from the Music Department, then it’s got to be when Dr. Jeffrey Benedict and professor Dave Askren play together. “We have been playing together for over 20 years,” said Dr. Benedict. “We have recorded four CDs together.” The two started when professor Askren … Continue reading The Groove Returns

The Skater Girls Next Door

If you have seen the film “Whip It,” then you ought to know the L.A. Derby Dolls (LADD). The film was directed by Drew Barrymore and written by Shauna Cross, who was a former Derby Doll, code named “Maggie Mayhem.” The fire, the passion, and the dedication have been inherited by Derby Girls for generations since the sport was first created in 1935. L.A. Derby Dolls … Continue reading The Skater Girls Next Door

Afflicted Nature: Artistic Inspiration to Get Tested

At the end of 2012, there were an estimated 914,826 persons living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States, according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2013, there were approximately 47,352 more diagnosis of HIV infection made across the nation. And almost 1 in 8 (12.8%) of those people are not aware of their infection. Following Charlie Sheen’s … Continue reading Afflicted Nature: Artistic Inspiration to Get Tested