This piece was written by Kimberly Soriano and Roxana Martinez. “At least you’re saving money…” Response: Umm no, I’m still broke. “That’s not thaaat bad…” Response: Oh, really? Is your walk to the dorms worse? “Lucky, at least you get your mom’s food….” Response: Not […]
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This news piece is a collaboration between La Gente staff writers, Jocelyn Martinez and Hector Guevara. Sounds of a unity clap echoed through Bruin Plaza on Wednesday, January 20th, as the Rally Against Mass Deportation came to a close. Organized by the newly founded United Coalition Against Mass Deportation, UCLA students and faculty […]
Last weekend, the American Indian Student Association (AISA) at UCLA presented their 29th annual Pow Wow. Members from the Los Angeles community and around the country gathered around to celebrate the culture and diversity of nations of native communities. The event included everything from food, vendors, singing and dance competitions. Maria Varela
Saturday April 5th UCLA’s Latin American Student Association (LASA) invited students, campus organizations, and community members and musicians for its 16th annual Festival Latino. Held at Wilson Plaza, the event celebrates the diversity of the Latina/o community through food, music and art. La Gente was here with wacky, hand-made photo booth props. Below are […]
If your vagina could talk, what would it say? If it could dress, what would it wear? Cast Members of the Vagina Monologues tell you everything there is to know about vaginas! Hosted by UCLA’s very own Social Awareness Network for Activism through Art (SANAA), the Vagina Monologues works to promote and embrace everything that […]
California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA) students started pushing to expand ethnic studies as a GE requirement last month. For students here at UCLA, I similarly encourage action towards ending the fear of ethnic knowledge and the ending of racial tension. Both are intertwined. My belief is that the lack of knowledge and lack […]
How is one supposed to live their life normally when anyone who simply glances at you ends up screaming in terror? In R.J. Palacio’s debut novel, Wonder, she tells a heartfelt tale of ten-year old August Pullman, who was born with a facial deformity that has prohibited him from having any semblance of a normal […]
Gentista Oscar Magallanes attended the first few days of the Sundance Film Festival. He captured his experiences with iPhone images, one of which was watching “Cesar’s Last Fast,” which captures moments from Cesar Chavez’s 36-day water-only hunger strike. Another was watching “Concerning Violence,” narrated by singer Lauryn Hill, which looks at the African liberation […]
On November 2, Hollywood Forever hosted its 14th annual Dia de Los Muertos. The theme for the celebration was El Magico Mundo de Los Alebrijes, brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of magical creatures. The event featuring an altar contest, arts and crafts, food and local vendors, a Calaca costume contest, and live performances, highlighting […]
Grupo Folklorico de UCLA hosted its annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration on campus in Ackerman Grand Ballroom. The event featured dance performances, a community altar, face painting, arts & crafts, and Pan de Muerto. Special guest performers included Conjunto Tenocelomeh, Cabeza de Vaca Cultural School, and Ballet Folklorico Alma de Oro de Carson. Photos by Mayra Jones, […]