BCC Voice http://www.bccvoice.org An information portal for students at Berkeley City College Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:13:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=175 International Women’s Day http://www.bccvoice.org/international-womens-day/ http://www.bccvoice.org/international-womens-day/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:17:19 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2375 March 8th is International Women’s Day, a date observed by the United Nations since 1975. The fight for women’s rights, however, is far from over and continues today.  With a history behind us tied to the revolutionary movements of the early 1900’s, we are taking the time to celebrate the incredible gains made by women […]

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Print Cards: The Hidden Cost http://www.bccvoice.org/print-cards-hidden-cost/ http://www.bccvoice.org/print-cards-hidden-cost/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:19:53 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2349 Print Cards. Not as innocent as they seem. Photo Credit: Jewell Soriano   Today is March 10, 2014. Russian president Vladimir Putin has sent troops into the Ukraine amid talk of dividing the country; the most sought after Mexican cartel “El Chapo” has been captured; the Winter Hunger Game – I mean Olympics- are closing; […]

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Being A Berkeley City College Student http://www.bccvoice.org/berkeley-city-college-student/ http://www.bccvoice.org/berkeley-city-college-student/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:06:42 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2345 In a town dominated by UC Berkeley students and spirit the existence of Berkeley City College can easily go unnoticed. Whenever I’ve told people I live in Berkeley or that I’m a student their next question is, “Oh, do you go to Cal?” And I have to explain that I am actually a student at […]

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Unity-GSA’s Custom Made Queer http://www.bccvoice.org/unity-gsas-custom-made-queer/ http://www.bccvoice.org/unity-gsas-custom-made-queer/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:56:17 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2338 Above photo of J Mase III during the performance. Photo credit: Richard Lee “If you ever feel a need to reach into your throat and call me a fag again, you must start to say it with some damn respect.” So was J Mase III’s ending line to “Faggot,” an amusing poem precisely because there […]

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A Valentine’s Day Reflection: Bitter and Sweet http://www.bccvoice.org/valentines-day-reflection-bitter-sweet/ http://www.bccvoice.org/valentines-day-reflection-bitter-sweet/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:28:44 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2333   Which version is more relatable? Sweet Valentines Day. When we set aside a whole day to think of the ones we hold dear to our hearts. This year, February 14th fell on a Friday, giving us a whole weekend to do something special. Coincidentally, it was free entrance to national parks from the 15th […]

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Reclaiming Words http://www.bccvoice.org/reclaiming-words/ http://www.bccvoice.org/reclaiming-words/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:53:25 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2322 Words change meaning overtime because the relationship between images and sounds are arbitrary. Here is an illustration of Saussure’s chart on the signifier/signified.  In case you haven’t read or watched The Vagina Monologues, I’ll give you a quick spoiler– at some point, you reclaim “cunt”. “Reclaiming Cunt” is a monologue that apparently has the ability […]

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A Wake Up Call for The ASBCC http://www.bccvoice.org/wake-call-asbcc/ http://www.bccvoice.org/wake-call-asbcc/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:56:41 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2266 The fall semester was a fresh start for the mostly new members of our student government. The new recruits were eager and hopeful to make positive change on campus, but received criticism from some students and faculty members for their performance. However, the associated students haven’t been unaware of their position, and have already begun […]

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Guardian P.L.U.R Angels http://www.bccvoice.org/guardian-p-l-u-r-angels/ http://www.bccvoice.org/guardian-p-l-u-r-angels/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:35:54 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2261 Photo Credit: Anna Nelson While some were going to wild parties and downing drinks this past New Year’s Eve, several young friends sacrificed their champagne and midnight kisses to help make people’s night a little safer. Peace, Love, Unity and Respect (PLUR) is the code of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene, and the guidelines […]

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Going to Market: A Review http://www.bccvoice.org/going-market-economic-perspective/ http://www.bccvoice.org/going-market-economic-perspective/#comments Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:38:30 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2241 Walking down Telegraph avenue near the UC Berkeley campus, one may find an assortment of different shops to attract the eye of the fumbling college student. Be it the clothing stores, the restaurants, and the smoke shops, there are of course the little food markets. All there is between the major supermarkets, Berkeley Bowl and […]

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The Contagious Gift of Giving http://www.bccvoice.org/contagious-gift-giving/ http://www.bccvoice.org/contagious-gift-giving/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:52:21 +0000 http://www.bccvoice.org/?p=2234 It was beginning to look as though stellar Laney College Student Cynthia Phillips wouldn’t be able to attend her next culinary competition in Arizona, but a call for help from her professors and the generosity of her fellow students made all the difference. Cynthia Phillips is a hardworking student at Laney College aspiring to make […]

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