By Kavin Carter “Empowerment to all students!” This is the message that the new student body president for the 2017-2018 year, Hope Rhodes, wants to convey. Among registering for class, deciding housing situations, capstones, finals, papers, and saying goodbye to those we love or have lost, it may seem that next year is far away. The reality, though, is that the next school year will start in just five months! The Blade sat down with Hope to see what her plans are for the future of Providence.Read More →

By Tina Snieder Providence students know how great it is to go to school in Los Angeles county. However, for many college students across L.A. county, we may not ever know how great it will be to live here post-graduation. This is because, according to Zillow, the median home value in L.A. is over half a million dollars; 616,900 dollars to be exact. Apartments and condos? Typically upwards of 1,500 per month.Read More →

By Gaby Martinez There is much to be said about those who are ready and willing to take on the label of “feminist”.   Ownership of the term takes a certain amount of courage considering the unconscious consumption of stereotypes and recent scrutiny the Women’s Movement. Its loaded term now than ever and it’s difficult to see the end of the tunnel where this no longer a reality. As a consequence the movement has lost some traction, along with potential female recruits out of fear of being branded a hairy-pitted “feminazi.”Read More →

**(Disclaimer: All gallery opening information was taken directly from Artforum Los Angeles) TOMORROW, MARCH 16TH 2017 Parrasch Heijnen Gallery 1326 South Boyle Avenue  / 3239439373 / Tue – Sat 11am to 6pm, Tue – Sat 11am to 6pm parrasch heijnen gallery specializes in contemporary art. Please contact the gallery for more information. Charles Ross Mar 16 – Apr 28, 2017 Reception: Thu Mar 16 5pm SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH 2017                          Christopher Grimes Gallery                   916 Colorado Avenue  / +13105873373 /            Read More →

Art Gallery Openings Los Angeles:  SATURDAY FEB. 18:     Artist: April Bey Work: Comply Location: Coagula Curatorial Time: 7pm- 11pm Press Release     Artist: Jacques Flechemuller Work: No Name Location: The Good Luck Gallery Time: 7pm-10pm Press Release    Read More →

By Angela Groom Monday evening the philosophy club invited guest speaker, Femi Taiwo, to give a speech on Propaganda. Taiwo began the talk by referencing Robert Stonaker’s tool of the “common ground.” The “common ground” seeks to show how language operates to generate propaganda. The common ground is, in essence, the area of language that is bound by preconceived notions and assumptions we all have and use to operate in everyday conversation.Read More →

Co-written by Angela Groom and Amy MacArthur Due to a budget shortfall during the 2015-2016 school year, the board of trustees laid off staff and faculty on Thursday, August 4. Of the six that were laid off, the termination of two full-time faculty, Dr. Russ Reeves and professor John Milton, have been the most sobering for the current student body and alumni.Read More →

by Angela Groom Last week there were quite a few posts regarding California’s senate bill (SB 1146) on my Facebook feed. The bill, authored by California State Senator Ricardo Lara and co-authored by California State Senator Mark Leno, seeks to close loopholes for discrimination at post-secondary educational institutions on the basis of sex or sexual preference.Read More →