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Without fear, without hate: On the path of the Sikh

The initial wave of Sikh immigrants from Jullundur and Hoshiarpur within the Punjab region of India arrived in North America around 1897, roughly ten years after the first Japanese immigrants. Similar to the Japanese and other Asiatic people, Sikhs found themselves as labourers on railroads. Like other Asians, the Sikhs were located in the Northwestern more »

The other Arboga

Caressed by sun-drenched archipelagos, storybook woodlands, and verdurous islands lush with greenery, Eastern Sweden is the heart of Summertime Scandinavia.  Blue skies and fair weather grace the festive season now that most of the ice and snow has melted away, revealing mushrooms and lavender stalks. Wooden lodges painted in warm colours hang close to the more »

Tapping Toes of Ballet Folklórico

The Calidanza Dance Company, a rising troupe of Mexican folk dancers, has been working to put themselves on the map of the arts for just over a year now. Yes, this dance company was only founded in 2013! Based in Sacramento, Calidanza has high hopes to be recognized as Sacramento’s first professional Mexican folk dance, more »

Tradition’s drum beat

At the second of the Yuba College public events series on February 15, I went in expecting to see enthusiastic performers and a wonderful show. I did not leave the theater disappointed whatsoever. The show opened with musicians Michiyo Koga and Alan Johnson playing an almost mesmerizing song with the koto and bamboo flute. Relaxing more »

Dressing the part: In the world of cosplay

I was on my way to the Sacramento Convention Center. I turned the corner and almost ran full on into a Spartan from Halo, posed for a picture with a Predator from the predator movies. Just a normal day at SacAnime. The convention’s halls were chalk full of people and, as it turned out, SacAnime more »

Diabolus hircus

Diabolus hircus

I remember a recurring dream as a child… I am a boy dressed in dirty brown overalls who shines the shoes of travellers that visit my homestead: a pastoral farm in the Swiss alps. My family, a ragtag collection of yokels, tries to grow tobacco in this alpine climate. They also try to tend to more »

Local Kid Runs The Ring

Local Kid Runs The Ring

As referee Tony Ceto prepares for the evenings festivities, his step-mom reminds him in the background to not wear his work pants before the show, or “ref pants” as she referred to them. He folds them, puts them in his duffle bag and calmly reminds her with a tone only a teenager can carry, “They’re more »

The Western Golem

The Western Golem

The Western Golem is an urban fantasy story, based in San Jose, centering around it’s narrator, a regular 26 year-old guy who indulges in the boring life. While enjoying a typical day working at the bakery, he meets a stranger while closing shop, a man laying down in an alley. While he would never help more »

The September Theory

The September Theory

September baseball has come and gone yet again. The rosters expand on the 1st of the month, from 25 to 40, countless never-heard-ofs see their first big leagues action, some on the other get their last call up. It’s a time of joy for these men who have worked their whole lives for this, while more »

Movember Reign

Movember Reign

The power of facial hair has rarely been disputed. From Tom Selleck to Frida Kahlo, we often associate these follicles north of the neck with one’s creative or professional timeline. Richie Cunningham, for instance, may not have been viewed nearly as wholesome had he been able to grow anything other than light peach fuzz. What more »

"A Full-Time Professor"

“A Full-Time Professor”

Coming to a theater arts department near you! Yuba College will have a full-time Theater Arts professor by the Fall 2015 semester, according to the college’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Dr. Jacques Whitfield. This is good news because it will have been a little over five years since Professor David Wheeler retired in May 2010 more »

From the south came a lazy breeze...

From the south came a lazy breeze…

Yuba College student writes 10th book at 18 years old The young-adult genre is an extremely polarized realm of crossover and fusion, taking inspiration from just about every other literary genre, but tailoring especially it for teenagers. At one end of the spectrum, young-adult authors pen tales of angst, urban fantasy, and young romance found more »

Día de los Muertos: We were born to die

Día de los Muertos: We were born to die

In one of the most recent Crossing Borders Building Bridges events held on Oct. 30, Professor José Ramón Muñoz gave a presentation about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Titled “Keeping a Tradition Alive,” Professor Muñoz’s speech entailed the holiday’s ancient origin, time-honored practices, and how it became a part of California’s cultural more »

Cult Classics

Cult Classics

October has struck again. Halloween decorations fill the neighborhood, as the Summer has turned to Fall and leaves litter the streets. Folks attend such events as scarehouses and the like in an effort to feel closer to that feeling of horror. For many others though, those feelings of murder and mayhem are the norm; a more »

Soundtrack to your Halloween

Soundtrack to your Halloween

One of the funnest holidays of all time is right around the corner, but Halloween isn’t all about creepy costumes and sugary candy. Sometimes, there is a hidden side to Halloween that is even scarier than a haunted house. In honour of Halloween, here is some spooky music for the skeleton inside of you… 10. more »

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