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    Press Release: The Point wins several awards at CCMA banquet

    The Point 2018-19 staff members won five awards at the California College Media Association banquet in March. CCMA supports college journalism students as well as awards excellent journalism from hundreds of universities on a yearly basis. As a member of the “Universities under 10,000” category, The Point placed first in design, third place in photography, overall magazine, and cover design, and an honorable mention for a story. The first place design highlighted a story on the experiences of three third culture kids. The third place photo displayed a celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The honorable mention story focused on missionary trauma on and off the mission field. Each of…

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    Women Protest for Peace in Yemen

    Written by Jana Eller The numerous uprisings during the Arab Spring of 2011 have continued to impact the daily lives of those living in the Middle-East and have also continued to capture the headlines in the West. Two years after the Syrian war began with a violent crackdown on peaceful protests — eventually causing the worst refugee crisis since World War II — another war broke out, which has escalated to become the worst humanitarian crisis in 100 years, according to the United Nations. HISTORY Resting on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula a few miles off the horn of Africa and bordered by Saudi Arabia, the relatively young nation…

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    Small businesses pursue representation

    Written by Rose Borrero “They say the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice, I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots,” – Tupac Shaku Winding down the streets of Inglewood, going past the Skittle-colored houses done in Spanish adobe style, past the corner markets and bodegas with signs stating, “Milk, Eggs, and Liquor,” bopped a festival celebrating Black History Month. It was nestled neatly in a predominantly Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, bragging of African and Jamaican food, niche afro-centric shops, and hair salons. Despite the abrupt windiness and the looming threat of rainfall, an entire block was lined with Black-owned businesses, natural food stands, and musicians and artists…

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    Ted Talk: Color blind or color brave?

    Written by Jana Eller In this Ted Talk, finance executive Mellody Hobson explores the difference between colorblindness and color bravery and how such bravery can improve businesses, companies, and lives. Using statistics and data revealing the environment of many board rooms across America, she explains how colorblindness ignores a problem, rather than addresses it. For example, despite white men taking up 30 percent of the population, they hold 70 percent of board seats across thousands of companies. “Imagine if you walked into a room and it was of a major corporation… and every single person around the boardroom were black, you would think that were weird. But if I walked you into…

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    7 Dorms, 7 Personalities

    Written by Dahlys Ang \Alpha, Blackstone, Hart, Hope, Horton, Sigma, Stewart: the faces of Biola’s housing options. While together they compile what 65 percent of Biola’s undergraduate students call home, according to Best Colleges U.S. News Rankings, each dorm has a different personality and aura surrounding its walls. The differences in community life, campus location and overall atmosphere of each dorm are what makes the seven choices of residential life at Biola so unique. Alpha The only all-girls dorm on campus, Alpha is located on upper campus in between Horton and Sigma. Built in 1966, Alpha was recently renovated and includes several unique amenities such as the rooftop sundeck as…

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    Ugandan Music As a Mirror

      Written by Santa Victoria-Perez “I’m using my art to create human mirrors where my country can see themselves.” I believe there is no greater way of influencing a thinking and feeling species than by causing them to think and feel … we feel the need to understand who we are as well, and the things that make us who we areI would like for us as a country to talk more about our art as it currently exists in our culture, the role it plays, but also the role it could play is a Ugandan recording artist and songwriter. Through her music she aims to bring awareness to the…

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    Prada: Bridging The Gap Between Vintage And Modernity

    Written by Sarah Elizabeth Jones PRADA, South Coast Plaza, CA—Curving glass windows and glass columns adorn the Prada storefront. A pale, fluorescent green light glows from within. Mirrors line the edges of tables and shelves: it is a place of reflection, of self-remembrance, for Prada orients itself towards fostering the individuality of its clientele. Being couture, its clientele are generally individuals of the elite, yet as I walked through Prada, looking at the pieces almost as if in a museum, I realized its audience is not its clientele—its audience is every individual with an eye and appreciation for artistry. The storefront is reminiscent of a mod style—retro, yet modern. From…

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    End of DACA Affects Los Angeles Residents

    Written by Jehn Kubiak President Trump rocked the world of 800,000 people—28.7 percent of those in California and 13 percent in Los Angeles—after he officially ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act on Sept. 4. The United States government stopped accepting applications on Oct. 5. Thousands of youth have lost protection since Trump ended the act according to United We Dream. According to a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services report, practically 40,000 DACA recipients have adapted to Lawful Permanent Resident status, but 760,000 do not have LPR status. The USCIS continues adjudicating requests for those who filed an initial or renewal DACA request and application before Sept. 5.…

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    California’s Identity as a Sanctuary State

    Written by Jehn Kubiak In a country with a president that openly vocalizes his resistance towards illegal immigration, one Democratic state stands with its non-citizen residents––through its identity as a sanctuary state. Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 54 on Oct. 5, in opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Sen. Kevin de León authored the bill, which will officially take effect in January. [sidebar title=”CAIR California legislative fact sheet lists the following purposes of SB 54″ align=”right” background=”on” border=”all” shadow=”on”] Prohibiting state and local law enforcement agencies, school police, and security departments from investigating, detaining, detecting, reporting or arresting persons for immigration enforcement purposes. Prohibiting state or local law…

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    An Overview of the Immigrant Population in California

    Written by Jehn Kubiak Over 10 million immigrants call California home. While people from across the world have emigrated to the United States, the majority have come from Latin America, Asia and Mexico. The oil, agricultural and entertainment industries drew millions of immigrants to California in the 1920s and 1930s, thereby bolstering Southern California’s economy according to Calisphere states. Although Native Americans, African Americans and Hispanics all settled in California during the 20th century, Hispanics were the dominant group of that time. Starting in 1769, groups of Spanish missionaries and soldiers came to California and built missions throughout the state’s southern region, a region which native peoples inhabited. After Mexico…

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    Hospitable for the Holidays

    Written by Kendall Jarboe On the eve of the holidays, our minds naturally turn toward traditions, family, friends, food, music and company. For some, the thought of gathering with their loved ones around the dinner table brings great joy. For others, the thought of an overcrowded kitchen and a house full of family members elicits fear. Whether one is feeling ecstatic or wary about the holidays, consider Biola student Michelle Nunez’s three reminders about a universal value one can foster this Christmas season: hospitality. IT’S ABOUT THE LOVE “Hospitality means to open up your home to people in a very gracious and welcoming way, to do it with love and…