CULTURE

Citrus Valley’s BSU visits Arroyo Verde BSU for first “Mentor Day”

By MEANNA SMITH The Black Student Union club for Citrus Valley High School traveled to Arroyo Verde Elementary School for the first ever Mentor Day on May 25. Third grade teacher Andrea Jessup invited BSU  to come out and spend time with a newly formed BSU at Arroyo Verde, while also spreading the message of…

Honoring the 24th year of Pride Month

By SERENITY PALMERIN A photo of two queer men taken from the book, “A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s” by Hugh Nini, Neal Treadwell, and Paolo Maria Noseda.  LGBTQ Pride Month has been changed several times and has a complicated history.  “The federal government first recognized the month in 1999 when President Bill…

News brief: Google Doodle highlights Filipino adobo

By AILEEN JANEE CORPUS Google Doodle highlighted the “tender, juicy and soulful” Filipino “adobo” through an illustration by Filipino artist Anthony Irwin on March 13. The illustration done by Irwin depicts two children looking and then smelling the Filipino dish on top of rice. A garlic bulb, bay leaf, chicken wing, bottle of coconut milk…

Citrus Valley’s Black Student Union celebrates Black History Month on campus

BY MEANNA SMITH The month of February has been designated as National Black History Month after Carter G. Woodson created what he called Negro History Week in 1926. Carter held Negro History Week during the second week of Febururay, in honor of Frederick Douglas’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. After this, Woodson’s concept was expanded into…

Photos: Dragons visit the largest Chicano art collection in the world

By ANGEL LEON and NATALIE LOPEZ Orangewood High School students visited the Cheech Center of Chicano Art and Culture in Riverside on Feb. 1. The Cheech, which is part of the Riverside Art Museum, contains the art collection of actor and art collector Cheech Marin. It is the largest Chicano art collection in the world.…

Tết Nguyên Đán brings a new beginning to Vietnamese households

By AILEEN JANEE CORPUS Depending on your source, the recent lunar new year may be the year of the rabbit or year of the cat depending on what culture you are celebrating. For Chinese Lunar New Year, it is the year of the rabbit, but for Vietnamese Lunar New Year, it is the year of…

Soul Food Fest unites students and Redlands community with Black culture

By MEANNA SMITH Stronger Together Now, a community outreach organization, hosted their second Soul Food Fest on Sept. 11 at Ed Hales Park in Downtown Redlands. This event was sponsored by Chase Bank. Stronger Together Now, the organizers of the event, set up a booth with an inspiring promotional banner advocating against racism and other…

Cuisine with Aileen: Offal is not awful

Editor’s Column Aileen Janee is the sports editor for Ethic News. By AILEEN JANEE CORPUS Pig cheeks, oxtails, and chicken feet–all seen as disgusting pieces of the very animals we eat, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure as they say. Offal is all of these things. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, offal is “the…

What’s your cupid?

By ELLA FITZPATRICK and DANIELA MORA  February is known as the month of romance. For centuries, people have celebrated this holiday of love by gifting their significant others flowers, chocolates and hugs.  According to History.com, legend has it that the most evidenced theory of the creation of Valentine’s Day began with the actions of St.…

Wildcat Beatriz Braga reflects on move from Brazil to California

By MIA ARANDA While many students spend the summer heading into their sophomore year completing homework for their first Advanced Placement class or simply relaxing after surviving their freshman year, Redlands East Valley High School junior Beatriz Braga was adjusting to California after moving from Campinas, Brazil in 2019. Beatriz Braga and her dog Alvin…

Winter holidays celebrated around the world

Originally published in La Plaza Press By JASMINE ROSALES, HANNAH PATRICK and ARIANA GHALAMBOR It’s not common for the average American to celebrate Christmas and New Years but it is important that our society educates themselves and learns about the diverse winter holidays and traditions that people celebrate all around the world. America is a…

Video: What does it mean to be American?

Created by EMILY WALOS Edited by BELLA ESPINOZA With the 2020 United States election coming to a close, it is important to remember that in the end we are all Americans, no matter the personal definition. It is the people of the United States’ responsibly to unite and exercise their right to have a say…

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