The Orion

Americans shouldn’t fear identity labels

Alyssa Dunning

October 18, 2014

While Raven-Symone may want to live in a colorless world, I don't.Raven-Symone made news headlines when she told Oprah in an interview that she doesn't like to label herself African-American or gay. While I understand her sentiments, getting rid of labels won't change anything. Labels will never be the actua...

New movie, TV show will spark race conversations

Alyssa Dunning

September 14, 2014

Coming from a family of different races was normal to me. My mom married my stepdad, who is black, when I was nine. About a year and a half later my brother was born. As a kid I thought nothing of it, but as I grew up and we moved to a small town I realized it was a big deal to other people. With rece...

Post-racial universities are a myth

Kristina Martinez

May 15, 2014

Many people see the present time as a "post-racial" world, but that is far from the truth. Four students, Logan Beaschler, Colin Warren, Joseph Bomgardner and an unidentified juvenile, are accused by Donald Williams Jr., their former roommate, of bullying him in his fall semester at San Jose State. Three...

Campus ceremony reflects on racism

Dancers and guest speakers were featured in the Tree of Peace ceremony. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Dominique Diaz

May 4, 2014

A series of racial incidents on campus more than 25 years ago led to the Tree of Peace being planted on campus. On Saturday, many community members took place in a ceremony celebrating the impact and message that the tree represents.Jake Swamp, founder of the Tree of Peace Society and member of the Mohawk ...

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