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Posts published by “Rashida Harmon”

Rashida is a reporter for The Campanil. She is a senior women's studies major and journalism minor. Email her at harmon [at] thecampanil [dot] com. Interact with her on twitter @raaaash.

Underground papers

"Information is the raw material for new ideas," goes an old Black Panther Party slogan, and in this digital age alternative media is only a click away. However, there was a time when underground journalists could barely find a press that would print their subversive newspapers.

Court gives okay for student expulsion from Lutheran high school

LGBT rights advocates received another blow Jan. 27 after a civil court ruled that a Riverside County Lutheran high school could lawfully expel two female students based on their assumed sexual orientation.

The two girls, whose close friendship was considered by the school as being "characteristic of a lesbian relationship," sued the school after their expulsion, only to have the court decide that the school was exempt from adhering to California's anti-discrimination laws because it is a private religious institution.

Not just wallpaper, murals make up a unique part of Oakland’s urban landscape

Suffice it to say that Dan Fontes is not afraid of heights. The Oakland-born muralist's long resume includes the tallest mural in San Francisco-a 98-foot high Art Deco-inspired piece on the Bethany Senior Center in the Mission District-as well as a variety of murals and images all over the East Bay, perhaps the most famous of which are the seven larger-than-life giraffes that reside underneath the 580 freeway in Oakland.