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19 May 19
Mairelys Rodriguez Orthodontics's Blog

Meet Your Orthodontist Dr. Mairelys Rodriguez , a member of the American  Association of Orthodontists is an experienced specialist in orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics, who enjoys treating children as well as adults.  Originally from Cuba, Dr. Rodríguez graduated with honors from theUniversity of Miami, College of Art & Sciences. Dr. Rodríguez attended y, one of […]

19 May 19
Press Telegram
Sitting among his peers, Cal State Long Beach graduate Earvin Cabahug felt at home when he heard the familiar words of “Lupang Hinirang,” the national anthem of the Philippines. It’s been four years since he moved from the Philippines to California. But at the Pilipino Cultural Graduation, it felt like he was back on the island when he walked the stage — with his native flag draped across — and saw his family’s faces in the crowd. “This day, it reminded me of home,” Cabahug said. “And it’s amazing — we’re known for being family oriented — and this just unites everyone together.” Dozens of Pilipino graduates from the Cal State Long Beach Class of 2019 celebrated getting their diplomas, with their families, at two cultural graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 18. The ceremonies are one of eight celebrated at university’s cultural graduation ceremonies. Cultural graduations started at Cal State Long Beach 32 years ago, with the ceremony for black students as the first. Since, it’s grown to eight ceremonies with about 1,400 students participating, officials said. Students receiving their bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees are able to participate in the ceremonies. The first began last month, but the rest of the ceremonies are from Saturday through Monday, May 20, right before the university ceremonies, where more than 11,000 students will walk the commencement stage. #gallery-2181040-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2181040-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2181040-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2181040-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Graduates honor a moment of silence during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The crowd gets into it during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The faculty dancing while students march in during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) “Representation matters,” said Travis Tamasese, chief of staff for the division of student affairs. “And I think we say that a lot — it’s almost like a buzzword — but cultural graduations actually celebrate that.” Cultural graduations aim to celebrate diversity for its graduates. In addition to the Pilipino ceremony, Cal State Long Beach honors students with Pacific Islander, Vietnamese, black, Latino/Chicano, Cambodian, American Indian and Lavender (LGBTQ) backgrounds. Such cultural graduations are celebrated at universities and colleges nationwide. The Lavender graduation ceremony was created because Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian, was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation, according to the Human Rights Campaign. In 1995, she created the first Lavender graduation ceremony at the University of Michigan, with three graduates, the nonprofit said. By 2001, Lavender ceremonies had arrived at more than 45 colleges nationwide. “These events provide a sense of community for minority students who often experience tremendous culture shock at their impersonalized institutions,” the Human Rights Campaign website says. The cultural ceremonies at Cal State Long Beach are also growing in popularity: last year, student participation grew by 5% and by another 5% this year. “We really try to look at cultural graduation as part of our retention efforts,” Tamasese said, “for students who are historically underserved or disenchanted, such as students of color and of low-income.” At the Pacific Islander luau on April 27, tropical foliage dotted the stage and island drumming set the tone for 2019 graduates. During the ceremony, dancers representing Guam donned white, flowing dresses. Tahitian performers danced in such traditional garb as grass skirts. Attendees also got to join the fun: some joined with hula dancers, while others participated in haka, a ceremonial dance of the Maori people in New Zealand. Graduate Dora Gomez, of Mexican and Samoan heritage, was a part of the ceremony as a luau dancer. She helped coordinate the ceremony, as president of the Pacific Islander Association. “We wanted to welcome our guests and non-Pacific Islander guests with the feel of the islands,” Gomez said. Graduates were given a foral lei, a traditional garland worn around the neck. Pacific Islander Association members were awarded with a cultural stole with tapa, a traditional cloth, Gomez added. #gallery-2181040-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2181040-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2181040-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2181040-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Graduates honor a moment of silence during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Myesha Chaney and the Antioch Praise Team sing the Black National Anthem during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The crowd gets into it during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Graduates honor a moment of silence during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Students enter the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The crowd gets into it during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place in the next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The faculty dancing while students march in during the CSULB 32nd annual Black Graduation Celebration at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This is the first of several commencements that will take place next week on campus. The cultural graduation celebrations are held in addition to the traditional university ceremonies and students are invited to partake in 8 different celebrations. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) “The luau allows individuals in the Pacific Islander community to stand out,” she said. “A lot of the Pacific Islander community is very family-centered and this provided a space for members to represent their family and the community.” But the black graduation ceremony is the most historic, paving the way for other cultures to follow. The ceremony’s roots at Cal State Long Beach began with the Omicron Lambda chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., said Kyari Cail, a former participant and coordinator for the ceremony. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] “They started this legacy and we’re continuing to build on it,” she said. Cail began as a student volunteer for black graduation in 2014, then as a graduate herself in 2017. Cultural graduation is less formal than the university’s commencement, she said, but is most importantly a safe space for students. For example, last year’s ceremony began with graduates entering the stage with the traditional commencement instrumental. But, then the beat dropped, and graduates two-stepped to Fatman Scoop’s “Put Your Hands Up” remix. It’s part of their effort to “add more flavor” to the ceremony, Cail said. “Black grad is about the intentional celebration of our culture and community,” Cail said. “From the way graduates make their entrance, to the music selection to the awards given out, it adds cultural flare.” And, it tends to appeal to students with big families, Cail said. There are a limited amount of seats for the university’s commencement — usually eight tickets per graduate, depending on the ceremony — but some of the cultural graduations offer an unlimited amount. The hope is also that if any future Cal State Long Beach students are watching, they’ll feel welcomed to the campus, Cail said. “We want them to know there is a black community here,” Cail said. “And we will give you this same energy when you’re a student here and when you transition out of college.” A lot of work goes into coordinating and hosting each cultural graduation, said Tamasese, who oversees the ceremonies. Each graduation is for the students, by the students, Tamasese said. “These ceremonies allow students to share their experiences and milestone achievements with the people in their communities,” he said. For graduate Brianna Guzman, who is participating in the Latino/Chicano graduation, the ceremony isn’t just about celebrating culture. It’s also about overcoming adversity, she said. “Some of us face the same issues and barriers, and we’re coming together to acknowledge that,” Guzman said. “But to also celebrate that we’re here — we’re a force to be reckoned with — showing solidarity among our Latinx students.” (Latinx is a gender-neutral a gender-neutral term used in lieu of Latino or Latina that is gaining in popularity.) The Latino/Chicano cultural graduation is one of the largest ceremonies. One of Guzman’s favorite parts about the ceremony is that it is delivered in both English and Spanish. A lot of her friends’ parents don’t speak English, and her peers — many of whom are first-generation students — are excited their families will be able to understand the celebration, Guzman said. “Growing up, if they had any questions with homework they couldn’t receive that help from home,” she added. “A lot of us had to find an alternative support system, (first-generation students) don’t have a lot of guidance in navigating a career or education.” But that’s what makes the cultural graduation so special, Guzman added. “We’re all students at the end of the day,” she said. “But Latinx means a bit more. We’re survivors and whatever barriers we face, we can overcome.” Sign up for The Localist, our daily email newsletter with handpicked stories relevant to where you live. Subscribe here.
17 May 19
1stDayFresh.com

The visionary new rock band Nowhere Nation just released their mind-bending debut song and animated video for “Omicron.” The audio-visual piece tells the vivid story of a fictional character, Seven, a secret agent grappling with the haunting flashbacks of the immoral operations he’s been involved in. Once he safely arrives at the airport after a […]

16 May 19
FindYourSounds / EDM NEWS

(Los Angeles, May 15th, 2019) Visionary rock band Nowhere Nation has released their debut single, “Omicron,” the title track from the band’s forthcoming visual concept album that tells the story of a corrupt, beyond-secret government agency. PRESS HERE to watch the animated video for “Omicron.” Check out the first listen on New Noise Magazine. Created […]

16 May 19
News On Research

“Global X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Market 2019” trends focuses on the current set as coming aspects of the X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) trade. The report contains a certified and in-depth examination of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Market. At first, the report provides the present X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) business state of affairs together with a legitimate […]

16 May 19
Business Consulting

The latest trending report Global Stable Isotope Labeled Biomolecules Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 offered by DecisionDatabases.com is an informative study covering the market with detailed analysis. The report will assist reader with better understanding and decision making. Stable Isotope Labeled Biomolecules refer to the biomolecule which is labeled by replacing […]

15 May 19
Vents Magazine

Visionary rock band Nowhere Nation has released their debut single, “Omicron,” the title track from the band’s forthcoming visual concept album that tells the story of a corrupt, beyond-secret government agency. CLICK HERE to watch the animated video for “Omicron.” Check out the first listen on New Noise Magazine. Created by Arthur Blume and produced by Doug Rockwell (5 Seconds of Summer, Sleeping with Sirens), each track from Omicron […]

15 May 19

Omicron the Magnificent might not look like much, but his name suggests otherwise. Perhaps he is a farmhand looking for great adventure? Or maybe he’ll be dragged down into a Garlaxian death pit? Who knows? Here are his current stats: Name: Omicron the Magnificent Level: 4 Class: Amiable Peasant Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Neutral Weapon: […]

14 May 19
CSUB School of Business & Public Administration

On Friday, May 10, 2019 the Economics Department at BPA hosted the Annual Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Ceremony. Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between […]

14 May 19
Menssibagpo Louisiana

Nye løyper kommer fra ca 4. mars, med flere påfunn hakk i hæl. Og sa noen konkurranse? Med premier? 🤫 Hazmat and firefighter crews rushed to the scene of an oil spill creating a major traffic hazard Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco’s SoMa District, officials said. The spill happened just Steam Workshop: Source Filmmaker. SFM […]

13 May 19
The Voices of East Tennessee

Carson-Newman University inducted students exemplifying leadership and character into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society in April.

13 May 19

This past weekend, the Omicron Epsilon chapter of Kappa Sigma hosted our annual formal at the Four Point Sheraton in Long Island City. With formal season fully underway, ours did not disappoint. With a cocktail hour before and an amazing night of laughter, joy, and brotherhood, we were able to end the year off with […]

13 May 19
Fings Wot I Fink About

I’ve just started listening to the audiobook of Brave New World. It’s a book given to me by my mother about 30 years ago but I was too young (immature?) to appreciate it back then. (Actually, it must have been that I was too young because I’m no more mature now.) Anyway, they’re talking about […]