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Homeless Bag Project 
05:50pm 10/04/2009
  Looking for donations to help create bags for the homeless. Please pass the word on.

More information can be found at:
05:40pm 17/06/2008

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.

*While we greatly appreciate the interest taken in GENIUS by students, staff, and faculty at academic institutions outside of the United States, at this time GENIUS is only able to track schools based in the U.S.

OCEANIA: local San Jose student film @ CINEQUEST 2008! 
05:02pm 22/02/2008
  Hey guys, we REALLY need some local support! Please check our film out at the Cinequest Film Festival March 6th and March 8th. More info below:

Two teenagers deal with their shattered family-life in a small California coastal town.

We started filming when we were in high school (I was 17). Many of the people involved went to Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, and some actors are from SF, Mill Valley, Palo Alto, etc. It was truly a local effort, and...

It was a rather large volunteer effort. The final budget was around $3,500 or so. Shooting took place on and off for a whole year and editing took me about nine more months. This will be our first and possibly last major screening...

We will be having two screenings:

OPENING NIGHT: 03/06/08 Thursday 7:00 PM
San Jose Repertory Theatre

101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

CLOSING NIGHT: 03/08/08 Saturday 7:30 PM
Camera 12 Cinema San Jose

288 S 2nd St
San Jose, CA 95113

For more info go directly to the Cinequest 2008 site:

Also, please feel free to bring friends! It would mean a lot to us to get more locals out to see the film!

Join the event @ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=7808269626
Visit http://www.hdehal.com for more info, pictures, and a trailer!


Eating Disorders Resource Center event! 
09:29pm 29/08/2007
  Hi all,

I volunteer at an eating disorder resource center, and we're hosting an event for anyone who has suffered from, has been affected by, or is interested in eating disorders.

It's called "Ask the Experts" and is going to be forum style -- first you'll here a family's story about struggles with eating disaorders, and then we'll have a panel of experts to address any questions you might have. Plus, it's catered! Free food!

It's going to be held on Sept. 24 at Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. 5th Street in downtown San Jose, starting at 6:15.I f you guys are interested in going, please let me know! You can visit www.commonwealthclub.org/sv to register, or call 408-559-9385.

Please post back if you're considering going :o) and take care.
San Jose Slam Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
05:21pm 08/04/2007
  So, my dears, long time no see. Obviously the San Jose Poetry Slam has been undergoing some serious changes. We’ve now officially moved to once a month for the slam (2nd Tuesday) and once a month for the open mic (4th Tuesday). What does this mean for you? Well, hopefully it means that you will make sure to come those two Tuesdays and make sure to tell your friends, because poets need an audience to feed off of. On our end, we are going to do our best to make these two shows incredible. Just for you!

Our next slam is this Tuesday! We are going to be featuring two of the members from the Berkeley College Team who just got back from college nationals, where, I’ve heard, they did an amazing job, and got into finals. I’m not sure what happened from there, but I’m sure they’ll fill us in on Tuesday. You will be experiencing the awesome talent of Miguel Peraza and Abe Becker. Miguel brings raw energy to the mic. When he speaks on topics of family, nation, and matters of the heart, it is delivered with a hip hop beat and naked emotional intensity. Abe Becker is a published author in the cal literary arts magazine. He came onto the slam scene and made a team after doing slam for only 2 months. If you want to see the future of slam, don’t miss this feature!

In other important slam news, we’ve schedule the San Jose Poetry Slam finals for May 11th. This, ladies and gentlemen, means it’s crunch time. As you can see by the standings (below), the eight that will be in finals is still up for grabs. This means that this, the second to last slam before finals, will be HOT. The rankings could change considerably, depending on who shows up to try to steal a spot. Most of the poets listed below have a genuine shot, so the finals line up is still very far from determined.

As always, we will have poets, poetry, and beer! We look forward to seeing you again.

~Kat Dietrich

San Jose Poetry Slam
Brittania Arms
173 Santa Clara St . San Jose , CA
$6 at the door Every Tuesday

San Jose Standings:

Name Point Total

Bundy 17
Tristisima 13
G. Wilikers 10
Kat 8
Drew 8
Bill Peckham 7
Andrew Love 7
D. Silence 6
Verse 6
Chris Lok 4
Kyle Houston 4
Joel Valdez 3
Lynn 3
Caramel 3
veRse 3
Daniel Rollings 2
Kim Johnson 2
Khalil 2
Jennifer 2
Big Nate 2
Mac Dennis 2
Lucky 7 2
Frohawk 2
Max 2
Gerard 1
Antoine Moore 1
Charles Ellik 1
Rob Nevel 1
Paul Sawyer 1
Chris Barnes 1
Amanda 1

Open Mic 1 point
Hosting 1 point
1st place 4 points
2nd place 3 points
3rd place 2 points
Bar Brawl (win) 2 points
Belt Battle 2 points
San Jose Poetry Slam Update 
05:31pm 11/12/2006
  Loves and Lovers, last Tuesday just had one of those warm fuzzy feelings. It was an almost reunion of the members of the 2006 San Jose Slam Team (minus Anthony R. Miller).

Notice all of the capitols in that last paragraph? Yeah, that is because of the power of slam! It turns regular letters into big-girl adult letters. Hey! I should write all of my updates at the bar while drunk.

Chris Bundy was our drunken host (filling in for Kyle who was feeling a bit ill), and Andi Kauth was an awesome feature. She’s so young (still a teenager), but with such talent. We all wish we could write like her when we were her age. Rebels Kamp provided background music for the open mic. A two for one deal, really—poetry AND music. Careful, or we will live up to our beatnik heritage. Next time, everyone bring black berets! (Not really. Ok, I guess; if you really want to.)

[Note from Kat Sanford: Kat D. is way more drunk than her writing thus far may seem. i.e.: There was actually a sentence about diapers, but she changed it. Yeah. Drunk.]

Speaking of Kat Sanford, guess who will be your feature this week? That’s right. Ms. Kat Sanford. Kat Sanford was raised by wolves, who, during her terrible twos, left her on the doorstep of two lovely, churchgoing people in California . She has been compared to Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Ricki Lee Jones, and Bea Arthur, in no particular order, by at least a couple of drunk and/or gay men.

Kat was on the SF/Berkeley Unified Poetry Slam Team in 2003, co-coached the Palo Alto Slam Team to 23rd in the nation in 2004, and has volunteered like mad at National events ever since. She is the authorette(!) of three chapbooks: You Were Warned, Talk With Your Eyes, and Sleeping With Bears. She also sold a CD while on tour with Ed Zeppelin in 2005, but can’t even remember what she called it.

Kat lives in Oakland with two cats, seven gerbils, two lizards, and a couple of disgruntled human beings. Someday she plans to get a house with her girlfriend, Erica, who has her heart set on owning a giraffe.

As always, we will have poets, poetry, and beer! We look forward to seeing you again.

~Kat Dietrich & the San Jose Poetry Slam
Brittania Arms
173 Santa Clara St . San Jose , CA

$6 at the door Every Tuesday
San Jose Slam Update 
04:04pm 04/12/2006
  Ladies and Gents, last Tuesday’s show was crazy! Not only were our poets wonderful, as always, but the feature tag team match between Rebels Kamp (Jeremiah and Jesse Holsenkamp) and Kaiju Budha (Tristissima and Drew) was literally a knock-down drag-out fight. While it was close, Rebels Kamp held their title for the third consecutive time, but not before Kaiju Budha knocked out host Chris Bundy. You had to be there.

The slam poets had a lot to live up to. Daniel Rollings took 3rd, Bill Peckham (unofficial poet laureate of the slam) took 2nd, and Andrew Love kept his lead to take 1st place.

Next slam (tomorrow night!), we will be featuring Andi Kauth. Although she has been writing poetry since she was old enough to put complete thoughts together, Andi Kauth began her career in Slam in 2004, when she was mentored by the creator of Slam himself, Marc Smith. Since then, she has gone on to become Slam Master of the Palatine Poetry Slam, Coach of the 2005 Palatine National Poetry Slam team, and a member of the 2006 Palatine NPS team. She mentors kids in the art of spoken word, and has also been invited into high school class rooms to help introduce the writing and performing of spoken word. She has been published twice in the Celebration of Young Poets poetry anthology and has been featured in The Viking Logue and The Daily Herald.

Winning two slams at Chicago's Green Mill have been highlights in Andi's young career. Other highlights include placing 31st individually at the 2006 National Poetry Slam, and performing at different colleges and slam venues across the country on a 23 state, 40 city tour this fall. Her career is still an exciting work-in-progress, much like her upcoming chapbook. She has a CD out called "The Young(er) Years," and it’s her pride and joy.

After this year of touring, an ambition of Andi's is to go around with a representative of the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault to different high schools, performing her poetry and raising awareness of sexual violence. She is working on becoming a sort of human recyclery - turning negative energy into positive motivation.

As always, we will have poets, poetry, and beer! We look forward to seeing you again.

~San Jose Poetry Slam
Brittania Arms
173 Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA

$6 at the door Every Tuesday
Selling my car 
02:13am 03/12/2006
  Hello everyone!
I am selling my car. It's a 2004 red ford focus. It has 39,000 miles on it and it's in great shape. I haven't driven it in weeks and I came to the conclusion that maybe I should sell it. I never drive it. All of it's miles are freeway miles. Here's some more info:
2.3L engine
Automatic transmission

This vehicle features: Dual Front Air Bags, Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Power Steering, FWD, Single Compact Disc, Power Door Locks, remote keyless entry, AM/FM Stereo, cruise control. Great gas mileage. All freeway miles. Beige interior.

I am asking 9,000,(The blue book is 9,800) but I am willing to work out a price.
transfer housing 
12:40am 04/04/2006
mood: puzzled?
hey, quick question:

applications for transfer housing for fall start today... I searched the SCU housing office website and couldn't find any specific RLC or building that seems to house transfers. Do they just lump transfers in with other regular sophomores/juniors? or is there a specific RLC/building i should request, in hopes of being housed with other transfers??


what's the rule about booze in the dorms, if you're of age? i'll turn 21 in the winter quarter... is it still frowned upon to be drinking on campus/have alcohol in the dorms, even if it's legal?
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08:25pm 29/03/2006
  I've recently been accepted to SCU but I have never seen the school before because I'm on the other side of the country (New Jersey). I have some schools closer to me that I'm considering but I'm really starting to considering SCU more and more. My parents will take me to look at it, but I want to make sure I'm really serious before they do. I just have some questions about the school...
What are the students like? Are there a lot of out of staters? I don't want to be stuck across the country when everyones going home on the weekends? Also, are they a bunch of really rich kids?
What do you guys typically do for fun around SCU? Also, what's the deal with parking? Do most students have cars there?
Anything else you can add as far as how happy you've been with SCU overall would help a lot, thanks!
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Just took my last final. 
05:22pm 24/03/2006
  Roughly two hours ago, I (originally a transfer from De Anza; class of 2006, BS Computer Science)have finished my last (undergraduate final). So this is an obligatory "I am all done" post. I will be staying on, though, part-time (working full time) for a Masters in Computer Engineering. Too bad I never got a chance to post while I was a full time student. Nevertheless, it feels good to be done. Anyone else graduating this quarter (or rather just graduated)?  
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03:27am 24/03/2006
Join world-wide-PREVEEEEEEEEED-movement! Save yourelf, americanchegi! Вы ж блядь загруженные шопесдец. Умные слишком )
Let's Talk Law 
11:31pm 26/02/2006
  Hi everyone --

I read back a few pages in this journal, and it looks like most of you are undergrads, but I'll give my question a shot anyway. I'm looking at Santa Clara's School of Law. Are there any law students checking this out, or any undergrads are welcome to give their impression of the law school too :)

I'm mainly interested in it because it seems like they have a pretty invested interest in public interest law -- is it all just webpage hype, or is the law school really like that? Give me some feedback! :)

Thanks a ton!
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Choreographers' Gallery 
11:32pm 30/11/2005
Choreographers' Gallery
December 1 - 8 p.m.
December 2 - 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
Mayer Theatre, SCU
Tickets $5 at the box office

Mayer Theatre will no longer allow shows to start late, meaning that it is in your best interest to get your tickets beforehand and line up well in advance.  The show is 50 minutes without an intermission, so don't go wastin' $5!
Please help me out 
11:31am 14/11/2005
mood: excited
Hi everyone,
I need your help. I am taking Biostatistics this quarter and as part of a group project on sleeping habits and illness I need to survey Santa Clara students. I made an online survey and I would really appreciate it if you could take a few seconds to fill it out. This is only for Santa Clara students. The link is below.


Please answer honestly. Your answers will be completely anonymous.

Thank you so much for your help!
08:45pm 29/10/2005
  so i applied as a winter transfer from USF. Everything was fine, until i got a letter telling me i'm accepted but they are going to defer all transfers to Fall 2006. I called undergrad admissions and they said something about how they took an unexpected number of students displaced by hurricane katrina and that caused an influx of students. They also said housing is no longer going to be given to transfer students, as there is a housing crunch as well.

does anyone know anything about this?
Cultural Xposure - FRIDAY OCT 14th!!!!!! 
02:54pm 10/10/2005
  Hey everybody,
Sorry for the spam...
But please check out this event - there will be a wide variety of live artists and musicians. See details below or go here: http://www.pacificartcollective.com/


An "X"treme (lol) Pacific Art Collective event featuring: Live music performances by PHENOMENAUTS, KUNGFU VAMPIRE, TEEZE 80's Stand up poetry, fashion shows, several DJs, live solo and collaborative painting, visual projection and museum exhibitions. Please come see us! This will be our last performance in the area for a while. Also the Pacific Arts Collective events are ALWAYS exciting to attend!

<3 Sadie :)
new community. come check us out! 
12:23pm 19/09/2005
  New Community:

This is a discussion community, and haven, for those who possess a love of questions, a thirst for knowledge, and an appreciation for the opinions and viewpoints of others. The subjects we explore here include, but are not limited to, religion, politics, philosophy, world views, and ethics. People of all leanings and views are welcome and encouraged to join and participate. Just take a moment to read through and consider the rules before joining.

It's a "members only" sort of thing for many reasons...just a couple are that we don't think all topics of adult conversation are appropriate for younger ears and that some people have expressed that they wouldn't be as "open" in a public forum. For this reason you MUST be 18 or older and have your complete birthday listed in your profile to join.

Our next question is currently posted…

You can find us at ever_curious or by clicking the picture below

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09:16am 20/07/2005
  Just got this email in my inbox. I'm out in England right now on the Durham program, and I hate to report the news. Moses was an awesome guy, and I knew him pretty well cause I went to a lot of games; that and he was a poli sci major and we had many classes together. I won't say any more but post the email... I really can't.

Dear Campus Community,

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of one of our current students, senior Moses Salcido. Moses was killed in an auto accident near Tucson, Arizona over the weekend. He was driving his grandparents back to their home in Mexico and the car overturned, killing both Moses and his grandmother. His grandfather is in serious condition. Moses is survived by his Mother, Argelia and his brother, John C. Salcido, Santa Clara School of Law, class of 2005.

Moses, a Political Science major was a familiar face to anyone who closely followed Santa Clara Athletics. He will be sorely missed by faculty, staff and students. Please remember Moses and his family in your prayers.

Thursday, July 21, 7:00-9:00 PM
Spangler Mortuary
399 San Antonio Road
Los Altos

Friday, July 22, 9:30 AM
Queen of Apostles Church (near Archbishop Mitty High School)
4911 Moorpark Avenue
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12:48am 06/07/2005
  I got into the 2005 L.E.A.D. Summer Bridge Program.

I'm also going to orientation session 1 (july 07, 08).

I just thought I'd post in case anyone cared. ^^;
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