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Importance of representation in media, Indigenous People’s Heritage Month, and iCLU Radio highlights
Paige Sanders reports on the importance and progression of representation in media. Olivia Madera follows with coverage of the historical, indigenous storytelling and natural art workshop that began Indigenous People’s Heritage Month at California Lutheran University. Also included in this episode is Alexa Weisbond highlighting the iCLU radio club and class’ radio shows featured on the university’s student radio station.
New grant for upcoming VITAL program and Helping Hands Donation Drive collect winter items for care packages
Kennedy Lum reports about California Lutheran University’s acquisition of a five-year grant of $2.8 million for the Vocational Identity and Talent in Academic Learning program. This program, which is planned to launch in fall 2023, has the main objectives to provide mentorship to students while they find their vocation and provide faculty with resources to guide their students on their career paths. Ashley Cope speaks about the Helping Hands Donation Drive, which took place on campus from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28. From this drive, the clothing and items will be put together to create a care package to be donated to Harbor House.
Staged reading of "Roe" by Lisa Loomer and new field striping robot
The Theatre Arts and Dance department presents an adaptation of Lisa Loomer’s “Roe.” The Echo reporter Ysabella wrote about the decision to perform a staged reading of Loomer’s play and how they wanted to be as unbiased as they could while portraying the Supreme Court case from the 1970s and its overturning recently. Following the discussion of Ysabella’s article, fellow reporter Marcel spoke about his article featuring California Lutheran University’s new field striping robot. The new addition to the groundskeeping crew lessens the amount of time spent painting lines and the amount of paint used.
Praise and suggestions given to the university & four start-ups gain grants
Following a 2020 report from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges-Senior College and University Commission, Kennedy Lum wrote about the changes introduced to the university, however areas of improvement still remain. In the second part of the podcast, Emily Henbest talks about the recent Dorfman Incubator grants given to four start-up companies from the Dorfman Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
New COVID-19 protocols and additions to name-change policy
As the new semester is ramping up, it is important for us to talk about the new policies that are going into affect. On this episode, you will hear from Kennedy Lum, who wrote about this year's updated COVID-19 protocols, and Taylor Love, who wrote about a new opportunity students have to change their name on their student ID card.
Gumby Gossip: How do you feel about Cal Lutheran Cares Day?
On April 29, 2022, The Echo issued a new column in their features section similar to a man or word on the street. This column, known as Gumby Gossip, is meant to highlight the thoughts and opinions of the California Lutheran University community.
Listen as The Echo’s Editor in Chief Alijah Hernandez highlights how students around Cal Lutheran’s Thousand Oaks campus feel about Cal Lutheran Cares Day.