Inquirer Memories

MSA sets record strait about Islam

By: Tenzin Shakya

DVC student Colin Amato, 19, converted to Islam two years ago. He was the featured speaker at the first of three events sponsored last month by the Muslim Student Association to bridge the gap between Muslims and non-Muslim students. We did this so that we could raise awareness of the misconceptions surrounding Islam,” said MSA President Tori Burrell, “and also so that we can share our education about each other’s religion.


Opinion: There needs to be respect for both sides of faith

By: Tenzin Shakya

I was born into Tibetan Buddhism and transitioned to atheism and finally to agnosticism. By definition, an agnostic is not committed to believing in or disbelieving in the existence of God. My mother is a devoted Tibetan Buddhist. She prays every morning and every night.

Parental Consent for Abortion?

By: Tenzin Shakya

DVC student Chemi Subhar, 21, says she plans to vote in favor of Proposition 4, even though she believes in a woman’s right to have an abortion. “However, of you are a minor,” Subhar said, “your parents should be notified because abortion is a huge issue that should be talked about with your family.”

Students Honor Female Heroes in ‘Rivets’ Musical

By: Tenzin Shakya

During World War II, American men left for the battlefields, and women had to take care of home. But this was not just the typical cooking and cleaning. For the first time in U.S. history, women began taking jobs previously held by men in shipyards and factories.

Living as ‘Other’ in the U.S.A.

By: Tenzin Shakya

I am a Tibetan, born in Nepal and raised in India until age 8, when I came to the United States. Mine is a typical journey for this second generation of Tibetan “refugees,” who fight against being extinct in the modern world. Our parents fled from their homeland to become refugees in neighboring countries to save their families’ lives and provide better education for their children.

Memories go up in smoke

By: Tenzin Shakya

The arson fire that destroyed DVC’s Police Services building June 23 took years of memories from the officers who called it their “work home.” Lt. Tom Sharp, who supervises police services at DVC, called the fire “a work of true, active cowardliness.

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