Dear Mother Africa: The experiences of African students at SUA

In this piece, Africa is addressed as 'mother' to signify her role as the birthplace of the human race. This piece explores what people think about Africa in a personal yet revealing letter to the personified African continent. The letter also includes African students' experiences at Soka University of America concerning certain stereotypes they encounter … Continue reading Dear Mother Africa: The experiences of African students at SUA

Critical Perspectives on Soka’s Lu’au

By Jordyn Saito, Freelancer In its 10th anniversary this year, the Lūʻau performance is one of our oldest traditions here at Soka.  The club which spearheads it every year is called “Ka Pilina Ho’olokahi” which, according to their facebook page, means “the coming together in harmony for peace” in the Hawaiian language. Growing up in … Continue reading Critical Perspectives on Soka’s Lu’au

Three Spanish perspectives on Spain’s upcoming elections

By Julian Nazar, Pearl Foreign Correspondent Julian is studying abroad in Granada, Spain Mariano Rajoy, a member of the moderate-right Partido Popular (PP), was elected as Prime Minister of Spain for a second term in the 2016 general election.  In the years that followed, his tenure had been marred with corruption scandals. The situation worsened … Continue reading Three Spanish perspectives on Spain’s upcoming elections

Building a More Sustainable Soka, Building a More Sustainable World

(Photo by Alena Koval from Pexels) In the face of global issues like climate change, natural resource depletion, and pollution some students are wondering how to make an impact. There are currently sustainability projects in the works on campus, but there are also individual ways to help. So how can students live more sustainable lives … Continue reading Building a More Sustainable Soka, Building a More Sustainable World

Three slices of bread a day: Male athletes and eating disorders

By Connor Busby, Reporter  What is the picture that comes to most of our minds when we think of someone struggling with an eating disorder? A cheerleader? A model? Most of us tend to picture a woman, but actually there is another common victim of this affliction that rarely gets much representation: men. The National … Continue reading Three slices of bread a day: Male athletes and eating disorders