Isabella Balandran

Isabella Balandran

Watts Revisited: 50 years later, what has changed?

Watts Revisited: 50 years later, what has changed?

A young African American male gets pulled over to the side of the road for reckless driving. An officer administers a field sobriety test and determines that the young man needs to be arrested and his vehicle impounded.  However, the young man’s brother interjects,...

Dikembe Mutombo: A catalyst of change

"It takes one person all the time," says former NBA all-star Dikembe Mutombo, smiling, as he shares his philosophy on how to change the world. "I'm doing my part, you do your part, he's going to do his part... combine it all into one, and...

A Maize and Blue future

A Maize and Blue future

Orientation: The relative determination of position or direction. College orientation: The position is independence, and the direction is forward. Last week I got my first taste of college, or rather, a fleeting glimpse of my future. I never could’ve guessed my future...