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Vanessa Garcia is a 20 year old glitch artist from Texas. To Vanessa, glitch art is like poetry. She uses a large variety of programs to create her art including Wordpad, Photoshop, Audacity, Notepad++, hex editors and even mobile apps like decim8, glitche, databender and glitchlab. You can find her art on Tumblr under the name recondithe.

I am in love with everything literature so I make sure that the pictures I so gently destroy tell sweet, horrifying, nostalgic, wild, or sad stories. It’s almost abstract in a way… one can perceive one of my pieces as the complete opposite of what it felt to me and that is part of what makes this genre of art so wonderful.”

- Vanessa Garcia

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Mexican Gossip Girl Coming to TV

Gossip Girl may be over, but Gossip Girl: Acapulco is just beginning! Yep, Mexican Gossip Girl starts up in July, and it looks great. There are some slight changes to the character names, but it appears that the sulky stares and perfectly mussed hairdos are in full effect.

In the back row, from the left, we have Vanessa (now named Vanessa García), Serena (now Sofía López-Haro), Jenny (now Jenny Parra), and Blair (now Bárbara Fuenmayor), and in the front, Dan (Daniel Parra), Nate (Nico de la Vega), and Chuck (now Max Zaga).

Again, Vanessa, Blair, Serena, Jenny. Headbands know no language.

Dan, Nate, and Chuck. Bow ties, too, know no borders.

[Gossip Girl: Acapulco]

[via AV Club]

Author night with Eleanor Parker Sapia, Vanessa Garcia and Natalia Sylvester

Friday, October 2nd,
6:00pm - 8:00pm

About A Decent Woman by Eleanor Parker Sapia  
Set against the combustive backdrop of a chauvinistic society, where women are treated as possessions, A Decent Woman is the provocative story of two women as they battle for their dignity and for love against the pain of betrayal and social change.

About White Light by Vanessa Garcia 
Just before her father’s sudden death, Cuban-American artist Veronica Gonzalez is offered her first gallery exhibit, a real chance to break into the art world. Torn between the need to mourn and the pressure to create new artwork, Veronica is propelled into a fever-dream of productivity and grief, amidst memories of her tumultuous relationship with her colorful but infuriating Cuban émigré father, a volatile man of outsize appetites and passions who never stopped longing for his homeland.

About Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester 
Andres suspects his wife has left him—again. Then he learns that the unthinkable has happened: she’s been kidnapped. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela, but now that she’s gone, he’ll do anything to get her back. Or will he?
Set in Lima, Peru, in a time of civil and political unrest, this evocative page-turner is a perfect marriage of domestic drama and suspense.

Upward Bound

         “In the past 3 years our students’ test scores have improved dramatically and as a result each class is being accepted to higher universities year after year even though Admissions has been increasingly tough” states Michelle Pajka.

         Pajka is the Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound at Loyola Marymount University.  Her role is to help get students accepted into a four-year institution. Although students are being accepted into different universities none have ever been accepted into Loyola Marymount University. This year is the first time that two Upward Bound students have been waitlisted for admission. How is it that Loyola Marymount University has adopted this program to assist students in preparing for a four-year university but has yet to have accepted one into their school? The programs’ focus is to help students become successful. Students come to LMU to study and take practice exams but are still not strong candidates to receive an admissions letter. 

     Pajka believes that Upward Bound students are not being accepted to Loyola Marymount University because they are not strong candidates. Admissions at the university have become more competitive which means students need higher test scores, grade point averges and can demonstrate major involvement in their community to be a well rounded student.

         Pajka states, “As the Academic Coordinator of LMU Upward Bound and it is my responsibility that students are receiving the academic services they need to be not only successful in high school, but competitive in college admissions.”

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Nautical Culture and Pretty Much Anything

Before Nautical Culture, there was Pretty Much Anything. “PMA,” as we called it, was a cover band consisting of Jason Young, Anthony Campolo, Erik Edwards, Joban Aguilar, and myself, Guillermo Garcia Jr.

Vanessa Rosas, now a member of Nautical Culture, had just left for grad school and suggested this track to me. What started as a “for-fun” jam session between Erik and myself, soon became the formation of the cover band, Pretty Much Anything. 

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