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How Spotify's Algorithm Knows Your Music Taste So Well

Artificial intelligence is why the app knows your taste so well. However, there's a lot more to the process.


7 Point Loma Date Ideas for Every Type of Couple

From the bustling Liberty Station to the historic Cabrillo National Monument, this charming enclave is perfect for a day out with your significant other! Whether you’re planning a third date with your Bumble bae or grabbing brunch with the girls, these seven date ideas in Point Loma fit any and all occasions!

Locale Magazine

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US-Mexico Border Reopens for Nonessential Travel

Abstract Photo Exhibit Set to Open in Mexico City

Pulse News Mexico

EPA Report Outlines How Climate Change Impacts Black Communities

A report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entitled Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the U.S. outlines how Black people across age ranges bear the brunt of the climate crisis and face the most risks.

The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper

Local Health Panel Addresses the Need for Care beyond the Pandemic

To help the public better understand the factors and impacts of health disparities in San Diego County and how they impact communities of color, the MolinaCares Accord hosted a virtual panel to address persistent health disparities that negatively impact the wellbeing of San Diego’s African American population.

The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper

Cafe X: Coffee for Community By Any Beans Necessary

Profile on Khea Pollard's Cafe X in San Diego 

The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper

Just Bri Free Yoga & Wellness Creates Space for Black Folks

Bri of Just Bri Free Yoga & Wellness creates space for Black folks to practice yoga

The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper

Artists 4 Black Lives: San Diego’s Artistic Protest

San Diego’s community of Black artists put together an artistic protest on Juneteenth, 2020

The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper

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Elizabeth Minnich, PhD, Discusses "The Evil of Banality"

Senior scholar for the Association of American Colleges and Universities and professor of moral philosophy at Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.) Elizabeth Minnich gives a talk on her book on March 18

USD News Center

USD's Chapter Attends, Excels at National Society of Black Engineers Convention

University of San Diego’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Chapter had a successful time at the 45th annual NSBE Convention in Detroit, Michigan

USD News Center

Students Stump for Cal Grant Support at AICCU Day Trip

University of San Diego students participate in the 2019 Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) Day in the California State Capitol on Feb. 26

USD News Center

Toreros Stay Woke with Theater

Students in the theatre and community courses at the University of San Diego worked all semester on a series of one-acts performed at the Vassiliadis Family Black Box Theatre

The USD Vista

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