About Maximo

Maximo Anguiano is an alumnus from the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Grand Valley State University, former International Board of Directors member (2006-2008), Regional Director of the East (2012-2013), and current Senior Editor of El Iluminador. Maximo's writing specialties are farcical & satirical humor, social commentary, popular/culture phenomena, and other creative/informative pieces. Some of Maximo's writing influences are LGBTQI/Feminist/Civil Rights Literature, Beatnik Writers, the Hip Hop Culture and countless others who've dedicated themselves to the rich culture of expressiveness created and celebrated by artistic movements from around the world. More of Maximo's work can be found on his website.

Psi Delta Step-Team woos TEDx at Ohio State University

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On Saturday, February 8th 2014, the Psi Delta step-team was able to perform in front of 800+ people at the internationally renowned TEDx conference in Columbus, Ohio. TED is a non-profit organization that helps spread innovative ideas through presentations and performances. TEDx is a simulation of the TED experience at a local level organized by […]

We Made It In America

This is a guest post by Brother Emmanuel Hiram Arnaud. On May 22nd, 2013, after a long procession, countless traditional ceremonies, and to the roar of thousands of applauses, I turned to my right and hugged my dear friend, and brother, Jason Tejada. His towering stature soon enveloped me and I tasted the sweet linen […]

Mixed Martial Arts before Mixed Martial Arts

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If I can speak for all Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans, I believe I can say–I can’t get enough of this stuff. Mixed Martial Arts these days has it all: champions, entertainment, and story-lines. If you look at the genesis of MMA, as we know it, it derived from inter-mingling the fighting disciplines (karate, judo, […]

CrossFit Betas in St. Paul

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**Note: This article is written by Guest Contributor Willipino Sabalburo. It’s 6:00AM. While most people still have another hour or so before they get out of bed, a different set of people have been up since 5:30AM with mixed excitement and anticipation for the workout of the day (WOD). It’s a short drive from where […]

Slacktivism: What are you doing to create Change?

slacktivism

“Slacktivism (sometimes slactivism or clicktivism) is a portmanteau formed out of the words slacker and activism. The word is usually considered a pejorative term that describes “feel-good” measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel satisfaction” (Wikipedia). In […]