Kitiana Adams

Ms. Kitiana Adams joined the Valley Star as a staff writer in the Fall of 2016. By Spring 2017 she had been promoted to Editor in Chief of a 44 page magazine titled The Crown Perspective-Fall 2017 Edition.

Born as Kitiana Monae Adams; when she was just 16 years old this multi-talented young woman made her way out of the deserts of Southern California, the city of Indio to be exact, to the sunny city streets of Hollywood, CA.  The California native is now a hard-working college student, a poet that’s grown a small fan base on  deepundergroundpoetry.com, a staff writer for The Valley Star Independent Newspaper, as well as the Editor in Chief of The Crown Perspective (published both in print and online at www.thecrownperspective.com). Now at the age of 21 she is  preparing for transfer from Los Angeles Valley College to the prestigious Howard University. Kitiana plans to continue to take part in all of her passions and believes that “all is possible with just a little bit of faith.”

In addition to being a talented writer and gifted editor, Kitiana is also a professional model and an experienced webmaster.

Be sure to check out her website at www.hernameiskitiana.com

No digital privacy with Smart TV

No digital privacy with Smart TV

VIZIO faces a $2.2 million settlement for “spying” on owners of their Smart TV’s, selling information to unknown third parties. By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer

No, You May Not Touch My Hair

No, You May Not Touch My Hair

Solange Knowles’s ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ and Phoebe Robinson’s ‘You Can’t Touch My Hair’ expresses the dismissals black women receive about their hair. By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer Black women have been dismissed because of European standards for decades, feeling demonized about their natural features with hair being a targeted feature but Solange Knowles along with Phoebe Robinson, have used their […]

Monarchs hunt for books

  Valley students in search for affordable textbooks this semester. By Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer Briana Riser did not need Pokemon Go to get her out of the house for some exercise this semester. Instead of hunting down rare creatures, she was searching for something more important – college textbooks. And Riser might be considered […]

ComplexCon debuts in Long Beach

ComplexCon debuts in Long Beach

The publication Complex holds their first Culture Festival, showcasing art, panel disscussions, urban style, and pop-culture By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer The fog rolled in covering the anxious crowd outside of the Long Beach Convention Center on a hectic Saturday morning, waiting for the doors to open for the very first ComplexCon, a convention showcasing […]

Transfer to an HBCU with no problem

Transfer to an HBCU with no problem

California community colleges have signed a transfer guarantee agreement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer With a culturally diverse student body on campus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that not everyone wants to attend an institution like University of California or Cal State Northridge, but maybe a school like Clark […]

STEP into success

STEP into success

By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer The STEP program has been promoted by word of mouth thus far, but soon will be included on the tutoring website. It’s every college student’s goal to succeed through their academic career, and to achieve it, they’ll search for the resources that will assist them. The STEP program, also referred […]

ComplexCon debuts in Long Beach

ComplexCon debuts in Long Beach

The publication Complex holds their first Culture Festival, showcasing art, panel disscussions, urban style, and pop-culture By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer The fog rolled in covering the anxious crowd outside of the Long Beach Convention Center on a hectic Saturday morning, waiting for the doors to open for the very first ComplexCon, a convention showcasing […]

Privilege: Not Everyone gets it

Privilege: Not Everyone gets it

  Brock Turner’s early release causes outcry about white male privilege. By Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer Brock Turner, who made headlines earlier this year for raping a young woman on Palo Alto’s campus, was given a brief 6 month sentence for a crime that has become notorious on campuses around the country. News outlets such […]

New computers going fast

New computers going fast

By Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer With the new semester in full effect, new computers have been installed in the Computer Common lab. Ninety-three “all-in one” PC computers are new and fast but have gone almost unnoticed since they were installed over the summer. Located in the Library and Academic Resource Center, the Computer Commons is where […]

STEP into success

STEP into success

By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer The STEP program has been promoted by word of mouth thus far, but soon will be included on the tutoring website. It’s every college student’s goal to succeed through their academic career, and to achieve it, they’ll search for the resources that will assist them. The STEP program, also referred […]

Transfer to an HBCU with no problem

Transfer to an HBCU with no problem

California community colleges have signed a transfer guarantee agreement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer With a culturally diverse student body on campus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that not everyone wants to attend an institution like University of California or Cal State Northridge, but maybe a school like Clark […]

Monarchs hunt for books

  Valley students in search for affordable textbooks this semester. By Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer Briana Riser did not need Pokemon Go to get her out of the house for some exercise this semester. Instead of hunting down rare creatures, she was searching for something more important – college textbooks. And Riser might be considered […]

Privilege not granted for everyone

Privilege not granted for everyone

By Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer Brock Turner’s early release causes outcry about white male privilege. Brock Turner, who made headlines earlier this year for raping a young woman on Palo Alto’s campus, was given a brief 6 month sentence for a crime that has become notorious on campuses around the country. News outlets such as […]

New computers going fast

New computers going fast

By Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer With the new semester in full effect, new computers have been installed in the Computer Common lab. Ninety-three “all-in one” PC computers are new and fast but have gone almost unnoticed since they were installed over the summer. Located in the Library and Academic Resource Center, the Computer Commons is where […]

STEP into success

STEP into success

By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer The STEP program has been promoted by word of mouth thus far, but soon will be included on the tutoring website. It’s every college student’s goal to succeed through their academic career, and to achieve it, they’ll search for the resources that will assist them. The STEP program, also referred […]

Transfer to an HBCU with no problem

Transfer to an HBCU with no problem

California community colleges have signed a transfer guarantee agreement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer With a culturally diverse student body on campus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that not everyone wants to attend an institution like University of California or Cal State Northridge, but maybe a school like Clark […]

No, You May Not Touch My Hair

No, You May Not Touch My Hair

Solange Knowles’s ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ and Phoebe Robinson’s ‘You Can’t Touch My Hair’ expresses the dismissals black women receive about their hair. By: Kitiana Adams, Staff Writer Black women have been dismissed because of European standards for decades, feeling demonized about their natural features with hair being a targeted feature but Solange Knowles along with Phoebe Robinson, have used their […]