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The Dye Hard Symposium offered new perspectives for the fashion industry

The Dye Hard Symposium offered new perspectives for the fashion industry

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
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On Monday, April 10, the Cal State LA Downtown campus hosted “Dye Hard Symposium” focusing on exploring contemporary dye practices. Professor Carole Frances Lung decided to hold the “Dye Hard Symposium” after attending the 2016 Surface Design Association. Taking a tour at Valdese Weavers, the ...

All We Need is A Little Light

All We Need is A Little Light

Marina Zhou, Editor-in-Chief
April 14, 2017
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A small gallery in East Los Angeles was especially crowded on the night of Saturday, April 8. Cal State LA students, faculty, families, and arts fans swarmed in the warehouse-looking complex. Although the attendees were very diverse, everyone was there to support one particular group of students - the incarce...

Myth of Crazy

Myth of Crazy

Merna Nashed, Contributor
April 7, 2017
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In ‘The Soul Music of Justice’ series, the panel discussed the stereotype around the idea that African American women are crazy. They brought up three inspirational African American women that have gone through dramatic changes in the music industry not by choice but by the pressure of the people i...

Namour Shines Light on American Assimilation

Namour Shines Light on American Assimilation

Kyle Frizol, Intern
April 7, 2017
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For the city of Los Angeles, the emphasis on diversity and portrayal of culture has long been a source of creative movement. Such creatives as Ava Duvernay have propelled ethnic diversity and focus on a shifting mainstream audience that is finally correctly and accurately depicting minorities and races ...

Undergraduate Exhibition Spring 2017

Undergraduate Exhibition Spring 2017

Sylvia Valdez, Intern
April 6, 2017
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The Fine Arts Gallery is hosting an art exhibition until April 5th. The exhibit will be open from Monday through Friday, noon-5pm. The exhibition displays art works from Cal State LA undergraduate students, which is a great opportunity if you’re a struggling artist. The vast art pieces in the exhibit in...

Equal Means Equal

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
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96 percent of Americans believe that men and women are equal, according to the 2016 documentary Equal Means Equal. However, the documentary, which is written, directed, and produced by women’s rights activist, filmmaker, and actress Kamala Lopez, shows us how far women are from being equal to men. In all areas of...

Cal State LA Alumna Snags Role in Award-Winning Musical, “Zoot Suit”

Cal State LA Alumna Snags Role in Award-Winning Musical, “Zoot Suit”

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
March 28, 2017
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After a 39-year hiatus, the hit Broadway musical “Zoot Suit” returns to the Mark Taper Forum for another successful run. Since its opening in 1978, “Zoot Suit” has remained a keystone of Chicano theatre. Written by American playwright Luis Valdez, the play was not only the first Chicano/Latino...

Skanking Reggae Festival in LA highlights the power of diversity through music

Ricky Rodas, Managing Editor
March 23, 2017
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Ska and Reggae music find their roots in Jamaica, and pioneering artists such as Prince Buster and Bob Marley carried their respective musical styles into the global spotlight. Now, groups such as Japanese band Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Argentinean band Los, Caligaris, and Los Angeles natives Raskahuele...

Genre bending, Grammys, and Gentrification

Ricky Rodas, Managing Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Arts

The East LA band Quetzal cannot be defined by one genre, as their songs fuse multiple musical styles together to craft one unique sound. Likewise, their activism works sprawl across multiple platforms. They advocate for social justice as seen through their performances and also going to schools to inspire...

A Double Whammy

A Double Whammy

David Czinner, Intern
March 17, 2017
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On Monday, March 6, Cal State LA Jazz Combos and Big Band were very fortunate to be assessed by Jazz icons John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton. Together, they co-founded and co-lead the well-known and Grammy-Nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Both leaders also worked together with jazz legend Monty...

Undocumented and Unafraid

Undocumented and Unafraid

Miguel Arriola, Intern
March 14, 2017
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On Tuesday, March 7, Student Union hosted the Cal State LA Dreamer’s Resource Center’s event with Yosimar Reyes. The event was designed to question and broaden understandings of the undocumented narrative from one that is largely dominated by media coverage of tragic or problematic stories, to one...

Your VIP Pass into Cal State LA’s Hilarious and Extravagant Spring Musical Comedy

Your VIP Pass into Cal State LA’s Hilarious and Extravagant Spring Musical Comedy

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
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Optimism only goes so far before it veers into carefree gullibility. Leonard Bernstein’s renowned “Candide”--based on the satire by French writer Voltaire--explores this very fine line. Over the course of this two-hour musical, audience members experience the world through the lens of an extremel...

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