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Fantastic Beasts and Why You Should Watch It

Fantastic Beasts and Why You Should Watch It

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
November 28, 2016
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The beloved Harry Potter film series concluded 5 years ago with a two-part West End stage play titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that released this past summer for fans of the series to satisfy their wizarding wants of another chapter. Raving fans of J.K. Rowling’s literary and film works can fi...

Bidding farewell to a distinguished alumnus

Bidding farewell to a distinguished alumnus

Erron Franklin, Copy Editor
November 22, 2016
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Robert Francis Vaughn, an Oscar nominated actor and distinguished Cal State LA alumnus has passed away from acute leukemia, according to his manager Matthew Sullivan. Vaughn was 83. As Hollywood mourns the loss of one its greats, Cal State LA is saying goodbye to one of its distinguished alumni who ...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 predictions and spoilers

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 predictions and spoilers

Jacqueline Quiroz, Contributor
November 17, 2016
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  When we last left Game of Thrones, two bastards battled it out, the king of the Seven Kingdoms jumps off a balcony into his death and Winter has finally arrived to Westeros. With such an exciting ending to season 6 and unanswered questions fans had no other choice but to speculate on what is goi...

“Latina” enraptures audience with hilarious and moving performance

“Latina” enraptures audience with hilarious and moving performance

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2016
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When was the last time you went to see a play? No excuses. Cal State LA offers quality, on-campus student theater all year-round. This fall, the Theater Department put on a production of “Latina,” directed by Professor Steven Rothman. The play, written by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, begins by follow...

Let’s talk about sax, baby

Let’s talk about sax, baby

Ricky Rodas, Copy Editor
November 14, 2016
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On November 1, Cal State LA’s music department hosted Happy Birthday Adolphe Sax, a music recital in which the department’s saxophone players paid tribute to the beloved instrument’s inventor. Born November 6, 1814, in Dinant, Belgium, Sax patented his musical contraption in 1840. According to ...

Taking hate groups mainstream

Taking hate groups mainstream

Jacqueline Quiroz, Contributor
November 7, 2016
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This year’s election has been a highly debated subject that has brought sensitive issues to the surface, issues that can make people feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or outraged. One of those issues has been the rise of anti-Hispanic sentiment. Award-winning Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos, steps ...

Comic book legends headline Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con

Comic book legends headline Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
November 3, 2016
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Backed by the man himself with the biggest pop culture convention in LA, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, formerly known as Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, returns with the record breaking attendance number of 91,000 attendees on October 28th to October 30th. With attendance growing at least by 20% each...

From oddball Gaga monster to country ballad singer

From oddball Gaga monster to country ballad singer

Daniel Vidal, Contributor
November 3, 2016
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In 2009, the world witnessed a star being born as Lady Gaga turned many heads with her outrageous outfits and hypnotic pop music. After marking her spot in pop culture with many hit singles and albums, Lady Gaga released her fifth studio album Joanne, which shows a completely different side to the pop star tha...

Kanye West got 99 problems, but Jay Z ain’t one

Malerie Wilkins, Contributor
November 3, 2016
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Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, business, and investor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists in America and his net worth is $520 million. “I’m not a businessman,” Jay-Z once rapped. “I’m a business, man.” Kanye Oman West is a...

Day of the Dead comes alive

Day of the Dead comes alive

Maa-vic Ansah, Contributor
October 31, 2016
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On Tuesday, November 2nd from 8-10pm Professor Roberto Oregel TVF 4400 class is putting on an event, full of art featuring Chicano artist Sergio Vasquez, live music by DrifterShapeShifter, Day of the Dead inspired short films by the TVF 4400 students, and of course free food. The purpose for throwing ...

New play about undocumented women in search of opportunities

New play about undocumented women in search of opportunities

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016
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Thirty years ago, a man navigating the complex world of show business watched a play that stole his heart. Though times weren’t right at the moment, he promised himself, “Someday, somewhere, I’ll do it as a director.”         Thirty years later, as a professor of theater arts, Dr. Steven Rothman fou...

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