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Documentary shines light on local LGBTQ Asian Americans

Documentary shines light on local LGBTQ Asian Americans

Mimi Li
June 3
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

For many LGBTQ Asian Americans, their narratives of coming out and family relationships are different yet similar to the mainstream stories of the LGBTQ community. The documentary “LGBTQ Asian American San Gabriel Valley Stories” by Divercity Productions, a production team comprised of college studen...

The ‘Hart’ of Educational Opportunity Programs

The ‘Hart’ of Educational Opportunity Programs

Marina Andalon
June 3
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle, News

Margaret Hart conducted a book signing for her new book “Educating the Excluded: What Led to the Mandate for Educational Opportunity at Cal State LA University” on Monday, May 23. Though labeled as a book signing, the event focused primarily on the history and significance of Educational Opportunity...

Golden Eagle Radio hosts first talent show

Golden Eagle Radio hosts first talent show

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
June 3
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Golden Eagle Radio (GER), Cal State LA’s online radio station, invited students to participate in the station’s first talent show. On May 24 students were invited to view the 2-hour show in the University-Student Union Plaza, where some of their peers performed on stage to show off their talents....

A night of animation and digital diversity

A night of animation and digital diversity

J. Aaron Delgado and Beatriz Corralez
June 3
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle, Showcase

As seniors are wrapping up their last quarter with their capstone projects, the Gravitas Animation Society presented their Seventh Annual Senior Animation Showcase, which included short animation clips created by graduating students as their capstone projects. Students lined up at the University Student-Union...

Historic Name Change for the Chicano Studies Department

Historic Name Change for the Chicano Studies Department

Mary Yanes
June 2
Filed under Arts, News

The Chicano Studies Department is now changing their name to Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies starting in the fall semester. So why the change? Valerie Talavera Bustillos, Acting Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Chicano Studies, feels a new name marks a new era. “We...

From expert to witness

From expert to witness

Pablo De La Hoya
June 2
Filed under Arts, News

On Wednesday, May 25, the Criminal Justice Department hosted a panel of four expert court testifiers in the University-Student Union to enlighten students on the details of their positions as faculty and experts in their line of work. The panel featured Dr. Bill Sanders, an expert on gangs and criminal...

Rock of the (Dark) Ages

Rock of the (Dark) Ages

Janice Peregrina
May 27
Filed under Arts, News

The Cure, one of the most influential punk-alternative rock bands of the 80’s and 90’s, began their U.S. tour on May 10, with sold out Los Angeles dates set for May 22 and 23. On their tour starting date, the band surprised audiences with the live debut of two new songs “Step Into The Light”...

Sounds of Sunset connects arts with community services

Sounds of Sunset connects arts with community services

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
May 27
Filed under Arts

The Sounds of Sunset Music & Arts Festival exposed students to numerous indie artists from across Los Angeles on Thursday, May 19. The festival promoted many local artists, the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) encouraged students to donate art supplies to distribute to Self Help Graphics &...

Award-winning director Billy Woodberry returns to alma mater to premiere newest film

Award-winning director Billy Woodberry returns to alma mater to premiere newest film

Marina Andalon
May 26
Filed under Arts

Award-winning filmmaker Billy Woodberry visited his alma mater, Cal State LA on Wednesday, May 18. Woodberry premiered to students and faculty members his long awaited film And When I Die I Won’t Stay Dead, his documentary about the jazz inspired poet Bob Kaufman, otherwise known as “American Rimba...

Legalize Sex for Money?

Legalize Sex for Money?

Hannah Jacobsen, Staff Reporter
May 25
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle, Showcase

Sex workers operate outside the bounds of acceptability in U.S. society, walking the streets at the risk of violence and disease and working together at the risk of raids and jail time. Alison Bass, journalist and author of Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and The Law, came to Cal State LA’s University-Student Union (U...

Pratt Professor explains race, fashion and social media

Pratt Professor explains race, fashion and social media

Hector Aguilar
May 24
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

Minh-Ha T. Pahm aimed to answer the connection between social media, fashion and race with her recent seminar “Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet: Race, Gender, and the Work of Personal Style Blogging.” The seminar explained the meteoric rise of elite Asian fashion bloggers, and how their race and...

Comics and costumes return to Eagle Con

Comics and costumes return to Eagle Con

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
May 19
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

Cal State LA’s very own Comic Con returned bigger and better to the 3rd floor of the University-Student Union, adding an extra day to the convention. Eagle Con 2016 had its usual art gallery featuring popular contemporary films and television shows, including concept art from Marvel’s Agent Carter and Amer...

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