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Take Back the Night: The Most Important Night of the Year

Take Back the Night: The Most Important Night of the Year

Stephanie Abraham
April 24, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

When Katie Koestner went to college, she never imagined that she’d soon be on the cover of Time Magazine for sparking a national debate about sexual assault on college campuses—but that’s exactly what happened. It was 1990 and Katie left her hometown Temecula (80 miles southeast of Cal State LA...

Queer of All Colors

Queer of All Colors

Alex Montgomery, Contributor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

In the Los Angeles Room of the University-Student Union on the evening of April 12, issues facing queer youth of color today like intersectional identity and support systems within an educational environment found articulation and advocacy in Dr. Rigoberto Marquez, the keynote speaker of a panel discussion...

Spring Break, Fling Break?

Spring Break, Fling Break?

Alex Montgomery, Contributor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

In the early afternoon of Thursday, March 23, those who were lucky enough to find themselves in the Alhambra room on the third floor of the University Student Union were treated to a frank, open panel discussion of romantic relationships and various practices that might incubate a healthy one in a con...

Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) welcomed Spring with a focus on clean, sustainable living with “Think Green,” a small festival held in the the University Student Union (U-SU) Plaza celebrating and promoting environmental consciousness. “Think Green” was part of Cal State LA’s new Ea...

You Are Not Your Scars

You Are Not Your Scars

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Women’s History Month should provide resources and education of all aspects of womanism, whether the subject be regularly discussed, or considered taboo. Dr. Libby Lewis, a professor and scholar in Women’s Studies and Pan African Studies, opened up a discussion on domestic violence in intimate r...

Living La Vida Lupie

Matthew Gonzalez, Contributor
March 12, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Derived from a Senior Capstone class assignment, this year’s newest edition towards community engagement was devoted to Lupus awareness. The Club “Living La Vida Lupie” was founded by six senior Communication Studies majors who partnered with Lupus Research Alliance and Lupus LA to raise awareness...

Stepping Out of the Box and Into the Mixer

Stepping Out of the Box and Into the Mixer

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

I don’t know what I was thinking when I heard “queer mixer.” Maybe just some talking over the famous Cal State LA pink lemonade? Then I walked in and found tables arranged around the Los Angeles Room in speed dating style, with a paper sign on each tabletop arranging them by zodiac sign. Somewhat...

Liquor Referral AA okay

Liquor Referral AA okay

Malerie Wilkins, Contributor
February 28, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

According to the Cal State LA clery report last year, 266 students were given liquor law referrals and 265 of those students were caught drinking in the dorms on campus. Drinking and college may seem like they go hand in hand, but when a student is consuming underage, or is belligerently drunk, it can...

“Nalgona Positivity Pride” leads workshop in the decolonize your body series

“Nalgona Positivity Pride” leads workshop in the decolonize your body series

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Gloria Lucas, the founder and director of body positive project “Nalgona Positivity Pride” (NPP), led the decolonize your body series on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the University Student Union. The NPP project is a Xicana-Brown Indigenous project that focuses on intersectional body positivity; eating...

The Task of our Lifetime

The Task of our Lifetime

Kyle Frizol, Intern
February 27, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Earth, a single planet whose inhabitants is approaching eight billion people, is nothing short of a miracle of infinitely statistical proportions. The odds of finding life in the universe is vastly miniscule, nonetheless discovering human life. Regardless, this reality exists, and each of these nearl...

With Great Love Comes Great Vulnerability

With Great Love Comes Great Vulnerability

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

The Center for Gender and Sexualities and the Cross Cultural Centers organized the very first “Conversations at the Dinner Table” event in the University Student Union’s Los Angeles Room. The room had Valentine’s Day themed tables with red tablecloths fully set for a fancy dinner, colored mas...

Communal Rooms at the Marriott

Christian Velez, Contributor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Last September Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts merged into one company. The merger left the new Marriott with 30 brands and more than 5,700 hotels in 110 countries, making Marriott the largest hotel company in the world. Well now, the largest hotel company in world is making headlines,...

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