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What’s Your Plan After College? ASI Can Help

What’s Your Plan After College? ASI Can Help

Miguel Arriola, Intern
February 14, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

The student government (ASI) is launching a pilot program known as “Life After College”. ASI President Kayla Stamps describes the initiative as “an accelerated preparatory program that essentially provides career development resources, mentorship, and exclusive networking and training opportunities for ...

Keeping Up with the Indígenas

Keeping Up with the Indígenas

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

The Center for Gender and Sexualities recently put a spotlight on one group in particular and how changing times have shaped how these people are living today. Maylei Blackwell, the Director of Chicana/o Studies and Gender Studies at UCLA, was the special guest speaker at this event. Her main focus w...

Scam is the new spam

Scam is the new spam

Carlos Gomez, Web Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Job scams have been a new way for scammers to get your information. Some college students have already fallen victim to these scams, so here’s a way for you to get smart and learn to protect your information. One of the most common job scams out there is the “get something for nothing” styl...

The Year of The Rooster

The Year of The Rooster

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

If you’re wondering how exactly the Chinese Calendar works, timeanddate.com is here to explain. “The Chinese calendar does not count years in an infinite sequence. Each year is assigned a name consisting of two components within each 60-year cycle. The first component is a celestial stem element, an...

Meals on wheels

Meals on wheels

Matthew Gonzalez, Contributor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Are you trying to tone up for your new year's resolution?  Don't know where to find any healthy alternatives on campus? Cal State LA has sixteen venues across campus where students can purchase a meal or snack during their down time from classes. The Office of Communications and Public Affairs sent out a m...

The Prize is Right!

The Prize is Right!

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) drove in the Spring semester by offering students a chance to win some great Cal State LA gear at Prize Palooza. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the University Student Union Plaza, students and guests were able to participate in three fun games. If they landed on ...

The case to legalize prostitution

The case to legalize prostitution

Matt Lopez, Contributor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Prostitution, as the saying goes, is one of the world’s oldest professions.  In the early 1910s, the Department of Justice conducted a census of 310 cities in 26 states to tally the number of prostitutes in the U.S. At the time, the American population consisted of 22 million women ages fifteen to...

Regarding renters’ rights

Regarding renters’ rights

Kyle Frizol, Intern
December 7, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Throughout the country, thousands of properties are rented to individuals of all backgrounds and financial statuses. With strict agreement plans and lease rules, renters have little room to negotiate, and must take the contract issued at the time of renting word-for-word, or risk paying any number of...

What rating do professors give RateMyProfessors?

What rating do professors give RateMyProfessors?

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Student evaluations have changed over the years, but RateMyProfessors.com, a student rating site for professors in schools in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada, has stayed in place since its founding in 1999. The website offers students multiple ways to assess their professors. Students provide a rating...

Resources available to students during finals

Resources available to students during finals

Sylvia Valdez, Intern
December 6, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Has the stress kicked in yet, or has the holiday spirit sugar coated for what’s about to come? Finals week is among us. Deadlines need to be met, Powerpoints need to be presented, and essays need to be rushed. Some people go for walks, some people scream at the top of their lungs, and then the few...

The verdict on semester

The verdict on semester

Alina Ogle, Contributor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

The struggle is real. Whether you love or loath the change to the semester system, after 15 weeks of classes, the finish line is in sight. The conversion to the semester system has been now been tried and tested and one thing is certain: it is here to stay. For those students who were used to the...

Moon-lit breakfast

Moon-lit breakfast

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Cal State LA hosted another successful Moonlight Breakfast with a packed house at the Golden Eagle Ballroom on Wednesday evening. “Moonlight breakfast is a really good idea and I'm glad our campus is keeping it up,” said Kyle Bernardino, communication major. A long line of students waited at...

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