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Life, Love, and Loss: Trans Visibility at Cal State LA

Life, Love, and Loss: Trans Visibility at Cal State LA

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Trans Day of Remembrance, a day to honor and mourn trans individuals murdered due to hate crimes/transphobia, was celebrated on campus on Monday with an event organized by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center in partnership with Trans Student Educational Resources. While remembrance of those lost...

‘Checking In’ on Facebook for Standing Rock? It’s a hoax.

‘Checking In’ on Facebook for Standing Rock? It’s a hoax.

Malerie Wilkins, Contributor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

If you are seeing a mass amount of Facebook friends checking in to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, it is because they have decided to participate in the protest between the police and activists against Dakota Access Pipeline Project, a $3.7 billion investment into t...

Ain’t no mountain high enough for these two

Ain’t no mountain high enough for these two

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Health, Lifestyle

What if one hike a week could change your life forever? Keen Thoughtz, a show on Golden Eagle Radio hosted by Daisy Villalobos and Jessica Mehdikhani revolving around the environment, exposes listeners to the 52 Hike challenge that inspires people to explore the great outdoors and change people’s ...

New initiatives to combat food and housing insecurity

Gerardo Amezquita, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Following suit with other CSU campuses, Dean of Students Jennifer Miller announced last Friday new grant-funded initiatives to improve student food and housing insecurity on campus. In partnership with the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science and the University-Student Union, the office a...

Conscious ‘Unfriending’

Conscious ‘Unfriending’

Alina Ogle, Contributors
October 25, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

The final countdown to the 2016 general election has begun and it seems to be more divisive than any before. With the final stretch in sight, people are making their decisions about who to vote for and that may be creating more than a few unwanted waves in relationships. According to a national poll by Monmouth Uni...

Life is a Phi-esta

Life is a Phi-esta

Matthew Gonzalez and Xavier Jones
October 24, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Cal State LA currently has 25 Greek organizations on campus listed on the University-Student Union's website. This semester, Fraternity Kappa Sigma hopes to be reinstated, while Sorority Delta Phi Epsilon gets an established colony on campus. Back in the day, an earlier chapter of Kappa Sigma hosted a hist...

Living in a world of privilege

Sylvia Valdez, Intern
October 20, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

The hour-long seminar was informative, to say the least. From Queer Theory, food insecurity, to CSU systems innovations, the meeting on Oct. 13, started with English and Woman Sexual Studies professor, Dr. Benjamin Bateman. Dr. Bateman began by explaining Queer Theory stemming from gender and femini...

Prop 55, the CSU, and You

Carlos Gomez, Production Manager
October 17, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Many California voters have their eyes on the election. Many items will be up for voting on the November ballot, but one item should stand out to students and faculty: The California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act, otherwise known as Prop 55. Prop 55 is an extension of Prop 30, which wa...

ASI hosts National Voter Registration Day to get students active and aware

ASI hosts National Voter Registration Day to get students active and aware

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
October 4, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

       According to the National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) organization, a shocking six million Americans did not vote in the 2008 presidential election because they either missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. As the voter registration deadline for the heated 2016 el...

Sample a taste of Korean culture–and food!

Sample a taste of Korean culture–and food!

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

On Tuesday, September 20, students had the opportunity of not only learning about Korean culture, but also getting a ‘Taste of Korea’ through an event that was organized by the Center for Korean American and Korean Studies and Dr. Hyojoung Kim from the Sociology department on campus. With booths...

Vote! Vote! Vote! ¿Por Quien?

Vote! Vote! Vote! ¿Por Quien?

Marrian Zhou, Managing Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Vote! Vote! Vote! Everybody should register and vote! It’s your right as a U.S. citizen! Bring your abuelas, bring your tios, and bring your amigos to the voting booth! We can’t get what we want if we don’t vote! This message echoed in the University-Student-Union Theatre on September 22 during...

Paper Plane structure soars over Grand Park

Paper Plane structure soars over Grand Park

Emmanuel Maresca
September 23, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

In the skies over Grand Park, a cluster of enormous canvas origami airplanes now float in midair in Downtown Los Angeles after their grand reveal last Tuesday. The installation of the ten planes suspended over Olive Court, a popular meeting place for food trucks and hungry Angelinos on their lunch break,...

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