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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...

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...

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