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Emotional Memorial Day ceremony on campus

Emotional Memorial Day ceremony on campus

Anthony Karambelas
June 9, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, News

It’s the question that demands an excusatory answer: how did you spend your Memorial Day weekend? For us, college students, Memorial Day means another 24 hours to study (or procrastinate) for finals. The hard truth is, very few Americans understand or even appreciate Memorial Day for what it is. ...

Get a D, earn an A

David Ochoa
June 9, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

A common excuse for a bad grade many students use is that the professor is out to get them. Most of the time that’s just what it is, an excuse for their poor performance in class. But on the rare occasions of when it’s true, where can students go to prove it? Not all grades have to be final. Whether it...

Copa America soccer tournament comes to the U.S.A.

Copa America soccer tournament comes to the U.S.A.

Brisa Dominguez
June 9, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Sports

"This is the biggest sporting event of the year and I'm not planning to miss it," said Manuel Hernández, a junior TVF major about the highly anticipated soccer tournament, Copa America. Formally known as the South American Football Championship which has finally arrived in the United States, this...

Brace yourselves, fall is coming

Brace yourselves, fall is coming

Pablo De La Hoya, Web Editor
June 8, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

Over the past three quarters parking has been a topic on the top of a lot of student’s minds. From increased pricing to solutions that didn’t help the majority of the student body it still remains a heated topic. In the summer of 2015 the announcement was released regarding an increase in parking...

Vegan Dish takes home the gold in annual food industry contest

Vegan Dish takes home the gold in annual food industry contest

Marina Andalon
June 8, 2016
Filed under Health, Lifestyle, News, Showcase

Cal State LA’s Food Science and Technology program won first place in the 29th Annual Southern California Food Industry and Conference held in Anaheim. The team won for the second year in a row and received a $1,000 cash prize. There were nine college teams that participated and Cal State LA rose to...

ASI journeys from the Capital of Entertainment to Cuba

ASI journeys from the Capital of Entertainment to Cuba

Marcela Valdivia
June 7, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, News, Showcase

On Wednesday, June 1, the Golden Eagle Ballroom held an information session about the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Alternative Summer Break Service Learning Project, which will take place in Cuba in May of the following year. Ashley Joseph, Programs Coordinator of A.S.I., explained in extensive...

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ brings in a full bloom

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ brings in a full bloom

Ricky Rodas
June 7, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

After years of waiting patiently, the Amorphophallus Titanum on loan at the Cal State LA greenhouse finally bloomed Tuesday evening, June 31. Commonly referred to as the Corpse Flower, these rare and extremely large plant oddities can take 10-20 years to fully bloom. As it only stays bloom for two...

Cal State LA alumna awarded for doctoral dissertation on Latina leadership

Cal State LA alumna awarded for doctoral dissertation on Latina leadership

Mimi Li
June 6, 2016
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

Elva Cortez-Covarrubias, a recent doctoral graduate at Cal State LA, was recognized for her dissertation, “Latinas Leading for Social Justice: Resistance and Recognition through Dual Language Programs,” last month by the American Education Research Association, Hispanic Research Issues Special Interest...

Bernie Sanders rallies in Orange County

Bernie Sanders rallies in Orange County

Janice Peregrina
June 3, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Democratic Presidential nominee Senator Bernie Sanders held another rally in California at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater on Sunday, May 22. The rally was one of many that have been scheduled in state, in lieu of the California Primary Election coming up on June 7. Thousands of supporters attended the...

Fans marvelled over homosexual Captain America

Fans marvelled over homosexual Captain America

Esperanza Juarez
June 3, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Early Tuesday, fans started an online hashtag campaign for #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend in hope Marvel would give Steve Rogers a same-sex love interest. “I saw the hashtag on Twitter, and I think it would be a great step towards the LBTQ community,” says Maria Alvarado, 22, a Criminal Justice...

Swiper, no swaping

Swiper, no swaping

Ricky Rodas
June 3, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

On May 25, the Housing Resident Assistant (RA) Program were scheduled to host a Swap Meet in the Phase II Community center. “The purpose of this event was to allow residents from housing to come and exchange their belongings, because when [people are] about to move out, they need to get rid of so...

Documentary shines light on local LGBTQ Asian Americans

Documentary shines light on local LGBTQ Asian Americans

Mimi Li
June 3, 2016
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...

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