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ASI journeys from the Capital of Entertainment to Cuba

ASI journeys from the Capital of Entertainment to Cuba

Marcela Valdivia
June 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

New Marijuana Law in 2018

June 3
Filed under Lifestyle, News

A new law for the marijuana dispensaries may result in them going out of business. By 2018, dispensaries will be required to get a state license in order to keep their business. With this new law being enforced, this means that any dispensary can be negatively affected if they’ve been convicted of...

Smash a window, save an animal

Smash a window, save an animal

Beatriz Corralez
June 3
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

A new law may help free animals in trapped vehicles. California lawmakers are set to propose a new law that would allow people who see an animal in a hot car to smash the window in order to rescue it. Assembly members Marc Steinorth, Ling Ling Chang, and Kristin Olsen created assembly Bill 797 or...

NAMM 2016 Best Tools for Schools 2016

Jim Munson
June 3
Filed under Lifestyle

Earlier this year at the NAMM Show 2016, the website Noteflight Learn was the winner of the Best Teaching Tool for Advanced Students award. This website was designed for music education giving all students/teachers performance and assessment tools. Every user can access their Notefight account from any...

Know the roots of your foods

Know the roots of your foods

Marcela Valdivia
June 3
Filed under Lifestyle

The Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center and PETA2 hosted the last workshop for the Food For Thought series on how to “Decolonizing Your Diet” on Monday, May 23rd. Minh-Triet Dao, organizer of the event and program coordinator for the Asian Pacific Islander Student Research Center, planned...

Designing Today’s Solution For Immediate Usage

Designing Today’s Solution For Immediate Usage

Henry Chow
June 3
Filed under Lifestyle, News

This year's Senior Design Expo event was held on Friday, May 27 at the 3rd floor of the Golden Eagle Building's Ballrooms, in the U-SU Theater and Alhambra room. Over forty teams of seniors from the college of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology gathered and had the opportunity to showcas...

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