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A Night in New Orleans

A Night in New Orleans

Carlos Gomez, Web Editor
February 27
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On Thursday, Feb. 23, the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) hosted Cal State LA’s annual Mardi Gras celebration in the University Student Union (U-SU), featuring a live swamp tour, live music, and free food. Mardi Gras was first celebrated by French explorers in Louisiana in 1699. The celebra...

New bill introduced to freeze tuition at California public colleges

New bill introduced to freeze tuition at California public colleges

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter
February 27
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AB 393, titled the Student Protection Act, was introduced by California Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) on February 9. It is sponsored by the California Faculty Association (CFA), a union representing over 27,000 faculty members across CSU campuses. Citing the increasingly high rates of studen...

Biochemistry professor named Emerging Scholar

Biochemistry professor named Emerging Scholar

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter
February 24
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Dr. Cecilia Zurita-Lopez, a biochemistry faculty member at Cal State LA, is named one of the 2017 Emerging Scholars in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for her research in biochemistry. She is featured alongside twelve other scholars for their academic achievements in higher education. Growing...

Free MetroLink Tickets

Parking and Transportation Services, Contributor
February 23
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CAL STATE LA: Get 2 Free Round-Trip Metrolink Tickets!  IT’S EASY TO CLAIM YOUR TWO FREE TICKETS: VISIT: metrolinktrains....

A Message From The President

William Covino
February 23
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Dear University Community: I’ve heard your frustrations, fears and concerns in the wake of recent executive orders on travel and increased immigration enforcement. I met with Chancellor White and other CSU presidents to discuss these concerns, and to develop the CSU’s response in the event that...

Love is In the Air

Love is In the Air

Kelly Vasquez, Newsroom Assistant
February 21
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This past Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Cal State LA University Student Union Plaza was adorned with several red heart balloons and tents filled with arts and crafts, food, and more, celebrating the day of love known as Valentine’s Day. The DIY Valentine’s Day event was put together by the Center for Stud...

Let’s Smash Every Friday

Let’s Smash Every Friday

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
February 20
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Button mashing and joysticks hitting videogame controllers are the sounds heard throughout the halls of the third floor student union building on Fridays, from the newly formed Super Smash Club. Founded by Javier Garcia, a junior Mathematics major, the Super Smash Club was first thought of and create...

How Safe is ‘Sanctuary’?

How Safe is ‘Sanctuary’?

Ani Nalbandian, Staff Reporter
February 20
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Despite being classified as a sanctuary city, Los Angeles was unable to avoid the deportation of hundreds of undocumented people this past week. Approximately 160 were arrested during Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, which kept in tune with many of the operations conducted over the p...

What’s Wrong with These Elevators?

What’s Wrong with These Elevators?

Ricky Rodas, Managing Editor
February 20
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On Tuesday, Feb. 14, an elevator in the King Hall building malfunctioned and stopped on the 2nd floor , trapping 10 individuals inside. Public Safety officers arrived on scene to assist the situation, and the fire department was called to get the people out safely. However, a service technician showed up ...

Father “Boyles” Down Lessons of Kinship and Compassion

Father “Boyles” Down Lessons of Kinship and Compassion

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
February 17
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If you thought that a speaker couldn’t incite gut-busting laughter and heart-wrenching emotion all in the span of an hour, then guess again. Last Thursday, Father Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, delivered a remarkably eloquent speech in the Golden Eagle Ballroom, which reduced the packed...

The Divine Nine

The Divine Nine

Erron Franklin, Copy Editor
February 17
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Black Futures Month at Cal State LA has introduced the campus community to Black culture through unique events during the month of February. The events have been organized by the Pan African Resource Center in conjunction with the Cal State LA Cross Cultural Center. Last Wednesday’s program featured...

Trip to Help the Fluffy and the Elderly

Malerie Wilkins, Contributor
February 15
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Los Angeles is a city with a serious animal overpopulation problem. Every year, tens of thousands of unwanted cats and kittens are euthanized by city and county shelters. Thousands more are neglected, abused or abandoned on the streets. At the Sanctuary, they believe every cat has the right to a high...

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