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Rhetoric or Right-Wing Revolution?

Rhetoric or Right-Wing Revolution?

Miguel Arriola, Intern
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The sweeping agenda of the Trump Administration and the acrimonious divisions that have been exposed in American politics have led some to wonder about the current social paradigm in the United States. In an interview that aired April 12, the award-winning investigative journalist, Allan Nairn, tol...

Springing into Break

Springing into Break

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The time has finally arrived. Spring Break, where all of us students can put their studies on pause for a week of rest, unless one or more of your professors assigned lengthy homework, which someone may spend a good amount of their break working on it, and for those who have to work. The cliché portr...

Taking Cal State LA to New Places

Taking Cal State LA to New Places

Carlos Gomez, Web Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Drones have been a huge hit ever since last year. In fact, these new toys were a major gift for many families across the United States during the holiday season. Many of these new drones come equipped with cameras to capture stills and videos for the user. There are many applications for this new technology,...

Challenging Society’s Definition of Happiness

Challenging Society’s Definition of Happiness

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It can be difficult feeling confident about yourself in college. You can be bombarded by choices, well-meaning but misplaced advice from friends and family, and all the while, doubting your career path and future. When you make college your whole life, all other aspects tend to fall to the side. Paul...

Anything for Selenas?

Anything for Selenas?

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The Chicanx/Latinx Student Resource Center held a spirited afternoon of “spilling the tea” on Thursday Mar. 02 at “Cafecito con Chisme: Selena, Pop Culture, and Cultural Appropriation.” Students from across the racial and gender spectrums gathered into the cozy room on the second floor of the...

Communication and Understanding is Key in Inclusive Community Leadership

Miguel Arriola, Intern
March 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Are you a political creature  seeking to influence the world around you?  Have you ever wanted to organize your community to stand for an important cause?  Whether one seeks to be a local politician serving the community, a community organizer providing support services to those in need, or a protest...

Are Academic Societies Worth Joining?

Are Academic Societies Worth Joining?

Miguel Arriola, Intern
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It seems likely that many students who encounter some sort of academic honor society might wonder whether or not it’s worth joining.  After all, joining does require time and effort in terms of learning about its benefits and taking advantage of them.  Plus, there are fees.  Assuming one already...

Gentrification: A Way to Improve Local Communities Or the New Face of Colonization?

Gentrification: A Way to Improve Local Communities Or the New Face of Colonization?

David Czinner, Intern
February 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Gentrification has been a topic of debate for decades, yet discussions on the matter have been on the rise in recent years since Los Angeles has seen a huge increase in new housing and developments. On Thursday, Feb. 16, the Cross Cultural Center held an one-hour discussion on gentrification, with...

Facebook and fake news

Matthew Gonzalez, Contributor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Fake news is affecting the way we think. Social media platforms have recently been hit with fake news posts that affect politics, cause concern with hoax celebrity deaths, and promote propaganda. Unlike news satire, fake news websites seek to mislead, rather than entertain readers for financial, political,...

Screeching in the rain: are the cats and dogs really worth it?

Screeching in the rain: are the cats and dogs really worth it?

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

If you aren’t a rainy day person, last week probably wasn’t up your alley. It was, to say the least, a soggy experience. But not all students felt the same way. While some complained of its burdens, others found the rainy environment nostalgic. So to see how your opinions stack up, here’s how Cal Stat...

Protest or Civil Unrest?

Protest or Civil Unrest?

Robert Camou, Intern
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It is becoming common knowledge that political decision making has been hijacked by private interests worldwide. This corruption becomes especially horrific in the United States’ representative democracy and is the antithesis of a government intended to be “of the people, by the people, and for ...

Perceptions of Illegitimacy Provide a Large Political Target

Perceptions of Illegitimacy Provide a Large Political Target

Miguel Arriola, Intern
January 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The aggressive character and the demonizing declarations and promises of Donald Trump provided an easy target for the monitoring group Human Rights Watch. On Thursday, January 12, the organization released its annual report cataloging the state of human rights in nations around the world. Among the top...

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