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NBA Finals 2017

NBA Finals 2017

Mike Nelson, Contributor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Thursday June 1, two bitter rivals will start a seven-game series for a third consecutive season in the NBA Finals. With LeBron James on the Cleveland side, this will be his seventh straight NBA finals appearance. It is objectively an incredible feat, and a record that most likely will never be broken. He...

Has the Presidency become a joke?

Has the Presidency become a joke?

J. Aaron Delgado, Managing Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since January 20, President Donald Trump’s Inauguration day, conversations about politics have changed and further divided the nation between supporters and opposers of the President. With even more heated debate about politics going around, so has talk about a possible new trend for potential...

Why can’t I fail classes?

Why can’t I fail classes?

Carlos Gomez, Web Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

One of the greatest (and perhaps the most challenging) things to do as a first generation child is go to college to pursue a degree. All you want to do is make your family proud, and see yourself succeed in the field of your choice. However, college courses tend to be very different to any classes t...

Sorry Kid, They Don’t Advertise That On the White House

Marrian Zhou, Editor in Chief
May 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Saturday, April 30 marks the 100th day of Trump’s presidency. According to NBC News, Trump has signed 29 executive orders, 28 pieces of legislation into law, confirmed 25 appointees, one Supreme Court nominee, and so far received an overall job-approval rating of 40 percent. In an interview with R...

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...

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