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OP-ED: Will Low Voter Turnout From ASI Election Affect US Presidential Election?

OP-ED: Will Low Voter Turnout From ASI Election Affect US Presidential Election?

Jason Layden
July 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The turnout for this year’s 2016 ASI General Elections was higher than last year, but still low. Out of the 20,668 college students enrolled, less than 1 percent of enrolled students voted. How does this translate to real world voting? Compared to the 36 percent turnout rate for this year’s California...

The Etiquette of Tipping

The Etiquette of Tipping

Zeanna Imperial
June 28, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

Dining at a restaurant is supposed to be a carefree, joyous experience. You don’t have to cook or clean, and you get a delicious meal. Once the check is dropped, the joyous felling turns to angst as the stress of leaving a fair tip ensues you. This is a common occurrence as there isn’t a set of...

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...

Before the “Big Bang”

June 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

What caused the “Bing Bang”? Better yet, what came before it? Enigmatism may provide the answer, E.N.I.G.M.A. or Energized Neutral Inertial Gravitational Mass Acceleration, is a form of futuristic time travel if you will-of sub-atomic space particles that were created by vertexial patterns before...

DIY Graduation Cap Ideas

Ani Nalbandian
May 27, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

A long time in the making, thousands of students will be graduating from Cal State LA this June. The class of 2016 will be in contention with previous classes for best graduation cap designs, and I’m here to help. Trying to think of a creative graduation cap design can be difficult. First, you should think ...

Having the Wrong Opinion

David Ochoa
May 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

College is a place where ideals and views should be challenged, not suppressed. In most cases, both the faculty and the students of Cal State LA have done a good job of allowing students to express their views, but there are some instances that have fallen short of perfection. With the Democratic...

Graduating seniors reflect on undergraduate experience

Linda Ardian
May 6, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

With less than half of the quarter to go the soon-to-be graduates prepare themselves for graduation day, with some insightful reflection. They recall their time here at Cal State LA along with the wonderful opportunities it has provided them. It all dawns upon them, as they know their time is quickly...

Reconsidering the 710 Gap Closure

Ani Nalbandian
April 22, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

I was walking in the halls of the Engineering and Technology building on Wednesday a former professor of mine who was lecturing a class stopped me. Professor Michael McLendon of the Political Science department had a bone to pick with me about an article I had written outlining the reasons why the 710...

Summer sessions: expensive, but is it worth it?

Summer sessions: expensive, but is it worth it?

Fred Zuniga
April 22, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, News, Opinion

With the summer session just around the corner, Cal State LA students will have to resort to table dancing for money in order to take summer classes in 2016. The new summer cost of attendance posted on the Cal State LA’s website is surprisingly high, even though the session is only six weeks long. There...

Remembering Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, 21 years later.

Remembering Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, 21 years later.

Chelsey Michaelis
April 7, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Last Thursday, March 31 marked the 21st Anniversary of 23-year-old Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez tragic death. Nearing super stardom, her star was shot down by her fan club president Yolanda Saldivar. Ruben Lara, 29, junior Nutrition major, heard more about Selena the day after her death ...

Inspired by Students’ Daily Struggles, I Choose to Strike

Enrique C. Ochoa
April 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As a CSU professor for the past 25 years, I am always in awe of the students with whom I work. Many balance school, work, family, and community commitments. They are confronted with almost yearly fee increases, campus budget cuts, and an overall disinvestment in public schools. They speak out against...

Give Back

Give Back

March 31, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

Cal State LA has many stairs, however, students tend to gravitate toward the easier route by riding the elevator. There is nothing wrong with taking the elevator, but it is also important to realize certain students and faculty are incapable of walking the stairs. Those of us with two working legs have...

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