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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...

Peyton Goes Out On Top?

Patrick Shearer
March 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

“You don’t retire from the ring, the ring retires you,” says Boxing legend Lennox Lewis. This may hold true for Peyton Manning, who retired Monday, March 7 after eighteen years in the NFL. “Eighteen is a good number,” Manning said in his retirement speech, alluding to eighteen years of wearing...

The next President of the United States is…

Ani Nalbandian
March 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Meet your next President, Bernie Sanders! Sanders is unequivocally in the lead after his surprising wins in Michigan and on Super Tuesday and Super Saturday. He has defied virtually every poll in every state that has voted in the Presidential Primaries so far. Currently the United States is in the...

State of the College Event Promotion

Ricky Rodas
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dr. Scott Bowman, Dean of the Natural and Social Sciences (NSS) at Cal State LA, was scheduled to speak and talk to students at the University-Student Union (U-SU) Theater in the Student Union on Wednesday, March 2. However, when I went to the theater and tried to open the front door, it was locked. I...

Activists turned social mediaists

Andrew Beltran
March 4, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

The finale of the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) series "Cup of Culture" came to an end on Monday, Feb. 22, where a presentation was given on social media and the impact that is has caused on television. "Cup of Culture is a series that takes place every quarter. It focuses on different topics such as...

OP-ED: BSU president on protests that occurred last week

OP-ED: BSU president on protests that occurred last week

Sesley Lewis, BSU President
March 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One of the biggest misconceptions that Ben Shapiro and his supporters continue to relay is that the students of Cal State LA are against free speech. We are not against our First Amendment rights, and we value those rights. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, including Ben Shapiro. Had there not...

The fragile state of the marketplace for ideas

The fragile state of the marketplace for ideas

Anonymous
March 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

(Note: I should note that I do not agree, or am a member of YAF, in no way or form. I’m simply an immigrant Mexican-American senior trying to reach graduation who observed a simple abuse of what I thought was a sincere principle of the freedom of the flow of the exchange of ideas in higher education.) A...

OP-ED: CFA strike and how it affects students like me

OP-ED: CFA strike and how it affects students like me

Patrick Shearer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The California Faculty Association (CFA) plans on striking on April 13-15 and April 18-19 across all 23 CSU campuses if an agreement on a pay raise isn’t met. The strike will affect all 23 campuses, which hold 460,000 students and 47,000 staff and faculty. The CFA represents over 20,000 of the 47,000 staff...

Fun and cheap activities to do in L.A. for March

Fun and cheap activities to do in L.A. for March

Alex Orozco
February 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion

For students who have ever searched “Fun things to do in L.A.,” on their respective search engine then search no more. There are many fun and cheap things to do in the city of Los Angeles that most people are unaware of such as The Farmer’s Market on campus, The Los Angeles Lantern Festival, a...

Spirit Weak at Cal State LA

Spirit Weak at Cal State LA

Carlos Gomez and Mathew Gonzalez
February 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The annual Cal State LA Spirit Week ran from Feb. 1-4, featuring events such as the float parade, dodge ball tournament, and Bowl Out. “Spirit week gives us a chance to be proud of our university, to be thankful to take a break before midterms,” said Antoinette Nailor, Business Admin Management majo...

OP-ED: New parking lot, did it really help?

OP-ED: New parking lot, did it really help?

Pablo De La Hoya
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Off-site parking has helped much of the pandemic created here on campus. Many students continue to struggle to find parking on campus. If you have visited the off-site lot, you will see that it is very empty. There are plenty of spaces to go around, and yet the struggle persists. In an attempt t...

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