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Love is In the Air

Love is In the Air

Kelly Vasquez, Newsroom Assistant
February 21
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

What’s Wrong with These Elevators?

What’s Wrong with These Elevators?

Ricky Rodas, Managing Editor
February 20
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Black and Yellow: These Colors Do Run

Black and Yellow: These Colors Do Run

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
February 14
Filed under News, Showcase

Cal State LA and Associated Students Inc. (ASI), continued Spirit Week with the second anuual Golden Eagle Pride 3K, presented by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI). The 3K followed a windy path throughout the campus, began and ended in the University Student Union (U-SU) Plaza. Students, alumni,...

CNN Obamacare Debate: Ted Cruz vs. Bernie Sanders

CNN Obamacare Debate: Ted Cruz vs. Bernie Sanders

Robert Camou, Intern
February 14
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Debate regarding health care reform, doesn’t aim to harm the other’s health, but rather, tests the resilience of people and their ideas against opposition. This makes debate useful for sharing information, which was the main objective of CNN televising the 90-minute debate between Congressmen Ted ...

DeVos Confirmation Stirs Mixed Reactions

DeVos Confirmation Stirs Mixed Reactions

Kyle Frizol, Intern
February 13
Filed under News, Showcase

Last Tuesday Betsy DeVos, a charter school advocate, was confirmed by the Senate as the Secretary of Education. Her confirmation was made by a split tie breaker of 50-50 that Vice President Pence’s vote decided. DeVos, who was a controversial pick for the role, has a reputation from both Democrat...

Cal State LA Student Receives $5,000 Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in South Korea

Cal State LA Student Receives $5,000 Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in South Korea

College of Professional and Global Education, Contributor
February 8
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Cal State LA Student Johnny Guan is one of 850 national recipients of a $5,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad. Guan will use his grant to study abroad...

A whole new ‘riddim’

A whole new ‘riddim’

Ricky Rodas, Copy Editor
February 8
Filed under Arts, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 3, students danced the night away in the U-SU Los Angeles room, completely entranced by the African and Caribbean music that flowed through their wireless headphones. Now, you might think, “why wear headphones at a dance party,” and the answer might just surprise you. Titled “So...

Students Rally as Trustees Consider Tuition Hike

Students Rally as Trustees Consider Tuition Hike

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
February 6
Filed under News, Showcase

Last Tuesday, over 30 students, faculty and staff from colleges across the California State University (CSU) system gathered at the Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach to protest the proposed tuition increase. At the Board of Trustees meeting, they gathered with signs reflecting their anxieties abou...

Immigration Reform Targets the Vulnerable

Immigration Reform Targets the Vulnerable

Ani Nalbandian, Staff Reporter
February 6
Filed under News, Showcase

President Trump has kicked off his term with sweeping immigration reform. On Jan. 27, President Trump signed an executive order, banning the citizens of seven majority Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S. for 90 days. He has also banned refugees from entering for 120 days, and indefinitely bann...

Farming for Change

Farming for Change

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
February 1
Filed under Health, Showcase

Environmentalism and sustainability are often associated with either being a product of hippie culture, or something that is unattainable in the modern age. It is hard to reflect on the choices we make, and make changes when the culture around you ignores sustainable options. Even in these shaky times, the ...

Meals on wheels

Meals on wheels

Matthew Gonzalez, Contributor
February 1
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Are you trying to tone up for your new year's resolution?  Don't know where to find any healthy alternatives on campus? Cal State LA has sixteen venues across campus where students can purchase a meal or snack during their down time from classes. The Office of Communications and Public Affairs sent out a m...

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