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Student Advocates Negotiate State Capital for CSU Funding

Student Advocates Negotiate State Capital for CSU Funding

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
March 22
Filed under News, Showcase

Facing a potential CSU tuition hike, a tiny but mighty group of Cal State LA students are ferociously defending student pocketbooks. Our very own student advocacy group, otherwise known as Lobby Corps, has been especially active in recent weeks, fighting with every last sap of energy to ensure that a...

Students Protest Against Tuition Increase

Students Protest Against Tuition Increase

Enron Franklin, Copy Editor
March 20
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On Wednesday, March 15 afternoon, students took part in a protest that started in front of the bookstore, then made its way around campus. The students protesting are against a five percent tuition increase that would take place as soon as Fall 2017. Cal State LA students are urging the California State...

New food pantry feeds campus community

New food pantry feeds campus community

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter
March 14
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The Guerrilla Food Pantry, which opened its door last Monday, serves free food and other necessities to all students, faculty, and staff at Cal State LA. The pantry is located in King Hall C4036. Its operating hours for the Spring 2017 semester are Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesdays...

YAF Dropped Lawsuit Against University Employees

YAF Dropped Lawsuit Against University Employees

Enron Franklin, Copy Editor
March 13
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Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), a student organization on campus has dropped its lawsuit against university employees. Since the suit was filed in May of 2016, Cal State LA has changed its policies regarding free speech and expression on campus. The suit stemmed from a February 2016 speaking engage...

Handicap Parking Placard Misusers Beware

Handicap Parking Placard Misusers Beware

Carlos Gomez, Web Editor
March 6
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There are many students attending Cal State LA who are disabled and require the specialized handicap parking spots all around campus. However, there are several students who abuse these designated parking spots to park closer to their classes, such as lot 8 located behind the fine arts building. Janet...

Sociology Club’s event prompts student reaction

Sociology Club’s event prompts student reaction

Erron Franklin, Copy Editor
March 6
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The Cal State LA Sociology Club is set to host an event about how students can get a job with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. However, the event is not sitting well with some students on campus. On March 1, several witnesses describe two women tearing down event flyers that were on...

You got the gig and it’s for the President of your school. No pressure.

You got the gig and it’s for the President of your school. No pressure.

David Czinner, Intern
March 3
Filed under Arts, Showcase

When people discuss famous albums, compositions and songs, many immediately think of the producer, performer, composer or writer of the work. Yet frequently, it's forgotten by many, including musicians, that one of the most important considerations during the creative process is the audience. Music has...

Growing Threats of Deportation

Growing Threats of Deportation

Ani Nalbandian, Staff Reporter
February 27
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Cal State LA held its second Democracy in Action event on Tuesday which focused on immigration and refugees. At a University with a student population that identifies as over 50 percent Hispanic, many people are praising the administration and the school for providing these platforms to discuss immi...

New bill introduced to freeze tuition at California public colleges

New bill introduced to freeze tuition at California public colleges

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter
February 27
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AB 393, titled the Student Protection Act, was introduced by California Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) on February 9. It is sponsored by the California Faculty Association (CFA), a union representing over 27,000 faculty members across CSU campuses. Citing the increasingly high rates of studen...

Love is In the Air

Love is In the Air

Kelly Vasquez, Newsroom Assistant
February 21
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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
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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
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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...

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