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Stephanie Presz plays at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Alan Snodgrass.

Notes of sexism in the music industry

My journey as a female drummer
Stephanie Presz, Community News Reporter April 19, 2021

“Sweetheart, could you transfer me over to a guy? I’d like to speak to someone who knows what they’re talking about.” I had heard versions of that a number of times before working at the Guitar...

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Cal State LA music department eager for the return of in-person learning

Zoe Little, Social Media editor April 13, 2021

Technological difficulties and the necessity to practice in groups have left students and staff from the music department feeling like they are missing out on the full learning experience they would otherwise...

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Digital diaries to be displayed in a virtual exhibit

Zoe Little, Social Media editor March 6, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the University Library’s Special Collections and Archives team, alongside student archivists, are ensuring that the experiences of the Cal State LA campus community...

An illustration showing a building and a semi-circular shade structure in a courtyard.

Mariachi Plaza development planning gets extension

Metro needs more time to analyze the project, ensure it will work
Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter January 15, 2021

At a virtual meeting on Dec. 3, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously approved a 6-month extension on its agreement with the East LA Community Corporation, which is planning...

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Eastside Los Angeles landmarks: 12 of the community’s favorite places

A virtual tour of East Los Angeles and neighboring communities
Jathniel Coronado, Community News Reporter January 8, 2021

Many of us are stuck indoors during the COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the places and landmarks that make the Eastside so special. The UT’s Community News section asked Eastsiders...

Photo of 5605-5607 N. Figueroa St., where the nomination for the Historic-Cultural Monument for the Centro de Arte Publico is located. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning in a

The fight to preserve two former Chicano art centers in Highland Park

Zoe Little, Community News Reporter January 6, 2021

Highland Park and Northeast Los Angeles was once a massive hub for Chicano art and activism.  Many of the most influential Chicano artists of the 1970s came together and created the two most influential...

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Art and healing during a pandemic

Rucker Schantz, Community News Reporter December 29, 2020

If Leimert Park is considered an artistic and cultural hub, at least part of the credit goes to Ben Caldwell, who started the Leimert Park Art Walk 10 years ago and has worked on various projects in the...

Juan in the process of painting his Vanessa Guillen mural. Photo courtesy of Juan Solis.

From childhood art enthusiast to local muralist

East Los Angeles artist Juan Solis' mural of Vanessa Guillen draws national attention
Meghan Bravo, Community News Editor December 29, 2020

As a child growing up in Boyle Heights, Juan Solis was so drawn to the neighborhood’s vibrant murals that he’d read up on the artists at his local library. One artist that stood out to him was well-known...

The theater department rehearses and practices using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) to create backgrounds for the first upcoming play. Photo Meredith Greenburg.

The show must go on: Cal State LA’s Department of Theatre and Dance moves plays to virtual

Lurdes Villalpando, Intern Reporter October 15, 2020

The pandemic led events to be canceled, but that was not enough to keep the Department of Theatre and Dance down.  Department chair Meredith Greenburg has been working with the cast and staff members...

Executive director of the Art Directors Guild Chuck Parker (left), production designer Rick Carter (middle) and Cal State LA’s Arts and Letter Dean, Linda Essig, (right) gather for photos as the ceremony comes to a close.

Hollywood production designer awarded for his ‘wondrous’ work at Eagle-Con 2020

Isaac Gutierrez and Joshua Letona March 9, 2020

To commemorate about 30 years of work, Hollywood production designer Rick Carter was presented with the Imaginator Award: an award given at Cal State LA’s Eagle-Con 2020. According to the Eagle-Con...

Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, (left) and James Marsden (right) in a scene from “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Golden Eagle February movie roundup

Cal State LA students share thoughts on major February movies
Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor March 6, 2020

February saw lots of surprises when it came to movie releases with “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” underperforming at the box office, “Sonic the Hedgehog” becoming a success following a total character...

Mimi Gramatky gives a tour of the Arts Directors Guild Exhibition Opening Reception to the TVF science fiction class.

Eagle-Con art exhibit opening reception continues seven-year tradition

Isaac Gutierrez, Digital Editor March 6, 2020

With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in mind, and a heavy emphasis on life and exploration through the lens of science and fantasy, the Palmer Wing Walkway exhibited the concept-to-post-production artwork...

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