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‘Undocumented and unafraid’ – The story of Lizbeth Mateo

‘Undocumented and unafraid’ – The story of Lizbeth Mateo

Berenice Moreno, Contributing writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Community News

Like many across the country, Lizbeth Mateo immigrated with her parents to the United States illegally, worked through numerous struggles to acclimate, learned English as a teenager and worked her way through college. Unlike many, she earned her law degree and was appointed this year to a statewide c...

When an activist’s fight becomes personal

When an activist’s fight becomes personal

By Jesse Seo, Contributing writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Community News

Like many students on the Cal State LA campus, Claudia Rueda, 23, was an activist, working to help raise awareness about political issues and immigrants’ rights. But last year, the tables turned and she had to start advocating for herself and her family after they were detained by immigration off...

A 3,000-mile Reunion

A 3,000-mile Reunion

Jackelinne Morales

December 5, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest, News

To this day, Yamileth Esmeralda Ramos Zavala cannot eat burritos and the smell of chicken makes her gag. That’s because for one month and 10 days, during her 3,000-mile journey to the United States from El Salvador, she only got one meal a day: Cold burritos and dry, rubbery chicken. I’m l...

Unity in the Student Fabric

Unity in the Student Fabric

Michael Griego, Multimedia Journalist

December 4, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest

Last Tuesday, Associated Student Incorporation (ASI) hosted Community Unity Day, where students of all ethnic backgrounds were welcomed.  The event allowed students to represent their culture while participating in several activities at the Student Union Plaza. The event attendees were first entertained w...

Men’s soccer captain bounces back from injury last season to lead team to second championship in two years

Men’s soccer captain bounces back from injury last season to lead team to second championship in two years

Anthony Quach, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Community News, Sports

Coming into the 2017 soccer season, Cal State LA’s Samuel Croucher was in high form. His training and conditioning, along with his gym workouts, kept him in top shape. In addition, Croucher kept up his skills practicing in a local summer league. On a mild summer day in Orange County, Croucher looked forward t...

Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Community News, Lifestyle, Newest

Kiana Alexis, 24, is a face you may recognize. It’s plastered on billboards in Times Square in New York City and on the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills. Her eyes are projected on the top of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. And she’s in nutritional beverage ads posted at public transit statio...

Do We Still Need To “Save Daylight”? Measure Could Keep Time in California Consistent

Isaac Gutierrez, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Community News, Politics

During the upcoming midterm elections in Nov., voters will have a shot at deciding if they want to repeal Daylight Savings Time. A measure on the ballot proposes Daylight Savings Time to be applied year-round rather than biannually, according to the ballot measure language. California Proposition 7 ...

Hit-and-Run Takes the Life of Golden Eagle Freshman

Hit-and-Run Takes the Life of Golden Eagle Freshman

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest

On Thursday night, Nov. 15, friends and family gathered around the corner of 1st St. and Virgil Ave. to honor the death of, Cal State LA freshman, Andy Olivera. The flower adorned traffic light served as the centerpiece of the vigil which overflowed onto the street by attendees.   The 18...

Four great study spots near East Los Angeles

Four great study spots near East Los Angeles

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community News, Lifestyle

The threat of finals week looms, both ominous and inevitable, striking a mixture of fear and relief into the hearts of both first years and seniors alike. Between work and Netflix, friends and family, and the siren call of a city filled with endless distractions, it can be difficult to find a time and...

After School Program Relies on Food Donations

After School Program Relies on Food Donations

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community News

Kids who attend the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club’s afterschool program have time to play, learn through science and other educational activities, and of course, have a snack. And they come hungry. On a recent afternoon, some of the kids wolfed down cheese sticks, crackers, apples and milk....

A journey through the desert and back to my childhood

A journey through the desert and back to my childhood

Berenice Moreno, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest, News

As a child growing up in Michoacan, Mexico, I had taken my first footsteps on the small rural ranch where I lived, overlooking hills in the distance and a dam nearby that looked more like a lake. I would jump on the rocks alongside the dam and watched gorgeous sunsets behind the hills. However, I...

Are Your Voting Rights In Jeopardy?

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

A 2017 lawsuit challenging a state law that allegedly suppresses minority voters from making it to the polls could influence the November election. “California is failing to comply with these requirements because its DMV fails to provide voters with the proper application process for voter regist...

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