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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

Like many undocumented immigrants across the country, Lizbeth Mateo moved to the United States with her family, 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 this year, was appointed to a...

When an Activist’s Fight Becomes Personal

When an Activist’s Fight Becomes Personal

Jesse Seo, Contributing writer

December 7, 2018

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

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...

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

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...

The abused child who grew up to be a popular model

The abused child who grew up to be a popular model

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2018

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

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

Isaac Gutierrez, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

Get Your Art Fix: Student Work Highlighted

Get Your Art Fix: Student Work Highlighted

Jesse Seo, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018

      Cal State LA’s College of Arts and Letters showcased photos, sculptures, paintings, fashion designs and other student work in a gallery in the Fine Arts building.   The exhibit brought in crowds of people: Some were relatives of students with art work dis...

University Moves Forward with High-Rise Plans

University Moves Forward with High-Rise Plans

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2018

A new high-rise will soon house 1,500 freshmen and sophomores on campus. The building will feature, among other things, a new dining hall with multiple food stations offering various cuisine options, a large multi-purpose room seating up to 250 people, a workout room, a yoga studio, a meditation ...