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The dancer who found a new beginning in vegan cooking

Meet the Salvi Vegan
Marisa Martinez, Community News Editor August 18, 2021

Norma Pérez was stunned as she watched the 2005 documentary “Earthlings.” She couldn’t shake off scenes of animals being skinned alive and close-ups of shelter dogs being euthanized. With...

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Leaving corporate America to start a Hawaiian ‘hot dog’ stand

Whittier man decides to invest his hard work ethic into his own business
Stephanie Medina, Community News reporter June 17, 2021

Jay Salazar considered himself a loyal employee. When his boss at the printing company where he worked asked him in late 2020 to drive 100 miles to Palm Springs to service some printers, he didn’t...

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Local La Puente artist pays homage to his city

Briana Munoz, Community News reporter June 14, 2021

La Puente resident Emmanuel Salgado used the city as his canvas in the making of his latest music video “27 Dream”. Salgado, also known by his artistic name “Manny Maverik,” released the video...

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Incoming freshmen are making connections through a screen

Mia Alva, Social Media editor May 14, 2021

Before Fall 2021 comes into play, incoming freshmen are already finding new ways to connect with their future classmates through apps like Instagram, Discord, and Snapchat. It all started in December...

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Hollywood producer wrote the roles she once wanted to play

Luisa Leschin has worked on 'Everybody Hates Chris,' 'George Lopez,' 'Mr. Iglesias' and now, 'Gentefied'
Krysta Pae, Community News Reporter April 29, 2021

Growing up, Luisa Leschin was surrounded by the arts and culture. Her mother was a concert pianist and her dad, a former president of El Salvador. As a child, she traveled around the world dancing...

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A call to action: The Soñando project reimagined

Cast and crew share what’s new
Rosio Flores, Managing Editor April 20, 2021

Virtually executing the production for “Dreaming of our Future/Soñando de Nuestro Futuro,” an ensemble-based theater project that sheds light on the struggles and challenges of immigrants and Deferred...

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What are Golden Eagles watching?

Ethan Axtell, Copy editor April 16, 2021

With more spare time on their hands, Cal State LA students share what they have been watching. Films and TV shows that have been nominated for this year’s Oscars or honored at the Golden Globes ceremony...

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Buying holiday outfits to snacking on popcorn: Eastside residents share their memories of Sears ahead of its closing

Martha Nerio, Community News Reporter April 8, 2021

Arline Hernandez, 73, said the Sears store at Olympic Boulevard and Soto Street has long been a symbol of home, its green neon rooftop sign visible for miles around. “As little kids we would always...

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Women’s History Month: Highlighting life-long activist Melina Abdullah

Zoe Little and Mia Alva March 31, 2021

Melina Abdullah, a Cal State LA professor, activist and one of the founding members of the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Black Lives Matter movement, is credited for helping spark the recent racial reckoning....

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From radio to the screen: How Atwater Village resident Alex Cohen became a TV news anchor

“What I try to keep in mind is that I am grateful to have a job where I can set an example for my children about what's important in the world”
By Mia Alva, Community News Reporter March 26, 2021

Twenty-year public radio veteran Alex Cohen is known for her interviewing skills and political knowledge. She never expected those skills to catch the attention of a local television outlet and launch...

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A glimpse at an ‘Evening with LA Cultural Toons’

Briana Munoz, Reporter March 23, 2021

Updated March 23: Robert Weide’s department has been corrected. At an event this month, some Cal State LA students had the opportunity to virtually sit down with the ambassadors of LA urban culture,...

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2020 trends offer students more than entertainment

Mia Alva, Intern Reporter December 30, 2020

After a year loaded with downfalls, students reflected on the 2020 trends that helped them get through quarantine and a full semester of virtual learning.   Among many trends the year brought on,...

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