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How Luxury Met Street

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Lifestyle

Within recent years, streetwear has become the focus of audiences and fashion designers all over the world due to image-centric platforms like Instagram that help deliver this fashion subculture’s loud aesthetic through imagery. With the help of passionate content creators and influencers, Streetwear has...

El problema con el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El problema con el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Nasario Vásquez Jr., Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, La Onda, Newest

Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, se celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en los Estados Unidos. Esta tradición formalmente empezó a fines de los años sesenta, durante la presidencia de Lyndon B. Johnson. En sí, empezó como una semana de apreciación a la hispanidad, y cultura latinoamericana de la...

The heart of African beats within Latin Music

The heart of African beats  within Latin Music

Ricky Rodas, Investigative Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Headlines

Latin America has had a rich history of creating vibrant music and catchy dances that have mesmerized the continent and the world at large. What the casual music listener may not realize, though, is that African rhythms are the backbone of nearly every form of Latin music.  This was the focus of Colombian musician Leopol...

Aminah: Success in Wisdom

Aminah:  Success in Wisdom

Kyle Frizol, Copy Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Culture

Some are born to be politicians, teachers, doctors or even entrepreneurs; however, some are born to tell stories–to represent voices that would otherwise be unheard. Many individuals have followed this calling passionately and have changed the world around them. John Steinbeck provided a glimpse into...

Trans Girl Magic: Humanizing All Identities

Trans Girl Magic:  Humanizing All Identities

Mary Pace, Contributor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Culture

Last Thursday, Cal State LA’s Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) hosted Trans Girl Magic: Feminism, Gender Justice and Trans Inclusion last Thursday. The event began with students learning about influential activists such as Marsha P. Johnson, Lavern Cox and Carmen Carrera. Karla Glasgow, an Anthropology...

Celebrating Diversity & Culture

Celebrating Diversity & Culture

Mary Pace, Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Headlines

Last Tuesday, The College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) continued to bring diverse and global educational experiences to the University through their International Student Dinner. The event provided an opportunity for domestic and international students and scholars, including those...

The Illuminating Case of Benjamin Bateman

The Illuminating Case of Benjamin Bateman

Mary Pace, Contributor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Culture

Last Thursday, Cal State LA’s Professor Benjamin Bateman presented his book “The Modernist Art of Queer Survival”. The CCC’s series highlights cultural, gender identity and justice-focused research by Cal State LA faculty, staff and administrators. Professor Bateman’s book focuses on...

Out of This World

Out of This World

Cara Gonzales, Photo Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Culture

The International Day of Dance Company enters its ninth season this spring showcasing a variety of pieces choreographed by students, alumni and director Seonagh Kummer. The show, Latitude Crossing, hit stage on Feb. 23 and 24 at the A.R.C (A Room to Create) in Pasadena. Latitude Crossings uses the...

Rewarding Scholars

Rewarding Scholars

Mary Pace, Contributor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Culture

Cal State LA’s  Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities (CSGS) celebrated its faculty and student scholars as well as upcoming opportunities for student project funding last Thursday. Professor Benjamin Bateman introduced CSGS’s newest fellowship opportunity. The funding is open to any...

Gentrification Leads to Local Activism

Adriana Sanchez, Contributor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Culture

On Feb. 15, Dr. Kimberley Robertson of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality department hosted a panel titled “Gentrification, Indigeneity and Gender” in the U-SU Theater. There were three main presenters: Joel Garcia of Self Help Graphics & Art, Raquel Ramon of Dolores Mission, and Dr. Charles...

The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog

Jordan Hansen, Contributor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Headlines

A lively mix of vibrant colors and rich sounds filled the Student Union Plaza on Thursday afternoon, as a crowd of Cal State LA students gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a traditional Asian festival. The celebration began at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 and lasted for around an hour. It was...

Professor’s Wisdom

Professor’s Wisdom

Mary Pace, Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Culture

Cal State LA’s Professor Dolores Delgado Bernal and Octavio Villalpando led the presentation Working Toward Racial, Gender and Economic Justice in the Academy at University-Student Union last Thursday. Both professors are leading scholars on Critical Race Theory and Chicanx students in higher education....

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