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Golden Eagles Dance Like Korean Pop Stars

Golden Eagles Dance Like Korean Pop Stars

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2019

Cal State LA students who are dedicated Korean-pop fans got a chance to perform on the Student Union Plaza stage, just like their favorite idols. Students were uplifted with the exciting beat of K-pop music and dance performances. A crowd gathered around the plaza on Tuesday for the K-pop Dance Works...

‘Diciembre Mexicano’ Enchants the Luckman Theatre

‘Diciembre Mexicano’ Enchants the Luckman Theatre

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Filled with color, culture, dance and music, Diciembre Mexicano brought Mexican traditions and holiday spirit to Cal State LA in late November. The Luckman Theatre audience welcomed December with Baile Folklorico (Folkloric dance) performed throughout the holiday-themed show. Grandeza Mexicana Folk Bal...

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Talks Music Diversity at Cal State LA

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Talks Music Diversity at Cal State LA

Christopher Lazaro, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2019

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation gathered professionals to discuss on campus how to enter and survive in the music industry in terms of diversity. In the panel discussion Nov. 20, the topic of D.E.I. (Diversity Exclusion Inclusion) was addressed by Pamela Burga, the manager of diversity and...

The Art and Politics Exhibit Takes a Stab at Today’s Political Climate

The Art and Politics Exhibit Takes a Stab at Today’s Political Climate

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 12, 2019

As partisan tension continues to fuel the divisive fire running rampant across the country, the Cal State LA community vents its anger, fear, and passion through the Art and Politics Exhibit. The exhibit opened last Wednesday on the first floor of the northern wing of the library and will run until Friday. The...

Cali Gets Tropical

Cali Gets Tropical

Lilith Greta Meyer, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

With tacos and indie tunes, music fans ended this year’s festival season at Tropicalia Fest in Pomona. The two-day festival kicked off Saturday with a line-up of Latinx bands and artists and featured indie acts on Sunday. Usually a one-day festival, this year’s two-day event is a new innovation that so...

“Doctor Sleep” is a Slow Burn, but an Emotionally Satisfying Sequel

“Doctor Sleep” is a Slow Burn, but an Emotionally Satisfying Sequel

Joshua Letona, News Editor

November 8, 2019

Stephen King notoriously hated director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of “The Shining,” calling it “too cold” and saying there was “no sense of emotional investment in the family” in a 2006 interview with The Paris Review. Now, director Mike Flanagan hopes to bridge the visions of Kubrick and King in the almost 40-year later sequel “Doctor Sleep....

Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 7, 2019

The following contains major spoilers for the “Watchmen” comic.   HBO’s “Watchmen” debuted late last month, continuing not only the story of the original graphic novel, but also its political controversies. From Panel to Screen As a fan of the original, I was excited for the ne...

A Celebration for the Living to Honor the Dead

A Celebration for the Living to Honor the Dead

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 1, 2019

“Dia de los Muertos,” which translates to Day of the Dead, is a holiday to remember loved ones who have passed away. For Laura Tejeda, assistant director of the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC), Day of the Dead became more special after her maternal grandmother passed away. “I hold the people n...

Angels in America Spotlights the Struggles of AIDS

Angels in America Spotlights the Struggles of AIDS

Jillian Bell, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

Known for its examination of the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, Pulitzer Award winning play, “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches,” was performed by Cal State Students in the campus’s Intimate Theatre. Audience members were taken back to 1985, “the period of discovery,” when A...

Nella, Venezuelan Immigrant and Singer, Takes the Luckman

Nella, Venezuelan Immigrant and Singer, Takes the Luckman

Jillian Bell, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

On her first tour in the U.S. to promote her new album “Voy,” rising star and Latin Grammy nominee Nella performed on Cal State LA’s very own Luckman stage. Nella explained to the UT, during a one-on-one interview, why she chose to dedicate the song, “Los Nacidos” during her performance S...

Honoring Miguel León-Portilla at the 2019 Mesoamerican Symposium

Honoring Miguel León-Portilla at the 2019 Mesoamerican Symposium

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

A minute of silence was held for Mexican historian and anthropologist Miguel León-Portilla at the “1519, the Arrival of Strangers: Indigenous Art and Voices” three-day symposium.  León-Portilla was a prominent scholar on the language and culture of the Aztecs. The Art History Society (AHS) ...

“Joker” is a Near Comic Book Film Masterpiece

“Joker” is a Near Comic Book Film Masterpiece

Joshua Letona, Copy Editor

October 4, 2019

A string of disappointments made Warner Bros. change its strategy for a shared DC film universe. Now, the studio is fulfilling its promise of director driven films by releasing “Joker,” an R-rated, complete standalone origin story for the iconic DC villain.  Set in the 1980s, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoe...

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