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2020 trends offer students more than entertainment

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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,...

Art and healing during a pandemic

A crowd of people stand around musicians at night
December 29, 2020

If Leimert Park is considered an artistic and cultural hub, at least part of the credit goes to Ben Caldwell, who started the Leimert Park Art Walk 10 years ago and has worked on various projects in the...

Christmastime is tamale season but a strange one this year

A woman with lipstick and a dark blue dress sits next to a mirror.
A personal essay about tamales and a family tradition I’ll miss during the pandemic
December 7, 2020

Every year, my family crowds around the kitchen island creating a big mess and getting masa stuck underneath our fingernails and I get the chance to ask my aunt questions about my roots. My family’s...

El Monte native joins gaming business — weeks before pandemic strikes in the US

Rogelio Avila (left) did not miss the opportunity to take part in the festivities himself. Here he is gazing upon 15-year-old Shadow of the Colossus, a beloved game from his youth.
December 7, 2020

As a kid growing up in El Monte, Rogelio Avila, said he grew up at the local arcades. He spent so much time at one game store in particular, even in his 20s, that a manager he befriended there taught...

Keeping ourselves healthy during the pandemic

Two clear cups, one with a green smoothie and another with fruit.
A review of Kumix, a juice bar in La Puente
December 4, 2020

This year came with many uncertainties. That’s why taking care of my well-being — including being considerate about the food I consume — has been so important. It really has made a difference...

‘Cared straight’ out of gangs

Photo provided by Luis J. Rodriguez.
‘One campus, one book’ highlights author and former gang member Luis J. Rodriguez
November 30, 2020

“My story is that I wasn’t scared straight out of gangs. I was cared straight,” said Luis J. Rodriguez, book author of the memoir: “Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.”  As part...

The show must go on: Cal State LA’s Department of Theatre and Dance moves plays to virtual

The theater department rehearses and practices using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) to create backgrounds for the first upcoming play. Photo Meredith Greenburg.
October 15, 2020

The pandemic led events to be canceled, but that was not enough to keep the Department of Theatre and Dance down.  Department chair Meredith Greenburg has been working with the cast and staff members...

UT editors’ picks: Video games

UT Editors' Picks. Illustration by Lauren Dahncke
August 4, 2020

Our first “safe-at-home” summer is coming to end. While we haven’t been able to see people in-person, video games have brought together many friends and families. In the continuation of this series,...

UT editors’ picks: TV shows

UT Editors' Picks. Illustration by Lauren Dahncke
Our editors suggest some of their favorite television shows to watch while students are ‘safer at home’
April 17, 2020

With the extension of social distancing guidelines and Spring Break over, chances are everyone finished binge-watching their favorite television shows and have been left with nothing else to watch. In...

Staying connected: Maintaining friendships through video games

Two hands holding PSP gameschock controls.
April 16, 2020

Online gaming is a staple of connecting with people all around the world.  Now more than ever, online gaming has become a go-to asset for some to stay connected with their friends and family. As it appears,...

UT editors’ picks: Books

UT Editors' Picks. Illustration by Lauren Dahncke
Our editors suggest some of their favorite books to read while students are ‘safer at home’
April 10, 2020

As the spring semester converts to online classes and “safe at home” regulations are put in place, there is more free time for us at home. During these times, it is important to stay busy and find...

Time to Talk: Ep. 2

April 6, 2020

In this episode of “Time to Talk,” GEM student leaders discuss the first reported case of COVID-19 at Cal State LA, and ways to avoid “cabin fever” while California is self quarantining. Today,...

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