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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...

“It Chapter Two” Floats in a Satisfying, If Uneven, Finale

“It Chapter Two” Floats in a Satisfying, If Uneven, Finale

Joshua Letona, Copy Editor

September 7, 2019

Director Andy Muschietti returns to the helm for “It Chapter Two” to bring audiences the long-awaited finale between the Losers’ Club and Pennywise the Clown. Picking up 27 years after the events of the first film, “It Chapter Two” finds the now grown-up Losers’ Club fulfilling the pr...

Daniel Caesar at the Greek Theatre

Daniel Caesar at the Greek Theatre

Erick Brigham, Multimedia Journalist

August 27, 2019

Monday, Aug. 26, Daniel Caesar performed his new album Case Study 01 live at the Greek Theatre where he also performed singles such as “Who Hurt U” and “Best Part.” With well over 4,000 people in attendance, Daniel Caesar’s performance was above and beyond the normal expectations with many s...

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” is Another Tarantino Classic

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” is Another Tarantino Classic

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

August 5, 2019

Promising 10 films out of his career, movie lovers are now at the ninth film by director Quentin Tarantino. After back-to-back westerns, Tarantino sets for a 60s Hollywood love letter, putting his stamp on his new film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” Set in the late 1960s, “Once Upon a Time…...

Disney Stands Critic Proof

Disney Stands Critic Proof

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

July 25, 2019

“The Lion King” is the third Disney classic to live-action film this year to be received with a mixed reaction from critics. With a $191 million domestic opening weekend, “The Lion King” has a new record for the largest opening for a film in July while currently holding a 52% on Rotten Tom...

The Toys Are Back In Town

The Toys Are Back In Town

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

July 1, 2019

Cinema’s most iconic toys return to the big screen. Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” and Orion Pictures’ reboot of “Child’s Play” both released over the weekend.  Leading up to the release, the marketing campaign for “Child’s Play” had posters featuring Chucky having murdered ...

Dot & Dough Opens for Business

Dot & Dough Opens for Business

Monica Tamayo, Staff Writer

June 24, 2019

Dozens of people waited anxiously outside of Monterey Park’s newest bakery in town, Dot & Dough, for their grand opening. Located at 141 N Atlantic Boulevard , Dot & Dough has already been featured in LA Eater as one of Los Angeles’s 14 most delectable donut shops. During the opening customers...

L.A. Beer Week is a-brewin

L.A. Beer Week is a-brewin

Isaac Gutierrez, Copy Editor

June 17, 2019

Produced by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, the 11th annual L.A. Beer Week is underway with its Kickoff Festival last Saturday that featured over 200 different beers from over 90 different local breweries. Located at Los Angeles Center Studios, in the heart of Downtown L.A., attendees who p...

“Dark Phoenix” Burns Out at the Box Office

“Dark Phoenix” Burns Out at the Box Office

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

June 17, 2019

The final entry of the X-Men franchise burned out at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, “Dark Phoenix” opened to a franchise low of $32.8 million, taking the number two spot for last weekend’s domestic box office behind “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” In its second weekend, the...