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TVFM students experience the Sundance Film Festival

TVFM students experience the Sundance Film Festival

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

The Sundance Film Festival brought more than just filmmakers and movie goers to Utah. It also brought some of Cal State LA’s very own.  Set in Salt Lake City, Utah, between Jan. 29 and Feb. 2, a group of ten TVFM students had the opportunity to witness “the ultimate gathering of original story...

Meditation meets art: Artist Tu-2 brings his work to Cal State LA

Meditation meets art: Artist Tu-2 brings his work to Cal State LA

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

Cal State LA’s Luckman Gallery is a temporary home to the artwork of Taiwanese-American artist, Tu Ying-Ming, otherwise known as Tu-2.  The "I to i, Mind to Heart," exhibit includes Tu-2's Mao-ology, which merges Mao Zedong, a Chinese communist leader and the founder of the People's Republic o...

Golden Eagle alum returns to nest to champion diversity in storytelling

Golden Eagle alum returns to nest to champion diversity in storytelling

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

February 10, 2020

On a bus ride to school, a woman tried to talk to Winston Cox, stirring fear in him -- he heard about black men being lynched for talking to white women. He came to learn the woman was from Turkey and didn’t even speak English but still didn’t engage with her. It was part of Cox’s struggle being ...

Oscar snubs: Cal State LA students recognize overlooked films of 2019

Oscar snubs: Cal State LA students recognize overlooked films of 2019

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

February 4, 2020

With the Oscars coming up this Sunday, Cal State LA students took a moment to recognize some films they thought didn’t get much love from the Academy.   “Uncut Gems”  Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, a New York jeweler with a gambling addiction who finds himself biting off more than he can che...

More than ink: Local tattoo artist brings community to Cal State LA

More than ink: Local tattoo artist brings community to Cal State LA

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

“Not all stories are written down or spoken. Some stories are inscribed upon bodies.”  These are the opening words displayed for the exhibit, “Established in Ink: Asian American Tattoos from the Street to the Studio,” inside Cal State LA’s library.  The exhibit featured the work of loca...

Battle of the viewpoints

Battle of the viewpoints

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

Packed with high energy and bold maneuvers, the idea for the ensemble piece, Sudden Death View Points, started off as a “joke” which later developed into the culminating masters project of Eric Lauritzen, a Cal State LA graduate student. Sudden Death Viewpoints, an ensemble piece written by Lauritzen and di...

Challenging beauty: ‘Perceive Me’ opens its doors for the Fine Arts Gallery

Challenging beauty: ‘Perceive Me’ opens its doors for the Fine Arts Gallery

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

The Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery has opened its doors again for the first exhibit of the Spring semester: “Perceive Me,” curated by Kristine Schomaker.  The exhibit explores societal issues of body image. Schomaker presents what she calls her “plus-size body” through the eyes of 60 artist...

Cal State LA celebrates Year of the Rat

Cal State LA celebrates Year of the Rat

Tamerlane Salyk, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

Year of the Rat has begun as Cal State LA students joined the celebration of the Lunar New Year 2020. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the holiday is rejoiced in China and other East Asian countries, where it is frequently celebrated as the biggest feast of the year. Thanks to Chinese artists...

Academy awards criticized for lacking diversity again

Academy awards criticized for lacking diversity again

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

January 20, 2020

Award season has begun as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its nominees for the 2020 Oscars and controversy is already underway.  The nominations, which were announced Jan. 13, have already stirred some issues revolving around the number of women and people of color nominate...

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...

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