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Gentrification Leads to Local Activism

Adriana Sanchez, Contributor

February 23, 2018


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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


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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


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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....

On a First Name Basis

Kyle Frizol, Copy Editor

February 15, 2018


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Recently, a student activist group on campus, Trans* Queer Equity Campaign, advocated for Golden Eagle Territory (GET) to offer first name preferences for students who prefer to use a name other than their legal identity. This addition is the latest by the organization who have also campaigned for gender-neutral...

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Adriana Sanchez, Contributor

February 15, 2018


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On Feb. 5, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center showed the documentary, Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story. Directed by Dream Hampton. The film shines light on the brutal murder of Shelley “Treasure” Hilliard and the impact she made on her local transgender community. Hilliard...

Ballet Hispánico: Culture and Community

Ballet Hispánico: Culture and Community

Kyle Frizol, Copy Editor

February 6, 2018


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Cal State LA has recently partnered with Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization. The partnership is part of the new Community Arts Partnership LA that launches this year. Ballet Hispánico will perform annually at Cal State LA as part of its company-in-residence, as well...

AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock

AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock

Omolola Odeniyi, Contributor

November 17, 2017


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In light of November being the Native American Heritage Month, the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) organized the showing of a film titled “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock” on Nov. 9, 2017 in the University Student Union (U-SU) Theatre . The film offers a  closer perspective as to what the needs...

Self Love

Self Love

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017


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On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Asian Pacific-Islander Student Resource Center held “Sharing Our Stories: Radical Self-Care and Writing Workshop” at the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC). Spoken word and performance artist Jade Phoenix Martinez explained at the event the importance of practicing self-love. “I...

Itliong Day at Cal State LA

Itliong Day at Cal State LA

Jenifer Murua, Contributor

November 3, 2017


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The very first Itliong Day celebration on campus took place on Oct 25. Larry Itliong, the often forgotten Filipino-American of the farmworker revolution, was recognized on campus for his contribution to the Delano Grape Strike. This event featured Itliong’s son, Johnny Itliong, who gave a speech...

25 Years Later

Erron Franklin, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the film “South Central”, which was released in theatres in 1992. Recently the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) and Pan-African Studies Department hosted a reunion for the cast members, who haven’t been together in the same room since the early 1990s. The...

Seeking help

Seeking help

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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Last Tuesday, a conversation sparked regarding the importance of seeking help as a critical skill to academic, personal and professional success. The event, “4:44 Chat: Pride and the Act of Asking for Help”, focused on how pride and fear are barriers in seeking help from somebody. The discussion...

Rewriting History

Rewriting History

Malerie Wilkins, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2017


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Throughout the fall semester, a collaboration with the Cross-Cultural Centers (CCC) at Cal State LA will present a series of dialogues and discussions on topics regarding the black community in the United States and abroad. Discussion topics range from the African Origins of Education to the cultural...

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