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The Endgame Fans Have Been Waiting For

The Endgame Fans Have Been Waiting For

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

Concluding a franchise built over 11 years with 21 films is no easy task. “Avengers: Endgame” is an impressive feat by the Russo brothers, who captured an epic and emotional finale for fans who dedicated themselves to the Marvel universe. Following the events of “Infinity War,” an old ally...

“Dumbo” Soars Below the Clouds

“Dumbo” Soars Below the Clouds

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2019

“Dumbo” is the latest entry among the string of live-action remakes of Disney classics. The original film runs at just over an hour, giving the new creative team some freedom to expand on the story. Tim Burton takes the director’s seat this time, putting his stamp on a script written by Ehren Kruger...

“Us”: An Instant Psychological Classic

“Us”: An Instant Psychological Classic

Joshua Mejia, Photo Intern

March 26, 2019

Jordan Peele delivers a masterful original horror thriller in his most recent film, “Us.” The film follows the Wilson family (Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Evan Alex, and Shahadi Wright Joseph) as they are vacationing on the beachfront of Santa Cruz. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) is the matriarch...

Woke Black Folk: A One Woman Show

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2019

Last Thursday, Cal State LA presented “The Intersection: Woke Black Folk,” written and starring Funmilola Fagbamila. The show examines the complex differences in black political identities while also critiquing them. In the show, groups like the activists and academics are arguing over the suspicion...

Coffee and Friends

Mya Taylor, Advertisment Assistant

March 19, 2019

Study Abroad is a program designed for students who are looking to travel the world while staying on their academic track. Cal State LA caters to the appeals of its students by offering an inviting, community-based studying abroad program for students of all backgrounds. On March 11th, 2019, Cal...

BSU Shows Out

BSU Shows Out

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor

March 19, 2019

Students at Cal State LA celebrated the black community at the first ever Show Up Show Out event this past Friday. During the event, the U-SU Plaza was home to vibrant performances that made the crowd get up and dance. The audience was given free food and allowed the opportunity to network within...

She Kills Opening Night

She Kills Opening Night

Joshua Letona, Intern Reporter

March 12, 2019

“She Kills Monsters” premiered as the first show of the spring semester at Cal State LA’s State Playhouse last Thursday night. As the audience entered the theater, 90’s music filled the room, setting the tone for the experience that awaited them. Set in 1995, Agnes Evans (Jessica Berón) discovers...

An Evening of Culture

Monica Tamayo, P.R. Assistant

March 5, 2019

Traditional dances, food and attire from around the globe filled the Golden Eagle Ballroom. The College of Professional and Global Education, in partnership with the International Student Organization, hosted the International Culture Night and Dinner on February 27. The event was created to celebrate...

Pixar Sparks New Tales

Pixar Sparks New Tales

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

From the studio that brought you tear-jerking animations like Coco and Up, and blockbusting franchises like Cars, Monsters Inc., Toy Story and the Incredibles, now comes a more experimental arm of operations. Pixar’s new venture, SparkShorts, provides a new platform for its story artists to animate...

Dungeons and Dragons at the Playhouse

Dungeons and Dragons at the Playhouse

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019

Cal State LA’s State Playhouse opens its doors for “She Kills Monsters”, a dramatic comedy, next week as the first show of the spring semester. Written by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen, the story follows Agnes Evans (Jessica Berón) as she learns to cope with the loss of her geeky teenage...

The Perks of Study Abroad

The Perks of Study Abroad

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor

February 18, 2019

Studying abroad can have a positive impact on an individual’s career and individual growth. Students can receive academic credits all while developing language skills and expanding their intellectual and cultural capabilities. The International Student Organization on campus has over 25 different...

Universal Studios Celebrates Lunar New Year

Universal Studios Celebrates Lunar New Year

Monica Tamayo, PR Assistant

February 11, 2019

It is Lunar New Year at Universal Studios and they have taken to celebrate “Year of the Pig” in grand fashion from February 2 - 18. The movie-based theme park celebrates Lunar New Year by featuring a variety of fun activities make their way to the heart of the par: the Universal Plaza. Within...