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Cal State LA celebrates Year of the Rat

Despite their formidable appearance, the dragons came up and tickled the audience to create a friendly atmosphere

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

Oscar trophies in a souvenir store in Hollywood, CA.

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

Step-by-step dance lessons are taught to those attending the K-pop dance workshop on campus.

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

La Historia de Maria at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex.

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

Bodie Olmos, development manager at the Latino Film Institute shares what being Latino means to him when it comes to movies.

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...

The Art and Politics Exhibit Takes a Stab at Today’s Political Climate

Located between the front desk and Cafe 47 in the library, the Art and Politics Exhibit ranges from race to climate change.

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 12, 2019

As partisan tension continues to fuel the divisive fire running rampant across the country, the Cal State LA community vents its anger, fear, and passion through the Art and Politics Exhibit. The exhibit opened last Wednesday on the first floor of the northern wing of the library and will run until Friday. The...

Cali Gets Tropical

Crowds of people pile in the front as mosh pits and dancing break out during the final shows of the Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival that took place over the weekend.

Lilith Greta Meyer, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

With tacos and indie tunes, music fans ended this year’s festival season at Tropicalia Fest in Pomona. The two-day festival kicked off Saturday with a line-up of Latinx bands and artists and featured indie acts on Sunday. Usually a one-day festival, this year’s two-day event is a new innovation that so...

“Doctor Sleep” is a Slow Burn, but an Emotionally Satisfying Sequel

Press Release Poster courtesy of Doctor Sleep's Twitter account

Joshua Letona, News Editor

November 8, 2019

Stephen King notoriously hated director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of “The Shining,” calling it “too cold” and saying there was “no sense of emotional investment in the family” in a 2006 interview with The Paris Review. Now, director Mike Flanagan hopes to bridge the visions of Kubrick and King in the almost 40-year later sequel “Doctor Sleep....

Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

Press Release courtesy of Watchmen's Twitter Page

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 8, 2019

The following contains major spoilers for the “Watchmen” comic.   HBO’s “Watchmen” debuted late last month, continuing not only the story of the original graphic novel, but also its political controversies. From Panel to Screen As a fan of the original, I was excited for the ne...

A Celebration for the Living to Honor the Dead

Different academic departments came together to form their respective booths for the event.

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 1, 2019

“Dia de los Muertos,” which translates to Day of the Dead, is a holiday to remember loved ones who have passed away. For Laura Tejeda, assistant director of the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC), Day of the Dead became more special after her maternal grandmother passed away. “I hold the people n...

Angels in America Spotlights the Struggles of AIDS

MFA student Adam Ferguson, who plays Prior Walter, delivers a passionate dialogue expressing his struggle living with 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 retells life stories in between songs alternating between English and Spanish.

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...

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