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Three ovals depicting the proposed fitness center, each with a different color scheme. One is black and green, another is orange and blue and the third is black and gray.

A ‘neon’ green light for City of Bell fitness center

Sam Garcia, Community News Reporter April 27, 2021

After getting feedback and discussing the proposed look of the Ernest Debs Park Fitness Gym Rehabilitation Project at five meetings — and receiving some criticism about what was described as a “Monster...

Stephanie Presz plays at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Alan Snodgrass.

Notes of sexism in the music industry

My journey as a female drummer
Stephanie Presz, Community News Reporter April 19, 2021

“Sweetheart, could you transfer me over to a guy? I’d like to speak to someone who knows what they’re talking about.” I had heard versions of that a number of times before working at the Guitar...

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What are Golden Eagles watching?

Ethan Axtell, Copy editor April 16, 2021

With more spare time on their hands, Cal State LA students share what they have been watching. Films and TV shows that have been nominated for this year’s Oscars or honored at the Golden Globes ceremony...

Rodriguez sitting on his PC setup for gaming (PC - Raul Rodriguez)

Gaming provides comfort amid Covid

Cornell Chuaseco, Community News Reporter/Photojournalist April 14, 2021

As we hit the one-year mark of the pandemic, many of us have pursued different hobbies to help us relax during quarantine. One of the popular activities that people stuck at home took interest in was online...

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Students share their remote exercise class experiences

Some students raise concerns, while others enjoy the stress relief
Briana Munoz, Staff Reporter April 7, 2021

For some students, physical fitness classes are out of the question due to the lack of equipment and in-person help. Others have taken up the challenge of enrolling into online fitness classes. For a Cal...

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Plans in play to renovate Rio Hondo Park

Pico Rivera’s $8.5 million proposal includes new playing fields, courts, fitness area and playground
Stephanie Medina, Community News Reporter March 15, 2021

Pico Rivera’s Rio Hondo Park has acre after acre of grassy fields, a playground, handball and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, a rec center, and a distinctive colorful mural depicting the...

Louis Easton showing the setup he uses to promote his plants.
PC: Louis Easton

Highland Park business blossoms amid pandemic

Ronald Cruz, Community News Reporter March 11, 2021

Highland Park resident Louis Easton planted the seeds for his future in 2016 when he started Easton Garden Designs. After he lost his job as an instructor during the pandemic, he had more time to tend...

bright green playground equipment

Color them confused: City of Bell leaders question neon green in park proposal

Final project design submission tabled to redo color scheme
Sam Garcia, Community News Reporter March 10, 2021

Before Bell city council members could approve the final design for the Ernest Debs Park Outdoor Fitness Gym Rehabilitation project, they had to address the elephant in the room — a green one, that is. The...

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Stepping away from social media

Cal State LA students take a break from social media during the school year
Mia Alva, Staff Reporter February 19, 2021

Guillermo Aranda, a kinesiology major, caught himself on his phone late at night for three hours straight, his eyes “struggling to stay open” while scrolling through Instagram and Twitter. Aranda said...

Illustrations of couples celebrating Valentine's Day

Celebrating Valentine’s Day during a pandemic

Students share plans, health experts share advice
Mia Alva, Staff Reporter February 14, 2021

Tie-dying shirts, painting and watching a movie are the activities Myrka Ahumada, a studio arts major, plans on doing alongside her significant other this Valentine’s Day. This Valentine’s Day weekend,...

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Cal State LA students make the most of the Thanksgiving break

Lurdes Villalpando, Intern Reporter November 25, 2020

After a semester spent in the dorms, second-year student Tyre’onna West is leaving for Thanksgiving to be with some of her family in Texas. Thanksgiving is typically a time of uniting with the whole...

This image was made by Tahiti Salinas through Canva using Sketchify elements.

Cal State LA students struggle to stay motivated for online classes

Mia Alva, Intern Reporter October 15, 2020

Ricardo Munguia, a computer science major, said he felt more isolated this semester by having a relationship with his computer rather than with new people. Munguia described how instead, his life has become...

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