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A Student’s Guide to Halloween

Natasha Modjtabavi, Contributor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

It’s that time of year when individuals dress as their favorite characters, go to spooky events and binge eat candy.  As college students on a budget, it can be hard to find affordable Halloween events to attend. Luckily, there are affordable celebrations within 10 miles of Cal State LA. Night...

Running and screaming

Running and screaming

Daisy Villalobos, Newsroom Assistant

October 13, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Anime themed events are trend on college campuses around the nation and the fever finally reached Cal State LA on the afternoon of Oct. 2. The gatherings known as, “Scream like Goku” and, “Run like Naruto” were both independently created by Cal State LA students through Facebook. The “Scream...

Top Five Apps Students Must Have

Crystal Garcia, Contributor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

Many students have been there; ten minutes into homework and they are distracted and  watching videos on YouTube. Staying focused can be tough, especially with social media and distractions that are available at the flick of a finger.  Luckily, there are applications (aaps) for college students that...

Music Tastes Good Fest 2017

Music Tastes Good Fest 2017

Valerie Lesser, Contributor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

The Music Tastes Good Festival 2017 will take place at the Marina Green Park in Downtown Long Beach over two consecutive days: Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. Bands and chefs from across the nation will be present to appeal to the palate of varied tastes across the spectrum, suitable for a divers...

What’s up with the Unicorns?

What’s up with the Unicorns?

Alexandrea Bell, Contributor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

Unicorns have taken over the world! Food, pool floats, nail designs, hair colors and iPhone cases are not spared. Pretty much anywhere an individual goes, they are guaranteed to find something a unicorn has touched. Why is this? According to Huffington Post, unicorns bring back a sense of nostalgia...

The Coffee Confab

The Coffee Confab

Danny Robles, Deputy Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

The Global Cultural Alliance (GCA) club hosted the first International Coffee Break of the semester last Tuesday. The gathering was a welcoming event for students, of all backgrounds, to socialize and network. More than 30 students from universities throughout the world gathered at the International...

Vietnamese Coffee Hour

Odeniyi Omolola, Contributor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

On Aug. 23, 2017, in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) room on the 2nd floor of the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC), the Vietnamese Coffee Hour was held to celebrate and educate students on the culture’s method of coffee production. Vietnamese coffee traditionally emphasizes relaxing and hanging out around street...

Escaping the Pressures of the “Model Minority Myth”

Escaping the Pressures of the  “Model Minority Myth”

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

On Tuesday, Aug. 9th, the Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center held “Sharing Our Stories: Navigating Conflicting Pressures” at the Cross Cultural Centers. The event allowed a group of students to share experiences regarding their conflicting expectations. To help accomplish the event’s...

Is Google Recording Our Conversations?

Is Google Recording Our Conversations?

Richard Molina, Contributor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

Google’s virtual personal assistant has been found to occasionally record conversations and audio without alerting the user. Google Assistant works much in the same way as Apple’s Siri does, but this unsolicited feature was discovered particularly on Android devices. The virtual assistant is activated...

Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Carlos Gomez, Managing Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

Last Friday, students and faculty members gathered at Greenlee Plaza in front of the physical science building to enjoy a complimentary screening of the hit Disney film, Moana, which was organized by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI). Movie on the Green, CSI’s first event of its kind, was...

De-stressing, Fur Real

De-stressing, Fur Real

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

Finals got you feeling “ruff”? The busy end to yet another semester brought the nonprofit group, Love on 4 Paws, back to campus on May 11 and the lovable furry therapy animals and their friendly trainers. Students were invited to interact with five therapy dogs and one therapy cat. The Mind Matters...

Drag Culture Meets Mainstream Culture

Malerie Wilkins, Contributor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

For most people, when they hear the word “Drag Queen” or “Crossdresser,” a stereotype will naturally come to mind. However, with judgments put aside, this type of entertainment is more than watching a man dress up like a woman, it’s an art that is forever evolving. With the popularity of RuPaul...

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