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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...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Ricky Rodas, Managing Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

The month of April is officially recognized in the United States as Sexual Awareness Month thanks to the efforts of advocates pushing for more focus on sexual assaults. On Wednesday, April 26, The Gender & Sexuality Department hosted its annual “Take Back the Night” event at the U-SU Plaza. The fe...

Let’s Paint the Town Red

Let’s Paint the Town Red

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

When is the last time you talked about your period in public? Students gathered in a “red tent” at the U-SU to do just that. The Cross Cultural Centers hosted the event, called “The Red Tent: Shedding the Stigma of Menstruation”, was a reference to both the Biblical tale of Dinah and Anita Diament...

Chechnya Accused of Gay “Concentration Camps”

Sarely Perez, Contributor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

It has been reported by LGBTQ activists and the Novaya Gazeta newspaper that “more than 100 men” in Chechnya have been confirmed to be detained and held in gay “concentration camps.” These reports come after several men were reported missing by family members. LGBTQ activists and Nova Ga...

Come join The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center as they take back the night

Cristian Velez, Contributor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

This Wednesday, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will be hosting the “Take Back the Night” sexual assault awareness event. Take Back the Night is a non-profit organization and their mission is to end sexual and domestic violence in all forms. On their website, Takebackthenight.org it re...

If it Looks Good, Eat It!

Edward Saldana, Contributor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

The world offers a seemingly infinite amount of culinary choices. These foods come from many different cultures. When people judge food, they judge by the appearance before they taste it. To their surprise the food may taste good. A new dish has made headlines earlier in the month. The Major League ...

Take Back the Night: The Most Important Night of the Year

Take Back the Night: The Most Important Night of the Year

Stephanie Abraham
April 24, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

When Katie Koestner went to college, she never imagined that she’d soon be on the cover of Time Magazine for sparking a national debate about sexual assault on college campuses—but that’s exactly what happened. It was 1990 and Katie left her hometown Temecula (80 miles southeast of Cal State LA...

Queer of All Colors

Queer of All Colors

Alex Montgomery, Contributor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

In the Los Angeles Room of the University-Student Union on the evening of April 12, issues facing queer youth of color today like intersectional identity and support systems within an educational environment found articulation and advocacy in Dr. Rigoberto Marquez, the keynote speaker of a panel discussion...

Spring Break, Fling Break?

Spring Break, Fling Break?

Alex Montgomery, Contributor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

In the early afternoon of Thursday, March 23, those who were lucky enough to find themselves in the Alhambra room on the third floor of the University Student Union were treated to a frank, open panel discussion of romantic relationships and various practices that might incubate a healthy one in a con...

Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) welcomed Spring with a focus on clean, sustainable living with “Think Green,” a small festival held in the the University Student Union (U-SU) Plaza celebrating and promoting environmental consciousness. “Think Green” was part of Cal State LA’s new Ea...

You Are Not Your Scars

You Are Not Your Scars

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Women’s History Month should provide resources and education of all aspects of womanism, whether the subject be regularly discussed, or considered taboo. Dr. Libby Lewis, a professor and scholar in Women’s Studies and Pan African Studies, opened up a discussion on domestic violence in intimate r...

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