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Regarding renters’ rights

Regarding renters’ rights

Kyle Frizol, Intern

December 7, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Throughout the country, thousands of properties are rented to individuals of all backgrounds and financial statuses. With strict agreement plans and lease rules, renters have little room to negotiate, and must take the contract issued at the time of renting word-for-word, or risk paying any number of...

What rating do professors give RateMyProfessors?

What rating do professors give RateMyProfessors?

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Student evaluations have changed over the years, but RateMyProfessors.com, a student rating site for professors in schools in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada, has stayed in place since its founding in 1999. The website offers students multiple ways to assess their professors. Students provide a rating...

Resources available to students during finals

Resources available to students during finals

Sylvia Valdez, Intern

December 6, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Has the stress kicked in yet, or has the holiday spirit sugar coated for what’s about to come? Finals week is among us. Deadlines need to be met, Powerpoints need to be presented, and essays need to be rushed. Some people go for walks, some people scream at the top of their lungs, and then the few...

The verdict on semester

The verdict on semester

Alina Ogle, Contributor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

The struggle is real. Whether you love or loath the change to the semester system, after 15 weeks of classes, the finish line is in sight. The conversion to the semester system has been now been tried and tested and one thing is certain: it is here to stay. For those students who were used to the...

Moon-lit breakfast

Moon-lit breakfast

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Cal State LA hosted another successful Moonlight Breakfast with a packed house at the Golden Eagle Ballroom on Wednesday evening. “Moonlight breakfast is a really good idea and I'm glad our campus is keeping it up,” said Kyle Bernardino, communication major. A long line of students waited at...

Life, Love, and Loss: Trans Visibility at Cal State LA

Life, Love, and Loss: Trans Visibility at Cal State LA

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Trans Day of Remembrance, a day to honor and mourn trans individuals murdered due to hate crimes/transphobia, was celebrated on campus on Monday with an event organized by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center in partnership with Trans Student Educational Resources. While remembrance of those lost...

‘Checking In’ on Facebook for Standing Rock? It’s a hoax.

‘Checking In’ on Facebook for Standing Rock? It’s a hoax.

Malerie Wilkins, Contributor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

If you are seeing a mass amount of Facebook friends checking in to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, it is because they have decided to participate in the protest between the police and activists against Dakota Access Pipeline Project, a $3.7 billion investment into t...

Ain’t no mountain high enough for these two

Ain’t no mountain high enough for these two

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Health, Lifestyle

What if one hike a week could change your life forever? Keen Thoughtz, a show on Golden Eagle Radio hosted by Daisy Villalobos and Jessica Mehdikhani revolving around the environment, exposes listeners to the 52 Hike challenge that inspires people to explore the great outdoors and change people’s ...

New initiatives to combat food and housing insecurity

Gerardo Amezquita, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Following suit with other CSU campuses, Dean of Students Jennifer Miller announced last Friday new grant-funded initiatives to improve student food and housing insecurity on campus. In partnership with the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science and the University-Student Union, the office a...

Conscious ‘Unfriending’

Conscious ‘Unfriending’

Alina Ogle, Contributors

October 25, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

The final countdown to the 2016 general election has begun and it seems to be more divisive than any before. With the final stretch in sight, people are making their decisions about who to vote for and that may be creating more than a few unwanted waves in relationships. According to a national poll by Monmouth Uni...

Life is a Phi-esta

Life is a Phi-esta

Matthew Gonzalez and Xavier Jones

October 24, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Cal State LA currently has 25 Greek organizations on campus listed on the University-Student Union's website. This semester, Fraternity Kappa Sigma hopes to be reinstated, while Sorority Delta Phi Epsilon gets an established colony on campus. Back in the day, an earlier chapter of Kappa Sigma hosted a hist...

Living in a world of privilege

Sylvia Valdez, Intern

October 20, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

The hour-long seminar was informative, to say the least. From Queer Theory, food insecurity, to CSU systems innovations, the meeting on Oct. 13, started with English and Woman Sexual Studies professor, Dr. Benjamin Bateman. Dr. Bateman began by explaining Queer Theory stemming from gender and femini...

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