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Senatorial Candidates Face-Off in First Debate

Ashlee Navarec, Contributor

April 17, 2018


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Associated Students Inc. (ASI), launched their second candidate debate and Q&A session on Tuesday, April 10. There, student government candidates were challenged with topics involving current policies and goals for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Jay Doshi, a candidate for Undergraduate Senator, is ...

The Power of a Healthy Life

The Power of a Healthy Life

Michael Griego, Multimedia Journalist

April 17, 2018


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Cal State LA believes that if students can maintain a healthy mind and body while getting their education, it will help lead to better graduation rates. Last Wednesday the third annual “Wellness Fair”, sponsored by the Student Health Center (SHAC), featured health services and other student resources....

Gangsters Admit to Firebombing Black Residences

Gangsters Admit to Firebombing  Black Residences

Melorie Cruz, Contributor

April 17, 2018


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Three Latino gang members have recently admitted to carrying out a racially motivated firebombing attack on Black families in the Boyle Heights. The attack took place in the housing projects four years ago, which were meant to drive Blacks out of local Latino gang territory. The three defendants agreed...

Brewing Up Opportunities

Brewing Up Opportunities

Mary Pace, Contributor

April 16, 2018


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After graduating from Cal State LA, Stephen Dorame found his life taking an unexpected twist. At the time, he was working in a bartending position, when, by luck, he received the opportunity to work at Arts District Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles. Today, he is now the Sales and Events Manager for...

Farewell to A Beloved Professor

Farewell to A Beloved Professor

Richard Molina, News Editor

April 16, 2018


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Cal State LA has lost family; professor Robert Ellsworth of the TVF Department passed on Easter weekend. His family put out the following message: "It is with great sadness that we wanted to let all of you know that our son, brother, uncle and great friend Robert Ellsworth has passed away. Rob was...

Meet the ASI Presidential Candidates

Meet the ASI Presidential Candidates

Jordan Hansen, Contributor

April 16, 2018


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Nia Johnson The first of the two candidates is Nia Johnson; we meet in the library study room for the interview. Stylishly dressed, she exudes confidence as she greets myself and the photographer.  Born and raised in Oakland, she jokes that she chose to study at Cal State LA as the campus is j...

Encouraging a Generation of PhD Students

Encouraging a Generation of PhD Students

Ashlee Navarec, Contributor

April 12, 2018


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In an effort to aid students in the humanities field, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given a $453,000 grant to California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). The funding aims to provide more opportunities for scholars who plan on pursuing a PhD immediately upon completion of their Bachelor’s...

Nobody Goes Hungry

Nobody Goes Hungry

Cara Gonzales, Photo Editor

April 12, 2018


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At Cal State LA, helping students fight hunger is a commitment; as a result, two types of food pantries are available to serve students. In these pantries, non-perishable foods such as rice, oatmeal, pasta, canned beans, nuts, canned vegetables, and fruits are available at no charge to students. The...

Sanctuary: A Controversial Law

Sanctuary: A Controversial Law

Adriana Sanchez, Contributor

April 10, 2018


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In opposition to the California sanctuary laws that limit cooperation between law enforcement officers and federal immigration officials, the Orange County (OC) Sheriff’s Department has made all inmate release dates available online to the public. As of March 26, internet browsers can now log on to...

Census Questions Individual’s Citizenship

Census Questions Individual’s Citizenship

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2018


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Never a dull moment with the Trump administration; this time: an addition to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau to include a question of citizenship. Announced March 26 by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the new question is arriving late in the drafting process for the decennial census. In fact, its...

Chicanos Stand Strong

Chicanos Stand Strong

John Montoya, Contributor

April 9, 2018


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This year marks the 50 year anniversary of the Chicano Studies Department, which was commemorated at the University with a two day event from April 6 to 7. Students, professors and activists, were brought together at the conference to mark the University’s extracurricular and academic accomplishments. “There...

The Dream Lives On

The Dream Lives On

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2018


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On the evening of April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Exactly a half century later, on Wednesday, April 4, Cal State LA honored the late civil rights leader with “50 Years After They Assassinated The King”.  The event was held at 4 p.m., representing the...

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