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BREAKING: Housing Winter Fee Waived

BREAKING: Housing Winter Fee Waived

Kyle Frizol, Editor In Chief

December 5, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

In light of recent student housing protests against planned additional Winter-session residence fees, Housing and Residence Life has decided to waive the Winter break housing fee for all students that have indicated their desire to remain in campus housing during the break, according to a statement from...

A 3,000-mile Reunion

A 3,000-mile Reunion

Jackelinne Morales

December 5, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest, News

To this day, Yamileth Esmeralda Ramos Zavala cannot eat burritos and the smell of chicken makes her gag. That’s because for one month and 10 days, during her 3,000-mile journey to the United States from El Salvador, she only got one meal a day: Cold burritos and dry, rubbery chicken. I’m l...

Give Me Your Huddled Masses

Give Me Your Huddled Masses

Ryanne Mena, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

Over two thousand migrants planned to march to the San Ysidro Port of entry to apply to seek asylum on Sunday, November 25. That initial plan completely changed when they were met by over three dozen Mexican police officers wearing riot gear, blocking their way from crossing to El Chaparral, which is the p...

307 and Counting…

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Dear Trump.   Don’t be naive. Number 307 will not be the last this year. And as the bodies crumple to the floor, the carnage remains on your watch.   We are 46 weeks into the year. According to the Gun Violence Archive, that places mass shootings at a relative frequency of n...

ASI Opens the Floor to Students

ASI Opens the Floor to Students

Michael Griego, Multimedia Journalist

November 13, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

Last Thursday, Nov. 8, students filled the Innovation Hub, in the University Library, to voice their campus-wide concerns during the Student Advocacy 101 mixer. The Senators of Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), who hosted the mixer, offered students lunch as well as reasons why it is beneficial to use ...

There’s a Storm Coming

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Uncategorized

Recent weeks have driven a lot northward: voter turnouts, gun-related homicides, and now over 6,000 Central American migrants fleeing violence in their respective countries to seek asylum in the U.S. But along with these migrants comes the pall of a steadily mounting political frenzy.   Trump has ...

A journey through the desert and back to my childhood

A journey through the desert and back to my childhood

Berenice Moreno, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest, News

As a child growing up in Michoacan, Mexico, I had taken my first footsteps on the small rural ranch where I lived, overlooking hills in the distance and a dam nearby that looked more like a lake. I would jump on the rocks alongside the dam and watched gorgeous sunsets behind the hills. However, I...

Celebrating Our Vets

Celebrating Our Vets

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

The 2018 Veterans Day Ceremony was a celebration on-campus to represent our soldiers, marines, airmen, sailors and coastguards.     The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) and offered a panel of veterans and national public figures including, LA County Supervisor Hilda Soli...

University Moves Forward with High-Rise Plans

University Moves Forward with High-Rise Plans

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

A new high-rise will soon house 1,500 freshmen and sophomores on campus.   The building will feature, among other things, a new dining hall with multiple food stations offering various cuisine options, a large multi-purpose room seating up to 250 people, a workout room, a yoga studio, a medita...

The Blood on Our Hands

The Blood on Our Hands

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

It has become a horrific American ritual. Every year, citizens across the nation steel themselves for the inevitable death toll. They just pray the AR-15 does not train on their neighborhood. And when it does, if it does, they clean up the mess as quickly as they can and move on. They will not feign ig...

Are Your Voting Rights In Jeopardy?

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

A 2017 lawsuit challenging a state law that allegedly suppresses minority voters from making it to the polls could influence the November election. “California is failing to comply with these requirements because its DMV fails to provide voters with the proper application process for voter regist...

Newsom and Cox differ drastically on immigration, transportation and healthcare

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Californians will decide next week between two very different candidates for governor.   Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco, supports the state’s sanctuary law.   John Cox, a political outsider and businessman, wants to do away with it.   Newsom supports ...

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