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5 Facts of the Presidential Alert

5 Facts of the Presidential Alert

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018

An emergency alert was tested nationwide on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 2:18 p.m. Eastern time. The notifications rang out across the U.S. and the internet responded promptly. Social media reacted with memes and confused personal posts. Though the alert was solely a test, the Federal Emergency Management Agency h...

Leana Wen exclusive interview

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

October 2, 2018

Interview with Alumna, Leana Wen, President of Planned Parenthood    UT: What was it like entering college at 13 and how did it help you achieve your academic promise? Do you think you made the right move? LW: I am grateful that I had the opportunity to enter college. I was fortunate t...

Cellphones: Distraction Machines or Academic Tools

Cellphones: Distraction Machines or Academic Tools

Sean Nesler

October 1, 2018

  Brennan Hernandez In 1953, Ray Bradbury published “The Murderer,” a short story in which a man is driven to technocide by the constant buzz of mobile communication technologies such as pagers, phones, and computers. Sixty-five years later, some university professors may relate to the ...

“Valet” Parking: an Umbrella Term

Berenice Moreno, Contributing writer

October 1, 2018

On the northern side of the Cal State LA campus there are umbrellas marked by the words ”valet.” Valet parking on a college campus may seem a bit excessive, but according to university officials, the service provided is falsely defined by the titled umbrella, nor is it an effort to pamper students...

Alumna New President of Planned Parenthood

Alumna New President of Planned Parenthood

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

  She came here at the age of eight with only forty dollars to her family’s name. Now, she’s leading the charge for reproductive health in America. Meet Dr. Leana Wen, a proud Cal State LA alumna, and now the first physician in nearly fifty years to hold the presidency of Planned Parenthood. ...

Golden Eagles Fly High Over California State Dominguez Hills

Golden Eagles Fly High Over California State Dominguez Hills

Michael Greigo, Multimedia Journalist

October 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES - - Last Wednesday, California State Los Angeles Men’s soccer team, entered their first CCAA league game at home since breaking in the top 10 for the first time since 2015 and ranked at #8 in the country. They played against California State Dominguez Hills where pulled off a 5-0 victory ...

Women’s Soccer Clutches 2-0 Shutout

Women’s Soccer Clutches 2-0 Shutout

Michael Griego, Multimedia Journalist

October 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES - - California State Los Angeles Women’s Soccer Team, who are third in the standings with 10 points, looked to bounce back in an emotional and physical game at home against California State University Dominguez Hills, in a 2-0 victory last Wednesday.   The Women’s team, 6-3-1, were looking for ...

DeVos Denied!

DeVos Denied!

Danny Robles, General Assignment Reporter

September 24, 2018

On Wednesday, Sept. 12th, The Federal District Court in Washington, D.C overturned United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos’ action to defer loan forgiveness policies that were put into place by the Obama administration.   Earlier this year in July, DeVos sparked indignation amongst stu...

Cal State LA’s Very Own Takes on the Emmys

Cal State LA’s Very Own Takes on the Emmys

Michael Griego, Multimedia Journalist

September 24, 2018

Internship leads student to a star studded night LOS ANGELES - - Last Monday evening, Samuel Rodriguez, known as “Bubbles” to many, was among television’s elite, when he represented California State University Los Angeles, as a trophy presenter, during the 70th Annual Primetime Emmys, held at...

Woman on the Rise

Woman on the Rise

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

September 24, 2018

It is the question every 5-year-old wants the answer to: how do I become president? Truthfully, the answer isn’t so simple.   The position has no set pathway to success and no predetermined model for minting. Many back down from the challenge before election season, but Nia Johnson was ...

Full-Time Reporter, Part -Time Professor

Full-Time Reporter, Part -Time Professor

Anthony Karambelas, Writer

September 17, 2018

Steve Lopez is a journalist for the LA Times and part-time professor at Cal State LA. He has won numerous awards for his journalistic pieces, spanning seven newspapers and four news magazines, including a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his columns on elder care. He also wrote three novels, two colle...

More Hot Water in Hollywood

Richard Molina, Copy Editor

September 16, 2018

For decades Hollywood has quietly harbored sexual offenders. Last year it was revealed that Harvey Weinstein, one of the biggest and most influential producers in Hollywood, had a long history of sexual abuse with over 80 allegations from various women and high-profile celebrities. Weinstein was then rem...