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Personal essay: Swipe right on myself

Personal essay: Swipe right on myself

Meghan Bravo, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

“How do I know how to love myself?” was the one question that struck me the most. It felt like someone read the book of my life, asking questions that could never escape my mind.   The Cross Cultural Center held an event this past Tuesday called “Love at First Swipe: Dating and Self-Love i...

Warp Trio presents ‘black voices’ to campus

Warp Trio presents ‘black voices’ to campus

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Warp Trio, the internationally touring, cross-genre chamber music experience, presented “Black Voices” at the Music Hall last Tuesday evening. The band also included original spoken word by emcee LiKWUiD, pairing it with music composed by Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, Harry Burleigh and ev...

Democrats square off before voting begins

Democrats square off before voting begins

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

Weeks before voting begins in Iowa, six Democratic presidential candidates gathered on stage in the state’s capital of Des Moines at Drake University to convince voters which one of them should run against Donald Trump in the general election. According to recent poll numbers, it’s a tight four person race in Iowa, the inaugural state for the primaries and caucuses. With a race more contentious than ever, this was the most significant debate to date. Fore...

Analysis: The Political Commentary of ‘Watchmen’

Analysis: The Political Commentary of ‘Watchmen’

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

December 3, 2019

The following contains major spoilers for HBO’s “Watchmen” through episode 7: “An Almost Religious Awe” The “Watchmen” comic is a deconstruction of the superhero genre; the HBO adaptation takes it a step further deconstructing superheroes and villains through a racial lens. The Hero ...

Review: Disney+ Is All Shiny But Not New

Review: Disney+ Is All Shiny But Not New

Joshua Letona, News Editor

December 3, 2019

Disney+ has been on the market for a month now, which has given the new streaming service some time to find its footing. Despite some missteps such as day-one service failures and forgetting to add a “Continue Watching” section, the streaming service is now at a place that can be recommended for fam...

YAF is not oppressed

YAF is not oppressed

Kolya Ludwig, Golden Eagle Justice Collective

November 19, 2019

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) is a nationwide conservative organization with a vocal chapter at Cal State LA. On its website, the group brands itself as an embattled, marginalized voice on college campuses, where “intolerant leftist” students rip their flyers off of school walls and protest their thought leaders when they hold speaking events. However, the truth is th...

EDITORIAL: Public Safety Leaves Students Unprepared After Threats Surface

November 12, 2019

The Department of Public Safety, including university police, has ensured us it has handled the first two threats and are investigating the third to the best of its abilities. There are more police on campus and the school said there has been no immediate threat, but still, students don’t feel s...

Earthquake Safety: A Point of Concern

Earthquake Safety: A Point of Concern

Eric Rivera, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Given that there has been an increase of earthquakes in the greater Los Angeles area, it has become imperative that students feel safe on their campus. On the morning of Oct. 17, the campus participated in the Great California ShakeOut. Their website states that the drill has been an annual pract...

“Doctor Sleep” is a Slow Burn, but an Emotionally Satisfying Sequel

“Doctor Sleep” is a Slow Burn, but an Emotionally Satisfying Sequel

Joshua Letona, News Editor

November 8, 2019

Stephen King notoriously hated director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of “The Shining,” calling it “too cold” and saying there was “no sense of emotional investment in the family” in a 2006 interview with The Paris Review. Now, director Mike Flanagan hopes to bridge the visions of Kubrick and King in the almost 40-year later sequel “Doctor Sleep....

Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 7, 2019

The following contains major spoilers for the “Watchmen” comic.   HBO’s “Watchmen” debuted late last month, continuing not only the story of the original graphic novel, but also its political controversies. From Panel to Screen As a fan of the original, I was excited for the ne...

Blockbuster Sequels Underperform at the Box Office

Blockbuster Sequels Underperform at the Box Office

Joshua Letona, News Editor

October 22, 2019

The weekend of Oct. 18 saw two long-awaited sequels underperform at the box office.  Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and Sony Pictures’s “Zombieland: Double Tap” both released in the same weekend and saw a low turnout from audiences when the originals did significantly better...

We Need an Edible Garden on Campus

We Need an Edible Garden on Campus

Alicia Papanek, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2019

In 2013, Cal State LA started what was sure to be a promising garden across from La Kretz Hall, by where the greenhouse currently is.  In fact, the Student Dietetic Association’s “Eatatorial” featured the new garden in its spring 2013 issue. “The opening of the garden is just the beginni...

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