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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...

Pronouns: More Than a Part of Speech

Pronouns: More Than a Part of Speech

Lauren Diana, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2019

Pronouns are used in the English language to replace nouns, but to many, this particular part of speech means much more. The LGBTQ+ community recognizes the use of personal pronouns as a basic, yet integral part of their identity that display the acceptance and acknowledgement from the community, ac...

The Girl who Rules the World with Music

The Girl who Rules the World with Music

Kayla Misa, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2019

Billie Eilish, the world’s chart-topping 17-year-old popstar, has drawn in the world to her music whether it be nonsensical, melancholic or addressing climate change.  At the age of 14, Eilish started her music career when she uploaded her first song “Ocean Eyes” to Soundcloud for the simple ...

The Best Movie Theater Experiences in LA

The Best Movie Theater Experiences in LA

Joshua Letona, Copy Editor

August 20, 2019

With so many films released and so many theater options, it can be difficult to decide where to see a movie. There is only a handful of theaters that offer some of the best movie-going experiences out there, and fortunately, many of them are right here in Los Angeles. The TCL Chinese Theatre The TCL Chinese Th...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Kolya Ludwig, Golden Eagle Justice

May 14, 2019

The student struggle against impaction has exposed all that is rotten in the California State University (CSU) system. That effort’s most recent actions occurred at the Academic Senate meeting on Tuesday, May 7, and a sit-in at the administration building thereafter. The Academic Senate is one of...

Farm Bill Hemps Up Agriculture

Farm Bill Hemps Up Agriculture

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

May 7, 2019

As of Dec. 11, 2018, President Trump implemented the farm bill, which allows hemp to become an agricultural commodity. The bill was heavily considered after President Donald Trump’s “trade dispute with China,” according to the Washington Post. Spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader, Republican...

False Alarm

Anthony Quach, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

Cal State LA was identified by the LA County Department of Public Health as one of several sites in the LA County where the measles exposure may have occurred. The exposure was believed to have occurred on April 11 between 11 a.m and 3 p.m. As luck would have it, I was working at Smart Start, which...

The True Cost of Free Speech

The True Cost of Free Speech

Chloe Littleton, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

On the morning of Monday, April 22, a large banner stood outside the campus bookstore messily spray-painted with the phrase “Build the Wall”. The students tending to this banner claimed it was their freedom of speech and were handing out leaflets promoting an event put on by YAF (Young Americans...

Irony: Rock the Vote

Irony: Rock the Vote

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

California’s 2018 midterm election set a record for the highest turnout in recent memory, closing in on 65 percent. Sure, we have a long way to go before we reach the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s consistent 70 percent turnout, but we should feel proud of ourselves....

The Second-Class Citizen at Cal State LA

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

Walking through King Hall is a bit like strolling through a museum. It is a wonder that the 57-year-old walls still hold strong (probably just courtesy of the asbestos). For years, students and faculty sat compliantly in classrooms and offices, keeping their minds off the unnerving reality that their...

Impaction: Another Step Eroding Shared Governance

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Sure, it frustrating to see our campus take a left turn towards elitism. But, the new impaction proposal signals a lot more than an attempt to exclude those outside campus walls. It is a breach of trust from within. The administration has made the show of inclusivity, hosting three hearings, an online...