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Having the Wrong Opinion

David Ochoa

May 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

College is a place where ideals and views should be challenged, not suppressed. In most cases, both the faculty and the students of Cal State LA have done a good job of allowing students to express their views, but there are some instances that have fallen short of perfection. With the Democratic...

Graduating seniors reflect on undergraduate experience

Linda Ardian

May 6, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

With less than half of the quarter to go the soon-to-be graduates prepare themselves for graduation day, with some insightful reflection. They recall their time here at Cal State LA along with the wonderful opportunities it has provided them. It all dawns upon them, as they know their time is quickly...

Reconsidering the 710 Gap Closure

Ani Nalbandian

April 22, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

I was walking in the halls of the Engineering and Technology building on Wednesday a former professor of mine who was lecturing a class stopped me. Professor Michael McLendon of the Political Science department had a bone to pick with me about an article I had written outlining the reasons why the 710...

Summer sessions: expensive, but is it worth it?

Summer sessions: expensive, but is it worth it?

Fred Zuniga

April 22, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, News, Opinion

With the summer session just around the corner, Cal State LA students will have to resort to table dancing for money in order to take summer classes in 2016. The new summer cost of attendance posted on the Cal State LA’s website is surprisingly high, even though the session is only six weeks long. There...

Remembering Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, 21 years later.

Remembering Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, 21 years later.

Chelsey Michaelis

April 7, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Last Thursday, March 31 marked the 21st Anniversary of 23-year-old Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez tragic death. Nearing super stardom, her star was shot down by her fan club president Yolanda Saldivar. Ruben Lara, 29, junior Nutrition major, heard more about Selena the day after her death ...

Inspired by Students’ Daily Struggles, I Choose to Strike

Enrique C. Ochoa

April 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As a CSU professor for the past 25 years, I am always in awe of the students with whom I work. Many balance school, work, family, and community commitments. They are confronted with almost yearly fee increases, campus budget cuts, and an overall disinvestment in public schools. They speak out against...

Give Back

Give Back

March 31, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

Cal State LA has many stairs, however, students tend to gravitate toward the easier route by riding the elevator. There is nothing wrong with taking the elevator, but it is also important to realize certain students and faculty are incapable of walking the stairs. Those of us with two working legs have...

Peyton Goes Out On Top?

Patrick Shearer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

“You don’t retire from the ring, the ring retires you,” says Boxing legend Lennox Lewis. This may hold true for Peyton Manning, who retired Monday, March 7 after eighteen years in the NFL. “Eighteen is a good number,” Manning said in his retirement speech, alluding to eighteen years of wearing...

The next President of the United States is…

Ani Nalbandian

March 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Meet your next President, Bernie Sanders! Sanders is unequivocally in the lead after his surprising wins in Michigan and on Super Tuesday and Super Saturday. He has defied virtually every poll in every state that has voted in the Presidential Primaries so far. Currently the United States is in the...

State of the College Event Promotion

Ricky Rodas

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dr. Scott Bowman, Dean of the Natural and Social Sciences (NSS) at Cal State LA, was scheduled to speak and talk to students at the University-Student Union (U-SU) Theater in the Student Union on Wednesday, March 2. However, when I went to the theater and tried to open the front door, it was locked. I...

Activists turned social mediaists

Andrew Beltran

March 4, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

The finale of the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) series "Cup of Culture" came to an end on Monday, Feb. 22, where a presentation was given on social media and the impact that is has caused on television. "Cup of Culture is a series that takes place every quarter. It focuses on different topics such as...

OP-ED: BSU president on protests that occurred last week

OP-ED: BSU president on protests that occurred last week

Sesley Lewis, BSU President

March 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One of the biggest misconceptions that Ben Shapiro and his supporters continue to relay is that the students of Cal State LA are against free speech. We are not against our First Amendment rights, and we value those rights. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, including Ben Shapiro. Had there not...

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