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On Track to Success

On Track to Success

Ricky Rodas, Investigative Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The subtle aroma of sizzling burgers vibrant, bass heavy music and cheers from supportive friends and family permeated through the air as Twilight Open got underway on Thursday, April 12. The annual outdoor track and field event featured more than 400 student-athletes representing more than 30 universities,...

2018 Los Angeles Marathon

2018 Los Angeles Marathon

J. Aaron Delgado, Managing Editor

March 19, 2018


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More than 24,000 runners from around the world participated in the 33rd Annual Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 18. The marathon course started at Dodger stadium and followed through LA, with each mile marking an iconic landmark. Santa Monica pier marked the final landmark where...

Track and Field Reaches New Heights

Track and Field Reaches New Heights

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018


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On March 9 and 10, Cal State LA’s Women’s Indoor Track team competed in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. The team won their first All-American awards since 2013. Ashlea Maddex and J’Liyah Miles were the two All-Americans; Maddex spoke on her feelings...

New Kickers in Town

New Kickers in Town

Mike Nelson, Contributor

March 16, 2018


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On March 4, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in front of 50,000 fans at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. For LAFC, it was their first ever MLS regular-season game as an expansion team. They became the only expansion team to win their inaugural game on the road since 1998. LAFC’s...

Athletes Empowering Peers

Yamani Wallace, Contributor

February 16, 2018


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Tiyde Pickett and Louis Stokes were the first African American women to compete in track and field. That was in the 1936 Olympics. They paved the way for young women athletes to leave their own mark on society just as they had. Young women athletes such as Ashlea Maddox, J’Liyah Miles and Ericka Tayl...

Women’s Golf Tees Off

Women’s Golf Tees Off

Yamani Wallace, Contributor

February 6, 2018


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Cal State L.A. makes history in 2018, adding the first ever National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s Golf team. The team will be included in the University’s six California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) conference teams. The new team will compete against Chico State, Sonoma...

Lakers on the Rise

Lakers on the Rise

Michael Levitsky, Contributor

December 5, 2017


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With the Dodgers’ World Series defeat still lingering in the hearts of many, Angelenos are looking to the city’s other beloved team, the Lakers, to raise up their spirits. The Lakers currently sit on a 8-14 record. The past few years have been tough for the Purple and Gold, who went through some...

Soccer’s Record Year

Soccer’s Record Year

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Cal State LA Men’s Soccer team finished the season with a 14-5-3 record, which is a .706 winning percentage including playoff games. The Golden Eagles made the NCAA Division 2 Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament by winning the Men’s Soccer California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament....

Senior Night Salutations

Senior Night Salutations

Yamani Wallace, Contributor

November 27, 2017


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Emotions ran high on the night of Nov. 11 for Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Juan Figueroa’s first senior send off. With a passionate speech before the start of the game, head coach Juan Figueroa had some memorable words for this year’s seniors. “It is a sad day, but it is a happy day. It is...

Sacrifices to Success

Sacrifices to Success

Libby Hall, Contributor

November 17, 2017


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Yamani Wallace is a broadcast journalism student at Cal State LA. In 2015, she came to the University with the intent to play volleyball on a scholarship, but due to a pre-existing injury she was unable to participate in the Golden Eagle games. Wallace came to Cal State LA with the desire to fight...

Online Sports: A Thing of the Future?

Online Sports: A Thing of the Future?

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


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Today, everything is being digitized, and sports are no exception. Recently, the U.S. government, as well as other countries, including Japan and South Korea, have recognized esports as an official sport. Since then, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has demonstrated interest in inducting...

Feeling the Blues

Feeling the Blues

Michael Levitsky, Contributor

November 8, 2017


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They almost had it.  For the first time in almost three decades, the Dodgers nearly won the World Series.  It was the first time they had even been to the World Series since they had won it all back in 1988.  During their last trip to the Fall Classic, Ronald Reagan was President, Beetlejuice was...

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