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US Soccer Misses the Mark

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


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The U.S Men’s National Team (USMNT)  failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after losing 2-1 last Tuesday against Trinidad & Tobago. The U.S had a 93% chance to qualify for the World Cup going into that final matchday according to the ESPN Soccer Power Index. Instead, the U.S...

Digging for a Cure

Digging for a Cure

Yamani Wallace, Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State LA Women’s Volleyball hosted the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros last Friday for “Dig for a Cure” night as part of a conference-wide campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), Molten, and Head Coach Juan Figueroa...

Unity after tragedy

Unity after tragedy

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, and other islands the day before in the Caribbean. Hurricane Maria has left 78 people dead, including 34 in Puerto Rico where the damage has been the worst, and has left the majority of the island with no electricity. 95% of the island is still...

Silent Protest Continue on the Field

Silent Protest Continue on the Field

Richard Molina, Deputy Copy Editor

September 29, 2017


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This season, dozens of athletes throughout the National Football League (NFL) have decided to protest their involvement in the national anthem before each game. Through this platform, athletes are publicly demonstrating against racial inequality in the United States. So far, players from the Los Angeles...

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Toni Reveles, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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The new movie, “Battle of the Sexes”, opened in theaters worldwide on Sept. 29. The movie focuses on the famous tennis match between Cal State LA alumna, Billie Jean King, and professional tennis player, Bobby Riggs, which was viewed by 90 million people. The movie tells the story of how the bet...

Breaking Even

Breaking Even

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Last Tuesday, Cal State LA Women’s Soccer faced off against Point Loma University in San Diego. Point Loma Sea Lions scored early in the game and the Golden Eagles soon answered with a goal from junior, Ashli Villalobos. This left the game tied at 1-1. “It felt amazing; it’s always hard to...

Golden Eagles Soar in Overtime

Golden Eagles Soar in Overtime

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017


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Cal State LA Men’s Soccer team made a comeback last Thursday against Concordia University Irvine (CUI), winning 2-1 in overtime. The Golden Eagles played well in the first half, but struggled to score against CUI’s defense in the second half. Cal State LA senior Goalkeeper, Steven Barrera, made...

Rams and Chargers Fight for Los Angeles

Rams and Chargers Fight for Los Angeles

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


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On Sept. 7, the 2017 National Football League (NFL) season will officially kickoff when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the New England Patriots. In Los Angeles, there are now two teams fighting for control – the Rams and the Chargers. It is the first time since the 1994 NFL season that Los Angeles...

Make It Rain

Make It Rain

Michael Levitsky, Contributor

September 8, 2017


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Last week, fans of both boxing and UFC finally saw Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor battle it out in Las Vegas. From a marketing perspective, this was the most anticipated fight of the century and certainly unlike any we had ever seen. No boxing match in recent memory had as much build...

From Player to Coach

From Player  to Coach

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


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Juan Figueroa was appointed as interim Head Coach for the Women’s Volleyball team last February after longtime Head Coach Randi Smart resigned. Figueroa will have a large task at hand to try and meet or exceed the reputation that former Head Coach Smart experienced in her tenure throughout the program. Figueroa...

Pitch This!

Pitch This!

Carlos Gomez, Managing Editor

August 25, 2017


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On Sept. 22, Golden Eagles are invited to celebrate the second annual Cal State LA Night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will be facing off against their bay area rival, the San Francisco Giants. To honor Cal State LA at the event, university President William Covino will be throwing the honorary first...

Athletes to Watch

Athletes to Watch

Mike Nelson, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

Fall sports are just around the corner here at Cal State LA. Women’s soccer, cross country, and volleyball teams will compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) division this season. Men’s soccer and cross country teams will participate. It is only the second season of competition...

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