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2024 is the Year of the Dragon.

Stories that shaped my childhood: Lunar New Years

Anne To, Editor-In-Chief February 12, 2024

My favorite holiday as a child was never Halloween, Christmas, or Thanksgiving — It was always the Lunar New Year. I loved decorating the walls with red papers marked in golden lettering to wish for...

Illustration by Rebeca Hernandez

How to stay lucky for the Lunar New Year

Anne To, Editor-In-Chief February 10, 2024

“Don’t cut your hair during the Lunar New Year.” You will cut off your wealth and luck for the year. At least that is what my parents would tell me when I was a kid, and I’ve continued to follow...

Katherine Ozawa prepares a lantern during the Lunar New Year celebration at the U-SU Plaza on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Photo by Xavier Zamora.

Cal State LA’s Lunar New Year celebrates AAPI

Brian Lai, Multimedia Reporter February 4, 2023

On Jan. 26, students and faculty gathered at the front of the Student Union Plaza to kick off the Lunar New Year event. The crowd enjoyed live entertainment, played ticket games, enjoyed Asian food, and...

Photo of a Lion Dance in from of the Student Union.

Cal State LA welcomes Lunar New Year through festive event on campus

Jessica Liu, Intern Reporter March 2, 2022

In celebration of the 2022 Lunar New Year, the Cal State LA Center for Student Involvement (CSI) and Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) hosted several festive events on Feb. 17, including lantern making, calligraphy...

Three dancers performing a show of Tibetan drum dancing for audience members

Alhambra’s Lunar New Year Festival returns, uplifting spirits

Anne To, Community News Reporter February 28, 2022

The festival that has been held since 1997 was back this month after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic. It was downsized from five blocks to one block and happened at the city’s weekly farmer’s...

A Mandarin speaking Transformer poses in front of the plaza greeting guests.

Universal Studios Celebrates Lunar New Year

Monica Tamayo, PR Assistant February 11, 2019

It is Lunar New Year at Universal Studios and they have taken to celebrate “Year of the Pig” in grand fashion from February 2 - 18. The movie-based theme park celebrates Lunar New Year by featuring...

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