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    Official Statement of Jacinto’s and Urrutia’s Resignation

    0:22 PM April 21, 2014

    On April 15th, 2014, an official statement by A.S.I.’s Executive Director, Intef Weser, was released stating that A.S.I.’s, Hector Jacinto resigned from his position as A.S.I. President as well as Steven Urrutia who was formerly A.S.I.’s Vice President of Administration. Full story

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    La Onda Interviews President Covino

    0:00 AM April 18, 2014

    On March 24th,'' La Onda '' had the honor to interview President William A. Covino. During this exclusive interview we asked about his experience so far as president of Cal State L.A, and his previous position as the provost of Fresno State University: '' It's been a great experience so far. Full story

    A&L Reps Preview La Finesse

    7:10 PM April 18, 2014

    This quarter A.S.I.’s, 6th Annual La Finesse Event will have a new set up and new exhibitions, thanks to Arts and Letters Representatives Marina Vilhena and Emmanuel Solis.          La Finesse, which means “The Style” was created six years ago to highlight the artists of the department. Full story

    Dolcini Closing

    7:01 PM April 18, 2014

    Unfortunately after a seventeen year of dedicated service, our beloved Dolcini’s will be closing by the end of this spring quarter. Dolcini Caffe Expresso’s lease will be expiring May of this year with no word by senior administrators of its renewal. Full story

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    The Gentrification OR Gentefication of Boyle Heights

    6:54 PM April 18, 2014

    Gentrification is a term used to describe the arrival and dominance of an urban, primarily low-income city by a more wealthy and upscale population. It is a growing business in many parts of the US, one of them being Boyle Heights, located in (Northeast) Los Angeles. Full story

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    Get on Board

    6:53 PM April 18, 2014

    CSULA’s University Student Union is looking for students to join the Board of Directors for the academic year 2014-2015. Being a member comes with many responsibilities, but is also very rewarding. Not only does it look great on your resume but it also opens the doors for many opportunities. Full story

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    A.S.I. President and Vice President for Administration Abruptly Resign

    0:00 AM April 17, 2014

    Recently, A.S.I. President, Hector Jacinto and Vice President for Administration, Steven Urrutia, abruptly resigned from their positions due to undisclosed reasons.  Currently, Luis Antezana, who was formerly Vice President for Academic Governance, is now serving as your current A. Full story

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    Take Back the Night

    0:00 AM April 16, 2014

    The Gender and Sexual Resource Center held their annual Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 10th. Take Back the Night rallied together many activists and supporters to raise awareness on issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. Keynote speaker, Ajeela Sherrills, shared his experiences and great words of wisdom. Full story

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    Human Anatomy Class Petition Gets Approved!

    0:00 AM April 16, 2014

    It’s the beginning of the Spring quarter and nearly two months since we registered. If you ask any student on Cal Sate LA campus what it’s like to register for classes they will say it’s chaotic and frustrating, with computers crashing, classes closing every second, and classes waiting to be dropped. Full story

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    Cal State Los Angeles President Welcomes Wednesday's Child

    0:00 AM April 14, 2014

           A unique Fox 11 Wednesday’s Child Segment was filmed at Cal State L.A. on Thursday, April 10th, placing a spotlight on a thirteen-year old foster child named Luis who has big dreams of going to college and pursuing a PhD in English Literature or Law. Full story

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    Message From President Covino Regards to Humboldt Accident

    0:00 AM April 11, 2014

    Dear Cal State L.A. Community: As most of you have probably learned by now, a tragic accident occurred yesterday involving Los Angeles area students who were heading up to Humboldt State for a campus tour.    We at Cal State L.A. are grieving the lives lost and injuries sustained, and our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of those involved. Full story

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    NAMM: Believe in Music

    8:19 PM April 10, 2014

    Earlier this year, the annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim California was the place where hundreds of thousands of musical instruments, accessories, and related products were debuted to industry insiders. For the fourth consecutive year, educators at the music products convention combed the exhibit halls looking for the best products for classroom use in an array of different categories. Full story

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    Paper Teacher Evaluations vs. Online Teacher Evaluations

    8:17 PM April 10, 2014

    If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it! This popular phrase couldn’t apply more than it does to a recent change in the way students are evaluating their professors at the end of each quarter. For the first time last Winter quarter, students enrolled at CSULA were forced to log onto GET in order to complete the course evaluation. Full story

    Prepare Today, Survive Tomorrow

    3:52 PM April 10, 2014

    An Earthquake is rapid shaking of the earth. It is caused by a sudden slip on a fault. The earthquake releases energy in waves that travel through the earth’s crust and those waves are what we feel during the event. Residents in Southern California are being urged to prepare for what could be a catastrophic earthquake event. Full story

    Millennials, Gold Fish, and King Kong

    3:43 PM April 10, 2014

    In order to understand people, you have to understand where people come from. The controversial name “Millennials” has been given to the population born after 1980, roughly the ages of 18 and 33. Politically, 50% of Millennials identify themselves as democrats. Full story

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    “Walk of Shame” Bar Crawl

    0:00 AM April 9, 2014

    On Sunday April 6,in West Hollywood, the “Walk of Shame” bar crawl took place from 1-6 pm to benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Seven teams of 35 people competed against each other in a media-based scavenger hunt, hosted by Instagram, to win up to $100 in gift cards at each participating bar. Full story

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    RAZA Grad

    5:39 PM April 9, 2014

    CSULA seniors! the Spring Quarter has just begun and we are already welcoming week three of quarter! There is no doubt time flies and spring graduation is right around the corner. This means Raza graduation is also around the corner. Raza Grad Celebration is a culturally focused ceremony that celebrates Chicana/o Latina/o communities. Full story

    CSULA Goes to Nationals

    5:36 PM April 9, 2014

    While most at CSULA spend Spring Break in swimming suits, the forensics speech and debate team spent their break in business suits. There was no vacation time for the CSULA speech and debate team, who have been practicing and preparing for the national tournament. Full story

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    The One and Only One-Piece Swim Suit

    9:58 PM April 4, 2014

    After years of having the bikini take a stand as the hottest swim wear option, the one-piece swimsuit currently took back the title. Yes, showing skin can be sexy and it helps you tan fully, but if you think about it, bikinis can become pretty boring. Full story

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    The B & E College Introduces “Fast Pitch”

    9:53 PM April 4, 2014

    The College of Business and Economics is hosting the third “Fast Pitch Competition” at CSULA on April 23rd, from 4 to 6PM in La Kretz Hall. The Dean of the College, James Goodrich, and visiting Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center, Rob Carpenter, both presented and introduced the Fast Pitch Competition. Full story

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    Early Start program

    9:50 PM April 4, 2014

    The “Early Start” program itself is in the early stages, but it’s making large strides to prepare students for college level courses in a timely graduation. Early Start began in the year 2012 with the goal of assisting students who are not yet at college level math or English start the remediation process before their freshman year in college. Full story

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    Students for Quality Education Against Student Success Fees

    0:00 AM March 27, 2014

    On Wednesday, March 26th, the student group Students for Quality Education (SQE) rallied at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in opposition of Student Success Fees. Various CSU branches of SQE gathered at the Board of Trustees meeting in an attempt to roll back Student Success fees and prevent fees from being implemented on more campuses. Full story

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    A More Connected Campus

    0:00 AM March 21, 2014

    If you’re anything like me, then you probably still have your phone in your hand while you’re reading this sentence. Maybe you’re even reading this article on your phone, I know I would if I could. I, like many students, live my life constantly connected to streams of information from every source possible, thanks to the technological marvel that is the Internet. Full story

    Beginner Mariachi Ensemble

    6:44 PM March 21, 2014

    Mariachi Aguila is the beginner music ensemble at Cal State LA. Their show did not sound nothing like a beginner group. Their sound was beautiful and their showmanship was like no other. They truly kept their audience entertained. Many Faculty members made an appearance to support this group of talented musicians. Full story

    Congrats Grad!

    3:00 PM March 21, 2014

    Everyday students are graduating from college because they know how important it is to have a degree for their lives and their work area.People say that one of their proudest accomplishments is earning their college degree. While graduating college may be an exciting and pivotal point for many people, it can be very frightening for others. Full story

    California’s Drought

    0:00 AM March 21, 2014

    Even after having the biggest storm of the year thus far, California is still in danger of a drought.  Just because we don’t see a sign on the freeway anymore, it does not mean we have reached a desired rainfall amount. According to the Western Regional Climate Center in 2011, California had 12 inches of rain. Full story

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    Film Students Get Advice From René Russo and GJ Echternkamp

    7:53 PM March 14, 2014

    Television and Film students of Film Professor, Robert Vianello’s Entertainment Industry Class were able to catch a glimpse of what the industry is like on Tuesday, March 11th.  GJ Echternkamp, the director and writer of the new upcoming Indie Documentary, Frank and Cindy, and Actress, René Russo (Outbreak, Freejack), who starred in the documentary as Cindy, stopped by for a small panel event with a question and answer portion. Full story

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    Winter Quarter Week 10

    0:00 AM March 14, 2014

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    Internationally Known Parenting Expert Offers Useful Strategies to Cal State L.A. Families

    8:02 PM March 14, 2014

    On a recent Saturday morning, nearly 80 members of the Cal State L.A. community (students, faculty, and staff whose children attend the Anna Bing Arnold Children’s Center on campus) sat in neat rows in a King Hall upstairs classroom, listening attentively to a soft-voiced, silver-haired woman. Full story

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    Film Students Get Advice From René Russo and GJ Echternkamp

    7:53 PM March 14, 2014

    Television and Film students of Film Professor, Robert Vianello’s Entertainment Industry Class were able to catch a glimpse of what the industry is like on Tuesday, March 11th.  GJ Echternkamp, the director and writer of the new upcoming Indie Documentary, Frank and Cindy, and Actress, René Russo (Outbreak, Freejack), who starred in the documentary as Cindy, stopped by for a small panel event with a question and answer portion. Full story

    Fashion Design Students take on a Second Challenge

    7:51 PM March 14, 2014

    Last week I wrote about the Art 459 fashion students embarking on an African textile print assignment for a Ghanaian inspired collection. Their creativity and their design aesthetic inspired me to look into their upcoming project—“Re-Dressing CSULA.” For this assignment students were to work in pairs and develop a 4 to 6 professional wear collection. Full story

    Standing Up Against Abuse

    7:43 PM March 14, 2014

    One of our very own Golden Eagle Alumni has been standing up and fighting against police brutality. Aloni Bonilla, recent CSULA graduate was delayed earning her BA in Mathematics after according to Bonilla, was assaulted and a victim of unnecessary force by CHP Officer Jose Ramirez of then Baldwin Park division. Full story

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    Happiness and Technology in a Rapidly Changing World

    0:00 AM March 10, 2014

    Former Google Glass Team Member and eccentric YouTube Host, Nicki Sun, stopped by CSULA. She visited Communications Professor Mylen Yamamoto’s Comm 478 Class on Tuesday, March 5th for a small group conference titled, “Let’s Talk About It.” Sun spoke about her experiences as a college student pursuing an unconventional path, gave advice on being a self-starter and never giving up, and how she found happiness to be her north star in everything in life. Full story

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    L.A. City Council's Take on Gender Studies Movement

    0:00 AM March 5, 2014

    On Tuesday, February 18th, the Los Angeles City Council had a 100 percent vote supporting the current Ethnic Studies debate at CSULA. Gilbert A. Cedillo, Councilmen of Los Angeles district 1, recognized the debate as a motion that should be presented to Los Angeles Council members. Full story

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    Update: CSULA Student Found

    0:00 AM March 2, 2014

    UPDATE: Student has been found safe

    According to public affairs Adilene Munguia was found in Montebello, information regarding when she was found has not yet been released. The 19 year old CSULA student was said to turned off her phone and left campus for the weekend in order to get some alone time.

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    The Mind Trust Event

    0:00 AM February 27, 2014

    Thought Leader and Global Speaker, Deborah Peters, came to CSULA and spoke to students during the Mind Trust event, an event that advised students on how to be motivated, prepared, and confident for their future careers and well-being.

        

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    Periodismo en Español: Visita a Time Warner Cable

    Spanish Journalism

    0:00 AM February 26, 2014

    El miércoles 19 de febrero, los estudiantes del curso SPAN 445 (Periodismo en Españoltomaron una excursión a las instalaciones de Time Warner Cable Deportes. El Profesor Baler junto a sus estudiantes fueron recibidos por Nadia Gonzales, promotora de relaciones públicas quien les enseño detalladamente los equipos de edición, las salas de control y los estudios de grabación. Durante el paseo a Time Warner Cable Deportes, los estudiantes presenciaron una grabación en vivo donde también tuvieron la oportunidad de salir en cámara por unos cuantos segundos

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    FMLA Prepares for DC Trip

    4:42 PM February 25, 2014

      While you may be hanging out at the beach or sleeping in during Spring Break, CSULA’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) will be travelling to Washington D.C. for the 10th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference (NYFLC). Sponsored by the Center for Study of Genders and Sexualities (CSGS), FMLA will have the chance to meet other college students from other feminist organizations. Full story

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    Homecoming Musical Festival Canceled

    0:00 AM February 24, 2014

    The Homecoming Music Festival has officially been canceled. Steven Urrutia(A.S.I Vice President for Administration). Intef W. Weser (A.S.I Executive Director) also confirmed the cancellation of this event on Thursday February 20th, 2014. According to Weser, there had been concerns shared about the noise level surrounding the CSULA community and if Homecoming events should be an open event and not limited to just CSULA students. Full story

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    Salutations from Destination Space Station

    0:00 AM February 21, 2014

    Thursday, February 20th, students were treated to a special live Q&A session with astronauts currently aboard the international space station.

    Crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency spoke with students from Cal State LA and the Alliance Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science High school. 

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    The Asian and Asian American Studies Program Position on the General Education Program at CSULA

    0:00 AM February 17, 2014

    The Asian and Asian American Studies Program is firmly committed to ethnic studies and prepared to be an active participant in the general education program at CSULA. We believe that the motions adopted by the Academic Senate on Jan 28th sufficiently addressed the importance of diversity outcomes and provide ethnic studies programs and faculty with expertise in ethnic studies ample and equal opportunities to offer GE classes. 

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    The Department of Chicano Studies's position on the General Education Program at CSULA

    0:00 AM February 17, 2014

    The Department of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) does not support the Senate motion proposed on February 11, 2014. This motion proposes that at least one of the two required diversity courses must be taken in one of the four Ethnic/Area Studies departments/programs: Asian/Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Latin American Studies, or Pan-African Studies, including all classes cross-listed with the aforementioned departments/programs.

     

     

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    Senate Motion Divides Ethnic Studies

    0:00 AM February 17, 2014

    A third attempt to suggest an Ethnic Studies course as a requirement to the new G.E. curriculum was proposed on Tuesday, February 11th, 2013 at the Academic Senate Meeting. The motion, which was brought forth by Senator Aaron Sonnenschein, proposed, “At least one of the two required diversity courses must be taken in one of the four ethnic/area studies departments/programs: Asian/Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, or Pan-African Studies or be a course cross-listed with courses with the aforementioned departments/programs. Full story

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    Clarifying the Ethnic Studies Movement

    0:00 AM February 11, 2014

                On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014, there was a senate meeting among the faculty and students who compose the Academic Senate at CSULA. This meeting regarded whether or not it should be a requirement for students to take at least one class from the Ethnic Studies Department in order to graduate. 

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    Student Rally Forces Senators to Listen

    0:00 AM February 10, 2014

    Due to recent events concerning the debate to make Ethnic Studies a General Education Requirement, students organized in a rally on Tuesday, February 4th to advocate for Ethnic Studies to be a requirement in the General Education Curriculum. Over the course of the past few weeks with the Community Day Demonstration and the disagreements involved in the decision to make Ethnic Studies a mandatory requirement for undergraduates to take, many students felt dissatisfied with how members of the Academic Senate have been responding to them and their proposals. Full story

    Administrative Policy on Time, Place, and Manner of Free Expression / Message from President

    0:00 AM February 7, 2014

    This e-mail was sent on Wednesday, February 5th, by Public Affairs to all faculty regarding the GE protests that happened during the week. Be sure to look over the PDF to see further details.  Administrative Policy on Time, Place, and Manner of Free Expression Please see attached Administrative Policy on Time, Place, and Manner of Free Expression. Full story

    B&E Mixer with Dean Goodrich

    The college of Business and Economics hosts informative mixer

    9:40 PM February 6, 2014

      On Thursday January 29th the college of Business and Engineering hosted its first event of the Winter Quarter, a mixer with Dean James A. Goodrich and Associate Dean Edward Hsieh. The event served as an update for Business and Economics student to let them know of changes as well as important upcoming events as well as a social event for students to get to know one another. Full story

    Obama's State of The Union Speech

    0:00 AM February 6, 2014

    President Barack Obama referred to a young 2014 as a, “Year of action.” This past Tuesday on Capitol Hill. The changes he brought to the table in his annual State of the Union speech weren’t necessarily groundbreaking, but the Commander in Chief remained steadfast in his commitment to core ideals that directly affect those currently enrolled at Cal State Los Angeles. Full story

    Academic Senate Lock Out

    0:56 PM February 5, 2014

    For the full story on the walk out and lock out Click Here Full story

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    Rallying Students Block Senate Meeting

    0:00 AM February 4, 2014

    On February 4th, students gathered in front of the CSULA Bookstore at 12:30pm to rally and “demand that the Academic Senate vote to make Ethnic Studies a part of the General Education Requirements beginning Fall 2016,” according to a flyer being handed out at the event.

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    Senate Meeting Leads to Student Community Day

    Jillian Bell

    0:00 AM February 3, 2014

      On Tuesday, January 28th in the Golden Eagle Ballroom 3, the Academic Senate meeting ended in an uproar from both sides. The motion that was out-voted was to make an Ethnic studies course a requirement from one of the two diversity courses for an undergrad student’s GE. Full story

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    Calling For Communication: ASI & Students

    0:00 AM February 3, 2014

    A protest sparked a flame in some CSULA students, Thursday January 30th after a long day of protesting and struggling to speak to President William A. Covino by marching to his office. Many students felt their administration was inaccessible and felt their voices are not strong enough on campus even after Covino came out later in the day to speak to the crowd. Full story

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    Clarifying The GE Diversity Revisions

    0:00 AM February 3, 2014

    On Tuesday, January 21st the Academic Senate discussed and modified the G.E Diversity Requirements. Since then, the revisions have become a current topic of discussion, not only among faculty and staff, but also among some CSULA students. So what are the revisions? And how will CSULA students be affected by the changes? The new Senate-Approved Diversity changes include four main points explaining the goals to effectively completing the required diversity courses. Full story

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    Senate Meeting Leads to Student Community Day

    Jillian Bell

    0:00 AM February 3, 2014

      On Tuesday, January 28th in the Golden Eagle Ballroom 3, the Academic Senate meeting ended in an uproar from both sides. The motion that was out-voted was to make an Ethnic studies course a requirement from one of the two diversity courses for an undergrad student’s GE. Full story

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    Undocumented Students Step Out of the Shadows

    0:00 AM January 29, 2014

    Since February 2011, Students United to Reach Goals in Education (SURGE) held an annual event where CSULA undocumented students share their stories through powerful speeches. This year’s “Stepping Out Of The Shadows”, as the event is titled, occurred last Thursday in the USU Plaza. Full story

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    Martin Luther King Speech Contest

    0:00 AM January 22, 2014

    In commemoration of the lasting impression Martin Luther King, Jr. achieved throughout his lifetime, we must hold the underlying themes of racism, equality, and activism as constant markers in our mind. As college students we are given a role that insists we recognize, analyze, and expose these themes to others in our community. Full story

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    FOX 11 News Anchor, Christine Devine Visits Cal State L.A.

    0:00 AM January 21, 2014

    When one thinks of the word, “Adoption,” or “Social Work,” the thought of television usually wouldn’t be coined with those themes at all.  Sure, there’s the fairly new hit television drama, “The Fosters” on ABC Family that tells the story of a family that adopts orphaned children, but in retrospect, “adoption” and “social work” would and could mean a variety of different things to others—especially those who are personally affected by those terms. Full story

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    Fresh On Campus: Freshman Activities Board

    7:00 PM January 15, 2014

    CSULA students threw around excuses on why they felt alack in a sense of school spirit and community. These reasons contained things like not enough events on campus, and fortunately we can change that. Then they ranged to things we cannot change, like being a commuter campus. Full story

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    Joaquin Zihuatanejo Visits

    0:00 AM January 13, 2014

    On Thursday, January 9th at 3PM, there was an impressive performance in the Golden Eagle Ballroom by Joaquin Zihuatanejo. To the indifferent mind, the name stands for nothing of significance but you will be intrigued once you know that Zihuatanejo is the Individual World Poetry Slam champion, he stands out from the greatest poets our generation has to offer. Full story

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    California's New Laws

    0:00 AM January 8, 2014

    In California, the New Year rang in with more than just fireworks and celebration new years day, but with new laws that came into effect January 1st, or will eventually come into effect later on this year.  Last year, 800 bills were signed by Jerry Brown regarding many issues in California from driving, crime, the environment, guns, and technology—just to name a few. Full story

    Golden Eagles Talk About Revamping the Library

    1:19 PM December 11, 2013

      When first impressions of the library come to mind, opinions usually sound like this. The library is old, it does not have enough space for students to work, and it does not have enough of the right books as resources.  Agreeably, the John F. Kennedy Mamorial Library is one of the most visited buildings on campus. Full story

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    Spanish Journalism Offered in Winter

    0:00 AM December 4, 2013

    Cal State L.A counts on the presence of many students who are bilingual. In some cases, Spanish is their first language before learning to speak or write in English. However how does a student built confidence and practice if they want to pursue an education in a competitive field, where they want emphasize their language of origin into a professional career?

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    Finals Guide to Success

    3:55 PM December 2, 2013

      It’s that time of the quarter again as panic rises; students scramble for free scantrons and become even more sleep deprived than before.  This, Golden Eagles, is the exact (if not similar) scenario of Finals Week.  Before pandemonium strikes, spend this tenth week strategizing short and long term goals to reach your fullest potential! For those who aren’t aware, or are new to CSULA, our campus will be holding several study events during Finals Week for whoever needs the extra study time and a quiet place to turn to. Full story

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    Looking For A Sweet Escape?

    0:00 AM November 27, 2013

    On Wednesday October 13th, the USU walkway was filled with relaxing scented oils, and other fun activities. Hot chocolate and different kinds of Tea were offered, to help soothe stressful students. Yummy pastries were also offered to students, all free of charge.

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    Chancellor White Saves The Best For Last

    0:00 AM November 25, 2013

      Timothy P. White, chancellor of the California State University system, held an open conversation in the Eagles’ Nest Gym with faculty and students this past Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. Our CSU system in California is the largest four-year system of higher education in the United States. Full story

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    Midnight Madness at CSULA

    0:00 AM November 18, 2013

      On Wednesday, November 13, our very own CSULA’s women’s volleyball game kicked off Midnight Madness with free prizes and if you arrived before 7:15PM, you received a ticket for the Midnight Madness Grand Prize Drawing of free IN-N-OUT burgers for a month! Following the volleyball game at 9:30PM, the Midnight Madness event was held at our CSULA Eagles Nest Gym. Full story

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    Distinguished Alumni: Lee Baca

    0:00 AM November 6, 2013

    Born Leroy David Baca in East Los Angeles, Baca attended Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland park and then went on to East Los Angeles College. He then took a break in his academics and joined the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. In 1965, Baca became a deputy sheriff trainee with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Full story

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    Prepping for Student Success

    0:00 AM October 23, 2013

    Choosing a career is a big decision. CSULA Career Development Center offers a multitude of services to help students make informed choices regarding their career path both during college and after graduation. “Were more than just reviewing your resume,” said Cesar Gonzalez, Career Counselor and On-Campus Interview Coordinator. Full story

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    Interview with Benjamin Fenigsohn about Papermache

    0:00 AM October 21, 2013

    It is a fact that some students subconsciously acknowledge the cycle that essays are assigned to us, written, graded, and forgotten. Your hard work not being recognized anymore, even long after the assignment has been graded ends now with Papermache! No, this is an arts and crafts project unfortunately. Full story

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    Police Report Sept. 24 - Sept. 30

    0:00 AM October 17, 2013

      Larceny- Theft A woman reported that she lost her black purse in the housing apartments on campus and shortly afterwards her credit card was being used. Thurs. 9/19/13 at 13:00 Larceny- Theft A report was made about a motor vehicle decal being stolen on campus at Parking Lot 5. Full story

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    MADD: The brutal reality of drinking and driving

    0:00 AM October 16, 2013

    On Monday October 14, 2013 a huge exhibit is displayed in front of the University Student Union Plaza of a gruesome car crash. The exhibit was provided by a nonprofit organization by the name of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD. MADD’s purpose and goal is to aid the victims of drunk driving and underage drinking, to create alertness that images like these can create an impact in the decisions that one makes. Full story

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    Pan African Student Resource Center Hosts Nelson Mandela Exhibit

    0:10 PM October 14, 2013

    Although there have been many influential leaders throughout history, the Cross Cultural Centers and Pan African Student Resource Center has chosen to display the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The main coordinator of the exhibit, Flin Wilson, did an exceptional job on choosing all of the inspirational photos and stories, telling a short narrative of Mandela’s life. Full story

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    American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music Luncheon

    3:03 PM October 13, 2013

    In preparation for American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, an exhibition that will inhabit the CSULA Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State L.A. played host to the American Sabor Luncheon. The Luncheon was a way to introduce the American Sabor to many influential community members and CSULA Faculty. Full story

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    Cal State trustees seek funds to fix aging campus buildings

    9:46 PM October 10, 2013

    LOS ANGELES — The abrupt rattle and jolt was so disconcerting that Kelly Shaw decided never again to use the elevator to get to her geology classes in McCarthy Hall on the Cal State Fullerton campus. But the escalator in the 50-year-old, six-story natural sciences and math building presents its own challenges: It is prone to breaking down and replacement parts are hard to locate. Full story

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    The New Panhellenic Council

    0:00 AM October 7, 2013

      A change in the Greek Sorority System is happening this year with the new Panhellenic Council.  If unfamiliar with the Panhellenic Council and the sororities involved, the Panhellenic includes the type of sororities anyone could relate to, across the country. Full story

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    A.S.I. Leadership Speaks Out During Meet & Greet

    11:57 AM October 7, 2013

    A.S.I. held a meet and greet with President Hector Jacinto and Executive Director Intef W. Weser, last Wednesday October 2nd. They were joined by several members of the committee and were engaging with students to hear about their thoughts and concerns. Full story

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    Obama: Boehner is keeping government shut down

    11:40 AM October 4, 2013

    WASHINGTON — Prospects of quickly ending a partial government shutdown seemed unlikely Thursday as President Barack Obama and Republicans continued pointing fingers at one another — and as Obama placed the blame squarely on House Speaker John Boehner. Full story

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    UC Berkeley explosion, outage was second in a month

    11:46 AM October 3, 2013

    BERKELEY, Calif. — Officials on Tuesday were investigating a power outage followed by an explosion and three-story fireball on Monday at the University of California, Berkeley that sent one student to the hospital with minor burns — the second explosion and power outage on campus in a little over two weeks and the third this year. Full story

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    CSULA Children Center Gives Working Individuals Peace of Mind

    0:00 AM October 2, 2013

    Parents have the responsibilities of maintaining a home, and working to support themselves. What about those who are student/parents with children? Where do they turn to? CSULA has a place called the Anna Bing Arnold Children’s Center. This building is located at 2301 Levanda Avenue on the south west end of campus and for more than 40 years, it has been the place where children will develop life-long skills. Full story

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    Nation and world news briefs

    5:58 PM October 2, 2013

    NATION Obama cancels part of Asia trip to address shutdown WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama canceled part of his trip to Asia next week to deal with the government shutdown but for now is still planning to attend the two world summits on his schedule, the White House said Wednesday morning. Full story

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    Tribe hopeful its long wait for payment over dam will end

    0:21 PM September 30, 2013

    WASHINGTON — For President Harry Truman, the Grand Coulee Dam in northeastern Washington state helped end World War II by powering the Hanford nuclear plant, which provided the plutonium used to bomb Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. For the Spokane Tribe of Indians, construction of America’s largest concrete dam brought only hardship: an end to the Columbia River salmon runs that fed the tribe for centuries, the loss of 40 percent of their homes and flooding on more than 3,000 acres. Full story

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    All smiles after Iran, U.S. talks at UN; nuclear deal could be just months away

    11:26 AM September 27, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS — World powers and Iran agreed Thursday to pursue what appears to be the most promising bid in years to resolve the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program, an effort that was boosted by a brief but unprecedented face-to-face meeting between the United States and the Islamic Republic after more than three decades of hostility. Full story

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    CSULA alumna wins Emmy statuette for outstanding casting

    11:59 AM September 25, 2013

    Los Angeles, CA –- California State University, Los Angeles’ award-winning alumna, Carmen Cuba, won an Emmy in the category of casting for a miniseries, movie or a special for the HBO film, “Behind the Candelabra.” Cuba, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, garnered her Emmy during the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys last weekend at the NOKIA Theatre L. Full story

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    Minnesota sets goals for fixing Gulf of Mexico dead zone

    11:52 AM September 25, 2013

    MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s top pollution officials are setting ambitious goals — primarily for farmers — to cut back on the millions of tons of pollution that each year flow out of the state and down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, where it adds to a dead zone incapable of supporting sea life. Full story

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    Disney overhauling disabled-access program to curb abuse

    7:45 PM September 24, 2013

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Disneyland Resort is overhauling a program that allows visitors with disabilities to bypass regular ride lines, the culmination of a months-long effort to curb “abuse” in the system, a park official said. Beginning Oct. 9, visitors to the resort’s two theme parks who present a Disney-issued disability card will no longer be granted immediate, back-door access to rides, a park spokeswoman said. Full story

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    Please Join Us at University Convocation Sept. 23

    Cal State L.A. President, William A. Covino, will deliver his first major address on campus.

    2:14 PM September 20, 2013

    The CSULA campus community is invited to participate in the President’s University Convocation on Sept. 23, from 9 to 10 a.m., in the Luckman Theatre. Cal State L.A. President, William A. Covino, will deliver his first major address on campus since taking office. Full story

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    Court affirms California’s right to impose low carbon fuel standards

    1:58 PM September 20, 2013

    LOS ANGELES—A federal appeals court affirmed California’s right to impose low carbon fuel standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, rejecting an industry argument that the regulations penalized out-of-state fuel producers. A three-judge panel of the 9th U. Full story

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    BEA2014 FREE Student Membership

    5:06 PM September 19, 2013

    The following is a press release from the Broadcasting Education Association Member Services: With a new school year starting, we wanted to remind you about the benefits your students receive by attending a BEA member institution. Did you know that undergraduate and graduate students at BEA member institutions can become BEA members at NO cost? Student members can apply for one of the BEA National Scholarships in Broadcasting, enter the BEA Festival of Media Arts competition in the fall, the BEA/NABEF Freedom of Speech PSA competition each spring, and participate in the Student Research-in-Progress competition. Full story

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    The American Communities Program at CSULA invites you to join us.

    Take part as we inaugurate our 2013-14 research theme, “Cultures of Risk: Chance and Precarity."

    4:59 PM September 19, 2013

    This year’s theme is founded on the idea that all culture is precarious, defined by dynamics of emergence, tension, risk, and decline. Recent critical work has noted not only that contemporary regimes of uncertainty, dispossession, and instability are intensifying; it has also increasingly wondered at the very precariousness of modern human life and subjectivity itself. Full story

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    Active Shooter Training

    0:00 AM September 19, 2013

    An Active Shooter Training event was held at the Physical Science Building on Tuesday, September 17 around 7 AM for Police Officers and Fire Fighters of Alhambra, San Gabriel, and Los Angeles to utilize a new tactic in which both work together in a similar situation. Full story

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    As enrollment in health-care law looms, some states erect roadblocks

    4:41 PM September 19, 2013

    WASHINGTON — The individuals and groups tasked with helping people enroll for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act are facing a stiff head wind of restrictive laws, regulations and outright obstruction in some Republican-led states. Full story

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    Cal State L.A.’s business, engineering programs ranked among nation’s best in U.S.News

    3:51 PM September 18, 2013

    Los Angeles, CA -- U.S. News & World Report 2014 “America’s Best Colleges” issue has ranked California State University, Los Angeles’ business and engineering programs among the nation’s best undergraduate programs for more than a decade. Ranked #141 among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs (non-Ph. Full story

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    Why are some big utilities embracing small-scale solar power?

    3:49 PM September 18, 2013

    A handful of U.S. utilities have discovered they can save money by encouraging small rooftop solar projects — the same projects utility industry leaders have insisted were too expensive and unreliable to be practical. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in New York, for instance, is paying developers to build solar panels on top of buildings in tiny towns that are experiencing population booms but don’t have enough electric grid infrastructure to bring in the electricity they need. Full story

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    CSULA Names Emily L. Allen as Dean of College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology

    8:34 PM September 17, 2013

    The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ashish Vaidya, announces the appointment of Dr. Emily L. Allen as Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) at California State University, Los Angeles, effective November 12, 2013. Full story

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    Cal State L.A. to launch social media certificate program this fall

    8:31 PM September 17, 2013

    Los Angeles, CA – To meet the growing demand for professionals who are savvy in applying social media tools in their jobs, the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles will launch a new Certificate in Social Media this fall. Full story

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    Appalachian miners decry what they call Obama’s ‘war on coal’

    8:28 PM September 17, 2013

    LOGAN, W.Va. — When President Barack Obama laid out ambitious plans in June for combating climate change, coal miners such as Roger Horton heard what they considered the latest fusillade in the administration’s “war on coal.” Until his retirement two weeks ago, Horton, 59, worked underground for decades in southern West Virginia’s Logan County, then operated a 200-ton earth-moving truck to remove debris from blasted mountaintops. Full story

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    Multiple people killed in Washington Navy Yard shooting

    1:44 PM September 16, 2013

    WASHINGTON — At least one gunman was dead Monday morning and as many as two others are being sought by police after a rampage at a naval facility in the nation’s capital that left almost a dozen people dead or injured, according D.C. police. The first reports of the violence came in at 8:20 a. Full story