Month: September 2015

Boys in blue celebrate big title

Written by Cindy Carrillo, President and Liz Charre, Staff Writer  During Tuesday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants at the AT&T Park, the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to defeat their rivals with an 8-0 final score. As the Dodgers are now the NL West Division Champions, their vision in the postseason is taking the overall championship title.

A splash of hope and color back to MacArthur Park

Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief The historical MacArthur Park in Los Angeles has experienced a colorful revitalization through the power of community and hope. Known for its high rate of illegal activities, the park has grown lonelier over the years, but with a splash of color by Portraits of Hope the community has helped invite positive vibes back to the public area.

Scratch that, Magic number three is more like it

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer The magic number ten is now at an unbelievable magic number three. As the Dodgers continue their miraculous run toward another postseason, the odds are getting closer and closer. After beating the Diamondbacks these last two games, the fans can smell the glory. However, the Dodgers would have to celebrate on the road when they play against the Colorado Rockies this weekend and go on to play the Giants on Monday. With only three games to secure a spot on the postseason, the Dodgers will most likely succeed it on the road.

MSMU’s soccer team ready to kick off the season

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer   With a rapidly moving fall semester, the MSMU soccer team has its first match of the season on October third. The team had their first successful set of tryouts on September third. Twelve returning players encouraged those who came for the first time to strive hard to fill all 22 spots. After some weeks of hard work and dedication, the MSMU soccer team aims to make history once again. For those unaware, MSMU’s soccer team made history last year by introducing the first ever soccer team at the institution.

Why I will be returning to next years Women’s Leadership Conference

Written by Carla Canas, Staff Writer Attending the 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference was an incredibly empowering event. I will definitely attend again next year. Growing up with a single mother and witnessing every single struggle she had to overcome was something that made me appreciate all of her hard work not only as a mother but as a working parent. This conference made me realize how strong of a woman my mother is and how she, herself, is a leader in society.

MSMU presents: The 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference

Written by Kimberly Quitzon, Vice President Mount Saint Mary’s University celebrated 40 years of leadership this Saturday at the 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference. Students, teachers, and women of multiple areas of study attended a variety of workshops and presentations offered for the occasion. The event featured speakers of different fields sharing their stories and advice on how to be a leader and work in industries that are typically male-dominated.

Magic number ten

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer Ten games. That is all the Los Angeles Dodgers need in order to make another postseason run. As the season starts to close out, the Dodgers are pretty much set in on the drivers seat. They are in first place in the NL West, they are 23 games over .500 and need only ten games to seal the deal in the fight for October. If and when the Dodgers succeed for the postseason run, then it would be their third year in a row striving to win the World Series. Many Dodger fans await to see if the World Series trophy returns to LA. The white and blue angels have had the longest World Series drought, however. The last time the Dodgers won the World Series was in 1988. With 27 years since, LA fans are starting to wonder if this season will end the horrific drought of winning the title.

Life Hacks: Surviving your first New York Trip

Written by Kimberly Quitzon, Vice President When you fly over to New York City for the first time, it’s hard to make out what anything is. But taking in the view of the large city (which I always thought consisted of Manhattan, only) was something I never thought I would experience. Although it was my first time visiting the Big Apple, I did a lot of research to ensure I would not be eaten alive. I searched through maps, pictures, blogs, and info graphs, but nothing compared to being in the middle of the city and looking straight up at the tall buildings. I was terrified. Lucky for you, I have created an easy outline of what you must do to survive your first visit to New York.