Written by Liz Charre, President Happy Kobe Bryant Day! To all Laker fans and most importantly Kobe fans: welcome to the first ever annual Kobe Bryant Day. The City of Los Angeles announced on Monday that August 24th will now be known as “Kobe Bryant Day” to honor the black mamba’s success and dedication to the Lakers basketball team. August 24th was chosen to honor his two jerseys: 8 and 24. He started off his career with the Lakers as #8 and later switched to #24. Regardless of which jersey he wore, he remained dominant on the basketball court. Let’s take a flashback. Kobe scored a high of 60 points in his final game. He was also the first player in NBA history to have scored 60 points in his final game with a team. Because of all his amazing accomplishments, Los Angeles will have the opportunity to celebrate, acknowledge, salute, and thank Kobe Bryant for his faithful 20-year commitment to the Lakers organization. Thank you, Mamba! How will you celebrate Kobe Bryant Day?
Written by Kimberly Quitzon, Vice President For those of you who may not know, foot binding, also known as “lotus feet” is a ritual in China where parents wrap their daughters’ feet so tightly in efforts to form a point-like shape. The painful practice causes bone deformity, causing some women to lose their ability to walk because their feet become so small. This long and painful procedure is endured by many girls and women for the attraction of men, as small feet are a beautiful feature in the culture. I bring this to your attention to inform those who may have seen Amber Rose’s IG post this morning. In a meme, the model laughed at a picture of a woman’s foot who had been bound that read “When the head is A1,” laughing at the idea of your toes curling up. As a proud feminist, I was completely offended. For Amber Rose to claim to be a part of the feminist community is a joke after this post. I assume she does not know what …
Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer The NBA season closes off with a Hollywood end as of Wednesday, April 13, 2016. First off, the man of the hour Kobe Bryant with 20 seasons with the Lakers, five-time NBA champion, 18 time All-Star, and 15-time member for the All-NBA Team. As the NBA star entered the Staples Center Arena one final time, the crowd went wild chanting “MVP, MVP, MVP.” Kobe, who has not scored more than 35 points this entire season, showed his determination and strived one last time in his Lakers uniform. He broke the record for most points in his last game passing Wilt Chamberlain. To close his final game, he scored 60 points and won the game for the Lakers. What a great way to end an incredible career. Now, Kobe was not the only person breaking records. The Golden State Warriors made history as well winning the most games in a regular season. The Warriors entered Wednesday night with one win away from breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 …
Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief What better city to live in if you’re into trying films, trying new things, and freebies, than in Los Angeles? The annual DocuDay LA is back this Saturday, February 27 at the Writers Guild of America Theater and they are looking for volunteers. The all-day event will screen this year’s Oscar-nominated documentaries. Followed by each screening, filmmakers will be ready for a Q&A session. Titles like He Named me Malala, Amy and The Wolfpack are among the many screened. The International Documentary Association shares: DocuDay LA 2016 is a great opportunity to see this year’s Oscar® nominated films and filmmakers. And volunteering at DocuDay is a great way to show your support of IDA and documentary filmmaking! If you’re interested in volunteering and seeing some of this year’s nominated docs for free, make sure to register and save the date. (Anticipating any films this year? Share your comments below.)
Gentrification, The Circle Series In most articles pertaining to gentrification, writers seem to state that gentrification is not as bad as others think and that there is no higher rate of lower income families moving out compared to prior years.
Written by Cindy Carrillo, President In game 5 of the National League Division Series, The Los Angeles Dodgers took on the New York Mets in LA with game time at 5 p.m. With the series being tied at 2-2, the winner of this game determined who would move on to the National League Championship. The team came out with their one-two punch, as Clayton Kershaw pitched in game 4, and Zack Greinke starting game 5. With the Mets first up to bat, they scored one run in the top of the first inning, and the Dodgers came back scoring two in the bottom of the same inning.
Written by Cindy Carrillo, The Circle Echo Park is located right off the 101 North and Echo Park Blvd. As you exit the freeway, the notorious lake rests in front of you. The lake is a popular hang-out spot by locals and visitors for as long as many can recall. In 2011, the lake closed for a two-year, $45 million renovation in order to restore its well-known beauty. Special events occur, including the annual Lotus Festival, which forms part of the city’s culture and history. However, how is this all affected by gentrification? Is it affected at all?
Written by Beatriz Garay, Staff Writer The second leg of Ariana Grande’s Honeymoon Tour finally came down to Los Angeles on Friday, September 11. Along with the addition of new tour dates, she added a special guest, known for his success in Bachata music, Prince Royce.
Written by Jessica Flores, Treasurer Last Sunday I woke up to my mom telling me to wake up and get dressed so that we could buy yuca frita and chicharrónes (fried cassava and pork belly). A classic Salvadoran meal.
Written by Kimberly Quitzon, Secretary As a spontaneous act of artistry, Kendrick Lamar held a concert through the streets of West Hollywood. Without revealing the soon-to-be concert, Kendrick announced to fans on twitter saying “9pm. meet me here. 8950 Sunset Blvd. 930pm. meet me here. 8466 Melrose Ave.” The release of his new album To Pimp a Butterfly drew fans to attend his mysterious event. From Sunset Blvd. to Melrose Ave., fans followed the mobile stage promoting Reebok’s new “The Pump” shoe with the hashtag #GetPumped on the side of the truck. Fans lined up on Melrose Ave. in front of Reebok’s concept store anticipating what Kendrick had to offer. Security guards told fans the event was private and warned them to clear the sidewalk before the police came. As they tried to move the guests across the street, unknowing fans stood their ground until they heard Kendrick come down the street. Police lights surrounded the mobile stage and fans tried to keep up with the truck while he performed M.A.A.D City. After the pushing and shoving …