Here is an article I wrote for Her Campus Cal State L.A. It's one of the first articles I wrote for the online magazine and was different from all the hard news stories I wrote in the past. This one is about advice for new college freshmen and how they can make the most out of their college experience.
Emmanuel Solis: ASI Arts and Letters Representative
Reelected as ASI's Arts and Letters (A&L) Representative this school year, Emmanuel Solis shares his goals for the year as an A&L Rep, and reveals a hidden talent that his fellow Golden Eagles aren't aware of! With film as his major, he reveals a little insight as to how he got involved in ASI, and how it has inspired him to bring people together on campus.
Melody Klingenfuss: Communications Extraordinaire
Among the sea of go-getters at Cal State LA, there's Melody Klingenfuss, a third year Golden Eagle with big dreams and a lot of enthusiasm and passion to go with them. Although only a junior, she's made an impressive mark on campus working with the EcoCAR 3 team, being an active sorority member of Delta Zeta, and even earning recognition as a Best and Brightest scholar of the Millenium Momentum Foundation. Taking a break from studying for finals, Melody shares a glimpse of her life as one of Cal State LA's constant go-getters.
Press Play: Valentine's Day Soundtrack
Struggling to find the perfect songs to put on a Valentine's Day Mix C.D. for that special someone? Below are 14 tracks to set the mood this Valentine's Day. Enjoy!
Nidhin Patel: An Emerging Television and Film Artist
Nidhin Patel is an emerging artist in the Television and Film industry who moved to Sunny California from across the globe to pursue his passion. Being well-rounded in all things media, he has gained much experience and is using what he’s learned to reach his ultimate goal as a director. Patel shares how pursuing a second Master’s degree in the United States is shaping the stepping-stones of his career.
Yolanda Giron '15
This is one of many profiles I wrote on fellow students as an undergrad at Cal State L.A. I enjoyed writing these because I was able to interview and learn about people.
Lupe Garcia: Future News Reporter
Senior, Lupe Garcia, has beaten all odds and has made her mark in Los Angeles’ competitive Journalism field during her time as a Cal State LA student. With several internships completed in Radio and Television, she’s ready to graduate and take the news industry by storm!
Lalayena 'Lala' Gamez: Fashion Guru Turned Fitness Pro
Four years ago as a freshman at Cal State L.A., Lalayena Gamez, or 'Lala,' was known most for her fashion forward personality and making a dent in the fashion industry as a blogger. Recently, Lala has been known for doing something else by making her mark in the body building world. After showing interest in Body Building and fitness about a year ago, Lala has transformed from fashion guru to an everyday fitness professional as well. Our Her Campus chapter at Cal State L.A. was able to catch up with Lala for a little bit as she preps for her second Body Building competition.
Future Med Doctor, Ada Okeiyi
Lack of diversity in film: #OscarsSoWhite
With the Oscar Nominations announcement this past week, the buzz around the 88th Academy Awards has been on everyone’s mind. Why wasn’t Star Wars nominated for more categories? Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win his long awaited Academy Award? … but above all, why are the ‘Oscars so white’?