‘Timeless and Elegant’

Kayla Threlkeld, Contributing Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Diversions

Aspiring fashion designers from Cal State University Long Beach are in mourning after the death of Oscar de la Renta – a major influence in the fashion industry. CSULB fashion design majors like senior Lianne Running reflected on Oscar de la Renta and his accomplishments. “He’s the main inspiration... Read more »

Giving ‘Home’ the cold shoulder

Giving ‘Home’ the cold shoulder

Jesus Ambrosio, Diversions Editor
October 22, 2014
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Cold War Kids have returned with their fifth studio release titled “Hold My Home,” but they have yet to return to their original sound. The band has called many places their home since their debut album “Robbers & Cowards” from 2006. The band originally formed in Fullerton before relocating... Read more »

Just Breathe, Get Psyched

Just Breathe, Get Psyched

Jesus Ambrosio, Diversions Editor
October 22, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Showcase

His Fender Deville amp is plugged in, and the dark stage at The Nugget was illuminated by a purple rope light on Thursday; he began to play serene music, but he transitioned into something startling, confusing and somewhat spiritual. Michael Espinach started making music about five years ago in an... Read more »

Feeling uneasy in your own body

Feeling uneasy in your own body

Amy Patton, Assistant News Editor
October 22, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Showcase

The Merlino Gallery is shrouded in pitch-black curtains on all four walls, and a layer of ceramic teeth covers the entire floor. A year and a half ago, artist Christine Hudson, a senior ceramics student, was playing videogames when she found out via Facebook that her transgender friend had committed... Read more »

Vince Staples – ‘Can Wait’

Vince Staples – ‘Can Wait’

Rudy Cardoso-Peraza, Contributing Writer
October 21, 2014
Filed under Diversions

In an era where mainstream hip hop tends to focus on fashion, drugs or having a good time, Vince Staples has a refreshing take on the negative aspects of gang violence and police brutality. Notable for his collaborations with Odd Future, the 21-year-old Long Beach native has completed well-received... Read more »

Underground sounds uncovered at the Beach

Underground sounds uncovered at the Beach

Trevor Becker, Staff Writer
October 21, 2014
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The Underground Music Society is an on-campus organization with the purpose of bringing low-cost, live music events that feature local artists and musicians to Cal State University Long Beach. The club holds a show every month at the Nugget and has hosted off-campus shows at the MADhaus Gallery, The... Read more »

Third Eye’s vision

Third Eye’s vision

Alex Berman, Contributing Writer
October 20, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Showcase

Fourth Street has always had a hip and creative reputation; shops that all share an the eclectic theme of the area, Third Eye Records is one of the few stores around that still deals mostly in vinyl records. This record shop has had an extensive history in Southern California. Gary Farley, owner of... Read more »

Pliés-ing to the eyes

Pliés-ing to the eyes

Amy Patton, Assistant News Editor
October 19, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Showcase

The master of fine arts program held their homecoming concert at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater on campus over the weekend in honor of the program’s 20th anniversary, which was this past spring. The concert started out with the premier performance of contemporary dance “Wade,” choreographed... Read more »