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Founder of Homeboy Industries Father Greg Boyle speaks on “exquisite mutuality” and promotes new book. Sami Leung
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Father Greg Boyle spoke on his experiences working with former gang members to a full Burns Back Court on Feb. 13.
L.A. ranked as most traffic-congested city Los Angeles beat over 1,000 other cities to be named the city with the worst traffic. Kayan Tara
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Los Angeles has been crowned the winner in a list of the world’s 10 most traffic-congested urban areas, according to a recent study conducted by INRIX’s Global Congestion Ranking. In the largest study ever conducted of its kind, L.A. tops, for the sixth year in a row, as having the worst gridlock out of the total 1,361 cities in 38 countries studied. The study suggested drivers in and around Los Angeles spent 102 hours in congestion during peak hours in 2017, with cities such as Moscow and New York tied at 91 hours coming in second place, followed by Sao Paulo at 86 hours and San Francisco at 79 hours. From the 38 countries studied, the United States accounts for 10 of the top 25 cities around the world with the worst traffic congestion, according to INRIX. INRIX is a company that specializes in car services and transportation analytics, according to the L.A. Times. They analyze traffic data collected from vehicles and highway infrastructure in hopes of making urban mobility “more intelligent,” according to their website. “The amount of people in Los Angeles is the problem, in an age in which we have become dependent on our cars as a means of transportation, it’s bound to come with
some setbacks,” said Michael Rincon, a senior sociology major who lives off campus. “The use of preferred parking for carpools at LMU is one way they’ve tried to help, but the mixture of construction and roadwork just like we’ve seen on Lincoln Blvd. is the inevitable result of the sheer volume of cars our roads see.” To help students combat this extreme congestion, LMU provides a service called “Waiting Out Traffic” for commuter students who would like to wait out rush hour. The service was started last year by ASLMU’s vice president, Marina Marmalejo. The program aims to help commuter students feel more at home on campus and “recognize their dedication to education and LMU,” said Victoria Martinez, a junior political science major and ASLMU senator for Commuter Students. Every Wednesday in Malone 101 at 6:00 p.m., ASLMU, along with Off-Campus Student Life, provides dinner for and plays games with commuter students as they wait out the rush hour. “We have some students that like to sit around and stay, other students grab their food and go study or go to class,” said Martinez. “It’s just a small service that hopefully enhances commuters’ experience at LMU, even in a small way.” LMU also has an Alternative Transportation Incentive Program’s (ATIP) that was created to help decrease the number of Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOVs) on the road, as well as reduce campus congestion and contribute to improving the air quality. “I commute to LMU and depending on the See Traffic | Page 5
Father Greg Boyle has three masters degrees, he has received the Civic Medal of Honor, the California Peace Prize and the Laetare Medal in recognition of outstanding service to the Catholic Church, among other accolades. He is an accomplished author, just recently publishing a book titled “Barking to the Choir.” On Feb. 13 in Burns Back Court, Boyle, in a worn Homeboy Industries jacket and sweatpants, told the audience that “the day will never come when I have more courage or I am more noble or closer to God” than the two former gangbangers who spoke before him. “Here’s why I think you’re here this afternoon,” Boyle said to the audience. “It has little to do with me, it has to do more with a longing. We have a deep and abiding desire within us, especially in the times in which we live ... we want to imagine a circle of compassion and then imagine nobody standing outside that circle.” Father Boyle shared different experiences he has had with different gang members, who he called homies, that he has worked with, each story progressively shedding more and more light into what Father Boyle’s 30 plus years of experience has taught him. He spoke of a heavily tattooed but humble and gentle homie scared to death of flying for the first See Homeboy | Page 5
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Cuban Art and Culture celebration
This weekend LMU hosted the first Cuban Arts and Culture Celebration through the College of Communication and Fine Arts. The celebration took place from Saturday, Feb. 10, until Sunday, Feb. 11. On Saturday, four events were held from 3 until 10 p.m. The first event a discussion with Dr. Magaly Lavadenz, who was joined by Jose Cristobal. Their discussion was followed by a screening of the film “Historias de la Revolución,” presented by professor Glenn Gebhard. This film was the first film made after the Cuban revolution, and, following the screening, a Q&A with the presenter was conducted, according to the University’s event website.
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MEChA de LMU celebrates 50 years
MEChA has been an organization on campus since 1968. Kayla Brogan
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This year marks MEChA’s 50 year anniversary on campus. The organization began in 1968 when a group of students formed the United Mexican-American Student. Later, in 1973, the name MEChA was adopted as a result of El Plan de Santa Barbara to show unity with other Chicana/o student organizations in California and throughout the west coast, according to MEChA’s website. These students banded together to pursue social justice and work hard to remain politically active and aware. One of their core beliefs is that activism and education are the keys to social change. They value Chicana/o and Latina/o history and culture and actively try to preserve their rich history while celebrating each individual’s unique identity. They work to empower the Chicana/o-Latina/o community while remaining self-determined, according to their website. “MEChA is a representation of the pride, dedication and resilience of students of color — in particular, Latino students — in higher education,” said MEChA president and junior sociology major Lydia Lopez Wolfe. She attributes MEChA’s success to the organization’s commitment to their mission and their surrounding community. She added that “they have stayed true to their roots and
have inspired leaders year after year to continue the tradition of successes for students of color in education.” On Saturday, April 7, there will be a 50th Anniversary celebration at LMU, and registration for the event will open soon. The event will center around conversation and engagement with other MEChistas; alumni and current members will be in attendance. Dr. Fernando Guerra, professor of political science and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies and director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles will be leading the evening’s
ceremonies, according to LMU’s events page. “To me, MEChA means knowing that no matter what struggles our communities are facing, there will be people who are willing to be in the struggle together,” said Christopher Reynoso who is the internal chair member of MEChA’s Executive board. “Our motto is ‘la unión hace la fuerza,’ which means unity makes strength, or there is strength in unity.” Reynoso believes one of the organization’s strongest attributes is the ability to engage in conversations
that are often lacking from classroom conversations and discussions within peer groups. Reynoso added that there were moments in the University’s history in which they wanted to shut the organization down, due to concerns and discussions brought to the University that administrators did not want to address. He believes the significance of the 50 year anniversary lies within the previous member’s persistence and current members continuous efforts in the fight for their communities to be heard.
“Staying united and fighting together, that’s what has kept MEChA going for the past 50 years,” Reynoso said. Wolfe believes that the 50 year anniversary is especially admirable because it is an organization solely run by Latina/o students, and it has persisted despite their presence not always being welcomed. “MEChA and the Latino community has endured by serving the community with integrity, pride and determination — and I believe they will continue to do so for many more years,” said Wolfe.
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A rally that took place on Palm Walk was organized by ASLMU in partnership with MEChA de LMU to support DACA students on Sept. 6.
Holy Cross newspaper changes from ‘Crusaders’ to ‘Spire’ College of the Holy Cross keeps “Crusader” nickname after racism concerns. Sami Leung
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Fenwick Hall, picture above, was the inspiration for the new name “The Spire.”
College of the Holy Cross, a private, Jesuit liberal arts university in Massachusetts, has the mascot of a Crusader, a knight in purple and white wielding a sword and a shield. Their school newspaper, called The Crusader since 1955, has decided to separate from this image, and as of Feb. 2 will be called The Spire. “This is an example of society taking on the First Amendment and looking at its limits, looking at its scope and acknowledging that language changes across time,” English professor Rubén Martínez said. “What people used to think of as completely benign speech is later on deemed to be hateful speech. Here we’re talking about private universities making changes.” The name change was first prompted by a letter, signed by nearly 50 Holy Cross faculty members a year ago, according to an editorial written by James Gallagher, co-editor-in-chief, on their website. The letter argued to the managing editors of The Crusader that a name change
should be considered, given the rising tide of xenophobia in the current political climate and the fact that The Crusader shared a name with a KKK-sponsored newspaper. “No matter how long ago the Crusades took place, this paper does not wish to be associated with the massacres (i.e. burning synagogues with innocent men, women and children inside) and conquest that took place therein,” the editorial by Gallagher said. The process of changing their name was a long and thoughtful process, involving public discussion and several board meetings. The final result had little to do with the KKKsponsored newspaper, which named itself The Crusader far after the Holy Cross Paper. What did matter to the members of Holy Cross was the legacy of the crusaders themselves. The new name, The Spire, references the twin spires that adorn the top of one of their central halls, Fenwick Hall. The spires have, arguably, an older tradition at Holy Cross, given that Fenwick Hall has been the center of campus since 1943. Jack Godar, the other co-editor- inchief, wrote that the new name needed to “be representative of Holy Cross’ proud tradition and students’ connection with the school.”
Similar to The Los Angeles Loyolan, The Spire is an independently run student newspaper that has been in operation since 1925. This is the second name change the paper has seen, the first being in 1955 from The Tomahawk to The Crusader. The effort of discussing names and connotations was reflected in the university regarding the school’s nickname, but with a different result. The school’s board of trustees voted on Saturday, one day after The Spire independently released their name change decision, to keep their Crusader moniker. The college first started calling their athletic teams the Crusaders in 1920, according to the Boston Globe. Their reasoning was based on modern interpretation of the word ‘Crusader’, a definition that is “representative of our Catholic, Jesuit identity and our mission and values as an institution and community,” said a statement by the school’s President, the Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, and the Board’s Chair, John J. Mahoney. In another written statement, Rev. Boroughs commended the editors for their decision, saying that it “reflects the thoughtful, informed and open manner by which we engage complex issues at Holy Cross.”
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This week, Editor-in-Chief Kellie Chudzinski (left) sat down with Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Lane Bove (right). Bove received the 2017 Ingelhart First Amendment Award for her support of the First Amendment in higher education.
What does the First Amendment mean to you and why do you value it?
To me, it means America. It means what is great about America. I don’t believe you can have a democratic society without having some form of the First Amendment. So we always focus on speech when we talk about the First Amendment, but the religious piece is so important. And I think that … most Americans really don’t have an appreciation for that. And you just have to go to the Middle East once to understand the importance of religious freedom. One of the things that I really value here at LMU, while we are a Catholic school with Jesuit values, is that we really value and respect all religious traditions. And it is so important for a civil society.
Do you think there is a lack of understanding among the people in regards to the First Amendment?
I think Americans just take who we are for granted and we don’t have a really in-depth understanding of our Constitution, which by all accounts is brilliant. It’s not perfect. We all know it’s not perfect, but it has a certain brilliance to it. And I feel like there’s a part of me that thinks that education is failing its citizens in this aspect.
What role do you think the media has played in either perpetuating the polar discourses or not bringing enough attention to why the First Amendment is unique and needs protection?
We have to fill 24 hours [news cycle]. And how do you do that? We have so many channels and so much time to fill. Just like our social media is curated, our news is now curated. We’re only listening to what it is we want to listen to. We’ve been really struggling with this in student affairs in terms of how to really help students with this civil discourse and what’s the best venue to do that.
What future do you see for students in this?
I’m an optimist and educator. It’s like a farmer. You know, you think the sun is always going to come up tomorrow. Plants are going to grow. So I have great faith in humanity. It’s going to take our students to understand that the democracy rests with them and with their safeguarding it.
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time. He described a “homie” who was regularly beaten by his mother but is now one of their top leaders in recovery groups, and another’s emotional reaction to receiving his first real paycheck. “To be honest, I didn’t know what it was going to be about going into it,” said Alex Kirby, a junior film production major. “It was very emotional and there were a lot of good life lessons I took away. When he said you needed to acknowledge your own wounds in order to heal the wounds of others, I felt that was very applicable to people’s lives.” Boyle’s talk was preceded with an introduction by President Timothy Law Snyder, as well as Melissa Cedillo, a theology major who interned at Homeboy Industries, and James Pratt, a senior biochemistry major and member of Magis service organization. Pratt introduced the two homies Father Greg brought with him to share their stories, Michael Henry and Edward Ramos. “I really like how he talked a lot about serving others in a way that
you’re walking with them and understanding them rather than being condescending,” Crystal Shek, a sophomore psychology major, said. “I feel like that’s something we have to take with us when we go to service.” Boyle’s first book, “Tattoos on the Heart,” recounted Boyle’s 20 plus years of experience working with gang members and was positively received by critics. But perhaps Boyle’s most popular accomplishment is the foundation of Homeboy Industries, which has grown to be America’s largest gang rehabilitation center, according to the Economist. His new book, “Barking to the Choir” is “a book about kinship and the radical nature of exquisite mutuality,” according to Father Boyle. “We want to stand even with the easily despised and the readily left out, with the demonized so that the demonizing will stop, and with the disposable, so that the day will come when we stop throwing people away,” Father Boyle said. The title “Barking to the Choir”
was inspired by a homie Father Boyle was working with who was reluctant to be brought into the program. The homie mixed the phrases “Barking up the wrong tree” and “preaching to the choir.” “I remember thinking, ‘I don’t know what my next book is going to be about, but I know that’s going to be the title,” he said. Still an active member of the community, Boyle holds several influential positions, including a member of the National Gang Center Advisory Board and member of the Advisory Board for the Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy in Los Angeles. “You do not need to have any special training or magic powers to be able to walk in solidarity with others or to share a connection with others,” Kiana Katrisha Paclibon, a senior psychology and international relations double major, said in reaction to Boyle’s talk. “What you truly need is an open heart, a pair of open ears and a pair of open arms.”
two busses and it would take nearly two hours.” INRIX’s congestion data is collected to provide information and analysis regarding the unique transportation issues in each city and how they might be solved or how they could get worse in the future with new technological innovation, as reported by Fortune. The study further explores the cost for road improvement and infrastructure maintenance to solve such extraneous transportation
problems that are costing drivers, the city and its taxpayers, according to Fortune. To be a part of the ATIP students must live off campus and not currently have a parking permit. The student must also fill in a participation form, which is available to any LMU community member committed to alternative commuting and who has submitted a completed ATIP Enrollment Form. Participants must re-enroll each semester in order to receive a validation code.
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time of day I go to school it can take me an hour or as little as 15 minutes. I think a lot of traffic is due to road work that is going on in a lot of places but also the lack of other alternatives for transport,” said Jessica Bradford, a senior marketing major. “Before I brought my car to campus, if I ever wanted to go home I had to take the bus. I live in Redondo Beach which is really 30 minutes from LMU on average, but to get home on the bus, I had to take
Racism: a new definition of an old concept Between De Leons Robyn De Leon Asst. SJ Editor @LALoyolan
bram X. Kendi, the revered author of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" came to speak on a few excerpts from his National Award Winning book this past week. Kendi offered insight on the intersectionality of race, the politics of power and how we should view racism for what it really is.
racists and anti-racists. There are people who obviously know and believe that racism is bad, but these same people may not always realize that the ideas they have of others perpetuate these racist attitudes and actions. To put it simply, racists aim for racial hierarchy while antiracists desire racial equality. 3. Racism does not stem from hate and ignorance, but from power.
Kendi’s entire conversation was about racism in America, but he could not advance the discussion without a proper foundation of the concept. In Kendi’s words, racism is “any idea that suggests a racial group is superior or inferior to any other group.” Racism is not defined by a racist person but by the ideas that they harbor about other races, as well as their application of those ideas on those people. These ideas then affect policy, which then affect our interaction with the world and the people in our communities. If we have racist ideas prevalent in society, then we will inevitably have racist policies that produce racist interactions.
It is a universal belief in America that knowledge is power and that knowledge frees people from ignorance, but Kendi presents to us the inadequacy of advocating education as a blanket solution. The idea of activists eliminating racism by simply educating the ignorant fails to recognize that the people who hold positions of power in the government are already aware of the system's injustices. Slaveowners knew slavery was wrong. However, their commitment to a racial hierarchy persisted, using racist ideas to justify their oppressive systems to benefit themselves. Policyholders of today similarly benefit from racist ideas because it advances their self interest. The real issue is not educating powerful people but educating everyone on how to get power and how to sustain it, because the powerful are not going to teach the powerless at their detriment.
4. Everyone and anyone can be racist.
2. Feeling offended vs. something being offensive.
The concept that, racism is based on racist ideas, was expanded immensely during the conversation. Because of the fact that racist ideas are so prevalent among society, Kendi explained that the human mind is so complex that it cannot help but retain these ideas. However, Kendi does not attempt to belittle the dangers of racist people; instead he presents that there are only
One of the most interesting points Kendi made was differentiating feeling offended from something being offensive and why that matters. Kendi highlighted that feeling offended was the process of internalizing whatever racist comment someone may have said about you to the point where you actually believe what they said was right. This is especially harmful because Kendi
5. A new definition of racism.
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Students and faculty took notes during Ibram X. Kendi's talk. He spoke on the excerpts of his book "Stamped from the Beginning: The Deifinitive History of Racist Ideas in America," touching on how racial ideas shape power and policy.
claimed this internalization played a part in institutionalizing slavery for so long. Kendi advised practicing a form of self-care to avoid feeling offended. His trick is to laugh it off and claim the offender as the ridiculous one for believing such things. Dr. Kim Harris, a visiting professor, questioned Kendi about this topic and noted the importance of self-care. “Living in an oppressive society it’s death dealing, so if we’re taking offense all the time, there are times where we need to think about our self-care, but that doesn’t mean we don’t show righteous anger. We also have to come up with a method of
not taking it into ourselves, because it can really eat you up inside,” said Harris. 1. Choice is an illusion. The misuse of power is the main obstacle of true freedom, and we do not realize that it also affects our free will. In America, we pride ourselves on our freedom to choose, but the freedom of the powerless is in the hands of those with power. The choices we are given are not of our creation — we were only made to believe that they were. A good example was the 2016 election, when many Americans
felt unhappy with their options. “The powerless make choices, but the powerful create choices,” is a ringing statement Kendi made. Kendi claims that true freedom is just that — creating your own choices. But since that is not what we have at the moment, he urges for citizens with intention to seek out positions of power so that they may create their own choices.
This is the opinion of Robyn De Leon, a freshman economics and English major from Thousand Oaks, California. Tweet comments @LALoyolan, or email kaddoquaye@ theloyolan.com.
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Reflecting on the East L.A. Walk-Outs The 1968 Chicano student walk-outs were the topic of focus in a panel event featuring social justice educators from across California. The event, which was held in Ahmanson Auditorium this past Monday, was the fifth annual Leavey Preseidential Chair Lecture. Rodolfo D. Torres of UC Irvine, Rita Ledesma of CSU, Los Angeles, Robert Verdugo of the Del Sol Group and Margrita Berta-Avila of Sacramento State University combined academia and activism to discuss the historical moment of youth organizing in Los Angeles," according to the event flyer. All of the panelists were involved in the historic walk-outs shared their take on both the experience and its implications in the education and success of today's Chicana/o students and youth populations.
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The LMU Office of Black Student Services and not only in her historical and documentary films the African American Studies department have but even in the new “A Wrinkle in Time.” Support organized many exciting and relevant events on media platforms that publish black critics and campus in February. However, black history is reviewers of your favorite TV shows and films. inherently a part of our everyday lives, and living Reflect on the ways that colorism affects how black communities are continually rebuilding you interact with other people, but also how it and making history. influences your family and dating life. Mari N. Crabtree, assistant professor of We at the Loyolan aim to serve as your home, African American studies at the College of your voice and your news, and that means Charleston, wrote that the history and culture amplifying the voices of all groups on campus. of the black experience in the U.S. cannot be The #BlackAtLMU hashtag circulated on social compartmentalized in “the shortest month of media last November, but its discussions the year” or “neatly disentangled from the rise of about microaggressions, inclusion and global white supremacy” today. resources are still critical and relevant. In fact, the more carefully we examine According to the 2014 Voices of Diversity the complexity of our society’s language research project at Harvard University, racist surrounding race and how we talk about or frame and sexist microagressions on college campuses issues of racial injustice, cause “confusion, sadness, selfthe more we notice how doubt, anxiety and frustration “the history and African American figures and constituting drains on and accomplishments are culture of the black [students’] energy and attention.” capitalized on to reinforce these insults are compiled, experience in the When a simplified concept of students may question their place equality that America loves. in college and may even drop U.S. cannot be Case in point: the Ram out. “In hostile environments, Trucks commercial, which compartmentalized” students of color graduate at lower aired during the Super Bowl rates, jeopardizing not only their and featured a recording of a select Martin academic careers but also future success,” urban Luther King Jr speech. Not only did King’s policy researcher Andre M. Perry wrote in a original “Drum Major Instinct” sermon critique Washington Post article titled, “Campus racism American capitalism and car advertising in makes minority students likelier to drop out of particular, but the use of his inspiring words on college.” “greatness” and service for marketing purposes In 2017, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reveals how black figures and role models are cut found “104 incidents of white supremacist and molded to be accepted and praised in the fliering on college campuses since the school U.S. We don’t see companies touting Dr. King’s year began in September 2016,” and although radical words on necessary “tension” of direct LMU provides some spaces of support for black action and demonstrations. students, our campus is not free from racist One of the most crucial parts of educating attitudes and groups of exclusion. ourselves is connecting history to today’s So go to the on-campus speaker and panel contexts. In order to make the initiatives of events organized for Black History Month. Black History Month last, we must continually Some LMU professors are even offering extra challenge our biases and perceptions about race. credit to students who watch “Black Panther.” Even making active efforts to consume media by Let your own views be challenged as a “whole black creators is a part of disrupting the Western- person” and for “the promotion of justice.” But established canon of whose stories get to be told. also, let this outlook expand into your daily life. So learn more about historical, as well as living, No matter what field of study you are dedicated black role models. Explore how creators like Ava to, and no matter what you enjoy doing in your DuVernay challenge institutions of prejudice, spare time, there are ways to diversify it.
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wo weeks ago the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. Eagles fans all over the city erupted in joy and excitement as they let their pride get the better of them in what turned into a city-wide riot of destruction. Madness ensued, but it was all in good spirits — or at least that’s how city leaders and the media portrayed it. The Internet, however, saw the events of two weeks ago a little differently. You see, the Internet has a little game they like to play, called How Would This Have Gone Down if it Were Black People Instead of White? The footage and pictures capturing the Philly riot depict Philly residents starting fires, smashing windows, flipping cars — all sorts of destructive and illegal activities, according to the Washington Post. The police response to this riot appeared to be one of tolerance. Their goal was to contain the situation. There was no recorded use of force to do so, i.e. no pepper spray, no beating and no shots fired. Instead, there was simply a request from officials that the rioters head home, according to an article by Newsweek. “Somehow, it seems there’s a line drawn in the sand where destruction of property because of a sports victory is ok and acceptable
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There was an obvious discrepancy in the respect alloted to protesters of different races. in America,” said Black Lives Matter New York President Hawk Newsome in the Newsweek article. “However, if you have people who are fighting for their most basic human right, the right to live, they will be condemned.” Back in September, there was a protest in St. Louis, Missouri that turned violent. There were reports of broken windows and flipped trash cans — similar to what happened in Philadelphia, which led to 120 arrests, according to CNN. The mainly black community was protesting the acquittal of a police officer who had killed a black man. They were arguing for matters of justice, and they had a message to convey about humanity and the lack of treatment as such. What message were the Eagles fans conveying? Yay, football? I don’t mean to belittle the sport and the community
surrounding it, but I doubt anyone can argue that it was life or death situation. “It’s interesting to see these being compared to one another. On one hand you have black people, mainly black women, protesting the highly racialized criminal ‘justice’ system following backlash by the reactionary ‘All Lives Matter’,” said Black Student Union President Devon Elmore, a sophomore psychology pre-med major. “On the other hand, you have white men tipping over cars and lampposts because of a football game.” Why were these two equally violent protests treated differently? It’s a matter of race. I’m not saying every person or even these police officers were consciously racist. See Philly Laws | Page 8
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Women’s ‘risqué’ pasts are unfairly judged
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We need to be careful what we post online because there is no telling when it can come back to haunt us in the workplace.
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risten Hyman, a Hudson County sheriff in Jersey City, was recently fired because she was discovered to be a dominatrix in bondage films, according to an article by the New York Post. According to the sheriff’s office, Hyman lied on her application by not disclosing that she was a dominatrix for hire, however, Hyman defends herself by saying that she had written “actress/ model” on the form as a past occupation. During her disciplinary hearing Hyman also charged that her rejection of advances by county attorney Robert Pompliano’s was the primary motive behind her dismissal.
This case sheds light on the negative perception that society has of women who play unconventional and risqué roles in adult films. It also points to the unequal gender norms that many women struggle to overcome when trying to be taken seriously in the work environment. As the New York Post article comments, “The sheriff’s office accused Hyman of being an embarrassment to the force.” Despite all the progress that has been made towards equality, there are still not nearly enough women in jobs that are typically considered masculine professions. According to an article by Learn How to Become, only 36.7 percent of physicians and surgeons, 21.4 percent of computer programmers, 5.7 percent of firefighters, 21.4 percent of chefs and head cooks, 5.2 percent of sheet metal workers and 7.2 percent of aircraft pilots and flight engineers are women. These drastically
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Not at all. But take a look at the context in which the different races in our country are portrayed, especially in media, doing the same things. During the St. Louis riot, which began as a peaceful march to condemn inequality, a hand gun was confiscated from a rioter and publicized to the media, so as to depict the violent intentions of the rioters and paint them in a negative light. Meanwhile, during the Charlottesville rally of white supremacists, who are specifically racist and believe in the unequal treatment of Americans, guns were everywhere. The white supremacist marchers had hundreds, if not more, guns touted proudly. None were confiscated. “This comparison just brings
to surface how intersectional bigotry, the combination of racism and sexism, depicts the narrative being told,” said Elmore. This discrepancy would only make sense if the races in this country were depicted differently. White people are privileged because they are not depicted as scary or violent, whereas black people are feared because they are depicted as unpredictable and violent, and therefore scary. If anything, the Super Bowl riot proved this. We need to address the validity of this issue if we are ever going to fix it.
This is the opinion of Jennifer Lee, a junior screenwriting major from Sacramento, California. Tweet comments to @LoveLeeJen or email firstname.lastname@example.org
low percentages clearly show the rigid boxes we categorize certain occupations into, designating jobs as solely male or female designated professions. The workplace is heading toward being more accepting and diverse, however; one-sided portrayals of workers still persist and shape employers’ perceptions of certain characters. The media has caused this problem to increase — what goes on the internet stays on the internet forever. Trends and viral videos come along, shaping how we see certain individuals we do not even know. According to the article by the New York Post, Kristen Hyman said, “I don’t want to be judged on what I did in the past and not who I am now.” Because of the internet and the publicity of her case, her past will always be subject to the eyes of her employers, and she will consequently be seen as “tainted”
by many of them. Her lawyer, James Lisa, commented that she deserved her job as a sheriff. “I just want the world to see this young lady as she is — not a carnival sideshow. She’s a woman committed to law enforcement.” Kristen Hyman’s story serves as a reminder of the unfortunate reality that everything we publish and post online is saved forever and tied to our pasts. As college students potentially looking for jobs
in the near future, social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram could hypothetically harm our applications and cause people to not receive certain jobs. Especially living in our easily swayed and biased society, our online presentations of ourselves are more important than ever. This is the opinion of Jessie Brown, a freshman film production major from Houston, Texas. Tweet comments to @ LALoyolan or email editor@theloyolan.
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A new study released by the Department of Independent Couple Courtship (DICC) revealed that the standards of acceptable courtship are way below what was considered “gentlemanly” in past years. “Women are just accepting record low levels of romanticism in recent years,” said lead researcher Daniel Diggs in a press release. “We measured everything from paying for dinner to the frequency of ‘dick pics’ to clarify what the word ‘gentleman’ means.” One of the conclusions drawn by the study was that the
decrease in romantic actions may be due to the increase in usage of the word “bae” to describe any time the desired male does literally anything. “It’s the little things, honestly,” Daniella Briggs, a sophomore communication studies major, said. “When a guy uses my name while talking to me or if they like my photo on Instagram, that’s just so romantic.” The study has sparked some discussion within the community on if this trend will continue, given the proclivity of people to use dating apps such as Tinder. Putting in minimal effort has never been so acceptable. “The other day my boyfriend and I got into a fight, and to make it up to me, he drew me the most beautiful picture,” Janice Mitchell, a junior marketing major, said. “He really knows how to make a girl feel special.”
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Jason Munoz | Loyolan Radix, Kuumba Beatz and IB Modern competed in Mane Entertainment’s annual event, ‘LMU’s Best Dance Crew.’ Dancers competed in four rounds, with the themes being ‘Kings of hip-hop’, TV shows, freestyle solos and a final round where each crew could show their own style. Dance crews were judged by a panel of judges, as well as by the audience which cast ballots after each round; Radix took first place while Kuumba Beatz took second and IB Modern took third. Top row: Alfred Arizala & Jared Soliman (left), Trent Wignall (center), Brad Beasley (right). Middle row: Mackenzie McElor. Bottom row: Justice Domingo (left), Rachel Murata (center) and Haley Smith (right).
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Students share their bad love advice stories Midnight in Paris Paris Shepherd Life+Arts Intern
rowing up, some of the first love advice that I ever received came from my mother. You see, this one boy at school had started being mean to me, and in her effort to comfort me, she was quick to justify his not-so-nice behavior by deciding that he had a crush on me. For those of you who have seen the rom-com “He’s Just Not That Into You,” then you know as well as I do that many young girls grow up believing this convenient little white lie. This is just one of the many examples of the ridiculous love advice that so many of us have either given, heard or received over the years. I sure have received my fair share of advice, coming from a family full of women — this was the initial cause of me asking others about the defunct advice that they’ve come to know and or accept. Here is what LMU students had to say when asked about the worst or silliest love advice that they have ever given, heard or received to date: Elizabeth Guerra, sophomore English major: “I was told to keep things bottled up inside in order to spare the other person’s feelings. For example, if something was bothering me, I was told that it was better to stay silent than possibly causing a dispute. Looking back, I’ve realized how horrible this advice really was, because without communication
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the relationship is trash.” Lina Larson, sophomore screenwriting and film and telivision double major: “I called my mom to tell her about a guy I met in one of my classes, and her immediate response was for me to ask him out on a picnic. I barely know the guy.” Sean Pontikos, junior film and television production major: “I made the crucial error of asking the girl that I was seeing if it would be okay for me to hook up with some of her friends, which screwed a lot of things up for me for
a little bit. I apologized and everything is cool now, but it was a big deal at the time. My advice would be to not bring anyone else that you find attractive up when you’re with someone, especially not their friends.” Savannah Swan, junior psychology major: “The other day, one of my friends told me that she would no longer date athletes because she needed to be the main athlete in the relationship. She said that she needed a guy who would be willing to follow her around to support and cheer her on,
[someone] who’s not busy with his own schedule.” Sean Saavedra, junior communication studies major: “The only thing I can think of is what my mom tells me about ugly couples: that ‘there’s a lid to every pot.’ Another one that I like to say is ‘learn to love them with your eyes closed,’ and also, I don’t know if this applies to anyone else by myself, ‘If you want them to fall in love with you, break their heart.’” Meriditih Berk, junior communication studies major: “Every time I’m wearing black my mom tells me to wear color because, according to her, guys love it when girls are dressed in color. I’m over here like ‘no color’ because I don’t always feel like I look great in color. I’m more comfortable wearing neutrals.” Miguel Ramos, sophomore English major: “I was told by someone close to me that if you’re unhappy in the relationship, stay in it until you’re happy.” Out of the students that I talked to, a lot of their love advice had come from either close friends or their mothers. I can definitely attest to the latter, because my mom has given me so much advice over the years and much of it has been about love, relationships and dating, because that’s a part of growing up. In my opinion, good, bad and silly advice regarding love and relationships will always be around to either teach us a lesson or to give us a good laugh. This is the opinion of Paris Shepherd, a junior communication studies major from Ventura, California. Tweet comments to @LALoyolan or email comments to email@example.com.
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What’s Up Hutch Cory Hutchinson Life+Arts Editor @lajollahutch
t seems that the social media moguls of the world keep trying to fix things that don’t exactly need fixing. In the latest channel of frustrations and annoyances, people have been taking to Twitter and other platforms to express their distaste for the brand new Snapchat update that somehow snuck its way onto almost everyone’s phones — even if some had the automatic app update setting turned off. Going back to around summer 2017, Snapchat announced its map update where you can see all of your friends’ locations in the entire world. Of course, memes and funny tweets came out about the update, all going along the lines of, “When you’re the only one of your friends not invited to the pregame.” However, this new update isn’t all fun and games for its users. Here’s what’s in the newest update: your friends’ stories are now on the main page where your recent snaps reside, your snaps are no longer in chronological order, the old stories page is now an updated stories page featuring scattered, suggested Snapchat users and some Discover stories. Your story settings are now at the top bar where you can start chats and search for friends. At least the face filters are pretty much the same. The company’s decision to update seems to be a response to Instagram’s changes over the
last few years. That response did away with the chronological Instagram feed, introducing suggested accounts to follow, as well as adding sponsored and suggested content in your feed. Now, Instagram is responding to Snapchat’s update by introducing the screenshot notification that lets users know when their stories or posts have been screenshotted by other Instagrammers. It seems that we’ve left the era of simplicity and anonymity in social media and have entered the reign of useless, sponsored postings and disarrayed interfaces. Some users, however, have shared their open-mindedness towards social media changing and are trying to embrace the new — mostly because it sponsors pages that have 100,000 or more followers. Personally, I got used to the Instagram update over time because it didn’t really matter that much to me as a social media platform. But now my Snapchat is being messed with, and I’m absolutely not happy with it. What else to do but take to the campus and find some opinions from fellow Lions? The consensus on campus is right up there with most opinions we’ve seen on social media. Alumna Nicole Zotovich (‘16) said, “Ever since I caught wind of the new Snapchat, I decided not to update it.” Zotovich feels that Snapchat should be improving the things that actually matter within the app, not just what they feel should be improved. “Not being able to see everyone’s stories on the same page and having all my friends’ stories appear not in alphabetical order is super frustrating. The new update
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is honestly one big eye sore.” Senior communication studies major Kasey Sobierajski said, “I honestly think the update is far from user friendly. It sort of reminds me of the algorithm Instagram implemented where you only see posts from people you engage with the most.” Not only does the Instagram algorithm place posts in your feed with the people you engage most with, but it also connects you with users related to your most liked content. Snapchat now follows this type of pattern and assumes it’s what the content users want to see, instead of considering its users’ sporadic nature. “I think it’s lacking the ease and mindlessness Snapchat used to have by just loading everyone’s stories chronologically,” Sobierajski said. Sophomore film and television production major Jamie
Kolbrenner said, “I liked it so much more when the stories and the individual snapchats were separated. Now, I don’t really watch stories anymore because of that, but these are honestly first world problems.” Truly, first world problem defines the nature of this whole situation, but it’s definitely something worth discussing — considering how much of a role it plays in everyone’s lives. I even found this great tweet from user @isaacsvobodny that said, “The Snapchat update sucks. RT to save a life,” followed by a message from Snapchat to Svobodny: “Though we have been receiving many complaints on the new layout, we understand that it just may take some getting used to. If it appears to be a general consensus that people want the old format back, we will take that into consideration. As far
as retweets go, how does 50,000 sound?” Svobodny’s tweet now has 1.4 million retweets, 536 thousand likes and 9.4 thousand comments. Will Snapchat listen to the general consensus and restore the old format? I’m unsure of the answer to that. If it does work out in our favor, that truly displays an incredible power held by consumers in today’s society. Maybe we can convince Instagram to restore some original features as well. Until then, at least we have Twitter causing the least amount of interface issues, right? Beware, social media lovers, Twitter may very well be next in our list of update victims. This is the opinion of Cory Hutchinson, a junior sociology major from Palm Desert, California. Tweet comments to @LALoyolan or email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dafoe takes the stage for Hollywood Masters Just Jacob Jacob Cornblatt
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he second episode of season nine of “The Hollywood Masters” taped last Wednesday, with guest Willem Dafoe hitting the stage. Stephen Galloway, executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter, once again moderated the hour and a half interview in SFTV’s Mayer Theater. Dafoe is known for his diverse roles in both film and theater. From his blockbuster roles in films like “Spider Man” to his independent roles in films like “Antichrist,” Dafoe has done it all. He’s notable for his work with Wes Anderson, as well as playing Jesus Christ in Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Recently, he was in Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” which put him in the running for Best Supporting Actor at the 90th Academy Awards. The in-depth conversation began with the topic of Dafoe’s work in experimental theater. He was a member of The Wooster Group, which allowed him to perform internationally and assist in teaching college courses. Quickly, however, Galloway brought up Dafoe’s uncredited and long talked about role in the infamous film, “Heaven’s Gate.” This is where Dafoe set the tone for the interview. A huge smile grew on his face and he
began telling the story of his work on “Heaven’s Gate,” where he was what he called a “glorified extra” and was fired for laughing during a take. He spoke with grand emotion and vibrance, even standing up and talking directly to the audience at one point. Dafoe’s energy was high, much to the surprise of those who are used to his more quiet characters. Much of the discussion revolved around the legendary actor’s work in theater. A great standalone moment was when Galloway asked Dafoe if he would ever act in a Shakespeare play. Dafoe seemed reluctant, arguing that, with Shakespeare, there is not much acting to be done. “The words stand for themselves,” he said. Galloway strongly disagreed, and a lively discussion took place. Dafoe had the last word, though, claiming that the best Shakespeare performances of all time are those that just recite the words rather than modernize, add to or stray from what is simply written in the text. They also talked about what it was like for him to play Jesus Christ. There was a funny moment where Galloway said that Scorsese, the director, was having trouble finding an actor to play the part as nobody wanted to go near it. Dafoe quickly yelled “everyone wanted the role” in retort. The audience laughed, and Galloway asked what it was like. Dafoe interestingly said that he treated the character no different than he did any other character. He dived into the part
as if it were someone he had never heard of. The biggest piece of advice that Dafoe gave came up when Galloway asked him what his process is like when being cast as a new character. Usually, actors respond by describing how they look at a script and what they look for — but Dafoe did not. He simply said, “It depends.” He explained that the fun of acting is figuring out how to go about playing every individual character. No two processes are alike for him — it’s a new process every time. Eventually, it was time for audience questions. One student asked how Dafoe balances his work life and his personal life. “I wouldn’t recommend it, but I live with those I work with,” he said. The two lives are one for him — he has long lived with fellow actors or directors. This, too, got a big chuckle from the theater. Dafoe’s “Hollywood Masters” seminar was one for the ages. Every person walked out with a smile on their face. Dafoe walked out to a large applause before taking a picture with the audience. At the event, the lineup for the rest of the season was announced. Today, actor Gary Oldman (“The Darkest Hour,” “Harry Potter”) will be hitting the stage, and as we reported last week, Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “Selma,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) will visit on Feb. 21. Finally, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey will come with Editor Carol Littleton (“The Big Chill,” “E.T.”)
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Dafoe’s 38-year career has earned him a unique status in Hollywood. on March 14. This lineup is bigger and better than ever before, so stay tuned for more recaps.
This is the opinion of Jacob Cornblatt, a freshman film production major from Gaithersburg, Maryland. Tweet comments to @LALoyolan or email comments to email@example.com.
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organization, he will probably spend and finish as a member of the Heat. 3. Lakers clear cap space for upcoming offseason. After sending Clarkson and Nance to the Cavaliers, the Lakers opened up enough cap space to sign two max contract free agents over the summer. The addition would bolster the young team to possibly restore them to a championship caliber team. The Lakers have four really good young players on their team right now: Rookie guards Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma along with forwards Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle. If the Lakers could land big name free agents such as LeBron James or Paul George that would take them one step closer to finishing the rebuilding process. The Lakers also received Thomas from the trade, and he has performed well in his debut as a Laker. He scored 22 points and had six assists. Since Thomas is on the last year of his contract, he needs to show the Lakers’ Head Coach Luke Walton that he deserves a spot on that roster. If he doesn’t then it’s more than likely that the Lakers will let him walk this upcoming offseason. If the Lakers do choose to keep him they will add another offensive threat to come off their bench. 2. Los Angeles Clippers send “lifelong Clipper” Griffin to Detroit. After signing a five-year $171 million contract, the Clippers traded away their “lifelong
Clipper” power forward Blake Griffin along with power forward Brice Johnson and center Willie Reed to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forward Tobias Harris, center Boban Marjanovic, shooting guard Avery Bradley, a 2018 protected first round pick and a 2019 second round pick. The trade surprised the NBA as the team had just signed a contract extension in the beginning of the season. But after a few injuries, and the fact that the Clippers sit ninth in the hotly contested Western Conference, the team decided to begin their rebuild process early. And as we have all come to know by now there is no loyalty in professional sports; it’s a business after all. It did not seem that there was any love lost as Griffin tweeted out thanking the Clippers for everything they gave him; he seemed eager to move onto his next chapter with the Detroit Pistons. Griffin did not have trouble transitioning into the Pistons offense. In his first seven games, he has averaged 21.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists. Paired with the all-star center Andre Drummond, the Pistons will have a twin tower offense that Griffin is accustomed to playing in. And with the Pistons one place away from making the playoffs, they will rely on their two big men to push them to it. 1. Clippers decide to stay with big man Jordan. Even with the amount of deals that happened on the trade deadline, there was still one player that was left: center DeAndre Jordan. After shopping Jordan
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After an all-star year with the Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was traded in a blockbuster deal to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And after half a season he finds himself playing on the west coast for the Lakers. around before the trade deadline, the Clippers failed to find a suitable offer. They also have yet to sign a contract extension with Jordan. One of the best rim
protectors around, he finds himself in a predicament as it seems the Clippers do not want him but are stuck with him for the time being. This may lead him to go somewhere else when
his contract ends after this turbulent season. This is the opinion of Matthew Rodriguez, a junior political science major from Milpitas, CA. Tweet comments to @LALoyolan, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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legendary Pete Rose with the Cincinnati Reds. Ferrara discussed his African American teammates and how they were treated, he mentioned how “they broke the color line in baseball, but we haven’t broken the color line in the world, in our community.” Additionally, the evolution of baseball was evident as Ferrara spoke of the game and business during his days compared to today. Free agency as we know it today was implemented during his tenure as a Dodger where players, including himself, could not move to other teams due to the reserve clause in the player’s contracts. Additionally, there was no draft system during his time, as players who were offered contracts by major league teams could choose where to go depending on who offered the most money. Today’s game implements analytics
more into the game whereas back in his day the game was all about the eye test. It was a special experience to listen to Ferrara’s stories and history. He was one of the early Los Angeles Dodgers and a player that Vin Scully, years later, still remembers watching. He encouraged the audience to follow their dreams, as he was just a kid from Brooklyn who grew up to live his dreams and now can inspire others to dod the same. An hour of listening to Ferrara speak felt like experiencing Dodgers history up close, with the highs and lows of his career set down in front of us. Today, he says how he is having a great time, as he’s “able to talk to children” and tell them his stories, passing down his history to the next generation of Dodger fans.
This is the opinion of Miles Thomas, a freshman communication studies major from Los Angeles, CA. Tweet comments to @LALoyolan, or email tdevries@ theloyolan.com.
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL With 21 lead changes, 14 ties and a career high of 37 points from Pepperdine’s Paige Fecske, the LMU Lions lost a hard-fought game against Malibu rival on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore center Raychel Stanley also posted a career high of 28 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Lions. Redshirt junior guard Gabby Green also showed a strong performance, posting second for LMU with 13 points and nine boards. Despite the close match, the Lions lost 85-74. MEN’S BASKETBALL Despite falling behind in the beginning of the game, redshirt senior guard/forward Steven Haney Jr. scored a three pointer that helped give the Lions a lead. Haney Jr. finished with 31 points – a career high. There were 10 lead changes in the first 10 minutes of the game, but the Lions ultimately took the final lead. Sophomore guard Cameron Allen also had a strong performance with 13 points. Sophomore center Mattias Markusson finished with a double double for the fourth time this season with 10 rebounds and 16 points. After the first 10 minutes, the Lions never gave up their lead and finished the game 85-79. WOMEN’S WATER POLO LMU women’s water polo had a strong weekend, finishing with three wins and only one loss at UC San Diego’s Triton Invitational. In their first match, the Lions were defeated during overtime against UC Davis. LMU began the game with a lead, but after the Aggies forced an overtime, the Lions could not recover and were ultimately defeated 11-10. In their second match, the Lions managed to keep a lead throughout the entire contest. At one point, they took a six point lead, and turned that lead into a final score of 11-4. Junior 2M Morgan Molloy led LMU with three goals, junior 2V Hana Vilanova and freshman DR Alena Sanchez scored two of their own, while senior 2M Lauren Owens, junior 2M Annika Armstrong and senior UTL Kiana Harpstrite all added one each. LMU started their third match against Indiana behind, but were able to stop their lead at the 1:52 mark of the first quarter. In the second quarter they added five points to the scoreboard. The score was 6-2 going into the fourth quarter. The final score was 6-3. Their last match of the Invitational against UC Santa Barbara began from behind again, but, LMU cut the lead before it was too late. They were the only team to score in the second half, as the final score was 7-6. SOFTBALL During their competition in the Cal State Fullerton Titan Classic on Saturday, LMU softball took back one win, against UC Riverside, and two losses, against Utah State and Pittsburgh. In their game against Utah State, the Aggies started off with three runs in the first inning. Senior C/OF Irma Sanchez was the first to score for the Lions in the third inning. The final score was 5-2.
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athering in the St. Robert’s auditorium on Tuesday, former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Al “The Bull” Ferrara spoke to an audience about growing up a Brooklyn Dodgers fan and how his dreams of playing for his favorite team came true. He talked about winning two World Series titles with the Dodgers, as well as how he has seen the sports world, and society around, him change. At 78 years old, Ferrara calls himself a “real Brooklyn Dodger,” growing up in Brooklyn and knowing only the Dodgers. He spoke on how he learned how to play baseball on the streets, on the concrete using cars and sewers as bases. It was not until he attended his first major league baseball game at seven years old that he saw grass for the first time. Ferrara described seeing the Dodgers for the first time, with the classic white uniforms, Dodgers logo written across the front, and said, “Right there and then, that’s what I want to be, I want to be a baseball player.” As well as being his first major league baseball game, it was also, according to him, the debut game for legendary player Jackie Robinson. There, he witnessed the first African American player play in a major league game on April 15, 1947. He remembered the first time legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully was introduced into the broadcast booth. Ferrara’s talk was filled with rich baseball knowledge and firsthand history that is hard to come by. He recalled the Dodgers being the only major league team to offer him a contract out of high school, playing in his first game as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1963 after having dreamed of playing for them for much of his life. For Ferrara, his Dodger dream came full circle when he heard Scully calling his own hits and home runs.
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Two-time World Series Champion and former Los Angeles Dodger Al “The Bull” Ferrara (9) visited LMU on Tuesday to talk about his life spent in and around the Dodgers organization.
Despite not playing a significant role on the team until 1966, he was grateful to be a part of two championship teams, saying that defeating the Yankees in 1963 was the “greatest thrill of his life.” In a room filled with Dodger fans, it was an unforgettable experience to listen to Ferrara recount his life from growing up as a fan, to playing on his favorite team and winning two World
Series championships. Although he enjoyed success with his favorite team, he eventually suffered a broken ankle, resulting in a move to the San Diego Padres. Ferrara became an original member of the Padres, an expansion team at the time. Ferrara ended his baseball career playing one year with the See Ferrara| Page 17
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Matthew Rodriguez Sports Editor @LoyolanSports
n a trade deadline that saw one team start over and trade away half of their roster to an organization trading away their franchise player, the NBA trade deadline was full of surprises this year. Here are just a few: 5. Cleveland Cavaliers and Thomas part ways after failed experiment. Cleveland decided to part ways with the two-time all star point guard Isaiah Thomas after a lackluster first part of the season. In a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cavs sent away Thomas along with power forward Channing Frye and the Cav’s 2018 first round pick. In return, the Cavaliers received guard Jordan
Clarkson and forward Larry Nance Jr. But that was just the beginning. The Cavaliers proceeded to trade away shooting guard Dwyane Wade, point guard Derrick Rose, small forward Jae Crowder and shooting guard Iman Shumpert. In return they received veteran point guard George Hill and shooting guard Rodney Hood. The Cavaliers have already seen the benefits arise from the trade. In the first game after the trade, the Cavs blew out the second best team in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics, 121-99. Clarkson, Hill and Hood all scored in double digits. According to ESPN, after the win, the Cavaliers jumped to the sixth spot in Power Rankings after being placed eleventh the previous week. The Cavaliers traded away all of their problematic players in a matter of 90 minutes and received players that can actually contribute to their team. Even though it is just a single game, if the Cavaliers retain this level of play, it is possible
to see LeBron return to the NBA Finals. 4. Wade returns to South Beach As part of the many deals that happened at the end of the trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers sent Wade to Miami Heat in exchange for a 2024 second round pick. The two teams made this trade out of good faith to return Wade to the team that drafted him in 2003. Wade left Miami on bad terms due to a contract dispute. After the Heat refused to give Wade more money in 2016, he left to play for his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls. He spent one year with the Bulls then got traded to play with his best friend, LeBron James, in Cleveland. And after half a season he finds himself back where it all began. Wade is finally back where he wants to be. After giving his all for 13 years for the
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