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Hello, The Echo community!We hope you are staying safe and doing well.  Check out https://cluecho.com/ for articles that...
05/01/2020
The Echo – California Lutheran University's Student Newspaper Since 1961

Hello, The Echo community!

We hope you are staying safe and doing well.

Check out https://cluecho.com/ for articles that have been posted since classes have gone online. We may no longer be in person or printing our weekly newspaper, but stories are still being written and told across campus 📰

Next week we will be sharing some of the top stories from this semester and the last month that you may have missed.

Last week the first issue of Spring Semester was published! Here are some photos of stories that were covered from the R...
02/11/2020

Last week the first issue of Spring Semester was published! Here are some photos of stories that were covered from the Regals basketball team meeting YouTube star David Dobrik, to remembering Kobe Bryant to celebrating the Lunar New Year. Copies of the issue can still be found around campus or visit our website at https://cluecho.com/
Keep a look out for tomorrow's issue!

Read Editor in Chief Ellie Long's opinion on why changes need to be made to Cal Lutheran's Title IX system in light of a...
12/10/2019
Changes Need to be Made to Cal Lutheran’s Title IX Process

Read Editor in Chief Ellie Long's opinion on why changes need to be made to Cal Lutheran's Title IX system in light of a recent Echo investigation.

"Three weeks ago, The Echo released a 4,774-word long article that detailed three women’s problematic experiences with sexual misconduct and Title IX processes at California Lutheran University...Weeks later, The Echo has not heard of any proposed actions by the university or received any feedback from administration."

Three weeks ago, The Echo released a 4,774-word long article that detailed three women’s problematic experiences with sexual misconduct and Title IX processes at California Lutheran University. Members of our editing staff worked on this piece for months, and while it was at times emotionally chal...

On California Lutheran University’s “Sexual Misconduct and Title IX” webpage, sexual misconduct is presented as a seriou...
11/19/2019
Reporting Processes, Title IX at Cal Lutheran: Three Women’s Stories

On California Lutheran University’s “Sexual Misconduct and Title IX” webpage, sexual misconduct is presented as a serious violation of the university’s mission. This long-form article by members of our editorial staff looks at three cases involving students and a former student who shared concerns about the university’s handling of Title IX-related matters, including rape, assault and “stalker behavior.”

On California Lutheran University’s “Sexual Misconduct and Title IX” webpage, sexual misconduct is presented as a serious violation of the university’s mission. “Sexual misconduct violates the values of our community as well as the University’s mission to educate leaders who are strong i...

On Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, California Lutheran University closed due to poor air quality and other effects of the Easy Fire...
11/04/2019
Fire season arrives at California Lutheran University

On Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, California Lutheran University closed due to poor air quality and other effects of the Easy Fire in Simi Valley. Read to learn more about the impact on campus and Cal Lutheran's evacuation policy.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 31, California Lutheran University closed its Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Westlake and Woodland Hills campuses because of poor air quality and other impacts from the Easy Fire in Simi Valley. Of the numerous wildfires to affect Ventura County in recent years, the....

The #EasyFire continues to burn in the Simi Valley/Moorpark area northeast of California Lutheran University. Campus is ...
10/30/2019

The #EasyFire continues to burn in the Simi Valley/Moorpark area northeast of California Lutheran University. Campus is currently not included in mandatory or voluntary evacuation zones, although it remains closed due to poor air quality.

Photos by Gabby Flores -- Photo Editor.

10/30/2019

Cal Lutheran has been closed for Oct. 30 due to air quality and other issues resulting from the Easy Fire. All classes have been suspended. We will keep our Twitter updated. Please also follow VCFD for the most up to date information on evacuation zones.

Through entrepreneurship and mentorship, community manager and  one of the founders of Hub101 Greg Monterrosa has helped...
10/22/2019
Greg Monterrosa: Idea man with a plan

Through entrepreneurship and mentorship, community manager and one of the founders of Hub101 Greg Monterrosa has helped to provide a place for entrepreneurs to grow.

Through entrepreneurship and mentorship, community manager and one of the founders of Hub101 Greg Monterrosa has helped to provide a place for entrepreneurs to grow. “I love helping entrepreneurs and our students bring ideas to life and grow businesses,” Monterrosa said. “Having been in the bu...

This fall’s Monte Carlo took place on Friday, Oct. 11. The dance was at The Vineyards in Simi Valley and included appeti...
10/21/2019
Monte Carlo hosted despite of Saddleridge fires

This fall’s Monte Carlo took place on Friday, Oct. 11. The dance was at The Vineyards in Simi Valley and included appetizers, casino games and a photobooth. Despite the Saddleridge fire burning near Simi Valley, Associated Students of California Lutheran University decided to proceed with hosting the dance.

This fall’s Monte Carlo took place on Friday, Oct. 11. The dance was at The Vineyards in Simi Valley and included appetizers, casino games and a photobooth. Despite the Saddleridge fire burning near Simi Valley, Associated Students of California Lutheran University decided to proceed with hosting ...

Although proven by many scientists, there are still people – and government officials – who believe climate change is a ...
10/20/2019
Bipartisan Policy is the Only Solution to Climate Change

Although proven by many scientists, there are still people – and government officials – who believe climate change is a hoax. This division is killing our planet. It bothers me when people say climate change is fake, especially government officials, because evidence is coming from their very own government agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Although proven by many scientists, there are still people – and government officials – who believe climate change is a hoax. This division is killing our planet. In order to save our planet, bipartisan policies need to be achieved. The proposed Green New Deal “calls on the federal government ...

It was homecoming night for the California Lutheran University Kingsmen football team at William Rolland Stadium on Frid...
10/19/2019
Kingsmen Football Defeats Defending SCIAC Champions Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

It was homecoming night for the California Lutheran University Kingsmen football team at William Rolland Stadium on Friday, Oct. 12. The Kingsmen took on one of the defending Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

It was homecoming night for the California Lutheran University Kingsmen football team at William Rolland Stadium on Friday, Oct. 12. The Kingsmen took on one of the defending Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Kingsmen took down CMS by a sco...

Meet Counseling and Psychological Services’ two furry employees: Mocha and Nemo. The two therapy rabbits started work on...
10/19/2019
CAPS therapy rabbits hop to students’ needs on campus

Meet Counseling and Psychological Services’ two furry employees: Mocha and Nemo. The two therapy rabbits started work on Oct. 16, 2018 at California Lutheran University. They work part-time with their handler, Beth Turner, interim director and licensed psychologist at CAPS.

Meet Counseling and Psychological Services’ two furry employees: Mocha and Nemo. Mocha and Nemo are two therapy rabbits that started work on Oct. 16, 2018 at California Lutheran University. They work part-time with their handler, Beth Turner, interim director and licensed psychologist at CAPS. “...

Close to a year after the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill, students, faculty and alum gathered to commemorate late al...
10/18/2019
Justin Meek honored with flagpole by the Samuelson Aquatics Center

Close to a year after the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill, students, faculty and alum gathered to commemorate late alum Justin Meek. Justin was a son, brother and friend to members of the California Lutheran University community. Justin's memory has been immortalized on the pool deck of the Samuelson Aquatics Center with the Justin Meek Memorial Flagpole.

Close to a year after the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill, students, faculty and alum gathered to commemorate late alum Justin Meek. Justin was a son, brother and friend to members of the California Lutheran University community. Justin’s memory has been immortalized on the pool deck of the Sam...

Sophomore Gabby Nyberg was hit by a car at 8:02 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the crosswalk between Ullman Commons and the...
10/17/2019
Sophomore Hit by Car on Cal Lu Campus

Sophomore Gabby Nyberg was hit by a car at 8:02 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the crosswalk between Ullman Commons and the Spine.

A student at California Lutheran University was hit by a car at 8:02 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 while walking to class. Sophomore Gabby Nyberg was using the crosswalk between Ullman Commons and the Spine when she was hit. Nyberg was transported in an ambulance to Los Robles Regional Medical Center, wh...

On Saturday Oct. 5, the fourth annual Spectrum of Opportunity conference at CLU highlighted award winning researcher and...
10/12/2019
Non-verbal communication alternatives at Spectrum of Opportunity conference

On Saturday Oct. 5, the fourth annual Spectrum of Opportunity conference at CLU highlighted award winning researcher and autism advocate Edlyn Pena, and the new book “Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking,” which Pena edited. Pena, who is the director of the Autism and Communication Center at Cal Lutheran, included the stories of 10 non-verbal people with autism in the book.

On Saturday Oct. 5, the fourth annual Spectrum of Opportunity conference at California Lutheran University highlighted award winning researcher and autism advocate Edlyn Pena, and the new book “Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking...

Monte Carlo is just around the corner. The dance for undergraduates will be held Friday Oct. 11 at The Vineyards in Simi...
10/11/2019
Monte Carlo Preview

Monte Carlo is just around the corner. The dance for undergraduates will be held Friday Oct. 11 at The Vineyards in Simi Valley. Even though this is an annual event at Cal Lutheran, there will be some changes for this year’s homecoming dance.

Monte Carlo is just around the corner. The dance for undergraduates will be held Friday Oct. 11 at The Vineyards in Simi Valley. The event was planned by Alyssa Frausto, Associated Students of California Lutheran University Programs Board Junior Representative. Even though this is an annual event at...

Thinking of doing the alternative break program next semester? Check out this article - Location For Alternative Breaks ...
10/11/2019
Locations for Alternative Breaks 2020 announced

Thinking of doing the alternative break program next semester? Check out this article - Location For Alternative Breaks 2020 Announced.

Plans for the upcoming Alternative Breaks were discussed Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Student Union at California Lutheran University. The meeting introduced the new locations the Cal Lutheran Community Service Center will be operating in during winter break and spring break this school year. Interested...

Local Muslims gathered at the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley Sunday Oct. 6 for the annual Open Mosque Day, where the pu...
10/10/2019
Islamic Center of Conejo Valley hosts annual Open Mosque Day

Local Muslims gathered at the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley Sunday Oct. 6 for the annual Open Mosque Day, where the public is invited to attend and learn about their religious beliefs, culture and values.

Local Muslims gathered at the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley Sunday Oct. 6 for the annual Open Mosque Day, where the public is invited to attend and learn about their religious beliefs, culture and values. Nayeem Ahmed, president of the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley (ICCV), urged guests to partic...

Regals volleyball dominated in a straight-set victory against Whittier College on Friday, Oct. 5, coming in with an 3-2 ...
10/10/2019
Regals Volleyball Win Big at Home Against Whittier College

Regals volleyball dominated in a straight-set victory against Whittier College on Friday, Oct. 5, coming in with an 3-2 record in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Regals volleyball dominated in a straight-set victory against Whittier College on Friday, Oct. 5, coming in with an 3-2 record in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team was coming off a two-game losing streak to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and University of La Verne. “The...

Tomorrow Communication Cafe: For Non-Native English Speaking Students is having their fourth meeting about Emergent Tech...
10/08/2019
Communication Cafe for International Students at Cal Lutheran

Tomorrow Communication Cafe: For Non-Native English Speaking Students is having their fourth meeting about Emergent Technologies.

Are you interested in learning more about the club? Read this article!

Every Tuesday afternoon September, October and November, Communication Cafe will be hosted for international students of California Lutheran University. This is a place where non-native English speakers can practice English with students who speak English as their first language, in a casual and rel...

Happy Fall Holiday! 🍂If you're wondering what to do today, why not get into the holiday spirit and visit Underwood Farms...
10/04/2019
Underwood Family Farms honors first responders at Fall Harvest Festival

Happy Fall Holiday! 🍂

If you're wondering what to do today, why not get into the holiday spirit and visit Underwood Farms? 🎃

Meanwhile here is an article about Underwood Farms that you can read!

Fall is upon us, bringing on the season of corn mazes and pumpkin patch visits. Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark celebrated its 22nd “Fall Harvest Festival” opening weekend on Sept. 28 and 29. The event included festivities for attendees, including a search and rescue vehicle display and a pum...

On Sept. 23, Greta Thunberg addressed the United Nations during the U.N. Climate Action Summit. Her speech was passionat...
10/04/2019
Greta Thunberg Attacked for UN Climate Change Speech

On Sept. 23, Greta Thunberg addressed the United Nations during the U.N. Climate Action Summit. Her speech was passionate, saying with tears in her eyes that world leaders are failing her generation by prioritizing economic growth over the planet.

Do you remember what you were doing when you were 16 years old? I was a typical immature teenager who did not care much about what was happening in the world. But 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is not typical. On Sept. 23, Thunberg addressed the United Nations during the U...

The California Lutheran University Regals lacrosse team practiced for the first time to prepare for competition this upc...
10/03/2019
Practice Begins for New Cal Lutheran Regals Lacrosse Team

The California Lutheran University Regals lacrosse team practiced for the first time to prepare for competition this upcoming spring. The team, which was announced in April 2018, will be led into its first season by Head Coach Laura McIntyre.

The California Lutheran University Regals lacrosse team practiced for the first time Monday, Sept. 16 to prepare for competition this upcoming spring. The team, which was announced in April 2018, will be led into its first season by Head Coach Laura McIntyre. McIntyre previously coached lacrosse and...

Since winning Mr. Kingsmen almost three years ago as a first-year student. Navarro has involved himself in a variety of ...
10/03/2019
Living out aloha spirit

Since winning Mr. Kingsmen almost three years ago as a first-year student. Navarro has involved himself in a variety of activities that have not only impacted Navarro’s life, but the lives of others at California Lutheran University.

It’s been almost three years since senior Landon Navarro won the annual Mr. Kingsmen competition as a first-year student. His victory was unprecedented, as no first-year student had ever won the competition, now known as Competing for the Crown. Since winning, Navarro has involved himself in a var...

On Saturday Sept. 28, volunteers headed to Kingsmen Park on California Lutheran University’s campus to prepare for a day...
10/03/2019
Cal Lutheran celebrates 30th annual Day of Caring

On Saturday Sept. 28, volunteers headed to Kingsmen Park on California Lutheran University’s campus to prepare for a day of service and giving back.

Day of Caring is a county-wide event run by United Way of Ventura County that works to create positive change in the community, according to United Way’s website.

On Saturday Sept. 28, volunteers headed to Kingsmen Park on California Lutheran University’s campus to prepare for a day of service and giving back. Day of Caring is a county-wide event run by United Way of Ventura County that works to create positive change in the community, according to United W...

10/01/2019

Tomorrow is News Engagement Day! To celebrate it The Echo is giving away two Starbucks gift cards to anyone who takes a selfie with the issue that comes out tomorrow using the hashtag #newsengagementclu on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The winner will be announced on Wednesday! Good luck!😀

Did you know our second issue of the semester came out this week? One of the articles were about Robert Dull, the first ...
09/28/2019
Nothing dull about Robert Dull

Did you know our second issue of the semester came out this week?
One of the articles were about Robert Dull, the first chair of the Earth and Environmental Science Department at California Lutheran University. Read more here!

After living in Texas for 17 years, California native Robert Dull has returned to his home state to take on the role of first chair of the Earth and Environmental Science Department at California Lutheran University. “I’m from California. I’m a fifth generation Californian. I’ve grown up in ...

Senate election voting is today! From 8 a.m. to 5p.m. vote on Blackboard or on the spine. Also check out this article!
09/19/2019
ASCLU Kicks Off New Year with Senate Elections and Constitutional Changes

Senate election voting is today! From 8 a.m. to 5p.m. vote on Blackboard or on the spine. Also check out this article!

This past Monday, September 9 Associated Students of California Lutheran University had their first meetings of the semester. Senate and Programs Board met to discuss the new school year, upcoming elections and events. On Thursday, September 19, students can vote for representatives in the Senate. T...

“A place to pause, reflect and heal.” That was the inspiration for the new Healing Garden dedicated to the 12 victims of...
09/18/2019
A Place to Honor the Borderline Victims

“A place to pause, reflect and heal.” That was the inspiration for the new Healing Garden dedicated to the 12 victims of the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill on Nov. 7, 2018 to provide the community with a place to reflect on the event and the lives lost.

“A place to pause, reflect and heal.” That was the inspiration for the new Healing Garden dedicated to the 12 victims of the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill on Nov. 7, 2018 to provide the community with a place to reflect on the event and the lives lost. The memorial design was released in...

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I've been to funerals. Conservatively speaking, 100 % of the deceased are described as,'Jolly good fellows!' I have always scoffed. Now, in my own life,my ex-wife will surely make me the sad-exception. I have Grandchildren who I will certainly never again see. I am psychically unable to reconcile a life without a partner of 30 plus years. I suppose I can deal with separate lodgings. She is unwilling to have an amicable relationship. I am invited to family gatherings but with caveats I can not abide. She's changed the locks (why), so I must knock and expect a pleasant exchange, "How's the weather," but, not much more. Such encounters I'd consider a grotesque-parody! I want nothing to do with it! Rousseau said, "To know all is to forgive all" I always thought that he was full of baloney! Now, not so much... Joe Mack
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Oh how I miss the amateurish doe-eyed writing of The Echo. It was torture to read your naive hyper liberally-slanted articles each week, and I regret wasting precious minutes of my life allowing your vapid words to enter my consciousness. Keep listening to your professors' opinions and regurgitating them; you may just end up Chief Editor for the Huffington Post. Peace, Trace