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Student Housing East has become the ‘college experience’ for freshman and sophomores

Genesis Gonzalez, Reporter September 23, 2021

Cal State LA freshmen and sophomores looking forward to the college experience are brought together by the new dorms. “It is a home away from home,” said Danae Rodriguez Castro, a criminal justice...

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COVID-19 vaccinations return to campus with the AltaMed Clinic

Zoe Little, Social Media Editor September 16, 2021

The AltaMed pop-up clinic on campus will be offering both the Pfizer and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines to all students, faculty and community members. Patients opting to get the Pfizer...

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Students upset over parking permit fees remaining the same amid pandemic

Erick Cabrera, Reporter September 15, 2021

Cal State LA welcomed new and returning students to the Fall 2021 semester with the same $220 parking permit fee since before the pandemic began. Already, some students have voiced their concerns about...

Picture shows the Cal State L.A COVID-19 testing site. One of two testing sites the one picture is located on the Main Walkway, near the University bookstore and the Library North.

Cal State LA students and employees test positive for COVID-19, new data shows

Rosio Flores, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

According to the recently released COVID-19 data, the number of cases reported to Cal State LA was steadily rising before a small dip last week.  The total reported cases since the week of August 16th,...

Graduates of Cal State Los Angeless Arts and Letter Department wave to their family, friends, and supporters during the 2019 Cal State LA Commencement

Cal State LA graduates share mixed feelings on the new in-person commencement plans

University announces plans for college-based commencement ceremonies
Mia Alva, Managing Editor May 29, 2021

Alejandra Illingworth, a 2021 communication disorders graduate, said that she remembered being initially upset about the original plans for commencement. “When the university announced the plan with...

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University announces graduation ceremonies will be postponed

The news comes after Cal State LA graduates shared their disappointment over graduation announcement
Tahiti Salinas and Mia Alva May 5, 2021

After hearing “heartfelt feedback” from students and others in the community, the two graduation ceremonies will be postponed, according to an email to the UT from the Office of Communications and...

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ASI resolution on reforming campus police is passed by faculty senate

Campus police makes up 14% of university's budget
Briana Munoz and Tahiti Salinas April 28, 2021

On Tuesday, the Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) resolution on campus police was passed by the Academic Senate to begin its implementation. This makes Cal State LA the first CSU to pass a resolution...

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After the vaccination: Questions and experiences from Cal State LA students

Mia Alva, Social Media editor April 27, 2021

Now that all individuals age 16 or over are eligible to be vaccinated in Los Angeles County, Cal State LA students share their vaccination experiences and pending questions. In an informal survey with...

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BREAKING: Vaccinations required for next semester

Tahiti Salinas, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

In a simultaneous announcement, California State University (CSU) joined the University of California (UC) in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone accessing campus facilities during the Fall 2021...

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Cal State LA music department eager for the return of in-person learning

Zoe Little, Social Media editor April 13, 2021

Technological difficulties and the necessity to practice in groups have left students and staff from the music department feeling like they are missing out on the full learning experience they would otherwise...

The commencement ceremony is one of the few major university events whose fate is left in question due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BREAKING: Cal State LA announces details for in-person commencement

Covino announces graduation ceremonies will be held at Rose Bowl Stadium
Ethan Axtell, Rosio Flores, and Tahiti Salinas April 9, 2021

UPDATED: May 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Covino announces Tuesday that graduates will not receive guest tickets nor be able to walk the stage. UPDATED: April 13, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. Covino announces Tuesday...

A screenshot of the recent virtual Associated Students Incorporated, Board of Directors meeting. President Covino and others are on screen.

Breaking: Covino announces steps toward an in-person commencement for Class of 2021

Marisa Martinez March 25, 2021

Updated March 25: Aaron Castañeda's graduation has been corrected. President William A. Covino announced that the Cal State LA administration will be looking for an outdoor venue in order to have...

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