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Free drive-thru food bank to set up at Cal State LA

Attendees can line up at the Welcome Center Kiosk and follow the path to the Food Bank at Parking Lot 5.

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2020

Cal State LA will host a free drive-thru food bank this Thursday, June 25, by partnering with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Los Angeles County Board Supervisor, Hilda Solis. The first 2,700 families that arrive will receive a donation, according to its website. Food distribution will take plac...

ASI and BSU collaboration brings peaceful protest to Cal State LA

As people gathered at King Hall and prepared to march around campus in solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, they raised their fists in support of the protest that have been going on worldwide for the past two weeks. Photo by Joshua Mejia

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2020

Cal State LA students took it upon themselves to put together a peaceful protest on campus on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and Black Student Union (BSU) collaborated once students on the Cal State LA Facebook exchange began speaking about gathering to protest po...

Cal State LA students speak against police brutality

Protestors gather in Downtown Los Angeles, on Friday, May 29, to protest against police brutality in honor of George Floyd who died at the hands of Minneapolis Police earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Corinne Baptiste.

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

June 6, 2020

While states across the nation experience protests and riots due to the death of George Floyd, Cal State LA students across the political spectrum expressed upset in the police, but mixed reaction when it came to the protests. Ryan Perez, a third-year human resources and business administration major,...

BREAKING: CSU announces most fall 2020 classes to be online

Photo by Brian Delgado

Joshua Letona and Marisa Martinez

May 12, 2020

Classes will remain mostly online during the fall semester for all 23 campuses in the CSU system.  During an online CSU Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Chancellor Timothy White announced the move as he anticipated the coronavirus pandemic to continue being an issue later in the year. There will be s...

BREAKING: Cal State LA to be COVID-19 testing site

Photo courtesy by Cal State LA Photo Archives

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

May 7, 2020

Cal State LA will be open to the public, by appointment only, for free coronavirus testing. According to a press release sent out by the school on Thursday, those looking to be tested must first make an appointment. Appointments can be made now at Los Angeles County COVID-19 testing website or by c...

BREAKING: Commencement confirmed, date unknown

As of now, Commencement 2020 will be held at a later date this year. Photo courtesy of Cal State LA photo archives.

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

May 6, 2020

Soon-to-be Cal State LA graduates will get their chance to walk.  President William Covino announced in an email addressed to the class of 2020, after much discussion, commencement will be held but at a later time. An exact date will be determined, along with parameters, based on the guidance of pu...

CARES Act Funds received: Most students to be granted financial help amid the pandemic

Photo courtesy of Cal State LA archives

Denae Ayala, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Cal State LA has received and will be distributing at least $18.9 million to most students registered at the university. According to an email sent out on Thursday from President William A. Covino’s office, Cal State LA confirmed that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Ec...

Cal State LA researchers join fight against COVID-19

A team of faculty and students in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology focused their studies to create a predictive model that utilized artificial technology and machine learning to predict possible COVID-19 mortality risks.

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

Researchers at Cal State LA have united in a fight against an insidious enemy. Computer science and statistics are the Golden Eagles’ weapons of choice in the ongoing war against the coronavirus. A faculty-student team in the College of Business and Economics, “created an interactive data visu...

Cal State LA to receive fourth-most emergency federal aid out of over 500 California colleges and universities

Cal State LA to receive fourth-most emergency federal aid out of over 500 California colleges and universities

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

April 16, 2020

Out of all eligible colleges and universities in the state, both public and private, Cal State LA will be receiving the fourth most federal aid to be disbursed to students in need and other potential causes. The allocated money is a drop in the ocean compared to the $2 trillion CARES Act signed in...

Students with disabilities navigate online shift

Students with disabilities navigate online shift

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

The transition to learning remotely has not been easy for many students — those with disabilities can be especially impacted. “It’s getting a little hard,” said Claudia Escamilla, a rehabilitation services major with two kids. “Both of them ask me for help at the same time.” Her daughter...

Cal State LA hits highs and lows in its graduation rates

This chart visualizes the trends described in the story.

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

Cal State LA is at the very bottom in four-year graduation rates in 2019 for freshmen out of all the CSU universities. On the upside, it saw significant improvement in its two-year graduation rate among transfer students that same year.  The UT analyzed data of graduation rates at the 23...

BREAKING: Cal State LA students offered ‘credit/no credit’ option

Photo illustration by Brian Delgado

Marisa Martinez and Joshua Letona

April 7, 2020

Cal State LA students can breathe a sigh of relief as the campus made the decision to give students the choice to be graded on a "credit/no credit" basis for the spring 2020 semester.  Undergraduates and graduate students have until May 9 to change to the new grading system. The decision came aft...

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