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Graduates of Cal State Los Angeles's 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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Cal State LA students anticipate another virtual graduation

Krysta Pae, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

Graduation for the Class of 2021 is just a few months away and soon-to-be Cal State LA graduates are uncertain about what the school will be doing to honor their achievements. “My expectation for...

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Student clubs you can join since there is no “Club Rush”

Briana Munoz, Reporter March 19, 2021

As the university continues to function through a virtual platform, it may be unclear as to which campus clubs are currently active and which are not. Prior to the pandemic, Cal State LA offered “Club...

Dr. Joseph I. Castro, who is currently serving as the eighth California State University chancellor. Castro previously served as the president of Fresno State University since 2013. CSU press released image.

New CSU Chancellor addresses student concerns about fees and tuition

Joseph I. Castro’s background fuels his approach to student issues
Catherine Valdez and Rosio Flores March 17, 2021

Tuition costs, mandatory recreation and other fees for on-campus activities and services — some of which aren't as accessible during the pandemic — were addressed by Chancellor Joseph I. Castro during...

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Remote learning: Students report having to teach themselves

Mia Alva, Reporter, Social Media Editor March 15, 2021

After a full-year of isolation due to the pandemic, students are still struggling to adapt to online learning. However, not for the same reasons as before. Due to some professors not providing Zoom meetings...

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