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BREAKING: Cal State LA to continue online classes for the remainder of spring 2020

At the start of week 8, hand sanitizer stations arrive all over campus for precautions against Coronavirus

Marisa Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2020

Alternative instruction will continue through until the end of spring semester, according to a campus-wide email sent out by Cal State LA’s President Thursday evening. The announcement came in light of “COVID-19 developments that have taken place” that have caused the university to re-evaluat...

Housing asks on-campus residents to go home

Housing asks on-campus residents to go home

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

On Monday, an email was sent out to campus residents from Housing and Residence Life detailing the plans of how it will proceed amidst coronavirus concerns.  The email included a request from Housing for students to return home as soon as possible if they are able to do so to mitigate any potential spr...

How food services on campus are being affected thus far

How food services on campus are being affected thus far

Denae Ayala and Christopher Lazaro

March 18, 2020

Daniel Keenan, director of Restaurant and Catering Facilities at Cal State LA, said during a phone interview, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recent announcement forced the food court on campus to allow people to only order take-out.  Garcetti’s order closed all dine-in restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms and entertai...

BREAKING: Cal State LA Commencement 2020 canceled

Commencement 2020 will not be held this spring due to COVID-19 concerns.

Marisa Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

"Commencement 2020 will not be held this spring" according to a campus-wide email sent out on Tuesday by Cal State LA President William A. Covino. This decision came after a string of California State Universities postponed or canceled their commencements due to COVID-19 concerns. There is no indication...

BREAKING: Library closed, school announces

The John F. Kennedy Library is now closed until further notice due to coronavirus concerns.

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 16, 2020

While originally meant to be open during the switch to online courses, the “University Library will be closed until further notice, effective Tuesday, March 17.” The announcement made via email provided a link to an online resource guide for those seeking remote library services. The resource gu...

Breaking down campus concerns about coronavirus

There are no diagnosed cases of coronavirus among university employees or students.

Marisa Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

UPDATED: Monday, March 16 @ 8pm  The U.S. is in an official state of emergency due to the ever-growing cases of coronavirus. The virus has hit home as Cal State LA has taken student, faculty and staff health into consideration by implementing new mandates this past week. Here’s what we know so...

Seniors concerned over the fate of Commencement 2020

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

Catherine Valdez, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

As the coronavirus response unfolds, seniors are concerned on whether they will be able to move their tassels from left to right. On Tuesday, William Covino, the school president, sent out a campus-wide message with preventive measures against the coronavirus. These include promoting social distancing by ...

Cal State LA offers refunds for parking permits

Parking Structure C (left) and Parking Structure E (right).

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Students’ concerns about whether refunds for parking permits would be issued, amid the new mandate for online classes, can be put at ease.  According to Cal State LA’s Parking Operations Manager John Orr, “Students are always able to request a refund for their Parking Permit at a prorated r...

‘African Healing’ connects community

Meghan Bravo, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

“You cannot love or respect other people if you cannot love and respect yourself,” said Ashley Dawkins to a group of diverse students, as they celebrated and connected to their African roots through her teachings.  Last week, Dawkins shared how to be a healthier, happier person in an event called ...

Campus Voices: Coronavirus

Campus Voices: Coronavirus

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 12, 2020

  UPDATE: Thursday, March 12 @ 3:38pm Cal State LA classes have been cancelled from March 16 to March 19. The cancellation period is intended to allow professors to transition to “alternative instruction,” which will commence on Friday, March 20. The Wednesday announcement was made...

Cal State LA athletics follows suit and goes fanless

The Jesse Owens Track and Field is home to the track and soccer team. When unattended, the track is open to the general public.

Denae Ayala, George Garcia, and Darwin Lopez

March 11, 2020

Cal State LA continued to take measures to maintain the health of the university community. In order to comply with the California Department of Public Health recommendations, President William Covino issued an email on Tuesday stating: “we are promoting social distancing by canceling all public events effective today, March 10, ...

BREAKING: Cal State LA bans public events in light of coronavirus

BREAKING: Cal State LA bans public events in light of coronavirus

Richard Tzul and Marisa Martinez

March 10, 2020

UPDATE: Tuesday, March 10 @ 8:20pm Cancel culture has gone viral… literally. On Tuesday, President William Covino announced in a campus-wide email that all public events on campus were cancelled up until the end of May — effective immediately. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on ...

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