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A local nonprofit that helps other nonprofits

P’Etra Davis, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Community News

Charity on Top is not like your typical charity.   This local non-profit organization creates custom gift cards that benefit other charities -- so that those groups can do good works.   You pick a card design, load it up and give the card to anyone you want for birthdays or other occasion...

Homeless deaths continue to grow

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Community News, Health

  The number of homeless people dying in Los Angeles County increased about 5 percent -- from 622 to 653 -- so far this year compared to the same period last year, according to Sarah Ardalani, a spokesperson with the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.   Homeless deaths have been on the rise the pa...

Is entrepreneurship the way to liberate Latino laborers?

Jackelinne Morales, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Community News

 Wilfredo Rodriguez, a young Latino living in South Central Los Angeles, was working in the same full-time job painting for many years.   He worked hard, knew how to do his job well and at some point, he was tired of letting someone else make a large profit of the extra work he was putt...

Alumna Leads Charge for Reproductive Health in America as New President of Planned Parenthood

Alumna Leads Charge for Reproductive Health in America as New President of Planned Parenthood

October 2, 2018


Filed under Community News, News, Uncategorized

  She came here at the age of eight with only forty dollars to her family’s name. Now, she’s leading the charge for reproductive health in America. Meet Dr. Leana Wen, a proud Cal State LA alumna, and now the first physician in nearly fifty years to hold the presidency of Planned Pare...

Workshop Helps International Students Navigate Work Visas

Boushra Rafi, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Community News

Cal State LA’s international students can apply for a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services program that allows them to work in the country -- and allows them to work in the U.S. if they find an employer who will sponsor their work visa.   Cal State LA’s International Programs and ...

With Fall, Comes the Flu

With Fall, Comes the Flu

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Community News, Health, Newest, News

The flu season is right around the corner and with nearly 30,000 students on campus, that’s a lot of germs in the air. The season starts in October and staying healthy is important for individuals -- and the greater campus community. “Man, last semester I got the flu for what felt like forever. It dropped a few of...

Nation’s first Chicano Studies program celebrates 50th anniversary

Isaac Gutierrez, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Community News, Uncategorized

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta -- who worked alongside Cesar Chavez to build the first farm workers union -- inspired many of the students, faculty, staff and community members celebrating Cal State L.A.’s Chicano Studies department earlier this month. The department is the first of its kind in t...

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