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Do We Still Need To “save daylight”? Measure Could Keep Time in California Consistent

Isaac Gutierrez, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018

During the upcoming midterm elections in Nov., voters will have a shot at deciding if they want to repeal Daylight Savings Time.   A measure on the ballot proposes Daylight Savings Time to be applied year-round rather than biannually, according to the ballot measure language.   Cal...

Congressional candidates’ personal stories shape their platforms

Anthony Quach, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018

As Rep. Judy Chu faces off against Bryan Witt for her seat on the U.S. House of Representatives, their backgrounds shape a lot of their views. Chu told the UT that her experience as a psychology professor in the Los Angeles Community College District for 20 years -- at Los Angeles City College and East ...

Prop 6 “Gas Tax”: A Balancing Act

Prop 6 “Gas Tax”: A Balancing Act

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2018

Californians will decide in a few weeks whether to repeal the gas tax initiative signed into law last year. Proposition 6 is a response to the “Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017” — which gave the State the authority to increase gas taxes and vehicle fees with a two-thirds vote, restric...

Overwhelmed? 6 ways to get organized

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

Being a college student is a busy job; add on work, internships, physical activity and family time and you have one packed schedule.   The University Tutorial Center held an informational workshop with tips to manage your time properly and provided many sample schedules and calendars. Most o...

One Year Later, Some Students Still Bemoan Smoking Policy

One Year Later, Some Students Still Bemoan Smoking Policy

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

More than a year after Cal State LA banned smoking on campus, students report mixed feelings about the policy, with some still holding grudge. “I’m not doing anything wrong. I study my butt off everyday,” said Erika Banahan, a third year student. “With all this stress that I deal with from ...

Student Health Fee Increases 60 Percent

Student Health Fee Increases 60 Percent

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

Many students don’t realize they have complete access to health care right on campus – let alone that they have been paying for it each semester. The Student Health Center offers dozens of services to all enrolled students. Whether or not they use the services, students pay $132.50 in fees –...

My Story of Using the Campus Food Pantry

My Story of Using the Campus Food Pantry

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing writer

October 8, 2018

Not all students who have used Cal State LA’s food pantry want to admit that they have. But I will. That’s because I want to raise awareness about it -- and encourage other students like me to use it if and when it could help them. There have been times I was anxious and stressed knowing...

A Local Nonprofit That Helps Other Nonprofits

P’Etra Davis, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018

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

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

 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 putting in. He wante...

Water Pipe Bursts at Cal State LA Housing Complex

Water Pipe Bursts at Cal State LA Housing Complex

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018

A pipe broke in the Phase I dormitory complex about one week ago -- temporarily shutting down the water in the dorm and laundry rooms.   There was also slow water flow in the Phase II housing area for approximately an hour or two, but it was otherwise unaffected.   That’s accordi...

Workshop Helps International Students Navigate Work Visas

Boushra Rafi, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018

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 ...

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