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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 ...

With Fall, Comes the Flu

Illustration of a cold, huge needle.

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018

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...

“Valet” Parking: an Umbrella Term

Berenice Moreno, Contributing writer

October 1, 2018

On the northern side of the Cal State LA campus there are umbrellas marked by the words ”valet.” Valet parking on a college campus may seem a bit excessive, but according to university officials, the service provided is falsely defined by the titled umbrella, nor is it an effort to pamper students...

Nation’s first Chicano Studies program celebrates 50th anniversary

Isaac Gutierrez, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2018

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...

Dreamgirls singer and ‘Moesha’ actor speaks at Cal State LA Saturday

P’Etra Davis, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2018

One of the original Dreamgirls, Sheryl Lee Ralph, is coming to Cal State LA. It’s part of the 7th Annual Literary Soul Symposium on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event costs $35 for most people -- but it’s free of charge for Cal State LA students, according to event organizer Douglas Nowling. Lee Ralph,...

Cal State LA students create communal art with the founder of Circle Painting

Cal State LA students create communal art with the founder of Circle Painting

Jesse Seo, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2018

Students who weren't in too much of a rush, stopped at the student union last week to grab a paint brush. They participated in an event called Circle Painting, which is a meditative art form that begins with a simple pattern that can be passed along to create a collective painting. The point is to work w...

Social Clubs at Cal State LA

P'Etra Davis, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018

Representatives of some of Cal State LA’s 130 clubs and student organizations stood at booths last week recruiting members, doling out over 500 free meals and catching up with fellow members. But that often isn’t enough. “There are two types of students. There are the students that have been invol...

8 Oddities of Sorority Life

Martha Nerio, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018

Joining a sorority on campus is a great way to network, volunteer and raise money for the organization’s philanthropic efforts. When sororities recruit, they enumerate the benefits of joining a sorority. What they don’t tell you right away is all activities you’ll be doing that most people wo...

NASA-funded program lifts off some students’ careers

Boushra Rafi, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2018

Isaac Cano, a Cal State LA computer science graduate student, deeply valued his experience with the university’s Direct STEM program. “It definitely was a dream come true for me. Ever since I was young, I had always wanted to do something in aerospace Being introduced to the program has given...

Welcome back to campus – and to parking adventures

Berenice Moreno, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2018

Summer vacation is over and Cal State LA students look forward to coming back to school.  But for some, their first encounter with the campus after being away for month is the parking. Coming early to find it. Driving up to an hour. Then, showing up late to class. That explanation can soften even...

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