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Prop 6 “Gas Tax”: A Balancing Act

Prop 6 “Gas Tax”: A Balancing Act

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Community News

This November Californians will decide 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 vot...

Overwhelmed? 6 ways to get organized

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Community News, Lifestyle

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


Filed under Community News, News

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


Filed under Community News, News

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 –...

Veterans Resource Center Aims to Break Stigma and Build Community

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

On a recent afternoon at Cal State LA’s Veterans Resource Center, students chattered and laughed in between bites of spaghetti and Doritos. Brown paper lunch sacks and takeaway containers lay strewn across the tables in between open books and charging laptops. Ross and Rachel bickered on a “Friends...

My Story of Using the Campus Food Pantry

My Story of Using the Campus Food Pantry

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Community News, Lifestyle

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


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...

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


Filed under Community News, Uncategorized

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...

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 ...

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