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Coronavirus and racism: A dangerous mix for Asian Americans

Coronavirus and racism: A dangerous mix for Asian Americans

Richard Tzul and Christopher Lazaro

April 1, 2020

As a child, Simon Tam was the victim of several racially motivated attacks. He said his school officials neglected to act and now he’s worried leadership, at a much higher level, is failing to thwart anti-Asian sentiment. The contagious coronavirus may not discriminate but Chinese Americans and ...

BREAKING: Second reported COVID-19 case at Cal State LA

BREAKING: Second reported COVID-19 case at Cal State LA

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 30, 2020

A second reported case of a Cal State LA student with COVID-19 was announced via a school wide email on Monday. “The student has not been on campus for nearly three weeks, days before starting to experience symptoms, and has not physically been in contact with anyone in our community since that tim...

Graduating seniors saddened over commencement announcement

Graduating seniors saddened over commencement announcement

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2020

What was meant to be one of the most educationally fulfilling semesters of their college careers has turned into a COVID-19 nightmare. President William A. Covino announced last week in a campus-wide email that commencement would no longer be held in spring due to the threat COVID-19 poses.  Gra...

Coronavirus’ economic impact: Service and gig economy workers are some of the hardest hit

Coronavirus’ economic impact: Service and gig economy workers are some of the hardest hit

Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Reporter

March 23, 2020

Izabel Nazdracheva, a behavioral therapist substitute teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District, is losing at least one month of pay because of recent closures. “Right now, it’s a struggle because I have to pay for my bills, I have to pay for my car payment, insurance, housing, and these...

BREAKING: Housing residents required to move out

BREAKING: Housing residents required to move out

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

Cal State LA students currently living in on-campus housing are required to move out by Monday, Mar. 23. The move comes under the guidance of Governor Gavin Newsom regarding the coronavirus pandemic.  Only students who rely on housing such as international students and Guardian Scholars will be exempt a...

Those who can’t afford to stock up lose out on some basic necessities

Those who can’t afford to stock up lose out on some basic necessities

Catherine Valdez and Denae Ayala, Community News Reporters

March 20, 2020

By now, shoppers are well aware of the empty shelves and lines out the door. What is less expected during this time of the coronavirus pandemic is that basic necessities for their babies are sold out, people can’t practice “social distancing” because they’re squeezed tightly together at some crow...

Los Angeles and California escalate coronavirus response

Los Angeles and California escalate coronavirus response

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 19, 2020

As the coronavirus rocks the world, bringing new developments by the hour, the largest state in the country and its most populous city waged a new attack in the ongoing war against an invisible enemy. On Thursday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti along with Los Angeles County officials announced a “S...

CCAA officially cancels the remainder of 2020 spring sporting events

CCAA officially cancels the remainder of 2020 spring sporting events

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

California Collegiate Athletic Association officials canceled the rest of the CCAA 2020 spring athletic season effective immediately, after a consultation with the CCAA Presidents/Chancellor Board on Wednesday. This followed earlier cancellations by the NCAA of winter and spring championships.  For...

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

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

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...

Coronavirus coverage: As schools close, parents scramble for childcare and other assistance

Coronavirus coverage: As schools close, parents scramble for childcare and other assistance

Katherine Conchas

March 18, 2020

About a week ago, one of the challenges facing working parents was determining who would handle school drop-offs and pick-ups. Now, the question is: Who will watch the kids all day – possibly for months? “I’m bugged, I’m bothered, I’m annoyed. I find it inconvenient that they closed schools...

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