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As room and board costs increase, quality decreases

Sasha Funes, Multimedia Reporter February 1, 2024

News of tuition increases hit CSU campuses recently, and what most students don’t know is that increased dorm costs have also made matters worse.   Although CSU officials claim that tuition...

Students across campus anticipate higher tuition costs by 2024.

Housing insecurity amid tuition hikes and inflation

Cynthia Harbott, Multimedia reporter October 4, 2023

Between work, life and upcoming midterms, students juggle several responsibilities while pursuing their degrees. With tuition rates that will be rising next year and inflation driving up the cost of living,...

Apartments at Cal State LA have been struggling with getting air conditioning since the summer.

Facilities and housing complications leave students overheated.

Adriana Davila October 4, 2023

  Residents in South Village and Phase I and II apartments experienced difficulty receiving services from facilities early this semester and this summer, primarily with air conditioning concerns.    Since...

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Rocketing rent prices outpace housing vouchers

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter January 1, 2023

Rental prices are rising throughout Southern California but what happens when they surpass allowable limits set by public housing vouchers? Vouchers are now set at 28% below average Eastside and South...

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La Puente, El Monte and neighboring areas’ homeless population increases

Trevor Megginson, Community News Reporter November 9, 2022

Drug addiction led Everett Jones, 42, to become homeless and end up behind bars for 12 years. After getting out of prison on probation, he said he went to Alcoholics Anonymous — the first step to...

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Free menstrual products are now more accessible to students

Denis Akbari, Intern Reporter October 31, 2022

The installation process of free menstrual products began in early October in the South Village dorms and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month, according to the university. In accordance...

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Supporters say need for affordable housing measure stems from Segregation Era law

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter October 23, 2022

When Natalie Vargas’ mother left her father in 2017, the two became homeless.  “We didn't have anywhere to go. We slept in our car or in a storage area behind my grandmother’s house,” Vargas,...

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City of LA measure ULA: Affordable housing could benefit homeless, elderly

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

Campaign Manager Yuval Yossefy is so excited about a city of Los Angeles ballot measure to tax millionaires, billionaires, and corporations in order to fund affordable housing efforts. That’s why...

An image of a stadium with the NFL letters and logo on top from the city of Inglewood site.

Inglewood councilman: City is poised for growth with new stadiums and venues

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

Inglewood Councilman Alex Padilla is brimming with excitement about the new Inuit Dome stadium in Inglewood. While some naysayers worry it will continue driving up housing prices and burdening existing...

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council President Sara Clendening signs papers at an event.

Her Lincoln Heights business was torn down to build a luxury apartment hotel. Now, she’s fighting inequities and making residents’ voices heard

Denis Akbari, Community News Reporter September 13, 2022

Gentrification, displacement, housing affordability, lack of equity, crime, and safety.  These are some of the most pressing issues facing Lincoln Heights residents, according to the neighborhood council’s...

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What can be learned from housing successes in Eagle Rock?

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter September 13, 2022

If one looks carefully, the Eagle Rock and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles have had some recent successes in the affordable housing arena that other communities can learn from, according to...

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What you need to know about student loan forgiveness

Will Baker, Social/Multimedia Editor September 5, 2022

The Biden administration recently signed into law a three-part student debt cancellation plan. The primary part of the plan is estimated to cancel $20,000 of student debt for any recipient of a Pell Grant...

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