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Graduates of Cal State Los Angeless Arts and Letter Department wave to their family, friends, and supporters during the 2019 Cal State LA Commencement

Cal State LA graduates share mixed feelings on the new in-person commencement plans

University announces plans for college-based commencement ceremonies
Mia Alva, Managing Editor May 29, 2021

Alejandra Illingworth, a 2021 communication disorders graduate, said that she remembered being initially upset about the original plans for commencement. “When the university announced the plan with...

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University announces graduation ceremonies will be postponed

The news comes after Cal State LA graduates shared their disappointment over graduation announcement
Tahiti Salinas and Mia Alva May 5, 2021

After hearing “heartfelt feedback” from students and others in the community, the two graduation ceremonies will be postponed, according to an email to the UT from the Office of Communications and...

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After the vaccination: Questions and experiences from Cal State LA students

Mia Alva, Social Media editor April 27, 2021

Now that all individuals age 16 or over are eligible to be vaccinated in Los Angeles County, Cal State LA students share their vaccination experiences and pending questions. In an informal survey with...

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BREAKING: Vaccinations required for next semester

Tahiti Salinas, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

In a simultaneous announcement, California State University (CSU) joined the University of California (UC) in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone accessing campus facilities during the Fall 2021...

A screenshot of the recent virtual Associated Students Incorporated, Board of Directors meeting. President Covino and others are on screen.

Breaking: Covino announces steps toward an in-person commencement for Class of 2021

Marisa Martinez March 25, 2021

Updated March 25: Aaron Castañeda's graduation has been corrected. President William A. Covino announced that the Cal State LA administration will be looking for an outdoor venue in order to have...

Dr. Joseph I. Castro, who is currently serving as the eighth California State University chancellor. Castro previously served as the president of Fresno State University since 2013. CSU press released image.

New CSU Chancellor addresses student concerns about fees and tuition

Joseph I. Castro’s background fuels his approach to student issues
Catherine Valdez and Rosio Flores March 17, 2021

Tuition costs, mandatory recreation and other fees for on-campus activities and services — some of which aren't as accessible during the pandemic — were addressed by Chancellor Joseph I. Castro during...

Black jacket that says the word dreamer.

Dreamers look forward to President Biden’s new immigration policies

The immigration reform bill by President Biden is expected to be unveiled this week
Briana Munoz, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

Members of the Cal State LA community who are part of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program said they breathed a sigh of relief when they found out about President Biden’s plans for immigration. The...

BREAKING: Cal State LA chosen as a COVID-19 vaccination site

BREAKING: Cal State LA chosen as a COVID-19 vaccination site

Joshua Letona and Mia Alva February 3, 2021

As part of President Biden’s first 100-day plan to vaccinate 100 million people, Cal State LA will become a vaccination site. News that the campus was working to become a vaccination site came in...

Weighing the options: Cal State LA students consider the COVID-19 vaccines

Mia Alva, Staff Reporter January 31, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccine sites popping up in California, Cal State LA students are beginning to think about which vaccine they should take, or if they want it all. Senior Martha Nerio works as a healthcare...

As rollout continues, Cal State LA officials are working with Los Angeles County to make the campus a vaccine site.

Cal State LA hopes to become a future COVID vaccination site

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief January 21, 2021

Cal State LA may become a coronavirus vaccination site, according to a message for the University community on Wednesday. The announcement came from the Student Health Center Director Monica Jazzabi,...

Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders on his first day of his office as president of the United States. Image from Flickr and Creative Commons 2.0.

Unpacking President Biden’s policy agenda

Ethan Axtell, Copy Editor January 20, 2021

Despite weeks of efforts from the Trump administration, Joe Biden has been sworn in as president of the United States. With four years ahead, Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute...

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Cal State LA community members respond to the U.S. Capitol insurrection

Joshua Letona, Tahiti Salinas, and Marisa Martinez January 13, 2021

Last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol displayed a “double standard” for Melina Abdullah, Cal State LA professor and co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement. The...

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