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Cal State LA athletes continue training in hopes to play next year

Cal State LA University Gym/Cal State LA Photo Archives
November 16, 2020

With no update on whether sports will resume for the Fall Semester of 2021, athletes and coaching staff continue to prepare and train in the hopes they’ll be back on the field and courts. The coaching...

BREAKING: Fresno State President selected as new CSU Chancellor

Dr. Joseph I. Castro is poised to serve as the eighth California State University chancellor, according to a press released by the CSU public affairs office. Castro previously served as the president of Fresno State University since 2013. CSU press released image.
September 23, 2020

The first chancellor of color was announced Wednesday morning as the California State University Board of Trustees appointed Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro. Chancellor Timothy White will be...

BREAKING: CSUs to stay online for spring semester

CSU Chancellor, Timothy P White, at the California State University Board of Trustees meeting in 2015.
September 10, 2020

In a press release on Monday, Chancellor Timothy White announced all 23 CSU universities will remain online for the Spring Semester. Spring semester remained a question mark when the chancellor’s...

Newsom’s ethnic studies requirement changes CSU curriculum

Assembly Bill 1460, now signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, will require CSU to offer ethnic studies courses by 2021-22, so students can complete their three-unit course in ethnic studies.
September 10, 2020

The California State University “Ethnic Studies & Social Justice” requirement was recently trumped by Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of Assembly Bill 1460 into law on Aug. 17, according to Mike...

Cal State LA students show up to protest, despite threats of police violence and coronavirus

Protestors march in Downtown Los Angeles in support of the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality. The recent protests were sparked from George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minnesota where we died due to a police officer pinning him down to the ground with his knee on his neck for close to nine minuets. Photo courtesy of Corinne Baptiste.
June 9, 2020

Some of Cal State LA’s very own have joined in on the protests against police brutality in LA County. In the weeks since George Floyd’s death, worldwide outrage has sparked protests to end social injustice...

CSU temporarily suspends SAT/ACT requirement amid COVID-19

A group of new students get a tour of the Cal State LA campus for orientation.
April 28, 2020

Incoming freshmen will not have to submit their SAT or ACT scores when applying to California State University campuses for the 2020-2021 academic year. The CSU has suspended the consideration of standardized...

Social distancing lowers pollution in Los Angeles

The San Gabriel Mountains shown clearly in the background on the 10 freeway near Cal State LA.
April 25, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, the environment is the only thing that has gotten healthier. A brown layer of smog normally sits above Los Angeles, but since the “stay at home” order was placed, it has...

Communities of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19

Communities of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19
April 22, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, communities of color are experiencing a harder hit compared to their white counterparts. Incomplete surveillance data collected throughout the month of March by the Centers...

Teachers and students struggle to ‘stay afloat’ during school closure

A group of kids begin homeschool in Roseville, Minnesota, as a result of schools shutting down amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
April 9, 2020

Gabrielle Flores, a teacher’s assistant at Ford Blvd Elementary School and Cal State LA student, said life feels “unbalanced” having to transition from going to work to having to work from home.  She...

Cal State LA hits highs and lows in its graduation rates

This chart visualizes the trends described in the story.
April 8, 2020

Cal State LA is at the very bottom in four-year graduation rates in 2019 for freshmen out of all the CSU universities. On the upside, it saw significant improvement in its two-year graduation rate among...

Coronavirus and racism: A dangerous mix for Asian Americans

Coronavirus and racism: A dangerous mix for Asian Americans
April 1, 2020

As a child, Simon Tam said he 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...

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

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

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