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A Journey Through the Desert and Back to My Childhood

A Journey Through the Desert and Back to My Childhood

Berenice Moreno, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest, News

As a child growing up in Michoacan, Mexico, I had taken my first footsteps on the small rural ranch where I lived, overlooking hills in the distance and a dam nearby that looked more like a lake. I would jump on the rocks alongside the dam and watched gorgeous sunsets behind the hills. However, I...

Celebrating Our Vets

Celebrating Our Vets

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

The 2018 Veterans Day Ceremony was a celebration on-campus to represent our soldiers, marines, airmen, sailors and coastguards.     The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) and offered a panel of veterans and national public figures including, LA County Supervisor Hilda Soli...

University Moves Forward with High-Rise Plans

University Moves Forward with High-Rise Plans

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest, News

A new high-rise will soon house 1,500 freshmen and sophomores on campus. The building will feature, among other things, a new dining hall with multiple food stations offering various cuisine options, a large multi-purpose room seating up to 250 people, a workout room, a yoga studio, a meditation ...

The Blood on Our Hands

The Blood on Our Hands

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

It has become a horrific American ritual. Every year, citizens across the nation steel themselves for the inevitable death toll. They just pray the AR-15 does not train on their neighborhood. And when it does, if it does, they clean up the mess as quickly as they can and move on. They will not feign ig...

Are Your Voting Rights In Jeopardy?

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

A 2017 lawsuit challenging a state law that allegedly suppresses minority voters from making it to the polls could influence the November election. “California is failing to comply with these requirements because its DMV fails to provide voters with the proper application process for voter regist...

Newsom and Cox differ drastically on immigration, transportation and healthcare

Newsom and Cox differ drastically on immigration, transportation and healthcare

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Californians will decide next week between two very different candidates for governor. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco, supports the state’s sanctuary law. John Cox, a political outsider and businessman, wants to do away with it. Newsom supports the bullet train and ...

Transfer retention rate rises

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Graduation rates for transfer students attending Cal State La for three years have increased to 64 percent in 2014 -- up from nearly 38 percent in 2005, according to data from university’s Enrollment Reporting System.   University staff and administrators credit resources such as student support services and advisement opportunities and new policies -- including requiring a transfer orientation. &...

Baby Trump Looms over Prop 10

Baby Trump Looms over Prop 10

Anthony Quach, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

Chants of “Yes on 10!” and “The rent is too damn high!” echoed throughout the streets of downtown Los Angeles last Saturday afternoon.   Advocates and supporters of Proposition 10 gathered outside the Los Angeles City Hall for a rally as the “Baby Trump” balloon loomed in the ba...

Death of a Journalist

Death of a Journalist

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Newest, News

It’s something out of a horror movie: a fiancée drops off his mobile phone with his soon-to-be bride and heads into a consulate to fill out paperwork for his upcoming marriage. Hours later he is nowhere to be found. Little does she know, she will never see her husband again--at least, not in one pie...

Glendale measure would raise $30M a year for city services: Questions raised about city resources used to “educate” people about it

Glendale measure would raise $30M a year for city services: Questions raised about city resources used to “educate” people about it

Boushra Rafi, Contributnig Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Glendale voters will decide on a sales tax measure to raise $30 million to improve city services and infrastructure such as public safety, fire, roads, parks, recreations and housing. That’s according to city officials, who said under the measure, people shopping in Glendale would pay 10.25 percent...

Measure would approve $1.5B for children’s hospitals

Measure would approve $1.5B for children’s hospitals

Berenice Moreno, UT Community News Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, Health, Newest, News

Voters will decide next week on a state ballot measure that would allow the state to issue $1.5 billion bond to improve and expand children’s hospitals. Eight private nonprofit children’s hospitals and five University of California children’s hospitals will be eligible for the bond, including Childr...

Election Guide 2018

Election Guide 2018

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest, News, Politics

Housing prices, aging infrastructure among issues California voters will weigh in on next week Skyrocketing housing prices, immigration, homelessness, aging hospital equipment, concerns about the gas tax and educational inequalities are some of the issues that have inspired ballot measures and candidat...

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