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Local comedian Miguel Lugo embraces disability

Local comedian Miguel Lugo embraces disability

Catherine Valdez, Community News Reporter

January 25, 2020

When he was 4-years-old, Miguel Lugo was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and his doctors said he would never be able to walk. But Lugo’s family never gave up, trying everything they could to get him off his wheelchair -- from walkers to crutches and canes. Lugo’s mother left her daily job at a towe...

Breathing easier: How eco-friendly transit can help those with asthma

Breathing easier: How eco-friendly transit can help those with asthma

By Evelyn Rodriguez and Antonio Gonzalez, Contributors

January 25, 2020

Have you considered biking, walking, carpooling or taking public transit to work or school? California public officials and health advocates are increasingly encouraging environmentally-friendly transit options, which can help commuters save time and in some cases, provide exercise. These options...

Will later school start times help or hurt local residents?

Denae Ayala and Tahiti Salinas

January 20, 2020

Students in El Sereno and Downey say they look forward to later school start times, as required by a state law that goes into effect during the 2022-2023 school year. Meanwhile, parents and administrators interviewed are ambivalent, with some worried about unintended consequences for teachers’ commutes and pa...

Does graffiti contribute to or damage local murals?

Antonio Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

January 20, 2020

Artists and community members from South and East L.A. weigh in on graffiti that appears on local murals. Some artists feel it is disrespectful, while a local art history professor see the expressive value of it. This video was produced for JOUR 4820 Digital Journalism....

Visually-impaired Cal State LA prof was an Olympic skier

Leslie Ramirez, Contributor

January 16, 2020

This is the story of Cal State LA professor Pamela Harman.

Police Chief Addresses Concerns Regarding Recent Campus Threats

Police Chief Addresses Concerns Regarding Recent Campus Threats

Erick Brigham, Multimedia Journalist

November 20, 2019

“I choose not to accept this as the norm,” said Cal State LA’s Chief of Police Larry Bohannan about the recent Cal State LA shooter threats. Recent threats to campus have generated anxiety and fear throughout Cal State LA. Bohannan came to an Associate Students Inc. (ASI) meeting last Thursda...

Presidential candidates air issues affecting the Eastside and South LA

Amairani Hernandez, Community News Reporter

November 19, 2019

If elected, Sen. Kamala Harris promised giving Congress 100 days to propose banning military-style assault weapons. Julian Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development, vowed to ensure health care for undocumented immigrants. Sen. Bernie Sanders echoed that sentiment and proclaimed Medicare for All should mean no ...

Library Lost? Florence-Firestone Activists Lead ‘la Lucha’

Library Lost? Florence-Firestone Activists Lead ‘la Lucha’

Catherine Valdez, Community News Reporter

November 15, 2019

It has been more than eight months since their library was shut down to make way for housing and Florence-Firestone area residents still feel the loss. For kids in the neighborhood, it was a place to go after school. An escape from problems at home or a safe haven from bullies outside.  “I am a te...

Golden Eagles Tip Off Basketball Season with Midnight Madness

Golden Eagles Tip Off Basketball Season with Midnight Madness

Erick Brigham, Multimedia Journalist

October 17, 2019

Midnight Madness brought Cal State LA athletes and students together to celebrate the start of basketball season. “We need to get this place packed!” exclaimed men’s head coach Jim Saia Tuesday evening. Held in the university gym, the event started at 7 p.m. where both men and women’s players ...

Testing Campus Accessibility Doors

Testing Campus Accessibility Doors

Kenneth Cyprian and Erick Gurrola

August 1, 2019

In a sit-down interview with Cal State Los Angeles student, Fatima Albarado, she discussed some challenges she faces on the university's campus as a student with disabilities. One of the issues was the reoccurring problem of the accessibility door buttons not operating properly. In her case, as well...

Fatima’s Route on Campus

Fatima’s Route on Campus

Kenneth Cyprian and Erick Gurrola

July 31, 2019

Fatima Albarado is a sophomore student at Cal State Los Angeles majoring in rehab services. Her disability, which allows her to navigate around in a mobilized chair, does not stop her from achieving her goals. Albarado spoke about some challenges she faces on a daily basis at Cal State LA and what she...

Everytable’s New Breakfast Bowls–Live Reaction

Everytable’s New Breakfast Bowls–Live Reaction

Joseph P. Pinto, Multimedia Journalist

February 28, 2019

Cal State Los Angeles Students Monica, Mya, Roman, Giselle and Vince  React to the NEW Breakfast Bowls from Everytaable.  The New breakfast bowls made their debut a few weeks ago. The new bowls The Smokey Chipotle Hash and The Turkey Sausage Breakfast Hash are available at the Everytable storefront...

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