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Local hospitals offering tests and vaccines.

Students Brace for Another Wave of COVID-19

Cynthia Harbott, Multimedia Reporter September 19, 2023

Despite the rise of COVID-19 cases across Los Angeles, recent revision of a California State University (CSU) policy states that vaccines are no longer required for CSU campuses.    According...

Cal State LA students walking in front of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library. Photo by Anne To.

Students weigh in on this semester’s COVID safety protocols

Erik Adams, Senior Multimedia Reporter January 23, 2023

As Cal State LA heads into the Spring 2023 semester, data from the CDC suggests that rates of new COVID-19 cases in California have slowed down significantly since January 2022. However, the university’s...

a bunch of graduates walking on the sidewalk.

Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term effects on my mental health

Asha Johnson, Community News Reporter November 14, 2022

In 2020, I was a fairly optimistic, ambitious senior at Mira Loma High school in Sacramento, California. Now, I’m a third-year Cal State LA student slowly working to rebuild my social skills and my...

Inside we see students without their mask on getting close to each other

People not wearing masks indoors sparks conversations within the Cal State LA community

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief September 5, 2022

During the first few weeks of school, Cal State LA students have seen individuals not wearing masks inside buildings, even with no change to the requirement.  Masks are required to be worn indoors...

A picture of the dorms here on campus

South Village opens the semester with new changes and new concerns

Denis Akbari, Intern Reporter September 4, 2022

Residents in South Village spoke up about positive and negative changes in housing this new academic year. Housing and Residence Life looks a lot different now than last year. Students are thrilled...

Students question whether they want to be in-person or online for classes, but most don’t have a choice

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief August 21, 2022

Although Cal State LA and the United States have battled with COVID-19 for two years, some students are not willing to take the chance with in-person classes, while others are ready to network and interact...

Most are done with COVID-19, but I am not

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief August 21, 2022

I am scared. I have been scared for over two years. And I don’t know when I won’t be scared again.  Why am I scared?  Well, there is this little virus that has been spread worldwide and hasn’t...

Los Angeles Pride Parade was considered the worlds first permitted pride parade, which occured on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City on June 28, 1970.

Kink, history and social media: How LGBTQ students celebrated pride

Victoria Ivie, Managing Editor August 21, 2022

Most people think of rainbow everything and Weho pride parades when they think of pride month. For LGBTQ Cal State LA students, COVID fears kept many from doing big celebrations. Still, many found ways...

Open House sign that says 1-Bed room and 2-bath home for rent in South L.A.

What LA residents need to know about the eviction moratorium, tenant rights

Russell Navarrette, Community News Reporter March 24, 2022

Los Angeles county's COVID-19 tenant protection program expired last year but the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the program earlier this year until at least Dec. 2022. Landlords...

Cal State LA students wearing masks on campus.

Breaking: Cal State LA to keep mask requirement in place despite county change

Will Baker, Reporter March 3, 2022

Cal State LA will continue to require mask use indoors for students, staff and faculty despite the Los Angeles County Health Department’s plan to relax the mask requirement.  Jenna Manzano, a television,...

Angel Saavedra is organizing his plants to make it look nice for customers

The little nursery that could

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor February 23, 2022

Some kids collect rocks or trading cards. For Angel Saavedra, he collected plants as a child. He loved planting them and seeing them grow. It was a simple pleasure that brought him pure joy. Slowly,...

Illustration of a bus, car and school bus.

Many commuter students are excited to be back to in-person instruction

Jessica Liu, Intern reporter February 20, 2022

Many students are back to in-person learning at Cal State LA, but that means taking the Metro, bus, or driving to campus again for commuter students.  While some may see this as an inconvenience, biochemistry...

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