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January 19, 1985 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
A college student posing in a crowded elevator for a yearbook photograph with about 20 other students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, died when he "panicked" and tried to escape, Santa Barbara County authorities said Friday. James Michael Howard, 19, of Walnut Creek died Thursday night when his body became wedged in the elevator shaft, said C. D. Smith, an investigator for the Santa Barbara County coroner's office.
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April 7, 2014 | By Jenny Deam
DENVER - It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is sure how much Thamba ate of the marijuana cookie purchased by one of his friends at a local pot shop. But soon the engineering student, who had never tried marijuana before, began acting strangely hostile, tearing around the room and pulling pictures from the wall.
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April 7, 2014 | By Jenny Deam
DENVER - It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is sure how much Thamba ate of the marijuana cookie purchased by one of his friends at a local pot shop. But soon the engineering student, who had never tried marijuana before, began acting strangely hostile, tearing around the room and pulling pictures from the wall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Just hours before a UC Santa Barbara woman was gang raped near campus, a city college student reported being sexually assaulted in the area, an official said Tuesday. The first incident occurred Saturday night and was reported by a Santa Barbara City College student who said she was attacked by an unidentified man, said Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover. Authorities said it was unclear if the rape was connected to an incident hours later, when a 19-year-old UC Santa Barbara student was gang raped by three men as she walked toward apartments in Isla Vista.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
The Riverside City College student body president is a registered sex offender who has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and committing lewd acts with a child less than 14 years old. School officials knew about the status of Doug Robert Figueroa, 40, prior to his run for office, but in a statement, they said they had “determined that there was no policy, statute or ordinance that could prohibit this student from seeking office as student body president”...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Police were looking Friday for two men involved in the slaying of a Lakewood college student who was fatally shot outside his home. Police said two men walked up to Cyrus Alva, 19, as he stood outside the home he shared with his older brother in the 3700 block of Arbor Road, and shot him. Alva was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two men fled in what Sheriff's Department officials described as a white, four-door Toyota Camry. Alva's friends and family told KTLA-TV that he loved skateboarding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days without food or water will receive $4.1 million from the federal government to settle his claim for maltreatment. The settlement, approved by the Department of Justice, was announced Tuesday in San Diego by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene Iredale. “It was an accident, a really, really bad, horrible accident,” Chong said. Iredale said Chong has undergone intensive psychotherapy and been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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October 13, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel
A community theater actor and martial arts instructor was charged Saturday in the death of New Hampshire college student Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, who went missing Tuesday. Seth Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Marriott's death, said Assistant Atty. Gen. James Vara at a news conference posted online by Portsmouth Patch . But the search for Marriott's body is ongoing, Vara said. Friends and family had been desperately searching for Marriott, 19, last seen at the University of New Hampshire's campus in Durham.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1992
Police arrested a Fullerton College student on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with the slaying of a Fountain Valley man Wednesday. Louie Paul Amador, 19, of Walnut, was accused of shooting 22-year-old Paul Locicero. Details of the incident were not available. Locicero died Saturday of wounds suffered in the shooting. Amador is being held on $250,000 bail.
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March 21, 1986 | United Press International
A Georgia college student climbing from one hotel balcony to another during a spring break party fell six stories to her death, authorities said today. Laurain Day Buffington, 20, a student at Gordon Junior College in Barnesville, Ga., was following a friend from one balcony to another at the Holiday Inn Boardwalk on Thursday when she fell to the parking lot, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Jason Song
Danielle Alberts fell and broke her right ankle in three places in 2012. Alberts, who earns about $9,000 a year, went to the hospital and was charged nearly $4,000 for a shot and some pain medication. Alberts did not have health insurance. She refused a cast because it would have cost $500 more and she didn't have the money from her jobs as a security guard and caregiver. The ankle healed poorly, leaving her with a limp, and she wears a brace to keep the swelling down. So when the 25-year-old Los Angeles Trade Technical College student received insurance under Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange for the public, she began searching for a doctor who could help her walk normally.
TRAVEL
February 7, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
If you're 25 or younger, you'll enjoy downtown Flagstaff, Ariz., walking distance to Northern Arizona University. The area is populated with people your age, an independent bookstore, an independent record store, restaurants and plenty of watering holes with cheap drinks. If you're older than 25, you'll enjoy downtown Flagstaff as a fun, inexpensive reminder of what it feels like to be a college student. Either way, you'll have a good time. The tab: Rooms at the Weatherford start at $75 and top out at about $139.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
About a third of California college students report being uninsured and they said the primary reason was cost, not an aura of invincibility, according to a new survey. The results released Monday are based on a poll of 836 students at three Cal State University campuses last fall in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Jose. Enrollment among young people remains a top priority for government exchanges and other supporters of the healthcare law. The new insurance marketplaces need enough healthier policyholders to offset the costs of sicker, older customers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2014 | By David Zahniser
An Orange County man killed when his sport utility vehicle went airborne and struck a portion of a residence in Coto de Caza was identified Saturday as a student at Cal State Fullerton. Franz Nalezny , 22, died in the crash Friday night shortly after 7:30 p.m., according to the Orange County coroner's office. He had been driving southbound on Vista Del Ver de , not far from his family's home, when he struck a curb and lost control of his vehicle, said Capt.
WORLD
February 1, 2014 | By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali
NEW DELHI - He was a slight young man, who sported hipster eyeglasses and a wispy moustache. He had dyed his spiky hair blond, but that wasn't the only thing that made college student Nido Tania stand out in the Indian capital. Tania was from northeastern India, a narrow strip of territory wedged between China and Myanmar, whose people say they face discrimination here for having “Asian” facial features. When Tania, 20, stopped in a dairy to ask for directions Tuesday afternoon, a shopkeeper's taunt about his hair color quickly escalated into a violent altercation in which several men thrashed him with sticks and steel rods, friends say. He died in his bed the next day, succumbing to severe injuries to the chest and brain, according to preliminary medical results provided to his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
California Community college students will have to meet minimum academic standards to receive financial assistance under new rules approved by the system Monday. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted to require that students maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA for two consecutive terms and complete at least half of their units with a D grade or better to receive a fee waiver. Community college fees are currently $46 per unit, among the lowest in the nation. Of the state's 2.6 million community college students, about 40% have their fees waived.
TRAVEL
August 24, 2008
"Sorry, Kid," was a thought-provoking article [On the Spot, Aug. 10]. I am a lawyer and father of two college-educated twentysomething daughters, and the article was all about the relationship we have with our children. Aside from being inappropriate, sending a child off alone robs parents of the opportunity to be a part of a very important transition in a child's life. The time we have with our offspring is all too brief, and I would take every opportunity to be with my child as she moves out into the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998
The Los Angeles City Council is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the slaying of a college student shot in Boyle Heights Nov. 22, Councilman Richard Alatorre said Tuesday. Eduardo Quezada, 20, was gunned down on Pleasant Avenue as he got out of his car at about 2 a.m. to visit his girlfriend. "I want the person who did this to my son to pay," said his mother Maria Quezada. "My son wasn't doing anything wrong. He was just trying to get ahead in life."
NATIONAL
December 16, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now. Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several hours. The bomb threat proved false, but Harvard was not alone in seeing its final exams disrupted: That afternoon, the University of Massachusetts Boston evacuated a building after reports of a gunman, which also turned out to be unfounded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
The image projected before the classroom of Cal State L.A. students showed a pair of gleeful sky divers plunging through the air. "You're young and you're healthy.... Why do you need health insurance?" a caption asked. The answer to that question - posed in the presentation by recent graduate Carla Bracamonte, part of a cadre of new, state-funded medical insurance educators working on California campuses - is vital to efforts to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. Supporters and detractors of Obamacare are fixating on so-called "young invincibles" like the Cal State students, generally healthy adults in their 20s and 30s who don't rack up large healthcare bills.
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