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Alumnus Sigmund Burke sitting in chair looking into the distance.

Cal State LA alumnus and survivor remembers the Holocaust — and insists that the world does too

At 97 years old, dates and details don’t come as easily to Cal State LA alumnus Sigmund Burke. But certain memories are forever emblazoned in the mind of the Holocaust survivor. 

Mylen Yamamoto holding a pair of chopsticks

An old utensil, a fresh twist and a few sharks

Alumna Mylen Yamamoto’s version of chopsticks is eco-friendly, practical and fun. She aims to leave behind a greener environment for future generations.

Vector of Sal Rojas looking at Cal State LA's Salazar Hall

Engineering a life

Alumnus Salvador Rojas built a robot while studying at Cal State LA. But his greatest invention came outside the lab.

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