February 26, 2021
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 10:01 am Need a Boost? Easy ways to fix your slow internet
  • 9:30 am HALL OF KICKS: Shoe 2 – Russell Westbrook: Why Not?
  • 9:50 pm Academic Senate Roundup: Proposed Health Fee Increase, Chancellor Visit, Anti-Racism Challenge Discussed
  • 9:15 am Dying To Be Thin, Living To Tell the Tale
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By Angel Ayala
Staff Writer

Alex Covarrubias otherwise known as Brownie is a former CSUDH student athlete. He left CSUDH in 2013 to pursue his dream of playing professional soccer. His dream quickly turned into reality when he got picked up by the L.A. Galaxy II. He is starting his third year with the team wearing number 57 on his back.

Q: How is your season going?

A: Season is going well, we started off really strong and went into a slump for a few games. Now we are just trying to finish off the season strong, get into playoffs and hopefully make a run for the championship.

Q: How does it feel playing for the best MLS team?

A:It’s an honor to play for the best team in the MLS and receive a lot of feedback in my game from the best coaches out here. It’s a big responsibility to represent L.A. Galaxy II on and off the field due to that fact that we are really known and because we have a lot of young athletes wanting to play for us. We have to be really good role models. I also played on the youth L.A. Galaxy Academy team so I know now what is expected as a player.

Q: What are different things you have learned on and off the field as you are now considered a professional athlete?

A:I have learned a lot throughout the couple years I have been playing for L.A. Galaxy II, not only as a player but as a person. I learned to come to training everyday ready to work and compete considering this is my job. Being able to get advice from older players that are experienced in the game has helped me as a player to improve my tactics and skills of play.
     They have taught me that little things really matter in the game such as, tracking back on the field and positioning myself as the game goes. The most important thing of this game is being able to focus the (whole) 90 minutes of the game.

     Something off the field that I have learned is you have to take care of your body. I have to make sure I’m eating right, keeping myself hydrated and taking ice baths after a heavy day of training.

Q: What advice do you have for someone that used to be in your shoes as a college athlete?

A: I would tell them if you really want to become a professional athlete you are going to have to sacrifice a lot. You have to put in the time after training to perfect your touch, get some conditioning in, and also work on your weak foot. You can never give up on something you have always wanted, be committed to the game as well as your dream and you will achieve a lot.

As a student athlete there is many distractions which makes school very hard. Not only do you have to make time out of your schedule for training, but you have to also make time to take care of your body and for the days you are traveling with your team. Being out of town, you can get carried away with your teammates and not want to do homework, which came really hard into play with me as a player and I am sure for a lot of athletes out there traveling.

Q: How have you adapted to the environment you are in now?

A: The first couple days I was very nervous. Coming in as a college athlete into a professional world full of talented players was pretty hard. It took me a while to adapt to the speed of play of college soccer on the professional level, but with every day at practice and getting to know my teammates and also getting comfortable, you develop that confidence.
     Now going into my third year playing with the L.A. Galaxy II, I have adapted very well to this level and cannot wait to see what the future has ahead of me.



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