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University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

Playground Mural Renovation that depicts two tourists in the midst of forest, next to a river, and surrounded by animals

Art and school supplies are ‘little things that can have a big impact’

Andres Perez, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

Why create murals in economically depressed areas? Those areas need money and resources, not art, some might say. Javier Ruiz, of the H.E.R.R. Foundation in Alhambra, gets it: “The mural is just on...

Loretta E. doing her makeup while looking into a mirror.

How burlesque seduced one performer into an unconventional life

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter July 20, 2022

A hostess at Goodfellas, a restaurant in Corona, was dressed all in black in 1940’s attire when a co-worker addressed her: “Loretta, can you seat these people over here? Oh my God, I got your name...

Circular beige mat with dark brown triangular patterns

Weaving together culture and a colonialist past

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter May 28, 2022

Brightly patterned fabrics made of plant fiber -- one with maroon and black leaves contrasting with a cream background, for instance -- are used for clothes, bedding and wall hangings in some Pacific Islander...

Bryan Harris and Lynn Nguyen on screen during their Coca-Cola short film.

First-year transfer students transfer their dream from page to screen

Will Baker, Reporter May 5, 2022

Despite being the first year Cal State LA has entered, two Golden Eagles made a big splash in the Annual Coca-Cola Refreshing Film’s Program (CCRFP) contest. The Cal State LA students even made one...

Los Faustinos flyer showing where the play is happening.

Los Faustinos has final performance at Cal State LA 

Anna Kuchison, Intern May 2, 2022

Cal State LA’s production of Los Faustinos opened on April 21 and ran through the 30. It was directed by Roberto Alcaraz, a theater professor at Cal State LA. The musical comedy-drama told the story...

Artist Claudio Talavera-Ballon painting the first part of a mural in front of the Cal State LA library.

Live mural painting sparks community and culture on campus

Victoria Ivie, Managing Editor April 20, 2022

The scrape of white pencil onto the panel was faint, the artist leisurely bringing to life six outlines of people crossing a blue river that reflects the slightly cloudy sky. Paint supplies littered the...

Star Wars related event at Eagle Con. Four people are on stage dressed up as characters from Star Wars.

No better time to be a nerd: Eagle-Con makes sci-fi a reality

Erik Adams, Reporter March 21, 2022

Sci-fi, fantasy and comic books. What do these all have in common? Why, they’re all at Eagle-Con, of course. A mixture of virtual and in-person guests assembled over a weekend long series of panels...

Theater students prepare for their in-person plays this semester.

They perform for the applause: Theater students excited to resume in-person learning

Will Baker, Reporter March 17, 2022

Imagine boarding an airline flight and then learning that the pilot received all his training through a computer screen. For many students at Cal State LA, remote instruction didn’t completely alter...

Three dancers performing a show of Tibetan drum dancing for audience members

Alhambra’s Lunar New Year Festival returns, uplifting spirits

Anne To, Community News Reporter February 28, 2022

The festival that has been held since 1997 was back this month after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic. It was downsized from five blocks to one block and happened at the city’s weekly farmer’s...

An illustration of musicians at nighttime and musical notes above

How a trans and nonbinary punk band are reinventing political music

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter January 22, 2022

Cancer scares, transphobia and a police encounter as a Black trans person. This convergence of unfortunate events was the beginning of a trans and non-binary punk band, You Guys Suck Like Real Hard....

Black and white photo of art in the background and a small child in the foreground

Eastside resident shares creativity and life lessons through workshops

Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter December 21, 2021

Bobby Ramirez, who grew up in El Sereno, had a cousin that graduated from Columbia Law School and another doing life in prison. Which cousin’s path would he follow? The right choice seems obvious...

A man dressed up in Día de Los Muertos celebration wear which includes feathers. He is also playing the drum next to an alter set up.

What is Dia De Los Muertos?

Stephanie Medina, Staff Reporter November 2, 2021

Día de Los Muertos is a time for people to remember their loved ones and mourn their transition into the afterlife. But how did it begin?  In Mexico and other Latin American countries, it is called...

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