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The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

Amateur Special FX artist, Carlos Gomez holds his mask named Elmer.

Creating one final masterpiece, from movie fanatic to Special FX artist

Tristan Longwell, News Editor May 10, 2024

Twenty-four year old Carlos Gomez is an amateur special fx artist and soon-to-be graduate student at Cal State LA, who creates gory sculptures, masks, puppets, props and other artwork. His fascination...

The audience watches Coleman Domingo on three screens during the “Rustin” event.

‘Rustin’ radiance: Staff and students highlight Black History Month by securing educational screening license

Edward Albert Jaros, Contributor March 26, 2024

As Cal State LA celebrated Black History Month, a group of staff from the Dreamers Resource Center (DRC) and The Guardian Scholar Program worked in tandem to screen "Rustin," which stars Colman Domingo,...

A list of artists who contributed to the Earth and Ember: Ceramic Exhibition at the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State LA.

‘Earth and Ember: Ceramic Exhibit’ kicks off the new year at Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery

Ashley Romero, Multimedia Reporter February 12, 2024

The Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State LA opened the semester with its first broadly intended ceramic show, from Jan. 22 to Feb. 22. The exhibit features over 20 clay pieces from internationally...

Fans react to Chaka Khan performing at The Luckman on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024.

50 years in music: Chaka Khan at the Luckman

Gisselle Mauricio, Multimedia Reporter February 12, 2024

On Jan. 27, ten-time Grammy winner and activist Chaka Khan performed at Cal State LA’s Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Khan was inducted into the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year at the Barclays...

Paper Person. by Kim Abeles.

Social Furniture: A metaphor, not a furniture display

Tristan Longwell, Community News Digital Editor-In-Chief October 4, 2023

When you walk into the exhibit, one of the first works of art you are greeted with upon entry is a horseshoe shaped table containing a urine sample from when artist Kim Abeles was pregnant with her...

Actors auditioning at the State Playhouse Theatre.

Students Prepare for the Production of ‘Something Rotten

Cynthia Harbott, Multimedia Reporter September 30, 2023

As the fall semester begins, students in the theater department have already begun auditions for the musical, “Something Rotten” – a fresh and comedic take on Shakespeare.    The production...

Golden Eagles still have time to submit to the Coca Cola Refreshing Films Contest. Photo provided by Katie Pryor, Program Manager of Coca Cola Refreshing Films.

Submit to the Coca Cola Refreshing Films contest before it’s too late

Tristan Longwell, Community News Digital Editor-In-Chief September 16, 2023

The Coca Cola Refreshing Films contest is a competition that gives college students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with and produce branded content, while receiving mentorship from industry...

“Numa^ia to revive”, created by Roldy Aguera Ablao showing the dress covered in stickers from previous visitors of the exhibit.

Cal State LA Professor co-curates ‘the boba show’ at the Chinese American Museum

Anne To, Editor-In-Chief September 14, 2023

Located on the third level of the Chinese American Museum (CAM), sculptures, paintings, installations and other various forms of art featuring cassava and boba motifs decorate the floor.   Dr....

Nguyen said this still represents a moment of intimacy. Photo by Tristan Longwell.

Two graduate artists on display in on-campus exhibition

Tristan Longwell, Intern Reporter April 27, 2023

This article has been edited after posting, for a correction. Two Cal State LA graduate students, Boone Nguyen and Devanshi Purohit, were featured in this spring's Graduate Thesis exhibition. The...

Boone Nguyen and his family moved from Saigon to Philadelphia when he was seven as refugees. This experience made him create art that represented displaced communities. Photo courtesy of Boone Nguyen.

Meet Boone Nguyen: Putting a spotlight on Vietnamese culture and history

Anne To, Managing Editor March 13, 2023

Flashing images of floral patterns from his mother’s clothing overlay a white ao dai, a traditional Vietnamese garment that is worn by both men and women. The sound of his mother’s village plays in...

A mural of a cemetery

Boyle Heights artists create connections at a local coffee shop while being inspired by the community

Denis Akbari, Community News Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2023

At the Weird Wave Coffee Brewers in Boyle Heights, owner Jackson Defa provides a space for some of the community's artists to grab a cup of joe and seek inspiration for their next masterpieces. Boyle...

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