University Times

Anime, Japanese Culture, Cosplay, and Big Names return to the LA Convention Center

J. Aaron Delgado, Managing Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts

Every July the Los Angeles Convention Center is flooded with guests from all over the world to celebrate the world of Anime, Japanese Culture,  and share special moments at Anime Expo. Running from July 1st to July 4th with the newly addition of pre-show night on June 30th, the 26th show hosted over 115...

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

Kyle Frizol, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Arts

As the tumultuous and stressful days of finals fade out behind us, the warm, sunny days of summer lie ahead. Whether traveling to the beach to soak up the sun with friends, journeying to the far off places that you’ve longed to visit, or enjoying the wide range of live music offered throughout Los...

b’s Delve into Cultural World Music

b’s Delve into Cultural World Music

Kyle Frizol, Intern

May 19, 2017


Filed under Arts

Los Angeles is home to dozens of cultures, which affords individuals the opportunity to delve into new and unexplored traditions and experiences. This very opportunity came last Saturday at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, as Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Raichel performed a collection of songs to a sold-out...

This is What Real Artists Do

This is What Real Artists Do

Sylvia Valdez, Intern

May 12, 2017


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The busy halls were an indication of all the proud parents who came out to support their talented children. Parents proudly smiled ear to ear as they admired the artwork that lined Cal State LA’s Fine Arts Gallery. The University hosted the 26th Conservatory of Fine Arts Exhibition 2017. The goal of th...

Revealing the Soul Behind the Stigma

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2017


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You never really know a city until you hear its story from the people who live there. The Cross Cultural Center closed out its long-running film series, Independent Visions, for the Spring semester with the 2015 documentary “East LA Interchange”. Directed by Betsy Kalin and narrated by Danny Tre...

Power of Persuasion

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2017


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On Wednesday, May 3, the Spring 2017 Public Speaking Showcase was held at the Golden Eagle. Out of 1,500 students in Oral Communication, only eight finalists were selected to present their persuasive speeches to judges and attendees.   Kristina Ruiz-Mesa, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies...

Where are Asian-American Artists?

Where are Asian-American Artists?

Ricky Rodas, Managing Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

On Wednesday, May 3, The Cross Cultural Center hosted “API Representation in Media” at the University-Student Union (U-SU) Theatre. The panel discussion was centered on how Asian Americans navigate and gain notice in the entertainment industry. Minh-Triet Dao, the Social Justice Event Coordinato...

Student Dancers Spring On Stage for Annual Showcase

Student Dancers Spring On Stage for Annual Showcase

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Arts

Spring season is upon us. It’s that time of year when trees dance in the wind, animals dance in the wind, and people dance on stage. If you don’t believe it, all you had to do was attend the 2017 Spring Dance Concert. Over the past semester, students interested in dance - majors and nonmajors...

Legend at the Luckman

Kyle Frizol, Intern

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts

Although we live in a world today that is constantly changing, there are  traditions and pastimes that carry on throughout generations. Notably, the role that music plays on the mind and morale of the human psyche is just that, undeniable in its importance and deep in rich history and creative movem...

Scoring His Own Kind of Music, On His Own Tempo

Scoring His Own Kind of Music, On His Own Tempo

Clarissa Alana Romo, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts

For Jason Martin Castillo, growing up in the East LA punk rock scene has made music a large part of his life since childhood. Today he returns to East LA as the first composer to teach in the film department at Cal State LA. His enthusiasm for music has led him to compose music for award winning films and net...

A Trip Down Memory Lane to Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico

Marrian Zhou, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2017


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The Golden Eagle Ballroom was crowded with students, scholars, and community members this past Saturday, April 22. A true collaboration among Cal State LA students and top-notch scholars in the field of Mesoamerican studies made the symposium and exhibition happen. The Art History Society at Cal Stat...

Mez-merizing

Mez-merizing

David Czinner, Intern

April 28, 2017


Filed under Arts

On Monday April 17, Cal State LA students were in for a treat when musician Pablo Menendez and director David Sandoval came as invited guests to a documentary screening. The film is a biography that discusses the life of Pablo Menendez, the director and founder of the Cuban music group “Mezcla.” The...

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