University Times

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


Filed under Arts

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...

Not Your Maid

Not Your Maid

Sylvia Valdez, Intern

April 28, 2017


Filed under Arts

Last Tuesday, the Chicanx Lantix Student Resource Center hosted a one-hour event on Latina Representations on Television over snacks and coffee. The event brought to light harsh and real statistics about the entertainment industry. The limited, 30-student chat quickly filled the flag-studded roo...

Latino Thought Makers Host Cheech Marin

Latino Thought Makers Host Cheech Marin

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Arts

Cal State LA is a campus that is welcoming of diverse students who come from different walks of life. Whether it be alumni or students, those who have been given an opportunity by Cal State LA to succeed, often give back to the campus by inviting guest speakers to enlighten youthful minds. On Monday...

The Dye Hard Symposium offered new perspectives for the fashion industry

The Dye Hard Symposium offered new perspectives for the fashion industry

Marcela Valdivia, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts

On Monday, April 10, the Cal State LA Downtown campus hosted “Dye Hard Symposium” focusing on exploring contemporary dye practices. Professor Carole Frances Lung decided to hold the “Dye Hard Symposium” after attending the 2016 Surface Design Association. Taking a tour at Valdese Weavers, the ...

All We Need is A Little Light

All We Need is A Little Light

Marina Zhou, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts

A small gallery in East Los Angeles was especially crowded on the night of Saturday, April 8. Cal State LA students, faculty, families, and arts fans swarmed in the warehouse-looking complex. Although the attendees were very diverse, everyone was there to support one particular group of students - the incarce...

Myth of Crazy

Myth of Crazy

Merna Nashed, Contributor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts

In ‘The Soul Music of Justice’ series, the panel discussed the stereotype around the idea that African American women are crazy. They brought up three inspirational African American women that have gone through dramatic changes in the music industry not by choice but by the pressure of the people i...

Namour Shines Light on American Assimilation

Namour Shines Light on American Assimilation

Kyle Frizol, Intern

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts

For the city of Los Angeles, the emphasis on diversity and portrayal of culture has long been a source of creative movement. Such creatives as Ava Duvernay have propelled ethnic diversity and focus on a shifting mainstream audience that is finally correctly and accurately depicting minorities and races ...

Undergraduate Exhibition Spring 2017

Undergraduate Exhibition Spring 2017

Sylvia Valdez, Intern

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Fine Arts Gallery is hosting an art exhibition until April 5th. The exhibit will be open from Monday through Friday, noon-5pm. The exhibition displays art works from Cal State LA undergraduate students, which is a great opportunity if you’re a struggling artist. The vast art pieces in the exhibit in...

Equal Means Equal

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts

96 percent of Americans believe that men and women are equal, according to the 2016 documentary Equal Means Equal. However, the documentary, which is written, directed, and produced by women’s rights activist, filmmaker, and actress Kamala Lopez, shows us how far women are from being equal to men. In all areas of...

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