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Spring 2021 Goes Virtual | Time toTalk Ep. 10

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September 23, 2020

On this week’s edition of Time to Talk, the University Times discusses staying online for the spring semester, Zoom etiquette and student’s experiencing back and neck pains during quarantine.

Quarantine complaints: Students address issues like body aches and weight gain

Quarantine complaints: Students address issues like body aches and weight gain

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

September 21, 2020

The University Times conducted a Google survey which gathered 70 responses of students’ thoughts and reactions during quarantine. The survey found 57 percent of students said they started to experience back or neck pains, and legs falling asleep after extensive Zoom meetings. “I do get back pa...

Homeless student fights to stay at Cal State LA

Summer Szeto sits at her work station in the Cal State LA dorms. With no family around, it’s the only place she can call her own in the state of California. Photo courtesy of Summer Szeto. This photo was coached by the reporter Joshua Letona.

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2020

Summer Szeto made a hard choice as the summer break came to a close. She’s already paid $2,500 out of pocket to stay at Cal State LA to avoid being homeless this semester.  Szeto, originally from Australia, moved to California to live with her mother and stepfather when she started high school. F...

BLM protests leave some Cal State criminal justice students questioning the system

A police motorcycle and a vehicle parked at the Public Safety lot.

Ethan Axtell, Staff Reporter

July 17, 2020

As she follows news of violence by police around the country, recent Cal State LA graduate Salma Lopez is torn about her major and career path: criminal justice. “I just got my bachelor’s in criminal justice this year and it has crossed my mind whether I even want to be part of a law enforcemen...

ICE mandate rescinded: Cal State LA international students here to stay

Picture of housing in California State University of Los Angeles, taken by the University Times

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

July 16, 2020

Before the international students mandate was rescinded, second year student Ma Ledi Ham Loot faced being sent to the Philippines unable to get home to her province. “I would have to take the international flight to Manila, and then from Manila I have to ride a plane to my city. My city is on lock...

Free drive-thru food bank to set up at Cal State LA

Attendees can line up at the Welcome Center Kiosk and follow the path to the Food Bank at Parking Lot 5.

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2020

Cal State LA will host a free drive-thru food bank this Thursday, June 25, by partnering with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Los Angeles County Board Supervisor, Hilda Solis. The first 2,700 families that arrive will receive a donation, according to its website. Food distribution will take plac...

ASI and BSU collaboration brings peaceful protest to Cal State LA

As people gathered at King Hall and prepared to march around campus in solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, they raised their fists in support of the protest that have been going on worldwide for the past two weeks. Photo by Joshua Mejia

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2020

Cal State LA students took it upon themselves to put together a peaceful protest on campus on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and Black Student Union (BSU) collaborated once students on the Cal State LA Facebook exchange began speaking about gathering to protest po...

Cal State LA students speak against police brutality

Protestors gather in Downtown Los Angeles, on Friday, May 29, to protest against police brutality in honor of George Floyd who died at the hands of Minneapolis Police earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Corinne Baptiste.

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

June 6, 2020

While states across the nation experience protests and riots due to the death of George Floyd, Cal State LA students across the political spectrum expressed upset in the police, but mixed reaction when it came to the protests. Ryan Perez, a third-year human resources and business administration major,...

BREAKING: CSU announces most fall 2020 classes to be online

Photo by Brian Delgado

Joshua Letona and Marisa Martinez

May 12, 2020

Classes will remain mostly online during the fall semester for all 23 campuses in the CSU system.  During an online CSU Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Chancellor Timothy White announced the move as he anticipated the coronavirus pandemic to continue being an issue later in the year. There will be s...

BREAKING: Cal State LA to be COVID-19 testing site

Photo courtesy by Cal State LA Photo Archives

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

May 7, 2020

Cal State LA will be open to the public, by appointment only, for free coronavirus testing. According to a press release sent out by the school on Thursday, those looking to be tested must first make an appointment. Appointments can be made now at Los Angeles County COVID-19 testing website or by c...

BREAKING: Commencement confirmed, date unknown

As of now, Commencement 2020 will be held at a later date this year. Photo courtesy of Cal State LA photo archives.

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

May 6, 2020

Soon-to-be Cal State LA graduates will get their chance to walk.  President William Covino announced in an email addressed to the class of 2020, after much discussion, commencement will be held but at a later time. An exact date will be determined, along with parameters, based on the guidance of pu...

CARES Act Funds received: Most students to be granted financial help amid the pandemic

Photo courtesy of Cal State LA archives

Denae Ayala, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Cal State LA has received and will be distributing at least $18.9 million to most students registered at the university. According to an email sent out on Thursday from President William A. Covino’s office, Cal State LA confirmed that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Ec...

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