University Times

LIGO Research Team is Facing Grant Cuts

LIGO Research Team is Facing Grant Cuts

Kayla Misa, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2019

A research lab on campus strives to make advancements in science but a lack of funding has left a feeling of uncertainty,  according to some Cal State LA faculty members. The Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory, otherwise known as LIGO, is a large-scale physics research project that studies grav...

Larry Itliong Recognized During Filipino Heritage Month

Larry Itliong Recognized During Filipino Heritage Month

Christopher Lazaro, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Larry Itliong, whose work in civil rights activism is right up there with Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, was at the center of Cal State LA’s Filipino Heritage Month celebration. The school’s Cross Cultural Center celebrated Larry Itliong Day on Thursday by bringing a variety of music, poems an...

Students Endeavour in Entrepreneurships

Students Endeavour in Entrepreneurships

Lilith Greta Meyer, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Breaking into any industry is hard nowadays.  Being a part of what some call “Generation Internship,” some of Cal State LA’s current students will be required to have some serious work experience under their belt before setting foot in an industry. Some students, however, have taken mat...

Reports of Academic Advisement Confusion Prompt Possible Solutions

Reports of Academic Advisement Confusion Prompt Possible Solutions

Lilith Greta Meyer, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Things are finally looking up, after student advisement centers have been the reason for frustration among students and advisors alike for months. Associated Students Incorporated announced plans to reach out to students in order to figure out what exactly needs to be changed, while the centers are ...

Dolores Huerta Speaks on How to Fight the Displacement of Latinx Residents

Dolores Huerta Speaks on How to Fight the Displacement of Latinx Residents

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

“What the hell can we do?” This key question on how to fight gentrification was asked by René Moya, director of Housing Is A Human Right and host of the “Empowering La Comunidad,” a town hall based centered around gentrification. With four panelists and the civil rights and labor leader...

CSU Chancellor Announces Retirement

CSU Chancellor Announces Retirement

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White, publicly announced his retirement on Tuesday. White intends to retire at the end of June 2020, the exact date depends on the process of appointing a new successor, according to a CSU press release. The 70-year-old clarified that he wasn’t retiring due to age, nor was influenced by the resignation of the University of California President Janet Napolita...

ASI President Speaks Out Against New Requirement

ASI President Speaks Out Against New Requirement

Kayla Misa, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2019

A new proposal for CSU admission requirements ignited controversy, drawing opposition from multiple parties including ASI President Aaron Castaneda. Castaneda proposed a letter of opposition in late September against the additional quantitative reasoning (QR) requirement for prospective CSU students a...

Unavailable Elevators Cause Issues for Cal State LA Students

Unavailable Elevators Cause Issues for Cal State LA Students

Joshua Letona and Meghan Bravo

October 16, 2019

More than 10 percent of elevators found on campus by the UT were down as of last week, causing problems for Cal State LA students, not just when getting around, but also when getting to classes. The UT found 50 elevators, including six that did not work during a survey conducted late September. The ...

Cal State LA Students and Professors Join ICE Protest

Cal State LA Students and Professors Join ICE Protest

Jorge Cruz, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Cal State LA students and professors joined more than 40 local organizations in Downtown Los Angeles for the National Day of Action to demand the closure of the immigration detention centers.  Protestors marched from Grand Park to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station in downtown on Saturday morning...

Out with the Old, In with the New

Out with the Old, In with the New

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Students who walk up the stairs or exit the elevator doors in the north side of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library can see some spaces closed off. The library has white sheets and yellow caution tape blocking certain paths with a pile of chairs nearby. Furniture and bookshelves have been moved. St...

Campus Reflects for National Coming Out Day

Campus Reflects for National Coming Out Day

Richard Tzul, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

“The time has come for us to walk in the sunshine. We don’t have to ask permission to do it. Here we are!” Those words of empowerment by LGBTQ+ activist Martha Shelley were displayed via projection at Cal State LA’s National Coming Out Day event presented by the school’s Gender & Sexualit...

North Campus Construction Reportedly Caused Student Housing Disturbance

North Campus Construction Reportedly Caused Student Housing Disturbance

Richard Tzul and Rosio FLores

October 8, 2019

College students have a reputation for being sleep deprived due to work, school and the maintenance of an active social life. Construction-related noise isn’t typically the culprit––unless, apparently, you live in a part of campus housing. Seven dorm residents interviewed by the UT said they were bothere...