University Times

Miguel Alejandre Leaves a Lasting Impression

Miguel Alejandre Leaves a Lasting Impression

Marisa Vasquez, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

The recent passing of Miguel Alejandre lingers throughout Cal State LA as the lives he touched remember him with the utmost love and respect. Alejandre, a Golden Eagle alum, graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business  Administration and Marketing with a minor in Social Media. He was on h...

President Covino Under Review

President Covino Under Review

Joshua Letona, Copy Editor

August 31, 2019

Cal State LA students and faculty can now submit confidential comments on President Covino as he is under review of the CSU Board of Trustees.  In an open letter to Cal State LA, Chancellor Timothy White announced that Covino’s presidency, will be reviewed while considering feedback from students and faculty. Those who wish to participate can write a letter or email to the Ch...

New Title IX Test Could Keep Students from Registering

New Title IX Test Could Keep Students from Registering

Leslie Ramirez, Contributing Writer

August 27, 2019

Cal State LA students must get a “B” or better on a sexual harassment and sexual violence test, if they hope to register for classes in the Spring 2020 semester. In previous years, Cal State LA partnered with Campus Clarity for the required course material called “Think About It.” This pas...

City of Orgs Engages Incoming Freshmen and Transfers

City of Orgs Engages Incoming Freshmen and Transfers

Jillian Bell, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Freshmen and transfer students were recently given the opportunity to see Cal State LA as more than just a commuter university as clubs, organizations, sororities and fraternities filled some of the main campus walkways, offering students new paths to enhance their college experience.  “Right now, ...

Castaneda Looks to Center Term Around Students

Castaneda Looks to Center Term Around Students

Richard Tzul, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

Cal State LA's student led government, Associate Student Inc. (ASI) is led this academic year by its president, Aaron Castaneda. He said he holds a special bond with the school and is determined to serve his fellow students. Castaneda’s passions have always been to serve the community, which incl...

Little Known Project Gives Students a Second Chance

Evelyn Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

August 20, 2019

People who were previously incarcerated get a second chance at Cal State Los Angeles all because of a little known organization on campus. Project Rebound is a Cal State LA organization which helps guide formerly incarcerated students to success. “Had it not been for Project Rebound I don't think I ...

Golden Advice

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

Luis Parra: Engineer Major “If you have any type of income, set aside 10% from every pay-check and put it in a savings account if nothing else. If you are taking out loans to pay for tuition, this money will help pay it off much quicker. When buying books, always try to get the PDF first, if not used ...

Physical to Digital

Physical to Digital

Christopher Lazaro, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

College textbooks can get pretty expensive. Students spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks with little return on buyback.  According to a 2018 - 2019 survey from collegeboard.org, students in public colleges spend on average $1,240 on textbooks and supplies. With students trying to find a co...

Making Financial Aid Work

Making Financial Aid Work

Jillian Bell, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

As the fall semester begins many students received a large sum of money for the first time. Once awards are dispersed, financial aid recipients are faced with the challenge of deciding how they will spend their money and manage it throughout the semester. Ideally, financial aid should be spent...

The Spot in the Cafeteria

The Spot in the Cafeteria

Leslie Ramirez, Contributing Writer

August 20, 2019

After twelve years, the food court’s popular Rice Garden restaurant is looking for a replacement, in the meantime, The Spot is serving up. Along with the on-campus location, the Rice Garden closed its Los Angeles, Alhambra, Pomona, and Long Beach locations leaving only a disconnected corporate phone n...

Board Games for the Bored

Board Games for the Bored

Fernanda Hernandez, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

The Cal State Los Angeles campus library has been working on adding board games for students leisure but also hope to utilize some of these games for educational purposes. Tiffanie Ford-Baxter, Cal State LA’s science librarian, noted how the collection would be unique. “We are getting ones li...

President Covino Announces New College

President Covino Announces New College

Darwin Lopez, Staff reporter

August 20, 2019

At Convocation, held Monday, Aug. 19, President William A. Covino announced a new college within Cal State Los Angeles with the hopes of becoming the epicenter of ethnic studies education. The college will house ethnic studies departments: Asian and Asian American Studies, Chicana(o) and Latina(o...