University Times

Waving Goodbye to WaiveCars… For Now

The Waivecars displaying their out of service signs sit unused as the new semester begins.

Denae Ayala, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

Campus community members can no longer rent the electric emission-free Waivecar at Cal State LA until further notice.  The parked vehicles on campus have a note on the windshield stating, “NOTICE: TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE.” There is a second note tapped on the parking sign stating, “ATTENT...

False alarm: Cal State LA Book Exchange stays online

The Cal State LA Book Exchange was originally rumored to be shut down after the moderator of the group posted a cryptic message announcing a date of termination.

Catherine Valdez, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

The Cal State LA Book Exchange, a Facebook group known widely across campus, was going to shut down on Jan. 20. That’s what the group’s moderator announced a couple days in advance, only to later recant that statement. “I never put the year,” he wrote in a separate text message to a friend that w...

ASI Fee Increase Denied

Christopher Koo (left) and Aaron Castaneda (right) listen to Cal State LA community members during a Board Members meeting on Nov. 14.

Joshua Letona, News Editor

December 10, 2019

A fee increase that Associated Students, Inc. has been weighing for months did not make it past a board vote. During a meeting last Thursday, the referendum was voted down, relieving students of an incremental increase in ASI fees. According to Vice President for Finance Christopher Koo the proposal would have ...

Introducing Virtual Parking Permits

Lot 5 (left) and Parking Structure C (right) from the third floor of Parking Structure E.

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

A new virtual parking permit system is being introduced to Cal State LA in Spring 2020 in hopes of enhancing the current mail order version.  Launched by Parking Services as part of a new parking management service, the permit allows the license plate number of the car to be used in place of physical permi...

Therapy Dogs Make it Just in Time

A labrador retriever greets a Cal State LA student. Paws-to-share arrive on the Cal State LA campus in time for finals week to destress students.

Christopher Lazaro, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2019

It’s that time of year again where anxious students preparing for finals get one-on-one time with some furry friends. The school’s Health and Wellness center hosted “Break for Paws” in which Paws-to-Share, an organization that provides animal visits, brought therapy dogs to help students destress fr...

‘Diciembre Mexicano’ Enchants the Luckman Theatre

La Historia de Maria at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex.

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Filled with color, culture, dance and music, Diciembre Mexicano brought Mexican traditions and holiday spirit to Cal State LA in late November. The Luckman Theatre audience welcomed December with Baile Folklorico (Folkloric dance) performed throughout the holiday-themed show. Grandeza Mexicana Folk Bal...

Vice Provost Joins SFSU

Cal State LA’s Provost Office’s official headshot of Tom Enders, former Vice Provost for Enrollment Services.

Marisa Vasquez, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2019

In late November, a campus-wide email sent out by the Office of the Provost, announced the vice provost for student enrollment’s leave of office. On Monday, Tom Enders moved on to work as the special assistant to San Francisco State University’s (SFSU) president, Lynn Mahoney, a Cal State LA ve...

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Talks Music Diversity at Cal State LA

Bodie Olmos, development manager at the Latino Film Institute shares what being Latino means to him when it comes to movies.

Christopher Lazaro, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2019

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation gathered professionals to discuss on campus how to enter and survive in the music industry in terms of diversity. In the panel discussion Nov. 20, the topic of D.E.I. (Diversity Exclusion Inclusion) was addressed by Pamela Burga, the manager of diversity and...

Police Chief Addresses Concerns Regarding Recent Campus Threats

Cal State LA’s Chief of Police Larry Bohannan

Erick Brigham, Multimedia Journalist

November 21, 2019

“I choose not to accept this as the norm,” said Cal State LA’s Chief of Police Larry Bohannan about the recent Cal State LA shooter threats. Recent threats to campus have generated anxiety and fear throughout Cal State LA. Bohannan came to an Associate Students Inc. (ASI) meeting last Thursda...

Lend a Hand, or Give Anything You Can

Illustration by Diane555/Getty Images

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The holidays are near and the spirit of giving is here.  Educational Participation in the Communities’ (EPIC) 48th Annual Toy and Food Drive is currently underway. For the past 47 years, this campus-wide event has donated toys and food to those in need.  EPIC, Cal State LA’s community servi...

Democrats court Latinx vote on campus

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders discusses topics such as “Medicare for All” and how under his administration, coverage would extend to the undocumented.

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 19, 2019

The Democratic primary season kicks off in a few months. As the presidential candidates campaign throughout the country, there’s one demographic they’ll want to win over: the Latinx community. On Sunday, five candidates spoke separately about issues concerning the country’s largest minority gr...

LACHSA Opera Company Aids CSULA Food Pantry

Amahl asks King John Culpepper if his small box has a cure for his broken leg.

Christopher Lazaro, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) opera performed a benefit concert for the Cal State LA food pantry. The audience donated canned food to see an early viewing of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and all food donations will be going to the Cal State LA food pantry. The opera, ...

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