University Times

Testing Campus Accessibility Doors

Testing Campus Accessibility Doors

Kenneth Cyprian and Erick Gurrola

August 1, 2019

In a sit-down interview with Cal State Los Angeles student, Fatima Albarado, she discussed some challenges she faces on the university's campus as a student with disabilities. One of the issues was the reoccurring problem of the accessibility door buttons not operating properly. In her case, as well...

Fatima’s Route on Campus

Fatima’s Route on Campus

Kenneth Cyprian and Erick Gurrola

July 31, 2019

Fatima Albarado is a sophomore student at Cal State Los Angeles majoring in rehab services. Her disability, which allows her to navigate around in a mobilized chair, does not stop her from achieving her goals. Albarado spoke about some challenges she faces on a daily basis at Cal State LA and what she...

We Are LA Gives Back to Cal State LA

We Are LA Gives Back to Cal State LA

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

July 25, 2019

The We Are LA campaign has brought massive contributions to Cal State LA. Headed by the executive director of Cal State LA, Janet Dial, We Are LA is a seven year campaign that began in 2015 to raise $75 million. The school has raised $61 million from more than 13,000 individual donors as of June ...

EOP Fun-O-Rama Preview

EOP Fun-O-Rama Preview

Monica Tamayo, Staff Writer

July 23, 2019

Cal State LA’s Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) will be hosting their Fun-O-Rama event at the university’s Reeder Field on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the first time EOP has produced an event of this caliber.  The carnival style event will feature many activities such as a ...

Chief Wall Retires

Chief Wall Retires

Marisa Vasquez, Editor-In-Chief

July 12, 2019

Cal State LA has begun searching for their new Director of Public Safety as Rick Wall is set to begin his retirement immediately. According to the campus wide email sent out by President William A. Covino, Lieutenant Larry Bohannan will be serving as the interim director of Public Safety while the sea...

Warrant Out for Antonious’s Arrest

Warrant Out for Antonious’s Arrest

Monica Tamayo, Kenneth Cyprian, and Erick Gurrola

July 8, 2019

On June 12, a campus wide email was sent out to Cal State Los Angeles alerting students, faculty, and staff that former mathematics professor, McKale Antonious, was found guilty of sexual battery against a female student at Moorpark Community College in Ventura County that occurred March 2, 2017. The...

Graduation 2025 Initiative Sees a Slow Increase in 2019 Graduation Rates

Graduation 2025 Initiative Sees a Slow Increase in 2019 Graduation Rates

Shirley Carrillo, Kenneth Cyprian, and Erick Gurrola

June 28, 2019

Cal State LA celebrated this year's commencement ceremony, graduating a little over 6,000 students in May, but the graduation rates are not yet fulfilling the proposed number according to the Graduation 2025 Initiative.  The last confirmed graduation figure is 9.5% in 2016 for 4-year graduation rate...

Former Professor McKale Antonious Convicted of Sexual Battery

Former Professor McKale Antonious Convicted of Sexual Battery

Monica Tamayo, Staff Writer

June 27, 2019

Recently, Cal State LA was given the news that former math professor, McKale Antonious, is being convicted of sexual battery against a female student at Moorpark College, in Ventura County on March 2017.  Along with that message, the email briefly included a similar incident that occurred on Februar...

Dr. Abdullah’s Term Comes to an End

Dr. Abdullah’s Term Comes to an End

Isaac Gutierrez, Kenneth Cyprian, and Erick Gurrola

June 25, 2019

Professor and chair of Pan-African Studies (PAS), and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Dr. Melina Abdullah, is nearing the end of her nine-year tenure as department chair. Dr. Abdullah’s term officially comes to a close on Aug. 18, 2019.  Though department chairs typically serve a t...

Baja SAE Tournament

Baja SAE Tournament

Monica Tamayo, Staff Writer

June 24, 2019

Cal State LA’s oldest club on campus, Rugged Eagle Motorsports, recently competed in Baja Society of Automotive Engineers’s (SAE) tournament in Rochester, New York. This is the first time the club participated in two tournaments in its 40 year history on campus.  The tournament consisted of student-made veh...

Professor Christine Cortina Passes On

Monica Tamayo, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

The College of Arts and Letters is mourning as adjunct professor Christine Cortina passed one week after the graduation ceremonies. She was battling a fast moving disease over the course of the spring 2019 semester, which unfortunately led to her passing. Professor Cortina was a graphic design instructor...