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Graduates Pass Up Covino Handshake

Graduates Pass Up Covino Handshake

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

June 6, 2019

Graduation commencements took place throughout the week of May 20, becoming a celebration for many completing the college curriculum, but some took their time on stage to make one last protest. Nine Cal State LA graduates during the College of Natural and Social Sciences graduation took the opportu...

Stress Relieving Dogs Lend a Paw

Stress Relieving Dogs Lend a Paw

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2019

Cal State LA students are deep into studying for finals, which for some, can become quite stressful. Paws-to-Share, an organization that provides in-person animal visits, came to campus last Wednesday as an opportunity to help students de-stress. Many students lined up so they could pet and play...

State Treasurer Seeks to Inspire

State Treasurer Seeks to Inspire

Joshua Letona, Intern Reporter

May 14, 2019

Cal State LA’s Associated Student, Inc. (ASI) invited California State Treasurer Fiona Ma last Thursday to speak and give advice to students seeking to get into the political field. Before becoming state treasurer, Ma grew up the oldest of three siblings with her Chinese immigrant parents who pushed...

Upset Vote Sparks Protest Causing Admin Building to Go on Lockdown

Upset Vote Sparks Protest Causing Admin Building to Go on Lockdown

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

May 7, 2019

UPDATED MAY 10, 2019 @ 12:44 p.m. Cal State LA’s Academic Senate held their last meeting of the semester on Tuesday with the Resolution of No Confidence in President Covino and Key Administrators on their agenda item. The resolution was pushed through by Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) in colla...

Notes from our Graduating Seniors

Notes from our Graduating Seniors

Monica Tamayo, Joseph P. Pinto, Kyle Frizol, Anthony Quach, and Marissa Chavez

May 7, 2019

Monica Tamayo - Public Relations Assistant Hi all, my name is Monica Tamayo. I served as the PR assistant and a writer for the University Times this academic year. This was my very first job and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work for my school’s newspaper. I was very fortunate...

Engineering a Future

Engineering a Future

Monica Tamayo, P.R. Assistant

May 7, 2019

Last Friday, the department of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology (ECST) hosted their Capstone Senior Design Expo at the Golden Eagle Ballroom and University-Student Union. Over 150 seniors gave presentations and displayed their final projects to peers, family and major companies. Jesse...

The Show Must Go On

Mya Taylor, Reporter Intern

May 7, 2019

The spring Golden Eagle Film Festival was an annual event that had taken place at Cal State LA for the past 21 years. Although the the festival was cancelled, Diego Barrera, President of the Golden Eagle Productions club, and Sean Armstrong, Intake and Operations Coordinator at the College of Arts &...

Recognizing the Dreamers

Recognizing the Dreamers

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2019

Cal State LA recognized its Dreamers in a private ceremony celebrating their accomplishments last Saturday. The Graduate Recognition Ceremony occurred in the Golden Eagle Ballroom and at the request of the dreamers, the event was kept private from media and faculty presence. The event was brought...

Academic Senate Meeting Comes to an Abrupt End

Academic Senate Meeting Comes to an Abrupt End

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

Last Tuesday marked the first time that Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) would bring the Resolution of No Confidence in President William Covino to the Academic Senate this semester. ASI has been working with a student and community organization known as the Golden Eagle Justice Coalition since...

University Measles Outbreak

University Measles Outbreak

Jillian Bell, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

According to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH), on April 11, a Cal State LA student diagnosed with the measles entered the North Wing of the University Library between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Despite the DPH determining that there is no current risk related to measles in the...

Students Gather in Solidarity

Students Gather in Solidarity

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor

April 29, 2019

Sounds of the unity clap filled the campus as students of the Latinx community circled around the Golden Eagle Statue to build solidarity and establish a sense of community. On April 23, conservative actor Michael Knowles was invited by the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) club to give a speech on...

YAF Invites Controversial Speaker

YAF Invites Controversial Speaker

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

The Young Americans For Freedom (YAF) at Cal State LA invited conservative political commentator Michael Knowles to come speak on issues like the border wall and immigration. Leading up to the event last Tuesday, President William Covino emailed out a letter regarding the cost of free speech, alluding...