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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...

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 &...

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