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Second Mass Shooter Threat within a Week Targets Library

A Cal State LA campus police vehicle stations itself in the front of the library on Monday, November 4, 2019 at around 1:30PM. The library is the second mass shooting target to receive a threat in the span of one week

Marisa Vasquez, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

A mass shooter threat is rumored to target the Cal State LA Library, making this the second mass shooter threat the campus has seen within the span of one week. According to campus police dispatchers, police are currently investigating and have determined that there is no threat at the moment. The...

BREAKING: Shooting Threat Called Into Annex Lab

The Annex Lab at Salazar Hall was evacuated due to a threat called in by an an unknown source who threatened to shoot the lab unless it was evacuated.

Marisa Vasquez and Darwin Lopez

October 29, 2019

 Around 5pm on Tuesday, there was a phone call to the Annex Lab at Salazar Hall threatening to shoot the lab unless it was evacuated. The Annex Lab was evacuated as an "abundance of caution," according to an a mass email sent out to the university by the Department of Public Safety. Public safety deemed...

Improvements and An Increase In Reported Offenses Found in Annual Security Report

A SUV stationed in front of the Public Safety building.

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

The reported offenses of rape, stalking and dating violence at Cal State LA have increased since last year according to the school’s latest Annual Security Report. In 2018, there were six on-campus rapes and four campus residential rapes, six dating violence offenses on campus along with two campus resi...

LIGO Research Team is Facing Grant Cuts

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Kayla Misa, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2019

A research lab on campus strives to make advancements in science but a lack of funding has left a feeling of uncertainty,  according to some Cal State LA faculty members. The Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory, otherwise known as LIGO, is a large-scale physics research project that studies grav...

Larry Itliong Recognized During Filipino Heritage Month

Stephanie Sajor and Eddy M. Gana Jr., who make up the spoken word duo Steady, share their poetry at the Larry Itliong day celebration hosted on campus.

Christopher Lazaro, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Larry Itliong, whose work in civil rights activism is right up there with Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, was at the center of Cal State LA’s Filipino Heritage Month celebration. The school’s Cross Cultural Center celebrated Larry Itliong Day on Thursday by bringing a variety of music, poems an...

Students Endeavour in Entrepreneurships

Illustration courtesy of Phoebe Takeda

Lilith Greta Meyer, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Breaking into any industry is hard nowadays.  Being a part of what some call “Generation Internship,” some of Cal State LA’s current students will be required to have some serious work experience under their belt before setting foot in an industry. Some students, however, have taken mat...

Reports of Academic Advisement Confusion Prompt Possible Solutions

Advisor Jennifer Luo and front desk support Johnny Benitez discuss the appointment schedule.

Lilith Greta Meyer, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Things are finally looking up, after student advisement centers have been the reason for frustration among students and advisors alike for months. Associated Students Incorporated announced plans to reach out to students in order to figure out what exactly needs to be changed, while the centers are ...

Dolores Huerta Speaks on How to Fight the Displacement of Latinx Residents

Dolores Huerta, founder & president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Cofounder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, spoke at the “Empowering La Comunidad”-Gentrification Town Hall.

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

“What the hell can we do?” This key question on how to fight gentrification was asked by René Moya, director of Housing Is A Human Right and host of the “Empowering La Comunidad,” a town hall based centered around gentrification. With four panelists and the civil rights and labor leader...

CSU Chancellor Announces Retirement

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White during a public speaking session at the California State University Board of Trustees meeting on November 17, 2015.

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White, publicly announced his retirement on Tuesday. White intends to retire at the end of June 2020, the exact date depends on the process of appointing a new successor, according to a CSU press release. The 70-year-old clarified that he wasn’t retiring due to age, nor was influenced by the resignation of the University of California President Janet Napolita...

ASI President Speaks Out Against New Requirement

Illustration by Kayla Misa

Kayla Misa, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2019

A new proposal for CSU admission requirements ignited controversy, drawing opposition from multiple parties including ASI President Aaron Castaneda. Castaneda proposed a letter of opposition in late September against the additional quantitative reasoning (QR) requirement for prospective CSU students a...

Unavailable Elevators Cause Issues for Cal State LA Students

Six temporarily unavailable elevators at Cal State LA surveryed by the University Times.

Joshua Letona and Meghan Bravo

October 16, 2019

More than 10 percent of elevators found on campus by the UT were down as of last week, causing problems for Cal State LA students, not just when getting around, but also when getting to classes. The UT found 50 elevators, including six that did not work during a survey conducted late September. The ...

Cal State LA Students and Professors Join ICE Protest

Protestors marching through Los Angeles using mega phones speak up as they chant against the ICE deportations that have been recently happening.

Jorge Cruz, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Cal State LA students and professors joined more than 40 local organizations in Downtown Los Angeles for the National Day of Action to demand the closure of the immigration detention centers.  Protestors marched from Grand Park to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station in downtown on Saturday morning...

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