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University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

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Confessions of a ‘good boy’

Vincent Moc, Community News Reporter December 1, 2022

My mom has a good heart and she shows it by teaching my brothers and me how to be good people. When I was growing up, she used to take me to volunteer at my dad’s temple and various events.  Sometimes,...

Both siblings taking a photo at college commencement.

Spina Bifida has impaired my body but it can’t keep me from achieving my goals

Thomas Davila, Community News Reporter November 19, 2022

More than 15 years ago, I worked out at the gym four days a week, two hours each day. Despite moving around in a wheelchair, my arms and upper body were so strong I could easily move myself in and out...

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Bollywood to Hollywood: International student transitions to life in East Los Angeles

KeAndre Berry, Community News Reporter November 17, 2022

Before Dhananjay Desai, or DJ, arrived in East Los Angeles from Mumbai, India, he researched what the area was like. He had watched television shows and movies and read about Southern California and...

Lady with neon green vest and red cap leading kids to cross at crosswalk

At a crossroads on crossing guards

Oscar Beltran and Trevor Megginson November 17, 2022

Why did the Alhambra student cross the street? Because there was a police officer to help substitute for the missing crossing guard. The city of Alhambra is short five crossing guards. Thankfully,...

An image of a stadium with the NFL letters and logo on top from the city of Inglewood site.

Some Chargers fans bitter over higher food prices

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter November 17, 2022

While Chargers fans have enjoyed a dramatic season so far, some are not happy with the prices of concession items at the stadium during home games. “Beer used to be $3 or $4 pre-pandemic,” Debbie...

A photo of Sydy Styles, a family-owned womens clothing store.

Inglewood small business blames Starbucks for drop in sales

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter November 17, 2022

As if pandemic-related closures and more recently, inflation, weren’t enough, gentrification is taking a toll on Inglewood and businesses such as Sydy Styles Fashion, a women's clothing store. That's...

Alhambra Police welcoming guests to their Know Your Neighbor event.

Alhambra police outreach welcomed by some

Oscar Beltran, Community News Reporter November 15, 2022

Christina Gonzalez's 4-year-old daughter was there when police officers took her father away in handcuffs. So it’s no surprise the child is scared of the police. At a recent Alhambra Police Department...

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Lincoln Heights neighborhood council: ‘No confidence’ in council members Kevin de Leon and Gilbert Cedillo

Denis Akbari, Community News Reporter November 15, 2022

The Lincoln Heights neighborhood council voted “no confidence” and demanded the censure and immediate resignation of council members Kevin de Leon and Gilbert Cedillo. Lincoln Heights neighborhood...

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Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term effects on my mental health

Asha Johnson, Community News Reporter November 14, 2022

In 2020, I was a fairly optimistic, ambitious senior at Mira Loma High school in Sacramento, California. Now, I’m a third-year Cal State LA student slowly working to rebuild my social skills and my...

An group of performers at the Voices Latinx Indigenous Artists Showcase event.

‘VOICES’ showcase spotlights local Latinx and Indigenous artists and performers

Asha Johnson, Community News Reporter November 14, 2022

Growing up as a Mexican and Black child in Inglewood, Derrick Paris said he noticed that people like him rarely got opportunities to perform or engage seriously in the arts. Paris has had a love for...

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La Puente, El Monte and neighboring areas’ homeless population increases

Trevor Megginson, Community News Reporter November 9, 2022

Drug addiction led Everett Jones, 42, to become homeless and end up behind bars for 12 years. After getting out of prison on probation, he said he went to Alcoholics Anonymous — the first step to...

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First Asian-themed exhibit at Oxy Arts in Eagle Rock helps heal community after racist texts

Gavin Quinton, Community News Reporter November 9, 2022

Dozens of people gathered around windows at the Oxy Arts Gallery in Eagle Rock last month. But they didn't see faces staring back. They saw a collection of multicolored post-it notes filled with self-reflections...

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