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What’s Up With the Low Turnout at Cal State LA Sporting Events?

What’s Up With the Low Turnout at Cal State LA Sporting Events?

Adrian Bennett de Avila, UT Community News Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Community News

The packed stands recently at Cal State LA basketball games defied conventional wisdom about the university's athletic events. Most teams struggles to attract fans, according to coaches and others. University officials say they're working to change that. Adrian Bennett de Avila has the full story...

Music Teacher Gives Students Opportunities He Missed

Music Teacher Gives Students Opportunities He Missed

Boushra Rafi, UT Community News reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Community News

As a child, Timothy Maloof loved classical music but his family couldn’t afford lessons for him to learn how to play an instrument. Still, he vowed to someday be a musician. Not only did he achieve his dream, but he now teaches music to students in underserved communities. One of those students is...

Sick. 20-Something. Seeking Insurance.

Sick. 20-Something. Seeking Insurance.

By Roman Banuelos, UT Community News Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Community News

On a hot Tuesday afternoon in Ontario, California, sunlight streamed into 28-year-old Erin Bartman’s room. “The weather seems like the only good thing happening to me today,” she said. Bartman had called several insurance companies. Instead of the companies competing for her business, they a...

#MeToo Survivor Helps Other Victims Now

#MeToo Survivor Helps Other Victims Now

Becky Nava, UT Community News Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Community News

Water, scalding to the touch, poured on her. If only it could go through me. She scrubbed and scrubbed tirelessly at her bare skin, red and raw from the effort. It wasn’t enough. Why can’t I get clean? Lisa Vargas said she’ll never forget her first shower after returning home from the 1...

A Rideshare Horror Story

A Rideshare Horror Story

P'Etra Elise, UT Community News Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Community News

Cal State LA student Giselle Velazquez remembers her first Uber experience. It was a hot Spring day in March when she and a friend were standing outside Los Angeles Union Station. “I know parking on campus is going to be a hassle,” Velazquez recalled thinking. Her friend suggested takin...

#MeToo and Other Stories from East and South LA

#MeToo and Other Stories from East and South LA

Marissa Chavez, UT Community News reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Community News

“I really don’t think I’ll ever feel safe.” “I shouldn’t have to feel vulnerable just because I’m a woman.” “I don’t want to feel helpless against men.” These are words from women in east and south Los Angeles interviewed by UT Community News. Interviews with 45 women this m...

‘Undocumented and Unafraid’ – The Story of Lizbeth Mateo

‘Undocumented and Unafraid’ – The Story of Lizbeth Mateo

Berenice Moreno, Contributing writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Community News

Like many undocumented immigrants across the country, Lizbeth Mateo moved to the United States with her family, worked through numerous struggles to acclimate, learned English as a teenager and worked her way through college. Unlike many, she earned her law degree and this year, was appointed to a...

When an Activist’s Fight Becomes Personal

When an Activist’s Fight Becomes Personal

By Jesse Seo, Contributing writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Community News

Like many students on the Cal State LA campus, Claudia Rueda, 23, was an activist, working to help raise awareness about political issues and immigrants’ rights. But last year, the tables turned and she had to start advocating for herself and her family after they were detained by immigration off...

A 3,000-mile Reunion

A 3,000-mile Reunion

Jackelinne Morales

December 5, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

To this day, Yamileth Esmeralda Ramos Zavala cannot eat burritos and the smell of chicken makes her gag. That’s because for one month and 10 days, during her 3,000-mile journey to the United States from El Salvador, she only got one meal a day: Cold burritos and dry, rubbery chicken. I’m l...

Men’s soccer captain bounces back from injury last season to lead team to second championship in two years

Men’s soccer captain bounces back from injury last season to lead team to second championship in two years

Anthony Quach, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Community News, Sports

Coming into the 2017 soccer season, Cal State LA’s Samuel Croucher was in high form. His training and conditioning, along with his gym workouts, kept him in top shape. In addition, Croucher kept up his skills practicing in a local summer league. On a mild summer day in Orange County, Croucher looked forward t...

The abused child who grew up to be a popular model

The abused child who grew up to be a popular model

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Community News, Lifestyle

Kiana Alexis, 24, is a face you may recognize. It’s plastered on billboards in Times Square in New York City and on the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills. Her eyes are projected on the top of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. And she’s in nutritional beverage ads posted at public transit statio...

Do We Still Need To “Save Daylight”? Measure Could Keep Time in California Consistent

Do We Still Need To “Save Daylight”? Measure Could Keep Time in California Consistent

Isaac Gutierrez, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Community News, Politics

During the upcoming midterm elections in Nov., voters will have a shot at deciding if they want to repeal Daylight Savings Time. A measure on the ballot proposes Daylight Savings Time to be applied year-round rather than biannually, according to the ballot measure language. California Proposition 7 ...

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