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The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

DeAngelo Ramirez in the PASRC.

Four ways for Black students to find community on campus

Alyssah Hall, Senior Multimedia Reporter January 27, 2023

I enrolled at Cal State LA for the fall semester of 2021, and during that time the majority of classes were on zoom due to the pandemic. I always wanted to find community with other Black students but...

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...

A table/altar of students family members who have passed away

Cal State LA celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Jessica Lopez, Multimedia Reporter November 3, 2022

Audience members danced in a circle and were led to the main plaza with joined hands to represent unity across cultures. A traditional Aztec dancer asks attendees watching to participate.  This was...

A digital ofrenda of a couple of people celebrating the Die De Los Muretos

Ofrendas by students and alumni honor loved ones for Dia de los Muertos

October 31, 2022

Kazzandra Gallegos will be remembering Maria Ubago, her mom, who sadly passed away in January of this year. "She worked for the College of Business and Economics and dedicated over 15 years of her...

a group of graduates with different styles of hats.

Cross Cultural Center’s different graduation ceremonies

Anne To, Multimedia Reporter October 31, 2022

Along with the commencement ceremony available to all graduating students, the four identity-based centers at the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) will each have their own optional graduation ceremonies. The...

A man speaks to an audience of students.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day gathers a crowd of over 50

Anne To, Multimedia Reporter October 17, 2022

The sound of a conch’s horn and the tempo of the drum led a crowd of over 50 students down the main walkway and around the library on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The dance company, Xipe Totec, danced...

Grace Titus and Charnesha Williams setting up books

‘I Read to See Me’ illustrates the significance of multicultural representation in children’s books

Alyssah Hall, Multimedia Reporter October 4, 2022

A giant colorful balloon arch, long tables covered in children’s books and young adult novels, live speaker readings, and a chance to get to know the authors were all offered in the King Hall courtyard...

AJ Chavez (the person knelt on the ground) replacing Deangelo Ramirezs shoe during the ceremony of turning into a new person.

Queering Quinces for Latinx Heritage month

Jessica Lopez, Multimedia Reporter September 25, 2022

An inclusive queer reimagining of quinceañeras marked the start of Latinx Heritage month at Cal State LA on Sept. 15 at the student union center.  The “Quiero mis quinces; Queering Traditions”...

A bowl of Tzimmes on the table

Cultural Cuisine: Rosh Hashanah

Skye Connors, Intern Reporter September 25, 2022

Sunday, September 25, marks the first day (of two) of Rosh Hashanah (pronounced raash·huh·shaa·nuh), which is the ceremony of the Jewish New Year. It is a time for not only festivities but also introspection--much...

a graphic of fashion hats and clothes

How do you use fashion to communicate your identity?

Alyssah Hall, multimedia reporter September 18, 2022

Crop tops or cargo pants? Bell bottoms or blazers? Fashion is a non-verbal communication that can represent one's political and religious beliefs, gender identity, occupation, and essence. Whether intentional...

Cross Cultural Center open house welcomed people from different backgrounds.

Cross Cultural Center’s open house teases upcoming events

Anne To, Multimedia Reporter September 18, 2022

On the second week of the fall semester, Cal State LA’s Cross Cultural Center (CCC) held an open house for students to learn about the four different identity-based centers. The four identity-based...

many students enjoying their time in Afrofest

AfroFest commences fall semester for and by the culture

Alyssah Hall, Reporter September 5, 2022

Over 250 Cal State LA students gathered under the hot sun at the U-SU Plaza, enticed by free refreshments, a live DJ, and the chance to support a variety of Black-owned businesses.  The Pan-African...

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