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The show must go on: Cal State LA’s Department of Theatre and Dance moves plays to virtual

The theater department rehearses and practices using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) to create backgrounds for the first upcoming play. Photo Meredith Greenburg.

Lurdes Villalpando, Intern Reporter

October 15, 2020

The pandemic led events to be canceled, but that was not enough to keep the Department of Theatre and Dance down.  Department chair Meredith Greenburg has been working with the cast and staff members remotely through Zoom to bring these four productions to light. Although the student actors and staff...

UT editors’ picks: Video games

UT Editors' Picks. Illustration by Lauren Dahncke

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

August 4, 2020

Our first “safe-at-home” summer is coming to end. While we haven’t been able to see people in-person, video games have brought together many friends and families. In the continuation of this series, the new University Times editors for this upcoming semester share what video games captured their...

UT editors’ picks: TV shows

UT Editors' Picks. Illustration by Lauren Dahncke

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

With the extension of social distancing guidelines and Spring Break over, chances are everyone finished binge-watching their favorite television shows and have been left with nothing else to watch. In the continuation of this series, University Times editors choose their favorite television shows and e...

Staying connected: Maintaining friendships through video games

Two hands holding PSP gameschock controls.

Joshua Letona and Christopher Lazaro

April 16, 2020

Online gaming is a staple of connecting with people all around the world.  Now more than ever, online gaming has become a go-to asset for some to stay connected with their friends and family. As it appears, Los Angeles will be under the “safer at home” orders from Mayor Eric Garcetti for a while...

UT editors’ picks: Books

UT Editors' Picks. Illustration by Lauren Dahncke

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

As the spring semester converts to online classes and “safe at home” regulations are put in place, there is more free time for us at home. During these times, it is important to stay busy and find activities to do. In this series, the University Times editors will give their favorite or “go...

Time to Talk: Ep. 2

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Adrian Bennett de Avila, Marisa Martinez, Joshua Letona, Richard Tzul, and Joshua Mejia

April 6, 2020

In this episode of “Time to Talk,” GEM student leaders discuss the first reported case of COVID-19 at Cal State LA, and ways to avoid “cabin fever” while California is self quarantining. Today, Adrian Bennett de Avila station manager for Golden Eagle Radio and sports editor for the Universit...

Staying active while stuck at home

Staying active while stuck at home

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

With classes now online, events canceled and many businesses closing temporarily, you may be left with nothing to do as you stay at home during this period of time. Don’t fret: There are plenty of things to do while spending time indoors, self-isolating.  Exercise  Staying at home can make you stagnant. Get th...

What to watch while “safer at home”

What to watch while “safer at home”

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

As movie theaters become temporarily closed, as mandated by Mayor Eric Garcetti due to COVID-19 concerns, a big source of entertainment becomes reserved for the home now more than ever.   This could be tough as college students might not have the financial stability, due to closures, to continue affor...

Cal State LA students struggle with music festival cancelations

Coachella 2020 is one of the few popular festivals to have been postponed from April to October due to fears of Coronavirus

Tahiti Salinas, Staff reporter

March 14, 2020

Coronavirus concerns are now affecting Cal State LA students who planned to go to popular music festivals, which are now being canceled or postponed.  The entertainment company, Goldenvoice announced Coachella, which was originally scheduled to be in April, will now be postponed to Oct. 23 to Oc...

Hollywood takes a break: Coronavirus concerns affect the industry

Films such as Walt Disney’s “Mulan” were postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 14, 2020

Films postponed, productions halted and film festivals canceled. Hollywood is taking a major hit due to the infectious disease known as Coronavirus.  What started with a move from the new Bond film, “No Time to Die,” that was rescheduled from April to November, came many of the major studios followi...

‘African Healing’ connects community

Meghan Bravo, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

“You cannot love or respect other people if you cannot love and respect yourself,” said Ashley Dawkins to a group of diverse students, as they celebrated and connected to their African roots through her teachings.  Last week, Dawkins shared how to be a healthier, happier person in an event called ...

Hollywood production designer awarded for his ‘wondrous’ work at Eagle-Con 2020

Executive director of the Art Directors Guild Chuck Parker (left), production designer Rick Carter (middle) and Cal State LA’s Arts and Letter Dean, Linda Essig, (right) gather for photos as the ceremony comes to a close.

Isaac Gutierrez and Joshua Letona

March 9, 2020

To commemorate about 30 years of work, Hollywood production designer Rick Carter was presented with the Imaginator Award: an award given at Cal State LA’s Eagle-Con 2020. According to the Eagle-Con website, the award celebrates “wondrous” achievements in visual conceptualization and standout achieve...

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