The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

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

How do you celebrate Valentines Day?

Don’t break the bank this Valentine’s Day

Gisselle Mauricio, Multimedia Reporter February 16, 2024

Being a college student can be expensive, so students shared how they keep costs low and romance high during Valentine's Day. People often send messages or give gifts to a partner, family, and friends...

2024 is the Year of the Dragon.

Stories that shaped my childhood: Lunar New Years

Anne To, Editor-In-Chief February 12, 2024

My favorite holiday as a child was never Halloween, Christmas, or Thanksgiving — It was always the Lunar New Year. I loved decorating the walls with red papers marked in golden lettering to wish for...

February is Black History Month.

Black History Month: A month of empowerment and honor

Ashley Romero, Multimedia Reporter February 12, 2024

As Black History Month unfolds, students and professors reflect on the contributions and legacies of African Americans who created a foundation for education and solidarity in the fight for social justice...

Illustration by Rebeca Hernandez

How to stay lucky for the Lunar New Year

Anne To, Editor-In-Chief February 10, 2024

“Don’t cut your hair during the Lunar New Year.” You will cut off your wealth and luck for the year. At least that is what my parents would tell me when I was a kid, and I’ve continued to follow...

A campus where Latinos account for 69.4% of total enrollees. Cal State LAs Counseling and Psychological Services office provides in-person therapy to students.

Cal State LA Latinx students reflect on mental health and cultural stigmas

Marcos Franco, Managing Editor February 1, 2024

“Échale ganas,” or “give it your all,” is the advice Alejandro Duran’s parents gave him in high school when managing classes, soccer and college prep programs overwhelmed him enough that he...

Molcajete from the La Sirena tortilleria. Photo taken by Andre Rueda.

Gone but not forgotten: The saga of my family’s tortilleria in El Sereno

Andre Rueda, Community News Reporter December 16, 2023

It was a few days before Christmas when my grandmother realized that she did not have nearly enough time nor the ingredients to prepare her homemade tamales. Nearly 50 guests would be expected for the...

Students celebrate life after death

Students celebrate life after death

Marcos Franco, Managing Editor November 9, 2023

A celebration dating back 3,000 years, Día de los Muertos was first practiced by the Aztecs and Toltecs in Central Mexico, who honored the dead with ceremonies using human skulls, according to the History...

Attendees of the event were able to get a traditional Vietnamese drink and Bánh Mì of their choice.

Banh mi event draws on French-Vietnamese fusion, colonialism

Brian Lai, Multimedia Reporter November 7, 2023

    The Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center (APISRC) gave out around 200 free bánh mì sandwiches and traditional Vietnamese drinks to students during their Bánh Mì(d...

Music for the Masses: CSULA Students Love Scenario with K-pop.

Xavier Zamora and Anne To October 11, 2023

Tables were packed in the U-SU Los Angeles Rooms with students all with a single interest, K-pop.    “K-pop fan culture is like a little thing of its own,” said CSI student assistant Andrea...

“Numa^ia to revive”, created by Roldy Aguera Ablao showing the dress covered in stickers from previous visitors of the exhibit.

Cal State LA Professor co-curates ‘the boba show’ at the Chinese American Museum

Anne To, Editor-In-Chief September 14, 2023

Located on the third level of the Chinese American Museum (CAM), sculptures, paintings, installations and other various forms of art featuring cassava and boba motifs decorate the floor.   Dr....

Sit down and have a heart to heart. Graphic by Fatima Rosales.

Why is it hard to find intimate connections without committing?

Denis Akbari, Digital Editor May 1, 2023

Dear Denis, I am not looking for love. But why is it so hard to find intimate connections without all the commitment? -Angel   Dear Angel, I believe creating intimate connections does...

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