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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

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...

Artist Claudio Talavera-Ballon painting the first part of a mural in front of the Cal State LA library.

Live mural painting sparks community and culture on campus

Victoria Ivie, Managing Editor April 20, 2022

The scrape of white pencil onto the panel was faint, the artist leisurely bringing to life six outlines of people crossing a blue river that reflects the slightly cloudy sky. Paint supplies littered the...

A beautiful shot of the land trust

Community-owned land as a way to challenge gentrification

Jessica Lopez , Community News Reporter March 11, 2022

The El Sereno Community Land Trust sees gentrification, climate change, and homelessness as the most pressing issues currently affecting East L.A residents. About a week ago, the group held a grand...

Photo of a Lion Dance in from of the Student Union.

Cal State LA welcomes Lunar New Year through festive event on campus

Jessica Liu, Intern Reporter March 2, 2022

In celebration of the 2022 Lunar New Year, the Cal State LA Center for Student Involvement (CSI) and Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) hosted several festive events on Feb. 17, including lantern making, calligraphy...

Three dancers performing a show of Tibetan drum dancing for audience members

Alhambra’s Lunar New Year Festival returns, uplifting spirits

Anne To, Community News Reporter February 28, 2022

The festival that has been held since 1997 was back this month after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic. It was downsized from five blocks to one block and happened at the city’s weekly farmer’s...

A shot of a wall that reads rights and rituals exhibit

Black debutante culture takes center stage at California African American Museum

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter February 26, 2022

In fall 1961, Nat King Cole’s daughter, Carole, debuted with 27 other young Black women at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the presence of prominent politicians at the time, President John F. Kennedy and...

A clear shot of the Whitter Blvd. Sign

Is the cruising ban discriminatory?

Anthony Aguilar, Community News Reporter February 26, 2022

Cruising down strips of Whittier Boulevard on weekends. Hanging with friends. Checking out other cars. Cruising is a lifestyle for car enthusiasts. But for many others, it makes the streets of Los Angeles...

Artisit, Enkone spray painting at Cal State LA during the art walk.

Black History Month through the eyes of Golden Eagles

Denis Akbari, Intern Reporter February 24, 2022

Black History Month at Cal State LA is about honoring the cultural, artistic and political triumphs and struggles of Black people. Students are excited about Cal State LA’s events during Black History...

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