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

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

Arlyn 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...

Dolores Huerta, founder & president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Cofounder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, spoke at the “Empowering La Comunidad”-Gentrification Town Hall.

Street renaming ignites push to recognize more women leaders

Russell Navarrette, Community News Reporter February 19, 2022

Cal State LA professor and activist Leda Ramos wants to see more streets in Los Angeles named after prominent Latina women leaders. Recently, Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin de León proposed to change...

Purple and pink lights on set and profile of film set workers

Experts: Keeping film sets safe means hiring more experienced professionals

Jordan O’Kelley, Community News Reporter December 21, 2021

Is the film business a safe industry to work in? A few months ago, it would have sounded like a weird question, but with the recent tragedy that occurred on the set of  “Rust,” the question has gained...

the Photo of two story building and Highland Theatre Hoarding situated on the terrace of it

The lost and found theaters of Eastside LA

William Baker, Community News Reporter December 9, 2021

What movie houses are left in Northeast Los Angeles and on the Eastside? It can be hard to tell because some have been razed to make way for development while others are being used for something else...

window in a gray building that shows the cafes sign

The story of two vegan hotspots in El Monte: Plant Love Food and Sweet Veggie

Erik Adams, Community News Reporter December 8, 2021

The movement for plant-based living in Los Angeles has made it increasingly easier on vegans and vegetarians looking for a bite to eat. That’s no different in the neighboring city of El Monte, which...

Inmates from the California State Prison in Lancaster, CA, line up with their cap and gown ready to graduate from Cal State LA, being part of the first and second cohort ever to do so.

Becoming a Golden Eagle behind bars

Irene Hernandez, Guadalupe Nieto, Contributor, Intern Reporter December 5, 2021

While serving time, Daniel Whitlow, a graduate of Cal State LA’s  Prison BA program, did not intend to give up on a brighter future.  “The bachelor's program was the greatest thing going in my...

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