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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

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What you need to know about student loan forgiveness

Will Baker, Social/Multimedia Editor September 5, 2022

The Biden administration recently signed into law a three-part student debt cancellation plan. The primary part of the plan is estimated to cancel $20,000 of student debt for any recipient of a Pell Grant...

The bar graph above illustrates the type of crimes reported and the quantity reported according to the Cal State LA Daily crime log and fire report.

Vandalism accounts for 50% of campus crime this summer

Victoria Ivie, Managing Editor August 21, 2022

While less students are on campus over the summer, crime never stops.  Of the 18 reported crimes over June, July and up until August 15, the most reported type of crime was vandalism at 50% of all...

Students question whether they want to be in-person or online for classes, but most don’t have a choice

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief August 21, 2022

Although Cal State LA and the United States have battled with COVID-19 for two years, some students are not willing to take the chance with in-person classes, while others are ready to network and interact...

Six men in suits with one woman in light blue on a stage

Hefty contributions for LA mayoral candidates from wealthy areas, including outside the city

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter May 23, 2022

As Los Angeles enters a post COVID-19 era, the city is yet to fully recover from the effects of the two-year pandemic that left more people on the streets and impacted the livelihood of working Angelenos. So...

A Director at LAHSA attended the Alhambra Homeless Count to help organize the event

L.A. County homeless count goes digital, raising concerns about its new app

Anne To, Community News Reporter May 5, 2022

Pens and clipboards were replaced with an app this year for hundreds of volunteers who participated in the annual Homeless Count organized by the Los Angeles Homeless Security Authority.  The new tallying...

A graph chart of In custody deaths statistic from Report and Oversight Efforts

Record number of deaths in LASD jails

Jessica Lopez , Community News Reporter March 22, 2022

In-custody deaths at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department saw a dramatic rise to 55 deaths in 2021 — the highest when compared to every year since 2013. That’s according to a report by the...

Shot of the Council members (Oscar Torres/UT)

Businesses and homeowners allocated millions in federal housing funds

Oscar Torres, Community News Reporter November 17, 2021

What has the city South Gate done with its nearly $6 million in funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in the past year or so? That was the subject of part of a council...

Job seekers wait in line to attend employment fair. (Denae Ayala/Community News)

LA County wage gap points to hiring biases, glass ceilings and ‘gendered’ jobs

Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Editor January 21, 2021

Women in America have grown up hearing that they earn 70 cents to every dollar a man earns. The question is, what is the gap now and how do wages stack up in Los Angeles? A UT Community News analysis...

Vehicles clogging Los Angeles roadways emit pollution that hurts the environment.

Air pollution’s disproportionate impact in Los Angeles

Zoe Little and Jericho Caleb Dancel December 22, 2020

A lifelong resident of East Los Angeles recounted the struggles she faced while growing up in a home approximately 800 feet from the 5 freeway. “I recall always feeling pain in my lungs,” said Adelita...

In the informal survey of 56 students, some members of the Cal State LA community will be voting for the former vice president. Survey made by Joshua Letona.

Cal State LA students share who they are voting for in this Presidential election

Mia Alva and Tahiti Salinas October 25, 2020

In an informal survey conducted by the University Times, Cal State LA students look to be voting overwhelmingly blue for the upcoming national election. The survey of 56 responses showed 82% of students...

Bar graph displaying a timeline, from 2010 to Aug. 2020, of the total crime reports made in the city of South Gate ranging from homicide, rape, robbery assault, burglary, larceny, GTA, and arson. Data visualization by Tahiti Salinas using data from South Gate Police Dept.

Even as crime dips, South Gate community ambivalent about ‘defunding’ police

Tahiti Salinas, Community News Reporter October 17, 2020

Supporters of "defunding" the police in South Gate point to a downward trend of violent and nonviolent crimes in the city, adding the money could go into community programs that prevent criminal activity...

Photo depicts a luxury apartment building in Alhambra.

Alhambra housing troubles worsen as coronavirus pandemic continues

Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Reporter May 26, 2020

Alhambra resident Laura Linares was barely making ends meet before the pandemic. Now that she has been laid off from her job as an input coordinator, the situation is dire. She told her apartment...

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