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

Illustration of a professor in front of a board showing faces and comments. There is also three stars above the board to represent the grading.

What your professors think about their reviews on ‘Rate My Professors’

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter March 24, 2022

Being a college student is not easy. Every semester, most university students dedicate the majority of their lives to classwork. They work tirelessly in the hopes they will earn good grades from their...

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How Alhambra’s school district grew its parent participation by 20-fold during the pandemic

Anne To, Community News Reporter February 16, 2022

The Alhambra School District went from struggling to gather a couple dozen parents to attend its district meetings and webinars a few years ago to seeing hundreds of new and active parents. While the...

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El Monte group encourages lifelong learning and a college education

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter February 11, 2022

It takes parents, students, teachers, administrators, and even local nonprofits to promote college readiness among first-generation students and others. That’s where El Monte Promise Foundation, a...

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Students ambivalent about spring semester’s remote start

Priscilla Caballero, Reporter January 31, 2022

Fully vaccinated? Check. Booster shot? Check. First three weeks of spring semester remotely? It’s not exactly how Cal State LA students thought their spring semester would start.  Jacob Rangnes,...

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Breaking: Cal State LA classes will move online for the first three weeks of the spring 2022 semester

Mia Alva, Managing Editor January 4, 2022

According to President William A. Covino in a campus email, classes for spring 2022 will be on temporary remote instruction for the first three weeks of the semester.  Public health experts told Covino...

Director Neal Tyler (left), Alhambra City Mayor Katherine Lee (middle), Producer Kevin Knight (right). (Priscilla Caballero/UT)

Car show in Alhambra supports documentary about homeless children

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter December 12, 2021

Film director Neal Tyler’s work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic, Animal Planet, A&E, Amazon Prime, and others. Now, he’s working on a documentary set in Alhambra about homelessness...

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Why I consider myself ‘differently-abled’ — not disabled

Jordan O’Kelley, Community News Reporter December 9, 2021

I used to be an objectively worse student than my peers in elementary school: I got lower grades, was worse at physical activities, and was immature for my age.  Three years later, I got into Cal State...

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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Cal State LA students call for more online classes next semester

Mia Alva, Managing Editor November 17, 2021

Many students at Cal State LA are not thrilled that the majority of classes offered next semester will be in-person.  “I started this petition because if not me, then who?” said Nicolette Elia,...

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A tale of two cities: El Monte’s battle to preserve its Latinx history

Erik Adams, Community News Reporter November 17, 2021

There are decades-old tensions where the I-605 and I-10 converge. The unassuming Southern California town of El Monte, located about 14 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is home to many longtime residents...

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Back to school fraught with questions and worry for some La Puente parents

Nicholas Juarez, Community News Reporter October 25, 2021

With her daughter back at school in person this fall, La Puente resident Christine Frontanez got the call that no parent wants to get.   Her daughter had been exposed to someone who tested positive...

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El Monte parents and students ambivalent about school reopenings this week

Ronald Cruz, Community News Reporter April 19, 2021

After weeks of trying to keep their children focused while they’re in virtual classes,  keeping track of homework assignments and in-class work, and helping them deal with the isolation of being at...

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