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

Lady with neon green vest and red cap leading kids to cross at crosswalk

At a crossroads on crossing guards

Oscar Beltran and Trevor Megginson November 17, 2022

Why did the Alhambra student cross the street? Because there was a police officer to help substitute for the missing crossing guard. The city of Alhambra is short five crossing guards. Thankfully,...

People gathered around a circle

First Asian-themed exhibit at Oxy Arts in Eagle Rock helps heal community after racist texts

Gavin Quinton, Community News Reporter November 9, 2022

Dozens of people gathered around windows at the Oxy Arts Gallery in Eagle Rock last month. But they didn't see faces staring back. They saw a collection of multicolored post-it notes filled with self-reflections...

woman with two kids studying at wood desk

Eastside parents pay close attention to LAUSD’s District 2 race

Brenda Mwingira, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

Declining enrollment over the past two decades. School policing issues. Funding and resource management. Learning losses due to the global pandemic. Children having to learn remotely. These are some...

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The Mitchells vs. the education machine

Leslie Magaña Arias, Community News Reporter September 9, 2022

When Hattie Mitchell was a freshman at Cal State LA, she volunteered on Skid Row and saw a girl crawling on the sidewalk. That was the moment she decided to be a teacher, according to her husband, Brett...

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...

In this photo alhambra police ofiices talking with little boy in the school

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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Opinion: 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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