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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

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LA films that tell its story

Erik Adams, Multimedia Reporter November 28, 2022

The film industry and Los Angeles are largely synonymous with one another, making it one of the most unique places in the realm of cinema.  Several films that take place here are, for better or for...

An group of performers at the Voices Latinx Indigenous Artists Showcase event.

‘VOICES’ showcase spotlights local Latinx and Indigenous artists and performers

Asha Johnson, Community News Reporter November 14, 2022

Growing up as a Mexican and Black child in Inglewood, Derrick Paris said he noticed that people like him rarely got opportunities to perform or engage seriously in the arts. Paris has had a love for...

Black and White photo of Juan Lopez rocking out with his guitar.

Highland Park guitarist: Neighborhood populations evolve over time. What matters is how people work together

Adrian Leal, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

In the 20-plus years guitarist Juan Lopez has lived in Highland Park, he has seen it shift from an art and cultural hub to a community that sometimes “lacks appreciation of its long-standing culture.” Lopez...

Rides like a ferris wheel and rollercoaster reflected in water at Disneyland.

This grandma makes theme parks even more magical

Trevor Megginson, Community News Reporter September 21, 2022

Many grandparents spoil their grandkids with gifts. This “meemaw” is different because she does that for complete strangers of all ages.  Laura Mayer, 57, gives away knicknacks to kids and adults...

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‘Better Call Saul’ better than most legal shows?

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor September 5, 2022

When watching a show about criminal justice it should draw you in with the dramatic court cases and intense decision making scenes. But what makes people get drawn to these portrayals of law? Shows...

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CSI welcomes back students to a new era for Cal State LA

Erik Adams, Reporter September 4, 2022

Even with Thursday’s high temperatures, the Center for Student Involvement’s Welcome Home BBQ event was able to greet new and returning students to a more typical in-person campus experience this semester.  Along...

Bullet Train Movie Poster.

‘Bullet Train’ review: Nonstop fun and action-filled experience

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor August 21, 2022

After filming the movie for months during the COVID pandemic, “Bullet Train” finally came to theaters and brought in a fun, action-packed tale that will keep moviegoers entertained by the creativity...

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Eagle Rock event planner thrives by networking with family-run businesses

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter June 18, 2022

Small businesses in Eagle Rock don’t just make the neighborhood special, but they support each other -- helping them survive threats from chain businesses and economic downturns alike. That’s according...

Rapper on the rise: Treviar

Braylin Collins, Reporter & News Break Anchor June 2, 2022

Treviar Hartsfield is an up-and-coming artist in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, he recently made the decision to move to the West Coast and pursue his dream of making music. His...

Bryan Harris and Lynn Nguyen on screen during their Coca-Cola short film.

First-year transfer students transfer their dream from page to screen

Will Baker, Reporter May 5, 2022

Despite being the first year Cal State LA has entered, two Golden Eagles made a big splash in the Annual Coca-Cola Refreshing Film’s Program (CCRFP) contest. The Cal State LA students even made one...

Star Wars related event at Eagle Con. Four people are on stage dressed up as characters from Star Wars.

No better time to be a nerd: Eagle-Con makes sci-fi a reality

Erik Adams, Reporter March 21, 2022

Sci-fi, fantasy and comic books. What do these all have in common? Why, they’re all at Eagle-Con, of course. A mixture of virtual and in-person guests assembled over a weekend long series of panels...

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...

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