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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

AJ Chavez (the person knelt on the ground) replacing Deangelo Ramirezs shoe during the ceremony of turning into a new person.

Queering Quinces for Latinx Heritage month

Jessica Lopez, Multimedia Reporter September 25, 2022

An inclusive queer reimagining of quinceañeras marked the start of Latinx Heritage month at Cal State LA on Sept. 15 at the student union center.  The “Quiero mis quinces; Queering Traditions”...

Cross Cultural Center open house welcomed people from different backgrounds.

Cross Cultural Center’s open house teases upcoming events

Anne To, Multimedia Reporter September 18, 2022

On the second week of the fall semester, Cal State LA’s Cross Cultural Center (CCC) held an open house for students to learn about the four different identity-based centers. The four identity-based...

many students enjoying their time in Afrofest

AfroFest commences fall semester for and by the culture

Alyssah Hall, Reporter September 5, 2022

Over 250 Cal State LA students gathered under the hot sun at the U-SU Plaza, enticed by free refreshments, a live DJ, and the chance to support a variety of Black-owned businesses.  The Pan-African...

a group of people outside enjoying a Barbecue

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...

guy looking at the table talking with woman

Large turnout for the City of Orgs event

Brian Lai, Reporter September 4, 2022

There was a big turnout for this year’s City of Orgs event, where over 200 attendees met with student reps from various student-led organizations, clubs and groups on campus. The event was situated around...

A portrait of President William Covino, from the Cal State LA website.

Covino announces retirement at 2022 convocation along with other big changes

Victoria Ivie, Mia Alva, and Erick Cabrera August 21, 2022

President William Covino mentioned a lot of new improvements and changes to the campus like new “community service” officers to build trust with the Cal State LA community during the 2022 Convocation...

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...

Jaime Arellano sharing his thoughts about the ASI election process anticipating the results.

New ASI president elected after 3.5% voter turnout

Will Baker, Reporter May 3, 2022

The recent ASI election saw a nearly 40% increase in participation, according to elections and outreach commissioner Eric Piccolotti. Even still, the voter turnout this year was only 3.5% of the student...

A carnival with many people of all ages having fun

El Monte Spring Fair gives small businesses a platform

Anne To, Community News Reporter May 2, 2022

Brightly colored ticket booths, bustling carnival games, and towering roller coasters drew droves of customers to the El Monte Spring Fair last month. Waiting on the sidelines were vendors offering...

Verizon Wireless float attendees dance along Santa Monica Boulevard.

Networking with other family-run businesses helps Eagle Rock events planner thrive

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter May 2, 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...

Rick Caruso, Karen Bass, Kevin de León, Joe Buscaino and Mike Feuer debate at Cal State LA.

Mayoral candidates debate public transit and homelessness at Cal State LA

Erik Adams, Reporter May 1, 2022

Five mayoral candidates in the race for Los Angeles’ highest public service position met at the university student union theater on May 1. The event was co-sponsored by Cal State LA’s Pat Brown Institute...

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...

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