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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

a graphic of a confused students trying to figure out how to drop classes.

How to drop your classes

Anne To, Multimedia Reporter November 28, 2022

The perception of dropping a class has had a negative image on students, as students feel it makes them a failure. “At first you don't want to feel like a failure or you’re not even trying,” said...

This 87-page report covers topics like the lack of Black people
on campus, anti-Black racism, and faculty support.

New study finds Black Cal State LA students feel ‘isolated,’ and racism is a ‘major obstacle’

Victoria Ivie and Alyssah Hall November 28, 2022

A lack of Black people on campus, instances of anti-Black racism and a lack of faculty support are things Cal State LA struggles with, according to an 87-page report detailing the experiences of Black...

A photo of Professor Chellappah Chanmugathas

Cal State LA professor dies

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief November 28, 2022

On Monday, November 14, faculty and the Chemistry and Biochemistry department were shocked to hear about the passing of long-time professor Chellappah Chanmugathas at 82. He passed away suddenly after...

Both siblings taking a photo at college commencement.

Spina Bifida has impaired my body but it can’t keep me from achieving my goals

Thomas Davila, Community News Reporter November 19, 2022

More than 15 years ago, I worked out at the gym four days a week, two hours each day. Despite moving around in a wheelchair, my arms and upper body were so strong I could easily move myself in and out...

a graphics of diversity.

Cal State LA receives diversity award for the fourth time

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief November 14, 2022

Cal State LA received INSIGHT Into Diversity 2022’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. Cal State LA is one out of 102 colleges to receive the award in the United States.  Although...

Emily and Erin standing together for a photo.

Two tuneful teenagers thrive at Cal State LA

Skye Connors, Intern Reporter November 6, 2022

Walking around the sunny campus grounds of Cal State LA, you've passed thousands of fellow Golden Eagles on their way to class. Chances are, you’ve strolled through the music building courtyard on a...

graphic of horror madness go the Wolfman, Frankensteins monster and Dracula

In the mind of Directors: The specialty of horror films

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor October 31, 2022

Readers, beware, you're in for a scare. The terror of horror films has shaped the minds of many and brought dread and terror into all those who have seen a hint of horror in their lives.  Horror films...

Dean poses for a portrait photo

Meet the dean of Cal State LA’s youngest college

Alyssah Hall, Multimedia Reporter October 16, 2022

Julianne Malveaux has been the dean of Cal State LA’s College of Ethnic Studies (CoES) since July 2021. Malveaux is an activist, television and radio commentator, author, economist, and former president...

black and white headshot in a newsroom

Remembering former L.A. Times news leader and University Times editor Henry Fuhrmann

Mia Alva, Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2022

Many know Henry Fuhrmann for his Los Angeles Times work, but he told students when visiting Cal State LA that he started his journalism journey on this very campus.  Former Los Angeles Times assistant...

The East Los Angeles Womens Center building with people passing by.

Eastside nonprofit aims to tackle root causes of violence

KeAndre Berry, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

In the 1990s, violence pervaded neighborhoods around East Los Angeles. The violent crime rate in 1990 in East Los Angeles, for instance, was more than double that for the region -- compared to just...

Person playing the trumpet outside.

Not just an “easy A:” What it’s really like to be a music major

Priscilla Caballero, Reporter & News Break Anchor May 15, 2022

Exciting? Yes. Fun? Absolutely.  But believe it or not, being a music major is not just all fun and games. In reality, it can also be challenging and time-consuming as well. Ece Naz Ertunc, a...

Picture of the front of the Forensics building on campus.

Forensics speech and debate team placed top 20 at national tournament

Mia Alva, Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2022

The Cal State LA Forensics Speech and Debate Team competed at the American Forensics Association National Speech Tournament (AFA NST) in Nebraska to finish in 14th place, a record for the program, according...

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