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

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Unhoused Eagle Rock resident died before he got into his tiny home

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter May 5, 2022

It was just weeks until Gabriel Estrada, 38, planned to get off the streets and into his own tiny home in Eagle Rock. “He was very excited,” said Maria Ramirez, his neighbor in an encampment under...

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Shining a light on autism in Watts

Evelyn Contreras, Community News Reporter April 8, 2022

Laquanda Wilson, who has been raising awareness about autism in the Watts community for the past five years, is holding her annual Autism walk this April. She described why she started doing it and the...

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LA city council looks to combat trash and illegal dumping

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter March 21, 2022

Have you ever wondered what’s up with the trash scattered around various Los Angeles neighborhoods and why it can take the city days to respond to complaints about trash? There is an assortment of...

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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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Campus bookstore is set to sell highly coveted COVID-19 self-tests

Victoria Ivie, Reporter January 30, 2022

The Cal State LA bookstore announced via Instagram that it will be selling COVID-19 rapid self-tests. Students can purchase the tests at the cashier counter for $24.99 each with a one-pack-per-customer...

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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...

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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...

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A Compton woman’s story of escaping domestic violence

Xennia Hamilton, Community News Reporter November 24, 2021

Josephine Lara, of Compton, was a star athlete on her track team in high school when she fell in love with a friend. Over time, her dream guy became a nightmare of a man. This is the story of how she...

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The day that changed my life, maybe forever

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter November 24, 2021

I will never forget the color of the sky that day: A vivid blue flecked with clouds. It was a slightly cool day Nov. 18, 2020, at the outdoor skatepark my friend and I frequented. But on this day,...

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Did COVID-19 make farmers markets more popular?

Imari Jackson, Community News Reporter November 6, 2021

A lot has changed in Alhambra over the years but one thing that has gone strong for 34 years now is the city’s farmers market. That’s not to say it didn’t shut down temporarily during the COVID-19...

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Students and faculty open up about COVID-19 safety concerns

Mia Alva and Rosio Flores November 4, 2021

Although the university has a mask and vaccine mandate in place, many students are concerned over the fact that there are no procedures to enforce social distancing in classes or on campus. “When...

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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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