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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

Illustration by Rebeca Hernandez.

More Alhambra residents report mental health issues

Arturo Orellana, Community News Reporter December 18, 2023

Crime. Drugs. Post-pandemic anxiety. Greater awareness of mental health issues. Whatever the reason, a higher percentage of Alhambra residents reported their mental health is “not good” in recent...

A recently shuttered Rite Aid at 959 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, CA on Nov. 26, 2023. Photo by Jackson Tammariello.(1)

Some South L.A. neighborhoods lack nearby pharmacies, data finds

Jackson Tammariello, Community News Reporter December 17, 2023

Maria Ruiz feels that South Los Angeles has been “a forgotten city for so long,” in so many ways. One way is the dearth of pharmacies.  The South Central resident treks more than a mile from...

Sam Groft stares at his reflection. Photo taken by Tristan Longwell.

Unhoused LA residents report trauma, mental illness, addiction and housing prices as key obstacles

Tristan Longwell, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

On a recent afternoon, 43-year-old Sam Groft pulled out of his red and beige tent red wine he received for the holidays. It’s something small that many Los Angelenos take for granted. A full bottle...

Local hospitals offering tests and vaccines.

Students Brace for Another Wave of COVID-19

Cynthia Harbott, Multimedia Reporter September 19, 2023

Despite the rise of COVID-19 cases across Los Angeles, recent revision of a California State University (CSU) policy states that vaccines are no longer required for CSU campuses.    According...

Left to right: Cesar Ibarra and Kyle Wong eating in the USU, near Sbarro on Feb. 27, 2023. Photo by Victoria Ivie.

Healthy food, anyone?

Thomas Davila, Multimedia Reporter March 2, 2023

In 1826, French lawyer Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote, “Dis-moi ce que tu manges je te dirai ce que tu es.” In English that translates to, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” It...

a graphics of Fentanyl.

Fentanyl, the opioid that is laced to the on-going epidemic

Erick Cabrera, Multimedia Reporter November 28, 2022

Happiness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion, and even death. These are the effects people experience when taking the synthetic opioid, fentanyl. Considered to be 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times...

a bunch of graduates walking on the sidewalk.

Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term effects on my mental health

Asha Johnson, Community News Reporter November 14, 2022

In 2020, I was a fairly optimistic, ambitious senior at Mira Loma High school in Sacramento, California. Now, I’m a third-year Cal State LA student slowly working to rebuild my social skills and my...

An envelope containing a drug test.

The Public Health Student Association offers drug test strips

Erick Cabrera, Multimedia Reporter November 8, 2022

On Thursday Oct. 27, the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) holds a table to inform students about fentanyl; its health risks, signs of an overdose and harm-reduction strategies. This was a part...

a photo of free menstrual dispensers

Free menstrual products are now more accessible to students

Denis Akbari, Intern Reporter October 31, 2022

The installation process of free menstrual products began in early October in the South Village dorms and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month, according to the university. In accordance...

Two women, one with glasses and a mask

Prop. 29: Kidney dialysis measure back on the ballot, and just as hotly contested

Vincent Moc, Community News Reporter October 29, 2022

Wonder why Proposition 29 -- which would beef up requirements at kidney dialysis clinics -- looks so familiar? That’s because similar measures were on the ballot twice before and both times, rejected....

Abortion rights supporters protest on the streets with signs.

Prop. 1: Access and affordability of abortion services are on the line in the November election

Denis Akbari and Asha Johnson October 17, 2022

Supporters of a statewide ballot measure to widen access to and affordability of reproductive healthcare say it is a basic human right while opponents offer preventative measures for abortion. Proposition...

shelves filled with tobaccos

Prop. 31: Measure would uphold ban on flavored tobacco products

Andrew Perez and Brian Perez October 14, 2022

Melon twist. Cherry crush. Very vanilla. Bubble gum. These sound like candy flavors but they’re actually the kinds of tobacco products that critics say are marketed to kids. “As a kid, if you...

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