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Cal State LA students struggle to stay motivated for online classes

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Mia Alva, Intern Reporter

October 15, 2020

Ricardo Munguia, a computer science major, said he felt more isolated this semester by having a relationship with his computer rather than with new people. Munguia described how instead, his life has become a constant repetition. Munguia “wakes up, zooms, eats, zooms, and sleeps.”   “Moving...

Quarantine complaints: Students address issues like body aches and weight gain

Quarantine complaints: Students address issues like body aches and weight gain

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

September 21, 2020

The University Times conducted a Google survey which gathered 70 responses of students’ thoughts and reactions during quarantine. The survey found 57 percent of students said they started to experience back or neck pains, and legs falling asleep after extensive Zoom meetings. “I do get back pa...

Zoom etiquette: Nine tips to keep in mind during the next school year

According to learning and teaching experts on campus, Zoom is the future. Here are nine ways to help navigate online classes for the remainder of the school year.

Marisa Martinez, Digital Editor

September 16, 2020

While Cal State LA students will be spending most of their time on Zoom this academic year, some might find it hard to connect with their peers appropriately on the internet.  The Center for Effective Teaching and Learning’s senior director, Catherine Haras, and an instructional designer, Owynn L...

The Future is invisible

Illustration by Crystal Nigo-Bravo

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

On Monday, an on-campus speaker was introduced as a “futurist.” Robert Tercek, author of the book “Vaporized,” gave a talk on the future of society. He argued he is not a “futurist,” but is, in fact, a strategist that prepares and analyzes where the future is heading. He started the semi...

It’s Time To Play

EA main stage where developers and content creators held their conference.

Brennan Hernandez, Production Manager

June 10, 2019

Last weekend, gamers had the opportunity to register for free for an Electronic Arts (EA) video game showcase; EA Plays at the Hollywood Palladium. Many attended looking for what EA promises to offer gamers in the near future. Audiences found themselves in an immersive gaming event with game ...

13 Places on Campus to Grab a Bite this Summer

Outside view of University Club

Kayla Misa, Contributing Writer

June 10, 2019

Once spring semester ends, Cal State LA has far less students, staff and faculty around which causes the on campus food businesses to reduce their hours of operation. Here is a list of the available restaurants on campus that are open during the Cal State LA summer sessions.   1. The University Club ...

Grand Opening Eats

Grand Opening Eats

Joseph P. Pinto, Multimedia Journalist

February 6, 2019

The latest produce-focused meal service on campus–Everytable–celebrated its grand opening Monday, Jan. 28. Those in attendance included: President William A. Covino, Vice President Jose Gomez, and Everytable CEO Sam Polk, who presented this new and healthy alternative to students and faculty. Vice...

An Alternative to Campus Eats

Outside view of Everytable. Photo by Joseph P. Pinto

Joseph P. Pinto, Multimedia Journalist

January 23, 2019

As college students, there are only so many food choices that are available on campus. Most of the time it is a fast food chain that is often overpriced and not all nutritional. However, there is a new healthy and affordable alternative located in the Kennedy Library.    Everytable, which refer...

The abused child who grew up to be a popular model

Beautiful Kiana Alexis on a billboard in New York.

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2018

Kiana Alexis, 24, is a face you may recognize. It’s plastered on billboards in Times Square in New York City and on the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills. Her eyes are projected on the top of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. And she’s in nutritional beverage ads posted at public transit statio...

Four Great Study Spots Near East Los Angeles

Four cozy study spots near campus, detailing Tierra Mia Coffee, Starbucks coffee, tea house and Copa Vida.

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018

The threat of finals week looms, both ominous and inevitable, striking a mixture of fear and relief into the hearts of both first years and seniors alike. Between work and Netflix, friends and family, and the siren call of a city filled with endless distractions, it can be difficult to find a time and...

Michael’s Money Moves

Michael Alvarez is placing his hand gently on a clothing rack

Danny Robles

October 16, 2018

Chances are that you’ve seen a young man sitting on a ledge for long hours on the corner of King Hall every Thursday afternoon–that’s Michael Alvarez, a 23-year-old Cal State LA Mathematics major with the ambitions of a businessman.   Thursdays at noon, “Mac” disassembles his portable clothing ...

Overwhelmed? 6 ways to get organized

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

Being a college student is a busy job; add on work, internships, physical activity and family time and you have one packed schedule.   The University Tutorial Center held an informational workshop with tips to manage your time properly and provided many sample schedules and calendars. Most o...

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