University Times

New initiatives to combat food and housing insecurity

Gerardo Amezquita, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Following suit with other CSU campuses, Dean of Students Jennifer Miller announced last Friday new grant-funded initiatives to improve student food and housing insecurity on campus. In partnership with the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science and the University-Student Union, the office a...

Conscious ‘Unfriending’

Conscious ‘Unfriending’

Alina Ogle, Contributors

October 25, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

The final countdown to the 2016 general election has begun and it seems to be more divisive than any before. With the final stretch in sight, people are making their decisions about who to vote for and that may be creating more than a few unwanted waves in relationships. According to a national poll by Monmouth Uni...

Life is a Phi-esta

Life is a Phi-esta

Matthew Gonzalez and Xavier Jones

October 24, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Cal State LA currently has 25 Greek organizations on campus listed on the University-Student Union's website. This semester, Fraternity Kappa Sigma hopes to be reinstated, while Sorority Delta Phi Epsilon gets an established colony on campus. Back in the day, an earlier chapter of Kappa Sigma hosted a hist...

Living in a world of privilege

Sylvia Valdez, Intern

October 20, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

The hour-long seminar was informative, to say the least. From Queer Theory, food insecurity, to CSU systems innovations, the meeting on Oct. 13, started with English and Woman Sexual Studies professor, Dr. Benjamin Bateman. Dr. Bateman began by explaining Queer Theory stemming from gender and femini...

Prop 55, the CSU, and You

Carlos Gomez, Production Manager

October 17, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Lifestyle

Many California voters have their eyes on the election. Many items will be up for voting on the November ballot, but one item should stand out to students and faculty: The California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act, otherwise known as Prop 55. Prop 55 is an extension of Prop 30, which wa...

ASI hosts National Voter Registration Day to get students active and aware

ASI hosts National Voter Registration Day to get students active and aware

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

       According to the National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) organization, a shocking six million Americans did not vote in the 2008 presidential election because they either missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. As the voter registration deadline for the heated 2016 el...

Sample a taste of Korean culture–and food!

Sample a taste of Korean culture–and food!

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

On Tuesday, September 20, students had the opportunity of not only learning about Korean culture, but also getting a ‘Taste of Korea’ through an event that was organized by the Center for Korean American and Korean Studies and Dr. Hyojoung Kim from the Sociology department on campus. With booths...

Vote! Vote! Vote! ¿Por Quien?

Vote! Vote! Vote! ¿Por Quien?

Marrian Zhou, Managing Editor

September 27, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Vote! Vote! Vote! Everybody should register and vote! It’s your right as a U.S. citizen! Bring your abuelas, bring your tios, and bring your amigos to the voting booth! We can’t get what we want if we don’t vote! This message echoed in the University-Student-Union Theatre on September 22 during...

Paper Plane structure soars over Grand Park

Paper Plane structure soars over Grand Park

Emmanuel Maresca

September 23, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

In the skies over Grand Park, a cluster of enormous canvas origami airplanes now float in midair in Downtown Los Angeles after their grand reveal last Tuesday. The installation of the ten planes suspended over Olive Court, a popular meeting place for food trucks and hungry Angelinos on their lunch break,...

L.A.’s coyotes stir worry in residents and students

L.A.’s coyotes stir worry in residents and students

Leyah Galindo, Contributor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Lifestyle

Over the past few months, several coyotes have been spotted throughout Southern California. There is an estimated 5,000 coyotes living in Los Angeles alone and many residents are concerned over their safety as the number of attacks on people and pets are on a steady rise. Just this month, Grant Rea...

Terror becomes reality at Halloween Horror Nights

Terror becomes reality at Halloween Horror Nights

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Headlines, Lifestyle

Halloween season is upon us, in case you have not seen your local Target’s section, and while coffee shops are preparing pumpkin spice lattes for their customers, Universal Studios is preparing for the ultimate horror experience to immerse their guests in the most authentic film experience. Celebrating...

Red White Y Tu Forum on campus this week to speak about the Hispanic vote

Red White Y Tu Forum on campus this week to speak about the Hispanic vote

Ricky Rodas, Copy Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

On Thursday, Sept. 22, The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will hold the first of its Red White Y Tu forums at Cal State LA in the Student Union Theater. According to Denise Lopez, CHLI Media Liaison, this nationwide tour is part of an initiative to “bring together congressional...

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