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

Music for the Masses: CSULA Students Love Scenario with K-pop.

Xavier Zamora and Anne To October 11, 2023

Tables were packed in the U-SU Los Angeles Rooms with students all with a single interest, K-pop.    “K-pop fan culture is like a little thing of its own,” said CSI student assistant Andrea...

Worm Album Cover with Vinyl. Photo Courtesy of 20 Buck Spin.

Review: Worm’s ”Bluenothing” is full of energy and doom

Adrian Leal, Community News Reporter December 2, 2022

Self-proclaimed “Necromantic Black Doom” band Worm has created its most refined and masterful release to date, blessing the listener with an elegant yet dirge-filled 26-minute EP, and leaving anyone...

Black and White photo of Juan Lopez rocking out with his guitar.

Highland Park guitarist: Neighborhood populations evolve over time. What matters is how people work together

Adrian Leal, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

In the 20-plus years guitarist Juan Lopez has lived in Highland Park, he has seen it shift from an art and cultural hub to a community that sometimes “lacks appreciation of its long-standing culture.” Lopez...

Rapper on the rise: Treviar

Braylin Collins, Reporter & News Break Anchor June 2, 2022

Treviar Hartsfield is an up-and-coming artist in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, he recently made the decision to move to the West Coast and pursue his dream of making music. His...

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...

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Rapper’s family mourns his death

Xennia Hamilton, Community News Reporter March 31, 2022

The family of local rapper Zerail Dijon Rivera, who went by the name “Indian Red Boy,” is desperately looking for answers after he was gunned down in Hawthorne last year. In an interview with UT...

Woman with red handkerchief on her head sits at soundboard with many buttons.

Twixxy: From homelessness to newfound success

Stepanie Sical, Community News Reporter December 21, 2021

She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, her parents separating when she was young and the family becoming homeless at times. Now, she is a rising star in the local music scene,  goes by the name, Twixxy,...

neon sign that says electric mile

Drive-in and virtual events are providing an ‘escape’ from the pandemic

Tahiti Salinas, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2021

Companies have adapted to the changes brought on by the pandemic by creating events that can be experienced from the safety of a car. Events like Electric Mile, Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience...

Stephanie Presz plays at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Alan Snodgrass.

Notes of sexism in the music industry

Stephanie Presz, Community News Reporter April 19, 2021

“Sweetheart, could you transfer me over to a guy? I’d like to speak to someone who knows what they’re talking about.” I had heard versions of that a number of times before working at the Guitar...

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