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Coronavirus and racism: A dangerous mix for Asian Americans

Coronavirus and racism: A dangerous mix for Asian Americans

Richard Tzul and Christopher Lazaro

April 1, 2020

As a child, Simon Tam was the victim of several racially motivated attacks. He said his school officials neglected to act and now he’s worried leadership, at a much higher level, is failing to thwart anti-Asian sentiment. The contagious coronavirus may not discriminate but Chinese Americans and ...

Faculty ‘Zoom’ into online classes

Faculty ‘Zoom’ into online classes

Isaac Gutierrez and Rosio Flores

March 31, 2020

Hands-on classes are feeling the impact of Cal State LA’s online shift.  Tanya Kane-Parry, a Theater and Dance professor, however, was able to find the bright side in the switch to online classes: An opportunity for aspiring actors to practice self-taping.  “We are looking at holistic lea...

Staying active while stuck at home

Staying active while stuck at home

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

With classes now online, events canceled and many businesses closing temporarily, you may be left with nothing to do as you stay at home during this period of time. Don’t fret: There are plenty of things to do while spending time indoors, self-isolating.  Exercise  Staying at home can make you stagnant. Get th...

BREAKING: Second reported COVID-19 case at Cal State LA

BREAKING: Second reported COVID-19 case at Cal State LA

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 30, 2020

A second reported case of a Cal State LA student with COVID-19 was announced via a school wide email on Monday. “The student has not been on campus for nearly three weeks, days before starting to experience symptoms, and has not physically been in contact with anyone in our community since that tim...

First week back: Cal State LA students react to moving to online classes

First week back: Cal State LA students react to moving to online classes

Tahiti Salinas and Joshua Letona

March 29, 2020

“Who would’ve thought that we would have a pandemic in the middle of the semester? Nobody,” said liberal studies major Jorge Luis Ortiz. After the first week of online classes, students are adjusting to classes without face-to-face interaction. Students have had mixed feelings with the transition as s...

BREAKING: Cal State LA student tested positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Cal State LA student tested positive for COVID-19

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

A school-wide email announced that a Cal State LA student has tested positive for COVID-19. The email, sent by Nancy Wada-McKee, the vice president for student life, said “the student is recovering at home in self-isolation and feeling better.” As determined by the school’s medical director, there is no he...

BREAKING: Cal State LA gets a new provost: José Luis Alvarado

BREAKING: Cal State LA gets a new provost: José Luis Alvarado

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

 Four months after former Cal State LA provost Lynn Mahoney left, the university will see its next provost and vice president for academic affairs in José Luis Alvarado.  In a university wide email, President William A. Covino introduced Alvarado to the community. He credited the hire to his experience as the ...

BREAKING: One crisis on top of another: Student loan debt amid the coronavirus pandemic

BREAKING: One crisis on top of another: Student loan debt amid the coronavirus pandemic

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

UPDATED: March 27, 2020 @ 1:45 p.m. Students and graduates across America are in the same boat struggling with mounting student loan debt. Now, they have one more crisis to unite them: the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the ever-growing health and economic crisis, President Trump on Friday...

Time To Talk: Ep. 1

Time To Talk: Ep. 1

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Richard Tzul, Joshua Letona, and Marisa Martinez

March 27, 2020

Today Adrian Bennett de Avila, Golden Eagle Radio’s station manager and University Times sports editor, Joshua Letona, GER program director and UT entertainment managing editor meets up with UT News Managing Editor, Richard Tzul and Editor-in-Chief Marisa Martinez to discuss the COVID-19 issues tha...

Graduating seniors saddened over commencement announcement

Graduating seniors saddened over commencement announcement

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2020

What was meant to be one of the most educationally fulfilling semesters of their college careers has turned into a COVID-19 nightmare. President William A. Covino announced last week in a campus-wide email that commencement would no longer be held in spring due to the threat COVID-19 poses.  Gra...

Los Angeles pushes to protect renters and homeowners during COVID-19

Los Angeles pushes to protect renters and homeowners during COVID-19

Denae Ayala and Christopher Lazaro

March 23, 2020

UPDATE: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:59pm While “several measures” were approved to shield LA residents from evictions and foreclosures, they’ve yet to be made officially law “and may not be soon,” reported the L.A. Times. This is because LA City Council meetings are cancelled for the remainder ...

What to watch while “safer at home”

What to watch while “safer at home”

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

As movie theaters become temporarily closed, as mandated by Mayor Eric Garcetti due to COVID-19 concerns, a big source of entertainment becomes reserved for the home now more than ever.   This could be tough as college students might not have the financial stability, due to closures, to continue affor...

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