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The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

From left to right, Laura Zeas sister, herself and her mother. Photo courtesy of Zea.

Women who inspire

Alyssah Hall, Senior Multimedia Reporter March 18, 2023

In honor of Women’s History Month, students shared with the UT a woman from the past or present who inspired them and shaped their own definitions and expressions of womanhood. “Women’s History...

Loved ones mourn Xavier Chavarin at an El Sereno memorial on March 7, 2023. Photo and caption courtesy of KTLA.

Man suspected of several stabbings near campus taken into police custody

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter March 13, 2023

This story has been updated to include a statement from one of Zapata's attorney. The man suspected of two different stabbings in East Los Angeles that occurred on March 3, including the fatal stabbing...

Valley Food Liquor store. Photo by Anna Kuchison.

Cal State LA community shaken by a nearby stabbing

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter March 7, 2023

Some Cal State LA students are in shock after reports of a stabbing less than a quarter of a mile away from campus at Valley Food Liquor on Friday, Mar. 3 at 9:08 p.m. According to a report on Citizen,...

Cal State LAs garden of well-being is part of the WellBeingU initiative. Photo by Will Baker.

CAPS slowly rebuilding after past problems

Anna Kuchison and Victoria Ivie March 6, 2023

After many past complaints about Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), there have been some major changes that are supposed to improve the care students receive. Struggles with mental health...

Brenda Rodriguez playing pool in the USU game room located on the second floor. Photo by Victoria Ivie.

Cal State LA moves game room to a new location

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter March 3, 2023

The Cal State LA game room is back after it closed to move locations. This time it’s in a bigger—and some say better— location on the second floor of the USU. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Petitioners often stand outside on the main walkway asking students for signatures or donations. Graphic by Anne To.

Students complain that religious groups on campus are being pushy

Thomas Davila, Multimedia Reporter March 3, 2023

Campaigner, inquirer, seeker, solicitor. These are synonyms to describe a petitioner. On the other side of the spectrum, we have religious groups which are like petitioners in a sense that they go around...

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...

District Attorney George Gascón gave a press release about the factual innocence filing of Maurice Hastings case at the Cal State LA campus on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. Hastings served 38 years for a crime that DNA evidence revealed he did not do. Photo by Victoria Ivie.

BREAKING: Cal State LA’s Innocence Project and district attorney attempt to clear wrongfully convicted man’s record

Victoria Ivie, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2023

The Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and the Los Angeles Innocence Project held a news conference on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Cal State LA campus to announce the findings of an investigation...

According to, being prepared for an earthquake requires the ability to react and remain calm to protect yourself and those around you. For anyone using a walker, or wheelchair, it is suggested to lock your brakes, cover your neck and head with your arms, and to hold on. Graphic by Will Baker.

How would Cal State LA handle the next big quake?

Erik Adams, Senior Multimedia Reporter February 28, 2023

After the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria claimed tens of thousands of lives, some students may be reminded of experts’ predictions that “The Big One” will hit Southern California any day now. Although...

Photographs of six different air vents at King Hall, the Library, U-SU, Arts & Letters, Fine Arts, and Salazar Hall. Photos and collage by Will Baker.

Is the air filtration at Cal State LA routinely maintained?

Anthony Aguilar, Multimedia Reporter February 27, 2023

The air filtration in campus buildings and classrooms helps prevent air contaminants from getting people sick such as viruses including COVID-19 and the flu. But some at the university have concerns...

Graphic by Will Baker.

With antisemitism on the rise, Jewish students say they need safe spaces on campus

Tristan Longwell, Contributor February 27, 2023

This story has been updated to include the University of Connecticut's statement. Cal State LA  criminal justice major Valerie Perlovskaya founded a new Jewish club because she feels the Jewish student...

A man and a woman were shot on Valley Boulevard, less than a mile from Cal State LA, on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Photo by Anna Kuchison.

BREAKING: Two people shot half a mile from Cal State LA campus

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter February 27, 2023

A man and a woman were shot on Valley Boulevard across the street from The High Note, a cannabis dispensary near the Cal State LA Golden Eagle apartments. The shooting occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at...

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