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BREAKING: Fresno State President selected as new CSU Chancellor

Dr. Joseph I. Castro is poised to serve as the eighth California State University chancellor, according to a press released by the CSU public affairs office. Castro previously served as the president of Fresno State University since 2013. CSU press released image.

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

September 23, 2020

The first chancellor of color was announced Wednesday morning as the California State University Board of Trustees appointed Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro. Chancellor Timothy White will be stepping down as chancellor following his eight-year term, finally settling into his delayed retir...

Spring 2021 Goes Virtual | Time toTalk Ep. 10

Time to Talk screen shot

September 23, 2020

On this week’s edition of Time to Talk, the University Times discusses staying online for the spring semester, Zoom etiquette and student’s experiencing back and neck pains during quarantine.

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...

Meet the Fall 2020 Editors | Time to Talk – Ep 9

Screen Shot of Meet the Fall 2020 Editors on Times to Talk Ep 9

September 14, 2020

On this week’s special edition of Time to Talk, the University Times assembles the Fall 2020 editors to speak on their time in quarantine, answer some fun questions and give some hot takes.

BREAKING: CSUs to stay online for spring semester

CSU Chancellor, Timothy P White, at the California State University Board of Trustees meeting in 2015.

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

In a press release on Monday, Chancellor Timothy White announced all 23 CSU universities will remain online for the Spring Semester. Spring semester remained a question mark when the chancellor’s office announced the virtual Fall Semester due to the coronavirus pandemic back in May. Now under the c...

Newsom’s ethnic studies requirement changes CSU curriculum

Assembly Bill 1460, now signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, will require CSU to offer ethnic studies courses by 2021-22, so students can complete their three-unit course in ethnic studies.

Rosio Flores and Meghan Bravo

September 10, 2020

The California State University “Ethnic Studies & Social Justice” requirement was recently trumped by Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of Assembly Bill 1460 into law on Aug. 17, according to Mike Uhlenkamp, Senior Director of Public Affairs for the CSU.  Under this new ethnic studies grad...

Homeless student fights to stay at Cal State LA

Summer Szeto sits at her work station in the Cal State LA dorms. With no family around, it’s the only place she can call her own in the state of California. Photo courtesy of Summer Szeto. This photo was coached by the reporter Joshua Letona.

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2020

Summer Szeto made a hard choice as the summer break came to a close. She’s already paid $2,500 out of pocket to stay at Cal State LA to avoid being homeless this semester.  Szeto, originally from Australia, moved to California to live with her mother and stepfather when she started high school. F...

Time to Talk – Ep. 8

Time to Talk Episode 8

August 26, 2020

This week University Times Managing Editor, Tahiti Salinas and Golden Eagle Radio Station Manager and UT Digital Editor, Marisa Martinez sit down with Associated Students Incorporated President, Diana Chavez to talk about the Fall 2020 semester and how the pandemic has affected the way ASI functions.

UT editors’ picks: Video games

UT Editors' Picks. Illustration by Lauren Dahncke

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

August 4, 2020

Our first “safe-at-home” summer is coming to end. While we haven’t been able to see people in-person, video games have brought together many friends and families. In the continuation of this series, the new University Times editors for this upcoming semester share what video games captured their...

BLM protests leave some Cal State criminal justice students questioning the system

A police motorcycle and a vehicle parked at the Public Safety lot.

Ethan Axtell, Staff Reporter

July 17, 2020

As she follows news of violence by police around the country, recent Cal State LA graduate Salma Lopez is torn about her major and career path: criminal justice. “I just got my bachelor’s in criminal justice this year and it has crossed my mind whether I even want to be part of a law enforcemen...

ICE mandate rescinded: Cal State LA international students here to stay

Picture of housing in California State University of Los Angeles, taken by the University Times

Tahiti Salinas, Managing Editor

July 16, 2020

Before the international students mandate was rescinded, second year student Ma Ledi Ham Loot faced being sent to the Philippines unable to get home to her province. “I would have to take the international flight to Manila, and then from Manila I have to ride a plane to my city. My city is on lock...

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