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Mitigating Student Debt for Disabled Veterans

Mitigating Student Debt for Disabled Veterans

Kayla Misa, Contributing Writer

September 3, 2019

A new executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Aug. 21 aims to aid the nation’s disabled veteran students in their federal student loan debt by expediting the process of student loan discharge.  According to Military.com, less than 50,000 disabled veterans have received student loan aid simp...

Perspectives on Mass Shootings

Perspectives on Mass Shootings

Evelyn Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

August 27, 2019

The nation continues to mourn with the friends and family of those who are affected by gun violence. Since Aug. 11, 2019, our nation has suffered nine more mass shootings with one being as close as Riverside, California on Aug. 12, 2019, which killed one police officer and injured two other people. Th...

Understanding Bernie’s Student Debt Bill

Understanding Bernie’s Student Debt Bill

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

August 8, 2019

A new bill was announced on June 24, 2019 that could tackle the student debt crisis by simply eliminating it. Senator Bernie Sanders proposed a bill that would serve as a higher education plan. According to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the student debt loan is currently almo...

The University Times takes on Minneapolis

The University Times takes on Minneapolis

Marisa Vasquez, Editor-In-Chief

July 22, 2019

Heavy, humid air hovered over the University of Minnesota (U of M) as students filtered into Smith Hall, where the College Media Mega Workshop would commence. The workshop was hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Association, College Media Business and Advertising Managers and Co...

Temple City Community Mourn the Loss of Deputy Solano

Temple City Community Mourn the Loss of Deputy Solano

Leslie Ramirez, Contributing Writer

July 1, 2019

Hundreds of supporters and loved ones gathered at the Temple City Park Wednesday, June 19th, to celebrate the life and tragic death of veteran LA County Sheriff’s Department  Deputy Joseph Solano who was gunned down at the Jack in the Box on Valley and Fremont Ave.  His funeral was held at the Cathedral of Our...

A High-Speed Freeway Car Crash Kills Four Men: One Cal State LA Alumni

A High-Speed Freeway Car Crash Kills Four Men: One Cal State LA Alumni

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor

May 30, 2019

On the morning of May 22, four men, including Cal State LA graduate Hussein Ali Saleh, and Hussein Yasser Saab, Hussein Moussa Ayoub, and Hussein Ahmad Ghasham, lost control and crashed into a pole near the Firestone Boulevard exit at approximately 3:15 a.m., authorities said. The 2014 BMW was headed...

Provost Mahoney Appointed President at SF State

Provost Mahoney Appointed President at SF State

Marisa Vasquez, Editor-In-Chief

May 29, 2019

In the midst of commencement week, a press release issued on Wednesday by President William A. Covino announced the departure of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Lynn Mahoney who accepted the position of President at San Francisco State University (SF State).   This announcement...

Academic Senate Meeting Comes to an Abrupt End

Academic Senate Meeting Comes to an Abrupt End

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

Last Tuesday marked the first time that Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) would bring the Resolution of No Confidence in President William Covino to the Academic Senate this semester. ASI has been working with a student and community organization known as the Golden Eagle Justice Coalition since...

The River That Connects Us All

The River That Connects Us All

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2019

The Los Angeles River connects all the cities, running from the Simi Hills through Los Angeles, and ending in Long Beach. Cal State LA hosted an art exhibit documenting the history of the waterway. “The LA River: The Past, The Present, And The Future” is a collection of photos that spans decades,...

Long Live the Neighborhood Hero

Long Live the Neighborhood Hero

Becky Nava, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Last Thursday, dozens gathered around the Golden Eagle Statue to mourn local rapper and community activist, Nipsey Hussle. Hussle was fatally shot just two weeks ago outside of his store, The Marathon, in South Central Los Angeles. Accents of blue and white adorned the scene, from carnations in jars...

Pick Up Your Butts

Pick Up Your Butts

Monica Tamayo, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) hosted its second annual Cigarette Butt Cleanup on March 27 at the university. Students and other attendees participated by picking up cigarette butts around the plaza and across various locations on campus including the Engineering, Computer Science and Technology...

Equipping Women Through Self-Defense

Equipping Women Through Self-Defense

Mya Taylor, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2019

R.A.D., or Rape, Aggression, Defense, is a women’s self-defense program contracted by Cal State LA to offer a 12-hour-long seminar once a semester. The seminar is divided into two consecutive days on learning risk recognition and reduction. The R.A.D. system teaches the development and enhancement...