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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

The area was roped off with yellow police caution tape, still seen here days after the shooting at the intersection of N Mission and Broadway in Lincoln Heights. Photo by Will Baker.

Students concerned amid recent violent crimes near campus

Erik Adams, Senior Multimedia Reporter March 21, 2023

Three police officers were shot in the nearby Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights on Wednesday, March 8, just under four miles away from Cal State LA’s campus. In a press conference on the...

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,...

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...

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...

A sinkhole on the Cal State LA campus has caused road closures. Students were informed by campus-wide email on Saturday, Feb. 25. Photo by Anthony Aguilar.

BREAKING: 20-foot sinkhole creates closures across campus

Anne To and Anthony Aguilar February 26, 2023

This story has been edited to add updated information. A report was made to the Eagle Patrol at 10 a.m. Saturday morning about a “big hole” at Circle Drive at the Cal State LA campus. When workers...

CSU students, faculty, and community members can nominate and share what qualities they are looking for in the next CSU chancellor. Graphic by Anne To.

CSU’s search for a new Chancellor

Anne To, Managing Editor February 6, 2023

The California State University (CSU) is currently searching for a new chancellor and will host open forums across Southern, Central and Northern California. The forums will be hybrid and live-streamed...

A memorial wall on campus, asking Cal State LA to share memories and thoughts for the victims of recent mass shootings. Photo by Brian Lai.

Cal State LA students mourn after recent mass-shootings

Erick Cabrera and Brian Lai February 4, 2023

When news broke about the tragedies in Monterey Park and Moon Bay last month, many students were deeply affected as the Monterey Park shooting occurred near campus. With Cal State LA being located less...

2023 graduating students will hold commencement on a campus parking lot, just like last year.

BREAKING: The countdown to commencement comes with disappointment

Denis Akbari, Digital Editor February 1, 2023

This article has been updated to add a statement from the university. One hundred and nine days until commencement and graduating students have mixed feelings about what Cal State LA has in store for...

A portrait of President William Covino, from the Cal State LA website.

BREAKING: President Covino announces retirement

Victoria Ivie, Managing Editor August 18, 2022

On August 18, President William Covino announced he will be retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year. He will retire in June 2023. Covino made his announcement at the end of the 2022 University...

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