University Times

The River That Connects Us All

The River That Connects Us All

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

April 15, 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 15, 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 8, 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 8, 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...

A New Way to Dorm

A New Way to Dorm

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor

April 8, 2019

Starting fall 2021, Cal State LA will be home to 1,500 new beds in the first ever traditional style- student housing. However, the new eight story building, equipped with elevators, a courtyard and a private skyway that connects to the university campus, will come at a price. The new price for...

ASI Votes No Confidence in Covino

ASI Votes No Confidence in Covino

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

April 8, 2019

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:38 p.m. On the Friday before spring break, the Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) held a special meeting to vote on a single action item on the agenda: the Resolution of No Confidence in President Covino. The special meeting was scheduled for Friday, March 29,...

Special Meeting Scheduled by ASI for Removal of President Covino

Special Meeting Scheduled by ASI for Removal of President Covino

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

March 29, 2019

Students, faculty and community members associated with the on-campus coalition, Golden Eagle Justice, filled the public seats at the Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) Board Meeting on Thursday where two action items were scheduled to be voted upon. The items included the removal of President William...

Impaction Talks Continue at ASI Board Meeting

Impaction Talks Continue at ASI Board Meeting

Darwin Lopez, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2019

Last Thursday at an ASI board meeting, Golden Eagle Justice presented Provost Mahoney with a petition containing “over a thousand signatures” that critique the job that President Covino, Provost Mahoney, and Vice Provost Enders are doing in regard to listening to student’s comments and concerns. Mahoney...

Color in the Air

Color in the Air

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor

March 12, 2019

Thousands of LA residents celebrated the arrival of spring this past Saturday and Sunday by mirroring the Holi tradition of singing, dancing and throwing a mass of colors in the air. In North India, Holi is a special ceremony that was derived from ancient legends. Followers join together each year...

Alumni Highlight Intersectional Feminism

Alumni Highlight Intersectional Feminism

Becky Nava, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

On one of their many walks amidst the Griffith Park backdrop, former Cal State LA graduate student Stephanie Abraham and former director of the Cross Cultural Center, Daria Tudacufski, came up with the name for their independent feminist magazine, or “zine”, Make/Shift. Before their work on Make/Shift,...

Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

Becky Nava, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Gnarled fragments of Wingstop containers, green Starbucks coffee stirrers and plastic car parts are just some of the keepsakes left over from the Associated Students Inc. (ASI) beach clean up this past Friday at Dockweiler Beach. A handful of students braved the hour-long shuttle trip to the beach...

University Recognized as a Military Friendly Institution

University Recognized as a Military Friendly Institution

Monica Tamayo, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

Cal State LA has recently been recognized as a military friendly institute for higher learning. This consideration was given to the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) by Military Friendly, a brand owned by VIQTORY. VIQTORY is a company dedicated to creating connections between the military and civilian...