University Times

Homeboy Industries founder misses campus speaking event

President William A. Covino shaking hands with champion award recipient, staff member Christopher Johnson.

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

February 29, 2020

An L.A. based reverend is on a mission to provide compassion and hope for former gang members seeking a better life. Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit who founded Homeboy Industries, the self-described “largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.” As part of the campus Min...

How to prepare to vote in California’s Primary

A group of people hold “vote” signs around a voting ballot.

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

February 26, 2020

The California Primary is fast approaching on March 3, as part of Super Tuesday, in which 14 states participate in the selection of the Democratic Party’s nominee. Along with the Democratic race are also state and local contests on the ballot for the Golden State. Here’s a voting guide to hel...

Sanders visits California as he leads Democratic race

Secret Service security detail follow Sanders as he meets and greets his supporters at the end of the rally.

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

February 22, 2020

Thousands of Californians were feeling the burn at a Bernie Sanders rally in Santa Ana on Friday, just a day prior to the Nevada caucus, in which he won, according to the Associated Press. The AP characterized Sanders’ victory in Nevada as “cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-...

Golden Eagles anticipate Golden State Primary

Taylor Dark III, a Cal State LA political science professor, answers questions during the Q&A portion of the event.

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

The primary and caucus season commenced earlier this month in Iowa then New Hampshire. In the meantime, some Golden Eagles await the Golden State primary on March 3 as part of “Super Tuesday,” in which several other states also participate in the nomination process. In anticipation of that, a packed U-SU theat...

Coronavirus strikes Los Angeles

Airline check-in staff at LAX airport wear a face mask to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2020

A new, deadly virus is spreading across the world. The coronavirus grew out of Wuhan, China and has made its way to Los Angeles and Orange County. According to the New York Times, there have been at least seven reported infections in the U.S. At least 259 people have died from the virus; there haven’t been f...

CSU conducting a search for new chancellor

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

Catherine Valdez, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

A search is underway for a new chancellor who can lead the 23 CSU campuses composed of approximately 482,000 students and 53,000 employees. After eight years of serving the California State University system, Timothy White announced in October he’ll be retiring by the end of June.  The CSU’s s...

CSU postpones vote on new course requirement


Meghan Bravo, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2020

Cal State University Chancellor Timothy White postponed a vote on adding a course requirement for CSU admission. Instead, he asked for the system’s Board of Trustees to “approve a year-long study” of the proposed requirement. The approval went through on Wednesday, according to an LA Times articl...

Killing of top Iranian military commander leads to intense fallout

Forensic investigators and rescue workers arrive at the Ukranian plane crash to inspect the bodies.

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

January 20, 2020

American and Iranian relations deteriorated further after a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian military commander earlier this month. Here’s a look at the strike, the fallout and what the future might hold for both countries. The Strike On Jan. 3, an airstrike, approved by President Trump, killed Iranian Maj. General Qassim Suleimani. The Iranian regime swore “a har...

Women’s March Excludes Black Lives Matter LA

Supporters and volunteers surround a group of counter protesters as signs advocating for the march block the other signs as chants for women's rights and equality are chanted by the supporters in Los Angeles this past Saturday.

Marisa Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2020

Black Lives Matter LA accused the Women’s March LA Foundation of exclusivity while planning for its annual march.  Cal State LA’s former Pan-African Studies Chair Melina Abdullah. a founder and organizer of Black Lives Matter LA, spoke out against the march on social platforms on Friday for not ...

Democrats square off before voting begins

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (right) privately speak after the Democratic presidential primary debate on January 14, 2020.

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

Weeks before voting begins in Iowa, six Democratic presidential candidates gathered on stage in the state’s capital of Des Moines at Drake University to convince voters which one of them should run against Donald Trump in the general election. According to recent poll numbers, it’s a tight four person race in Iowa, the inaugural state for the primaries and caucuses. With a race more contentious than ever, this was the most significant debate to date. Fore...

Final Presidential Debate of the Year Hosted in Los Angeles

(From left to right) Democratic presidential hopefuls, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and businessman Tom Steyer participate in the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 2019.

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

December 31, 2019

The sixth presidential Democratic debate featured the shortest lineup so far this primary season with seven candidates on stage vying for the nation’s highest office. Hosted by PBS Newshour and Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the candidates discussed several topics and there were c...

‘Socialist Can Beat Trump,’ say Bernie Sanders Supporters

A Bernie Sanders supporter demonstrating her passion at the Venice rally.

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

December 30, 2019

Over 14,000 people gathered near the ocean, hoping to create a blue wave that will carry presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders to the White House. The candidate’s rally held in Venice, California earlier this month brought guest speakers and performers, most notably, professor and activist Dr. Corn...

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