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Democrats Clash on Stage

Democratic presidential nominees, Cory Booker (left), Tulsi Gabbard (middle), and Amy Klobuchar (right), at the Democratic Presidential Debate on November 20, 2019.

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

November 27, 2019

Ten Democratic presidential candidates gathered on stage for a debate at Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, hosted last Wednesday by MSNBC and the Washington Post, was filled with tension, laughs and ideas as the candidates argued why they should be the next leader of the country. Democ...

DACA’s Fate in the Hands of the Supreme Court

Students and supporters of DACA rally in Los Angeles on November 12, 2019. The protest was in response towards the Supreme Court hearings.

Lilith Greta Meyer, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court hinted it’s inclined to support Trump’s request to shut down DACA, as reported by the Washington Post.  The program was introduced by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and provides opportunities to work and receive higher education for undocumented immigra...

Five Democratic Presidential Candidates Speak on Latinx Issues at Cal State LA

Bernie Sanders finishes up his time at the Democratic forum that focused on Latinx issues at the Cal State LA Luckman theater.

Isaac Gutierrez, Managing Editor

November 17, 2019

A 2019 Democratic presidential forum on Latinx issues was held at Cal State LA this morning. The forum featured five presidential candidates: Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro and Tom Steyer. Questions covered a wide range of topics concerning the Latinx community such as...

Greta Rallies the Troops

Familes came together, united with thousands of others to march the streets of Los Angeles demanding action against the hazardous effects of climate change this past Friday.

Joshua Mejia, Staff Photographer

November 6, 2019

“Fridays for Future” continued last week as thousands of youth rallied together to take the streets of Los Angeles in a united school strike. This time joined by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg. The rally went from the steps of City Hall to marching through downtown to Governor Gavin Newsom’s...

CSU Chancellor Announces Retirement

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White during a public speaking session at the California State University Board of Trustees meeting on November 17, 2015.

Richard Tzul, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White, publicly announced his retirement on Tuesday. White intends to retire at the end of June 2020, the exact date depends on the process of appointing a new successor, according to a CSU press release. The 70-year-old clarified that he wasn’t retiring due to age, nor was influenced by the resignation of the University of California President Janet Napolita...

Unavailable Elevators Cause Issues for Cal State LA Students

Six temporarily unavailable elevators at Cal State LA surveryed by the University Times.

Joshua Letona and Meghan Bravo

October 16, 2019

More than 10 percent of elevators found on campus by the UT were down as of last week, causing problems for Cal State LA students, not just when getting around, but also when getting to classes. The UT found 50 elevators, including six that did not work during a survey conducted late September. The ...

One Earth, One Chance

Friday, thousands of youth marched the streets of Los Angeles to City Hall where they protested climate change in light of the UN Climate Action Summit taking place this weekend.

Joshua Mejia, Staff Photographer

September 24, 2019

Thousands of students skipped school and took to the streets of Los Angeles in a historic global effort to make their voices heard about climate change. The protest came just in time as the United Nations Climate Action Summit took place over the weekend in New York. Leading this global effort is Swedish 16-yea...

Mitigating Student Debt for Disabled Veterans

A disabled veteran with an artificial leg sits outside. Trump's executive order will make it easier for veterans to waiver student loan debt without filling out extensive paperwork.

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, less than 50,000 disabled veterans have received student loan aid simp...

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

Democratic presidential hopeful US senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders delivers his closing statement during the first round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 2019.

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

Northrop, a performing arts center, at the University of Minnesota.

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

A memorial site for LA County deputy, Joseph Gilbert Solano, is placed at the entrance of the Alhambra Jack in the Box where the shooting occurred

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...

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