University Times

BREAKING: Housing Winter Fee Waived

BREAKING: Housing Winter Fee Waived

Kyle Frizol, Editor In Chief

December 5, 2018

In light of recent student housing protests against planned additional Winter-session residence fees, Housing and Residence Life has decided to waive the Winter break housing fee for all students that have indicated their desire to remain in campus housing during the break, according to a statement from...

A 3,000-mile Reunion

A 3,000-mile Reunion

Jackelinne Morales

December 5, 2018

To this day, Yamileth Esmeralda Ramos Zavala cannot eat burritos and the smell of chicken makes her gag. That’s because for one month and 10 days, during her 3,000-mile journey to the United States from El Salvador, she only got one meal a day: Cold burritos and dry, rubbery chicken. I’m l...

Give Me Your Huddled Masses

Give Me Your Huddled Masses

Ryanne Mena, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2018

Over two thousand migrants planned to march to the San Ysidro Port of entry to apply to seek asylum on Sunday, November 25. That initial plan completely changed when they were met by over three dozen Mexican police officers wearing riot gear, blocking their way from crossing to El Chaparral, which is the p...

307 and Counting…

November 13, 2018

Dear Trump.   Don’t be naive. Number 307 will not be the last this year. And as the bodies crumple to the floor, the carnage remains on your watch.   We are 46 weeks into the year. According to the Gun Violence Archive, that places mass shootings at a relative frequency of n...

ASI Opens the Floor to Students

ASI Opens the Floor to Students

Michael Griego, Multimedia Journalist

November 13, 2018

Last Thursday, Nov. 8, students filled the Innovation Hub, in the University Library, to voice their campus-wide concerns during the Student Advocacy 101 mixer. The Senators of Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), who hosted the mixer, offered students lunch as well as reasons why it is beneficial to use ...

There’s a Storm Coming

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

November 13, 2018

Recent weeks have driven a lot northward: voter turnouts, gun-related homicides, and now over 6,000 Central American migrants fleeing violence in their respective countries to seek asylum in the U.S. But along with these migrants comes the pall of a steadily mounting political frenzy.   Trump has ...

A Journey Through the Desert and Back to My Childhood

A Journey Through the Desert and Back to My Childhood

Berenice Moreno, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

As a child growing up in Michoacan, Mexico, I had taken my first footsteps on the small rural ranch where I lived, overlooking hills in the distance and a dam nearby that looked more like a lake. I would jump on the rocks alongside the dam and watched gorgeous sunsets behind the hills. However, I...

Celebrating Our Vets

Celebrating Our Vets

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2018

The 2018 Veterans Day Ceremony was a celebration on-campus to represent our soldiers, marines, airmen, sailors and coastguards.     The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) and offered a panel of veterans and national public figures including, LA County Supervisor Hilda Soli...

The Blood on Our Hands

The Blood on Our Hands

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

November 6, 2018

It has become a horrific American ritual. Every year, citizens across the nation steel themselves for the inevitable death toll. They just pray the AR-15 does not train on their neighborhood. And when it does, if it does, they clean up the mess as quickly as they can and move on. They will not feign ig...

Are Your Voting Rights In Jeopardy?

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

A 2017 lawsuit challenging a state law that allegedly suppresses minority voters from making it to the polls could influence the November election. “California is failing to comply with these requirements because its DMV fails to provide voters with the proper application process for voter regist...

Transfer retention rate rises

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2018

Graduation rates for transfer students attending Cal State La for three years have increased to 64 percent in 2014 -- up from nearly 38 percent in 2005, according to data from university’s Enrollment Reporting System.   University staff and administrators credit resources such as student support services and advisement opportunities and new policies -- including requiring a transfer orientation. &...

Baby Trump Looms over Prop 10

Baby Trump Looms over Prop 10

Anthony Quach, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

Chants of “Yes on 10!” and “The rent is too damn high!” echoed throughout the streets of downtown Los Angeles last Saturday afternoon.   Advocates and supporters of Proposition 10 gathered outside the Los Angeles City Hall for a rally as the “Baby Trump” balloon loomed in the ba...