University Times

First Time Voter Dilemma

First Time Voter Dilemma

Michael Griego, Multimedia Journalist

October 23, 2018

This coming midterm election ballot is filled with hot button issues, but many first-time voters on campus find themselves voting just to vote, not knowing who or what to vote for. Though the University has been making efforts to try to get students to become registered voters by offering student...

Governor Brown, Thumbs Down

Governor Brown, Thumbs Down

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018

On the same day that he was given the bill, Governor Jerry Brown dismissed SB 320. A bill that required by law, all University of California campuses and California State Universities to be provided with abortion medication by January 2022. The medication serves as a option for women to terminate a pre...

Animal rights’ measure draws animal activists as some of its opponents

Jordan Rodriguez, UT Community News Reporter

October 23, 2018

A measure aimed at improving farm animal conditions has drawn a host of opponents – and not just some farmers’ groups but certain animal activists as well. Some of the activists say that the measure improves living conditions for breeding pigs and calves, but it appears to be a step back for egg...

One Year Later, Some Students Still Bemoan Smoking Policy

One Year Later, Some Students Still Bemoan Smoking Policy

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

More than a year after Cal State LA banned smoking on campus, students report mixed feelings about the policy, with some still holding grudge. “I’m not doing anything wrong. I study my butt off everyday,” said Erika Banahan, a third year student. “With all this stress that I deal with from ...

Student Health Fee Increases 60 Percent

Student Health Fee Increases 60 Percent

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

Many students don’t realize they have complete access to health care right on campus – let alone that they have been paying for it each semester. The Student Health Center offers dozens of services to all enrolled students. Whether or not they use the services, students pay $132.50 in fees –...

Gentrification for Good

Gentrification for Good

October 8, 2018

Urban renewal. Yuppification. The new Starbucks where the corner cafe used to be. Angelenos know it in various forms and for the most part, residents resist the looming white shadow when it threatens their neighborhood.   But that’s all changing now. Or at least just in Montebello, for the tim...

5 Facts of the Presidential Alert

5 Facts of the Presidential Alert

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018

An emergency alert was tested nationwide on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 2:18 p.m. Eastern time. The notifications rang out across the U.S. and the internet responded promptly. Social media reacted with memes and confused personal posts. Though the alert was solely a test, the Federal Emergency Management Agency h...

Leana Wen exclusive interview

Anthony Karambelas, General Assignment Reporter

October 3, 2018

Interview with Alumna, Leana Wen, President of Planned Parenthood    UT: What was it like entering college at 13 and how did it help you achieve your academic promise? Do you think you made the right move? LW: I am grateful that I had the opportunity to enter college. I was fortunate t...

Cellphones: Distraction Machines or Academic Tools

Cellphones: Distraction Machines or Academic Tools

Sean Nesler

October 1, 2018

  Brennan Hernandez In 1953, Ray Bradbury published “The Murderer,” a short story in which a man is driven to technocide by the constant buzz of mobile communication technologies such as pagers, phones, and computers. Sixty-five years later, some university professors may relate to the ...

“Valet” Parking: an Umbrella Term

Berenice Moreno, Contributing writer

October 1, 2018

On the northern side of the Cal State LA campus there are umbrellas marked by the words ”valet.” Valet parking on a college campus may seem a bit excessive, but according to university officials, the service provided is falsely defined by the titled umbrella, nor is it an effort to pamper students...

Alumna New President of Planned Parenthood

Alumna New President of Planned Parenthood

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

  She came here at the age of eight with only forty dollars to her family’s name. Now, she’s leading the charge for reproductive health in America. Meet Dr. Leana Wen, a proud Cal State LA alumna, and now the first physician in nearly fifty years to hold the presidency of Planned Parenthood. ...

Golden Eagles Fly High Over California State Dominguez Hills

Golden Eagles Fly High Over California State Dominguez Hills

Michael Greigo, Multimedia Journalist

October 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES - - Last Wednesday, California State Los Angeles Men’s soccer team, entered their first CCAA league game at home since breaking in the top 10 for the first time since 2015 and ranked at #8 in the country. They played against California State Dominguez Hills where pulled off a 5-0 victory ...