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Further Construction to Limit University Parking

Further Construction to Limit University Parking

Monica Tamayo, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2019

On December 17, Parking and Transportation services temporarily displaced 800 parking spots in parking lot 7. According to university officials, a new housing project is being built on lot 7, which is set to be completed by Fall 2021. The new housing east complex will feature an 8-story traditional ...

Letter From The Editor

Kyle Frizol smiles as he represents the University Times, Editor in Chief Role

Kyle M. Frizol, Editor In Chief

January 23, 2019

With each new year, there are new goals to set and new hurdles to overcome. Here at the University Times, we are excited to step into 2019 with a fresh perspective and commitment to serving our university community, while also investing in innovative and rapidly-developing mediums for news. As the officia...

Teachers Strike for Students

30,000 teachers go on strike for the first time in 30 years in DTLA. Photo by Brian Delgado

Marissa Chavez, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019

On Monday, Jan 14, over 30,000 teachers faced the heavy rainfall as they marched their way through the streets of downtown Los Angeles carrying picket signs and umbrellas. For the first time in 30 years, teachers and supporters are demanding more than just money—a 6.5% increase—they’re fight...

BREAKING: Housing Winter Fee Waived

Picture of housing in California State University of Los Angeles, taken by the University Times

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

Yamileth Esmeralda Ramos Zavala working at a warehouse in South Central LA

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

Students walking uphill a concrete hill, holding a blue flag.

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

Man looking at a whiteboard detailing student concerns such as women's softball to parking fines.

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 plastic bottle is in the middle among a vast majority of white sand, with only dry tongue bushes surrounding it

Berenice Moreno, Contributing Writer

November 13, 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

Hilda Solis presents a commendation certificate with Jos James

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

November 12, 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

A lot of families set up memorials with flowers, balloons, and names to remember the lost ones in this picture

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...

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