University Times

Yes Workers, We Can

Anthony Karambelas, Writer

September 16, 2018

“Si, se puede! Si, se puede! Don’t be afraid to shout!” she proclaimed. “Your education only makes you louder!” On Sept. 6, the Chicano & Latino Studies Department hosted a talk by Dolores Huerta, who alongside Cesar Chavez, has become something of a household name among Californians, f...

Social Clubs at Cal State LA

P'Etra Davis, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018

Representatives of some of Cal State LA’s 130 clubs and student organizations stood at booths last week recruiting members, doling out over 500 free meals and catching up with fellow members. But that often isn’t enough. “There are two types of students. There are the students that have been invol...

8 Oddities of Sorority Life

Martha Nerio, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018

Joining a sorority on campus is a great way to network, volunteer and raise money for the organization’s philanthropic efforts. When sororities recruit, they enumerate the benefits of joining a sorority. What they don’t tell you right away is all activities you’ll be doing that most people wo...

Student health fee increases 60 percent

Marissa Chavez, Contributing Writer

September 11, 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 –...

Veterans Resource Center aims to break stigma and build community

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018

On a recent afternoon at Cal State LA’s Veterans Resource Center, students chattered and laughed in between bites of spaghetti and Doritos. Brown paper lunch sacks and takeaway containers lay strewn across the tables in between open books and charging laptops. Ross and Rachel bickered on a “Friends...

Campus Housing Costs Continue to Increase

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018

On-campus room and board fees at Cal State LA increased nearly 4 percent last academic year from the year before, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. What’s more, there has been an uptick in room and board costs every year since the 2014 to 2015 academic year – totaling a 5...

NASA-funded program lifts off some students’ careers

Boushra Rafi, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2018

Isaac Cano, a Cal State LA computer science graduate student, deeply valued his experience with the university’s Direct STEM program. “It definitely was a dream come true for me. Ever since I was young, I had always wanted to do something in aerospace Being introduced to the program has given...

Welcome back to campus – and to parking adventures

Berenice Moreno, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2018

Summer vacation is over and Cal State LA students look forward to coming back to school.  But for some, their first encounter with the campus after being away for month is the parking. Coming early to find it. Driving up to an hour. Then, showing up late to class. That explanation can soften even...

Students walkout, briefly close 10 Freeway

November 10, 2016

On Thursday, students walked throughout the halls of campus buildings at 2 P.M., an hour earlier than organized on social media feeds, shouting “Walkout! Shut it down!” to oppose the presidency of Donald Trump. Others rallied chanting “Not my president” or “Si, se puede.” Students amon...