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University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

OPINION: Bad parking etiquette on-campus

Anthony Aguilar, Social Media Editor April 15, 2024

On March 8 people across the globe celebrate the gender-equality holiday.

Students share their take on feminism for Women’s Day

Tristan Longwell and Christiane Rios March 14, 2024

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8 and was first officially recognized as a holiday by the United Nations in 1977, according to its webpage. On this day, women from around the...

Neuralink recently received FDA approval to run human testing on their brain computer implants.

Neuralink: Is getting your brain chipped a good idea?

Brian Lai, Multimedia Reporter March 14, 2024

Imagine what you could do if you could control your computer or your phone not with your fingers or voice but with your thoughts. With the installation of a chip implanted in your brain, you can control...

The official Dune II poster.

‘Dune: Part Two’ review: Villeneuve’s magnum opus is spectacularly massive

Advik Sharma, Contributor March 13, 2024

It is a rare experience to watch a 166-minute film and wish it was longer. In his follow up to 2021’s “Dune," director Denis Villeneuve succeeds in achieving his vision to create one of the most ambitious...

One of the eight parking tickets I received last semester.

OPINION: Parking enforcement officers gave parking citations away like candy last semester

Tristan Longwell, Digital Editor February 26, 2024

For the entire fall 2023 semester, I paid for daily parking on the days that I came to campus, yet I was ticketed every month of the semester. My frustration with Cal State LA's public safety department...

Boxes of menstrual products were placed next to the sink instead of refilling the dispensers in the restroom.

Free menstrual products accessible or not?

Christiane Rios, Multimedia Reporter February 16, 2024

Since passing the Menstrual Equity for All Act in 2021, 26 menstrual product dispensers have been installed throughout campus; however, many students have brought up the need for maintenance on dispensers.  Students...

2024 is the Year of the Dragon.

Stories that shaped my childhood: Lunar New Years

Anne To, Editor-In-Chief February 12, 2024

My favorite holiday as a child was never Halloween, Christmas, or Thanksgiving — It was always the Lunar New Year. I loved decorating the walls with red papers marked in golden lettering to wish for...

Representative discusses community plans with Hermon residents at council meeting. Photo taken by Ashley Romero

Opinion: If neighborhood councils want to engage residents, meetings must be more accessible

Ashley Romero, Community News Reporter December 19, 2023

I was excited to attend my first neighborhood council meeting this fall, a finance and outreach meeting in Hermon. As I walked around, I didn’t see any signs. Some people were in the church across...

Molcajete from the La Sirena tortilleria. Photo taken by Andre Rueda.

Gone but not forgotten: The saga of my family’s tortilleria in El Sereno

Andre Rueda, Community News Reporter December 16, 2023

It was a few days before Christmas when my grandmother realized that she did not have nearly enough time nor the ingredients to prepare her homemade tamales. Nearly 50 guests would be expected for the...

Best movies to watch during the spooky season

Christiane Rios, Multimedia Reporter November 9, 2023

With midterms finishing up, the scariest thing that students have experienced this month could be school. But now that midterm tests and projects are wrapping up, it's time to sit back, relax and put on...

Hey ChatGPT, Can I trust you?

My complicated relationship with AI

Tristan Longwell, Community News Digital Editor-In-Chief September 13, 2023
I have spent the last few semesters living in fear of the dreaded ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) writing tools.  As an aspiring journalist, I worry that AI may be a threat to my career. Will robots one-day replace us writers? 
Sit down and have a heart to heart. Graphic by Fatima Rosales.

Why is it hard to find intimate connections without committing?

Denis Akbari, Digital Editor May 1, 2023

Dear Denis, I am not looking for love. But why is it so hard to find intimate connections without all the commitment? -Angel   Dear Angel, I believe creating intimate connections does...

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