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The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

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...

Award ceremony for all volunteers on April 15, 2023. Photo credit: Jocelyn Macedo.

VITA tax program aims to service community

Grace Wong May 1, 2023

This is an audience-submitted piece that has been edited by the University Times editors to follow AP Style. All views are the writer's own. All Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers received...

Love is a journey, there is no rush. Graphic by Fatima Rosales.

Be yourself: Whoever is meant to be in your life will be

Denis Akbari, Digital Editor April 17, 2023

Dear Denis, I’m really into this girl but I don’t know when it’s safe to make my move as she recently got out of a relationship. I want her to find herself and love herself first, and I want to...

Penguins often mate for life, according to Graphic by Fatima Rosales.

Do soulmates exist?

Denis Akbari, Digital Editor April 3, 2023

Dear Denis, Do people have soulmates? How long should you wait to say “I love you?” - Angel   Dear Angel, I’ve always had the firm belief that people have soulmates. But I don’t...

Tristan Longwell as a kid. Photo courtesy of Tristan Longwell.

What does it mean to be a Jew?

Tristan Longwell, Intern Reporter April 2, 2023

I have always felt like my Jewishness confuses people. I am genetically half Jewish and half not. My mother is of European Jewish descent and my father is mostly Norwegian. According to Jewish law,...

Will Baker posing with some decor at the Windsor in Chicago. Baker was part of the training team as head bartender. Photo courtesy of Will Baker.

I refuse to fully celebrate Chartwells coming to Cal State LA

Will Baker, Social Media/Multimedia Editor February 10, 2023

When it comes to food service providers, I have the utmost empathy and understanding of the miracle occurring. Making large quantities of food of acceptable service level for a massive demand. Chartwells...

collage of three photos from concerts at nighttime with colorful lights

The band that taught me to love myself

Evelyn Contreras, Community News Reporter December 17, 2022

My entire life, I was very insecure about my body. Being Mexican meant I had more body hair, which is where my insecurities really stemmed from. I have had bad acne since the fifth grade. I had big,...

Hhoto of a 4-year-old girl from Tanzania.

The little girl who could

Brenda Mwingira, Community News Reporter December 16, 2022

As a young girl growing up in Tanzania, a developing country, the idea of attending a four-year U.S. university was almost as mythical as an old African folktale. The fact that neither of my parents...

Worm Album Cover with Vinyl. Photo Courtesy of 20 Buck Spin.

Review: Worm’s ”Bluenothing” is full of energy and doom

Adrian Leal, Community News Reporter December 2, 2022

Self-proclaimed “Necromantic Black Doom” band Worm has created its most refined and masterful release to date, blessing the listener with an elegant yet dirge-filled 26-minute EP, and leaving anyone...

baby on bed sleeping

Confessions of a ‘good boy’

Vincent Moc, Community News Reporter December 1, 2022

My mom has a good heart and she shows it by teaching my brothers and me how to be good people. When I was growing up, she used to take me to volunteer at my dad’s temple and various events.  Sometimes,...

Both siblings taking a photo at college commencement.

Spina Bifida has impaired my body but it can’t keep me from achieving my goals

Thomas Davila, Community News Reporter November 19, 2022

More than 15 years ago, I worked out at the gym four days a week, two hours each day. Despite moving around in a wheelchair, my arms and upper body were so strong I could easily move myself in and out...

Andres smiles with his dog Hunter.

My dog and me: Friends for a life

Andres Perez, Community News Reporter November 17, 2022

Although I was older than him when we met -- I was 11 and my rescue dog, Hunter, was five months -- it’s the opposite now. I’ve reached my prime at 21 and he is an aging 65 in human years. Every...

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