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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...

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...

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,...

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