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Editorial: The UT supports the Black Lives Matter movement

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University Times Editorial Board

June 4, 2020

The editorial board of the University Times would first like to give our condolences to George Floyd’s family. We stand against any type of inequalities, racism and oppression. Though Floyd’s death has been heartbreaking to us, we are encouraged to see how this nation and other countries have ...

Asian American and proud of it. But it wasn’t always so.

Christopher Lazaro is shown dressed up and having his tie adjusted before a party.

Christopher Lazaro, Community News Editor

May 31, 2020

I’ve never felt as carefree as I did when I was a kid. I loved getting the latest video games, watching Saturday morning cartoons with my sister, collecting Pokemon cards and even just finishing my homework so I’d have time to play. It was a simpler time. I never worried or thought much about...

Dear dad and Davie, I did It!

Denae Ayala is shown posing with a congratulations balloon and with family members.

Denae Ayala, Community News Editor

May 27, 2020

When I was 9 years old, my mom dropped a bombshell on me. She told me that our family would be moving from Los Angeles County to Bakersfield. I had grown up with nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles in L.A. I was happy there. For the most part, I was a good kid. I played sports, I had lots of ...

Just three words

Katherine Conchas and her mother, Bertha Conchas, pose for a photo together in San Diego in May 2019. (Katherine Conchas/UT)

Katherine Conchas, Community News Reporter

May 10, 2020

Who knew that just three words could change your life?  It was February of 2014 and I was a sophomore in high school. My parents, brother and I had just finished eating dinner and we were all sitting at the table.  My mom and dad stood up. My mom said the three words: “I have cancer.” It wa...

OPINION: 10 things society should know about rape culture and how survivors can seek help

OPINION: 10 things society should know about rape culture and how survivors can seek help

Meghan Bravo, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2020

It’s time to whip out your favorite pair of jeans because today is Denim Day. “Denim Day” is an annual rape-prevention movement, where individuals wear a pair of denim jeans to show support for survivors of sexual assault. Official Denim Day Survivor Virtual rally is Wednesday, and is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to join, you...

Opinion: Hearing out Sanders’ supporters and other voices on Twitter can be exhausting but enlightening

Bernie supporters still want to have sway in the presidential campaign. (Photo by Parker Johnson on Unsplash)

Ethan Axtell, Community News Reporter

April 15, 2020

Looking for elevated and articulate political discourse on Twitter is like searching for Michelin Star cuisine in a dumpster, guided only by your tongue. You’ll never find what you’re looking for but you just might discover what people are eating. In other words, you might not find brilliant political insight o...

UT editors’ picks: Books

UT Editors' Picks. Illustration by Lauren Dahncke

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

As the spring semester converts to online classes and “safe at home” regulations are put in place, there is more free time for us at home. During these times, it is important to stay busy and find activities to do. In this series, the University Times editors will give their favorite or “go...

Staying active while stuck at home

Staying active while stuck at home

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

With classes now online, events canceled and many businesses closing temporarily, you may be left with nothing to do as you stay at home during this period of time. Don’t fret: There are plenty of things to do while spending time indoors, self-isolating.  Exercise  Staying at home can make you stagnant. Get th...

What to watch while “safer at home”

What to watch while “safer at home”

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

As movie theaters become temporarily closed, as mandated by Mayor Eric Garcetti due to COVID-19 concerns, a big source of entertainment becomes reserved for the home now more than ever.   This could be tough as college students might not have the financial stability, due to closures, to continue affor...

Analysis: A deep-dive into the struggling black and gold crew

Cal State LA's Shortstop, Tyler Odekirk, (14) in his batting stance awaiting the next pitch

Isaac Gutierrez, Digital Editor

March 12, 2020

Despite splitting the weekend series against the sixth seeded Stanislaus State Warriors, the Cal State LA baseball team finds itself near the bottom of the standings with a 5-11 record, third to last place. Before a 14-5 victory on Saturday, the Golden Eagles were in the middle of a 9-game losing strea...

Golden Eagle February movie roundup

Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, (left) and James Marsden (right) in a scene from “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 6, 2020

February saw lots of surprises when it came to movie releases with “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” underperforming at the box office, “Sonic the Hedgehog” becoming a success following a total character redesign, and “The Invisible Man” remake being a critical hit. Cal State LA students offe...

Personal essay: Swipe right on myself

Illustration of Meghan Bravo swiping right on herself.

Meghan Bravo, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

“How do I know how to love myself?” was the one question that struck me the most. It felt like someone read the book of my life, asking questions that could never escape my mind.   The Cross Cultural Center held an event this past Tuesday called “Love at First Swipe: Dating and Self-Love i...

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