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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

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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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The little girl who could

Brenda Mwingira, Community News Reporter December 15, 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...

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

Adrian Leal, Community News Reporter December 1, 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...

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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,...

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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...

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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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Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term effects on my mental health

Asha Johnson, Community News Reporter November 14, 2022

In 2020, I was a fairly optimistic, ambitious senior at Mira Loma High school in Sacramento, California. Now, I’m a third-year Cal State LA student slowly working to rebuild my social skills and my...

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Sadie: Crime, mystery, love and family

Jessica Liu, Intern Reporter October 24, 2022

“And it begins, as so many stories do, with a dead girl.” This book hit me hard. “Sadie” by Courtney Summers is a cross between a thriller and a mystery but has sweet notes of familial bond,...

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This magical heist story stole my heart

Jessica Liu, Intern Reporter October 16, 2022

After over a year of hearing rave reviews, giddy exclamations like, “Oh my God, this book is so good,” and three students in my classes recommending this book when asked about their favorites, I finally...

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Study tips for the new semester from a sophomore at Cal State LA

Jessica Liu, Intern Reporter September 18, 2022

The new semester has started and maybe you’re already swamped with work. Here are some tips that I like to use before, during and after class to have a successful semester.  Before class Preread Before...

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‘Bullet Train’ review: Nonstop fun and action-filled experience

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor August 21, 2022

After filming the movie for months during the COVID pandemic, “Bullet Train” finally came to theaters and brought in a fun, action-packed tale that will keep moviegoers entertained by the creativity...

Most are done with COVID-19, but I am not

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief August 21, 2022

I am scared. I have been scared for over two years. And I don’t know when I won’t be scared again.  Why am I scared?  Well, there is this little virus that has been spread worldwide and hasn’t...

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