University Times

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Kolya Ludwig, Golden Eagle Justice

May 14, 2019

The student struggle against impaction has exposed all that is rotten in the California State University (CSU) system. That effort’s most recent actions occurred at the Academic Senate meeting on Tuesday, May 7, and a sit-in at the administration building thereafter. The Academic Senate is one of...

Farm Bill Hemps Up Agriculture

Farm Bill Hemps Up Agriculture

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

May 7, 2019

As of Dec. 11, 2018, President Trump implemented the farm bill, which allows hemp to become an agricultural commodity. The bill was heavily considered after President Donald Trump’s “trade dispute with China,” according to the Washington Post. Spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader, Republican...

False Alarm

Anthony Quach, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

Cal State LA was identified by the LA County Department of Public Health as one of several sites in the LA County where the measles exposure may have occurred. The exposure was believed to have occurred on April 11 between 11 a.m and 3 p.m. As luck would have it, I was working at Smart Start, which...

The True Cost of Free Speech

The True Cost of Free Speech

Chloe Littleton, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

On the morning of Monday, April 22, a large banner stood outside the campus bookstore messily spray-painted with the phrase “Build the Wall”. The students tending to this banner claimed it was their freedom of speech and were handing out leaflets promoting an event put on by YAF (Young Americans...

Irony: Rock the Vote

Irony: Rock the Vote

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

California’s 2018 midterm election set a record for the highest turnout in recent memory, closing in on 65 percent. Sure, we have a long way to go before we reach the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s consistent 70 percent turnout, but we should feel proud of ourselves....

The Second-Class Citizen at Cal State LA

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

Walking through King Hall is a bit like strolling through a museum. It is a wonder that the 57-year-old walls still hold strong (probably just courtesy of the asbestos). For years, students and faculty sat compliantly in classrooms and offices, keeping their minds off the unnerving reality that their...

Impaction: Another Step Eroding Shared Governance

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Sure, it frustrating to see our campus take a left turn towards elitism. But, the new impaction proposal signals a lot more than an attempt to exclude those outside campus walls. It is a breach of trust from within. The administration has made the show of inclusivity, hosting three hearings, an online...

Treat Yo’ Self

Monica Tamayo, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019

We are taught to love others, but rarely ourselves. Stop searching for love in others, and find it within. When you are this young with zero commitments, why not treat yourself as you would your partner? It does not mean splurging on lavish items to feel better, it can be something as simple as self...

Going Down With the Ship

Kyle Frizol, Editor In Chief

February 18, 2019

In the face of insufferable politicians, elected officials, oil executives and corporations, climate change has been written off as an inconvenient improbability, swept behind the priorities of their profits, votes, and re-election support. Call it what you will; global warming or climate change is...

Too Hunky to Hate: Why We Thirst Over Serial Killers

Too Hunky to Hate: Why We Thirst Over Serial Killers

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2019

Film and media narratives love to pitch us pseudo-edgy male characters as desirable and sympathetic, even at the expense of the women they obsess over. One such character can be found in the Netflix show, “You”. By day, main character Joe Goldberg is a seemingly benevolent bookstore manager and...

Grab ‘em by the Presidency: The Female 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

Grab ‘em by the Presidency: The Female 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2019

The Trump administration’s attack on women, immigrants and other minority groups has been well-documented. His inauguration seems to have ushered in an unrelenting stream of misogyny, racism, homophobia and white supremacy. It was unsurprising, considering his own history of sexual misconduct and knack...

Time for the Stairs

Time for the Stairs

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

Forget heavy metal. It pales in comparison to this. The steel-on-steel screeching is not just unnatural, it’s frightening. But it’s one more thing to distract from your elevated heart rate, threatening to burst from your chest. You wonder how such a simple task as climbing from the first floor ...