University Times

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 ...

The University Club: A Review

The University Club: A Review

Jordan Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2018

When some students walk past the University Club on campus, they wonder: Is it a night club? Is an exclusive members-only area? Is it only for faculty and staff? The truth is, the University Club is open to all. The misconception has been around for a while, as reported by the University Times ...

Entitlement Trumps Dignity

Entitlement Trumps Dignity

Becky Nava, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

“No means yes, yes means anal.” This phrase was proudly chanted back in 2011 in front of the Women’s Center at Yale, a school praised for the many leaders and innovators it produces. The chanters were members of the Delta Kapa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity, of which notable alumni include U.S. Preside...