The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

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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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,...

Both siblings taking a photo at college commencement.

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...

Andres smiles with his dog Hunter.

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...

a bunch of graduates walking on the sidewalk.

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...

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...

When your childhood is one big life lesson

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief August 2, 2022

The past may be in the past, but it is still important. It has made me the person I am today.  That person is someone who projects confidence and kindness. Someone who is organized and hard-working. Most...

Myself, Sister and father on staircase in home

Growing up Black in Lynchburg, Virginia

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter May 2, 2022

When I was 4, my parents, sister and I left West Covina, California, for Virginia, 2,234 miles away. We ended up moving to the city of Lynchburg — a name that seemed to figuratively foreshadow our...

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How movies helped me succeed in stressful times

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor April 15, 2022

Growing up, I didn’t have any siblings yet. It was pretty dull with no other person my age at home. My parents weren’t around during the day because my dad was at work, and my mom was still in college. I...

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The light at the end of the tunnel

Russell Navarrette, Community News Reporter April 11, 2022

 The day I turned 18, my parents kicked me out of the house.  I had been gone for two days. I was making an attempt at a good gesture for my parents. My mistake was asking my aunt for a haircut, while...

A man in shadow punching the air while the sun sets.

Bowing out: How I overcome obstacles in martial arts, only to end up leaving

Anthony Aguilar, Community News Reporter April 4, 2022

I faced many challenges as a kid in martial arts. These obstacles included transitioning schools, relearning techniques — and the one event that ended my martial arts journey.  New school, new...

Illustration of a girl sitting at a desk and a thought bubble next to her showing a book.

All the things I never used to care about

Jessica Liu, Intern Reporter March 26, 2022

Enamored with the idea of independence and being able to make decisions about my own future, I entered college at Cal State LA through the Early Entrance Program. Due to COVID-19, I was never able to...

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The man who made me who I am

Brian Perez, Community News Reporter January 26, 2022

It happened about one year ago, Jan. 7 — the loss I never imagined facing, at least not for decades to come. My mom woke me up that morning at around 8 a.m. “Brian, I think something is wrong...

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