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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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Weaving together culture and a colonialist past

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter May 28, 2022

Brightly patterned fabrics made of plant fiber -- one with maroon and black leaves contrasting with a cream background, for instance -- are used for clothes, bedding and wall hangings in some Pacific Islander...

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BREAKING: Community demands better from administration at Academic Senate

Victoria Ivie, Managing Editor May 3, 2022

Emotions ran high at Tuesday's Academic Senate Zoom meeting, with at least three faculty calling for President Covino’s resignation. On May 1, Melina Abdullah, a Cal State LA professor and Black Lives...

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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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Black debutante culture takes center stage at California African American Museum

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter February 26, 2022

In fall 1961, Nat King Cole’s daughter, Carole, debuted with 27 other young Black women at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the presence of prominent politicians at the time, President John F. Kennedy and...

Artisit, Enkone spray painting at Cal State LA during the art walk.

Black History Month through the eyes of Golden Eagles

Denis Akbari, Intern Reporter February 24, 2022

Black History Month at Cal State LA is about honoring the cultural, artistic and political triumphs and struggles of Black people. Students are excited about Cal State LA’s events during Black History...

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Women behind the wheel: The lowrider ladies of Los Angeles

Stephanie Sical, Community News Reporter November 18, 2021

Women aren’t just posing in front of lowriders with sexy bikinis and hot pants. Now, they own the lowriders and are shaking things up with their own style, car clubs and culture. Lowrider culture...

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A tale of two cities: El Monte’s battle to preserve its Latinx history

Erik Adams, Community News Reporter November 17, 2021

There are decades-old tensions where the I-605 and I-10 converge. The unassuming Southern California town of El Monte, located about 14 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is home to many longtime residents...

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SoCal Nigerian community and fans enjoy Burna Boy at the Hollywood Bowl

Erik Adams, Community News Reporter November 9, 2021

A funk-laden groove and fiery background stage graphic came to a sudden halt. He waited for a few beats then said: “For those of you who don’t know, they call me Burna Boy.”  The audience’s...

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Will Alhambra’s Lunar New Year fest be canceled for the third year in a row?

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter October 26, 2021

While cities across Los Angeles County prepare for New Year’s celebrations, Alhambra is known for organizing a Lunar New Year festival about one month later. Whether that would happen this year remained...

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Art and culture converge in El Monte

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter October 12, 2021

Four dancers wear headpieces adorned with fierce animal heads. They ask ancestors for permission to perform honored traditions, commanding the attention of a hushed crowd. As the performers throw themselves...

Headshot of Tlalla Esparza. (Priscilla Caballero/UT).

A celebration of Latino and indigenous cultures in Alhambra

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter October 6, 2021

Aztec dancing. Salsa and Bachata music. An ofrenda for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. And lots of food: Papusas, elotes, agua frescas and churros.  These were some of the highlights of Fiesta...

Vendors engage with event attendees as the night rolls in. (Courtesy of Erik Adams. UT.)

El Monte farmers market returns in time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Erik Adams, Community News Reporter October 4, 2021

Just as El Monte residents were starting to enjoy having a new farmers market in town in 2020, it was shut down because of the pandemic. Now, it’s back in full swing and there’s a lot to celebrate,...

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