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The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

February is Black History Month.

Black History Month: A month of empowerment and honor

Ashley Romero, Multimedia Reporter February 12, 2024

As Black History Month unfolds, students and professors reflect on the contributions and legacies of African Americans who created a foundation for education and solidarity in the fight for social justice...

Cal State LA is known as a Hispanic serving institution. Photo by Camille Jessie.

Cal State LA receives prestigious Seal of Excelencia for its commitment to Latino students

Marcos Franco, Managing Editor November 7, 2023

    After witnessing the sacrifices her parents made to raise a family in one of the country’s most costly places to live, psychology major Michelle Espinoza knew that she had to hit...

A barrier converted in recent years to a park divides El Sereno and South Pasadena. Photo by Andre Rueda.

Was the barrier dividing El Sereno and South Pas fueled by a need for safety — or racial stereotypes?

Andre Rueda, Community News Reporter September 30, 2023

On a crisp summer afternoon, a walk to the end of El Sereno’s Van Horne Blvd. will lead into a small park-like fixture at the top of the hill. Ornamental trees surrounded by lush green grass greet...

Students, faculty and alumni all dance together at the Black brunch. Photo by Braylin Collins.

Starting off Black History Month with the theme of Black resistance

Denis Akbari, Digital Editor February 7, 2023

“What is your resistance?” This is the question that special guest, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, asked everyone at the Black brunch event on Feb. 2. Hosted by the Division of Student Life and led by...

Katherine Ozawa prepares a lantern during the Lunar New Year celebration at the U-SU Plaza on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Photo by Xavier Zamora.

Cal State LA’s Lunar New Year celebrates AAPI

Brian Lai, Multimedia Reporter February 4, 2023

On Jan. 26, students and faculty gathered at the front of the Student Union Plaza to kick off the Lunar New Year event. The crowd enjoyed live entertainment, played ticket games, enjoyed Asian food, and...

DeAngelo Ramirez in the PASRC.

Four ways for Black students to find community on campus

Alyssah Hall, Senior Multimedia Reporter January 27, 2023

I enrolled at Cal State LA for the fall semester of 2021, and during that time the majority of classes were on zoom due to the pandemic. I always wanted to find community with other Black students but...

baby on bed sleeping

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,...

A graphic about a student getting isolated and being afraid.

New study finds Black Cal State LA students feel ‘isolated,’ and racism is a ‘major obstacle’

Victoria Ivie and Alyssah Hall November 28, 2022

A lack of Black people on campus, instances of anti-Black racism and a lack of faculty support are things Cal State LA struggles with, according to an 87-page report detailing the experiences of Black...

students attending the clap event

‘Clap Backs’ encourages Black students to discuss controversial issues

Alyssah Hall, Multimedia Reporter November 14, 2022

It’s that time of year again when families of all walks of life come together for the holidays, but sometimes older and younger generations may have a difference in opinion that can lead to heated disagreements...

‘Love Being You’ unites Black women for an illuminating conversation

‘Love Being You’ unites Black women for an illuminating conversation

Alyssah Hall, Multimedia Reporter October 27, 2022

Ashley Gregory knows firsthand how vital it is for Black women to have a place where they can express themselves.“It's good for us to have spaces where we can be among ourselves…be in community with...

a shot of a couple of students in a classroom

‘Have You Eaten?’ discussion sparks awareness of Asian American issues

Erik Adams, Multimedia Reporter September 18, 2022

Sweet snacks and spirited conversations were shared among over a dozen Cal State LA students at the Asian Pacific Islander Resource Center (APISRC) on Thursday. The resource center was home to an open...

many students enjoying their time in Afrofest

AfroFest commences fall semester for and by the culture

Alyssah Hall, Reporter September 5, 2022

Over 250 Cal State LA students gathered under the hot sun at the U-SU Plaza, enticed by free refreshments, a live DJ, and the chance to support a variety of Black-owned businesses.  The Pan-African...

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