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Spring 2021 Goes Virtual | Time toTalk Ep. 10

Time to Talk screen shot

September 23, 2020

On this week’s edition of Time to Talk, the University Times discusses staying online for the spring semester, Zoom etiquette and student’s experiencing back and neck pains during quarantine.

Zoom etiquette: Nine tips to keep in mind during the next school year

According to learning and teaching experts on campus, Zoom is the future. Here are nine ways to help navigate online classes for the remainder of the school year.

Marisa Martinez, Digital Editor

September 16, 2020

While Cal State LA students will be spending most of their time on Zoom this academic year, some might find it hard to connect with their peers appropriately on the internet.  The Center for Effective Teaching and Learning’s senior director, Catherine Haras, and an instructional designer, Owynn L...

Opinion: Hearing out Sanders’ supporters and other voices on Twitter can be exhausting but enlightening

Bernie supporters still want to have sway in the presidential campaign. (Photo by Parker Johnson on Unsplash)

Ethan Axtell, Community News Reporter

April 15, 2020

Looking for elevated and articulate political discourse on Twitter is like searching for Michelin Star cuisine in a dumpster, guided only by your tongue. You’ll never find what you’re looking for but you just might discover what people are eating. In other words, you might not find brilliant political insight o...

Clean Air Vehicles Usher in New Era in the Auto Industry

The brand new Porsche Taycan is shown as on lookers gander.

Erick Brigham, Multimedia Journalist

November 30, 2019

Clean-air vehicles provided a glimpse of the future at the L.A. Auto Show. The annual car show, which runs from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1, introduced concept cars to production-ready models. Porsche revealed its new fully electric vehicle, the Taycan, which will start shipping out in early 2020. Tayc...

Rest Your Bod in a Pod

One of the three relaxation pods cleaned and ready for use.

Erick Brigham, Multimedia Journalist

October 1, 2019

Cal State LA has a new way of combating exhaustion on campus: relaxation pods.  The three pods are over four-feet in length and feature a Cal State LA logo on the side. The pods retail at $13,000 each, though the university did not disclose how much they paid through “student-union fees.” T...

A Guide to Streaming Services

Netflix, Disney + and HBO Now logos compiled by Brian Delgado.

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

July 19, 2019

With the recent announcement that the shows “The Office” and “Friends” are leaving Netflix, news of new streaming services are on the horizon. The success of Netflix has made the concept of streaming services a lucrative business venture for other companies. More streaming services are on t...

The Happiest Streaming on Earth

Illustration by Miles Gaius

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor

February 13, 2019

In recent years, streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Amazon Prime, HBO, and ESPN have brought convenience to watching movies and series. Online streaming is ideal for anyone with limited time or those without access to a TV. It allows you to stream and control what you watch, whenever...

Shake, Rattle; There’s An App For That

Shake, Rattle; There’s An App For That

Joseph P. Pinto, Multimedia Journalist

February 6, 2019

On Dec. 31, 2018, Mayor Eric Garcetti–in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey, AT&T and The Annenberg Foundation–released the ShakeAlertLA app for Apple and Android Phones. The app is an early warning system that alerts Los Angeles residents of an incoming earthquake–providing...

Best Attribute is its Technology

Picture of Pokemon trainers with pikachu and fighting against other Pokemon

Marisa Vasquez, Managing Editor

November 27, 2018

The Nintendo Switch, released in March of 2017, has only recently begun to make strides. The console, unlike its former Nintendo console relatives, was designed to go from a TV monitor to a handheld device in one swift motion. How the functionality of home and portability comes into play for the newly r...

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