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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

A student opens up TikTok on her phone.

Students express mixed feelings over the TikTok ban

Brian Lai, Senior Multimedia Reporter April 10, 2024

On March 13, the House of Representatives passed a bill effectively forcing the sale of the social media app TikTok. According to the bill, the Beijing-based company Bytedance must sell its stake in TikTok...

Neuralink recently received FDA approval to run human testing on their brain computer implants.

Neuralink: Is getting your brain chipped a good idea?

Brian Lai, Multimedia Reporter March 14, 2024

Imagine what you could do if you could control your computer or your phone not with your fingers or voice but with your thoughts. With the installation of a chip implanted in your brain, you can control...

A Director at LAHSA attended the Alhambra Homeless Count to help organize the event

L.A. County homeless count goes digital, raising concerns about its new app

Anne To, Community News Reporter May 5, 2022

Pens and clipboards were replaced with an app this year for hundreds of volunteers who participated in the annual Homeless Count organized by the Los Angeles Homeless Security Authority.  The new tallying...

A art of a computer with NFT sneakers while energy is being consumed

NFTs: Trending and dangerous?

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor February 27, 2022

Every day, thousands of people hop onto the internet to hang out with friends, look at videos or play video games for dozens of hours.  They can also find pictures costing thousands of dollars being...

screenshot of an instagram page

Incoming freshmen are making connections through a screen

Mia Alva, Social Media editor May 14, 2021

Before Fall 2021 comes into play, incoming freshmen are already finding new ways to connect with their future classmates through apps like Instagram, Discord, and Snapchat. It all started in December...

Rodriguez sitting on his PC setup for gaming (PC - Raul Rodriguez)

Gaming provides comfort amid Covid

Cornell Chuaseco, Community News Reporter/Photojournalist April 14, 2021

As we hit the one-year mark of the pandemic, many of us have pursued different hobbies to help us relax during quarantine. One of the popular activities that people stuck at home took interest in was online...

Illustration of an eagle with a security lock

Mandatory two-step verification

Zoe Little, Social Media editor March 10, 2021

A new update from the University's technology department has made 2-step verification mandatory for all faculty and student MyCalStateLA accounts, starting today for faculty and March 24 for students....

A clock with social media app logos inside.

Stepping away from social media

Mia Alva, Staff Reporter February 19, 2021

Guillermo Aranda, a kinesiology major, caught himself on his phone late at night for three hours straight, his eyes “struggling to stay open” while scrolling through Instagram and Twitter. Aranda said...

Photo illustration by Joshua Mejia.

GroupMe alleged cheating scandal causes Cal State LA to trend on Twitter

Tahiti Salinas, Rosio Flores, and Marisa Martinez February 11, 2021

Cal State LA started trending on Twitter Wednesday night after allegations of cheating arose.  The misconduct was brought forward by a student who allegedly called out the actions of her fellow classmates...

This image was made by Tahiti Salinas through Canva using Sketchify elements.

2020 trends offer students more than entertainment

Mia Alva, Intern Reporter December 30, 2020

After a year loaded with downfalls, students reflected on the 2020 trends that helped them get through quarantine and a full semester of virtual learning.   Among many trends the year brought on,...

Struggling to adjust to online testing

Struggling to adjust to online testing

Mia Alva, Intern Reporter November 12, 2020

With midterms over and finals around the corner, testing has morphed into a different animal under the pandemic. In-person exams are out of the question and online exams have become the norm.   Lauren...

Spring 2021 Goes Virtual | Time toTalk Ep. 10

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.

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