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The Sociology Club at Cal State LA states on their Instagram page that “We are here to create change and to inspire others to do the same” @csulasocclub47 Graphic by Will Baker.

Cal State LA’s sociology club up and running again after pandemic

Tristan Longwell, Intern Reporter May 10, 2023

"The Sociology Club provides a community of support and leadership opportunities for sociology majors. Come network, attend workshops and discuss sociology with your peers," according to Taryn Bates, the...

Award ceremony for all volunteers on April 15, 2023. Photo credit: Jocelyn Macedo.

VITA tax program aims to service community

Grace Wong May 1, 2023

This is an audience-submitted piece that has been edited by the University Times editors to follow AP Style. All views are the writer's own. All Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers received...

A mural of a cemetery

Boyle Heights artists create connections at a local coffee shop while being inspired by the community

Denis Akbari, Community News Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2023

At the Weird Wave Coffee Brewers in Boyle Heights, owner Jackson Defa provides a space for some of the community's artists to grab a cup of joe and seek inspiration for their next masterpieces. Boyle...

Lady with neon green vest and red cap leading kids to cross at crosswalk

At a crossroads on crossing guards

Oscar Beltran and Trevor Megginson November 17, 2022

Why did the Alhambra student cross the street? Because there was a police officer to help substitute for the missing crossing guard. The city of Alhambra is short five crossing guards. Thankfully,...

A photo of Sydy Styles, a family-owned womens clothing store.

Inglewood small business blames Starbucks for drop in sales

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter November 17, 2022

As if pandemic-related closures and more recently, inflation, weren’t enough, gentrification is taking a toll on Inglewood and businesses such as Sydy Styles Fashion, a women's clothing store. That's...

Alhambra Police welcoming guests to their Know Your Neighbor event.

Alhambra police outreach welcomed by some

Oscar Beltran, Community News Reporter November 15, 2022

Christina Gonzalez's 4-year-old daughter was there when police officers took her father away in handcuffs. So it’s no surprise the child is scared of the police. At a recent Alhambra Police Department...

a group of people playing Majongg

Students experience mahjong for the first time with Mahjong Monday

Anne To, Multimedia Reporter September 19, 2022

The Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center (APISRC) held Mahjong Monday on Sept. 12. Two tables were set with black tablecloths and mahjong sets on top.  Mahjong is a tile game that was developed...

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council President Sara Clendening signs papers at an event.

Her Lincoln Heights business was torn down to build a luxury apartment hotel. Now, she’s fighting inequities and making residents’ voices heard

Denis Akbari, Community News Reporter September 13, 2022

Gentrification, displacement, housing affordability, lack of equity, crime, and safety.  These are some of the most pressing issues facing Lincoln Heights residents, according to the neighborhood council’s...

Two people stand outside a school in daytime

The Mitchells vs. the education machine

Leslie Magaña Arias, Community News Reporter September 9, 2022

When Hattie Mitchell was a freshman at Cal State LA, she volunteered on Skid Row and saw a girl crawling on the sidewalk. That was the moment she decided to be a teacher, according to her husband, Brett...

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...

Verizon Wireless float attendees dance along Santa Monica Boulevard.

Networking with other family-run businesses helps Eagle Rock events planner thrive

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter May 2, 2022

Small businesses in Eagle Rock don’t just make the neighborhood special, but they support each other -- helping them survive threats from chain businesses and economic downturns alike. That’s according...

A shot Sister of Watts backpack giveaway. Courtesy of Sister of Watts.

Meet the Sisters of Watts, famously featured in the Super Bowl

Evelyn Contreras, Community News Reporter March 19, 2022

Sisters Keisha and Robin Daniels, who grew up in Watts, wanted to do something for the neighborhood.  Along with their neighborhood friends, the Daniels wanted to find a way to give back to their community...

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