University Times

‘Zooming’ to graduation

Darwin Lopez is pictured with his mother and sister.

Darwin Lopez, Community News Editor

May 18, 2020

If you told me when I was a freshman in 2015 that my graduation might be canceled and classes would be on Zoom, I probably would have said “Oh well.” Graduation, to me, was expensive, and frankly, I thought, “How many of the graduates would I really know, anyway?”  In my mind at the t...

Those who can’t afford to stock up lose out on some basic necessities

Shelves remain empty for hours at many stores in South Los Angeles. (Catherine Valdez/UT)

Catherine Valdez and Denae Ayala, Community News Reporters

March 20, 2020

By now, shoppers are well aware of the empty shelves and lines out the door. What is less expected during this time of the coronavirus pandemic is that basic necessities for their babies are sold out, people can’t practice “social distancing” because they’re squeezed tightly together at some crow...

As classes move online, students’ anxieties shift into high gear

Students in hands-on classes are expected to face obstacles in light of coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College)

Kilmer Salinas, Community News Reporter

March 17, 2020

Erika Gonzalez, a fourth-year student at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in South Los Angeles, already has a lot going on in her life: While both of her parents work, Gonzalez, a first-generation college student, juggles caring for her siblings, work and classes. Coronavirus-related closures are making her ...

Eastsiders prepare for possible spread of coronavirus

Shoppers walk past empty shelves at Costco. By Vanessa Wyatt.

Vanessa Wyatt and Marlene Cordova, Community News Reporter

March 11, 2020

From products flying off the shelves to local families preparing to work or take classes remotely, coronavirus fears shook the Eastside. Disinfectants, hand sanitizers, antibacterial wipes, water and even toilet paper started running out at local stores. And several area school districts reported ...

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