The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

Open House sign that says 1-Bed room and 2-bath home for rent in South L.A.

What LA residents need to know about the eviction moratorium, tenant rights

Russell Navarrette, Community News Reporter March 24, 2022

Los Angeles county's COVID-19 tenant protection program expired last year but the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the program earlier this year until at least Dec. 2022. Landlords...

Cal State LA students wearing masks on campus.

Breaking: Cal State LA to keep mask requirement in place despite county change

Will Baker, Reporter March 3, 2022

Cal State LA will continue to require mask use indoors for students, staff and faculty despite the Los Angeles County Health Department’s plan to relax the mask requirement.  Jenna Manzano, a television,...

Angel Saavedra is organizing his plants to make it look nice for customers

The little nursery that could

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor February 23, 2022

Some kids collect rocks or trading cards. For Angel Saavedra, he collected plants as a child. He loved planting them and seeing them grow. It was a simple pleasure that brought him pure joy. Slowly,...

Illustration of a bus, car and school bus.

Many commuter students are excited to be back to in-person instruction

Jessica Liu, Intern reporter February 20, 2022

Many students are back to in-person learning at Cal State LA, but that means taking the Metro, bus, or driving to campus again for commuter students.  While some may see this as an inconvenience, biochemistry...

COVID testing site on campus next to the student services center.

Cal State LA prepares for students to return with a few new COVID safety guidelines

Stephanie Medina, Reporter February 16, 2022

Although COVID-19 safety measures were put in place for in-person classes last fall, students still have mixed feelings about returning to campus this week.  So what precautions is the university taking...

Liza Luna Chan taking a picture behind a white screen

Housing shortage for buyers leads some agents to shift focus to sellers

Arlyn Lopez , Community News Reporter February 14, 2022

In the third year of the pandemic, the American housing market is still stuck in a strange place with low inventory and sky-high prices. The rising costs of homes and construction materials for new...

Harrison Dang and a group of customers looking at some Hot Wheels toys.

Starting a weekend business as a side hustle during the pandemic

Anthony Aguilar, Community News Reporter February 11, 2022

Whether it was starting a new business or growing an existing one, the pandemic gave some Eastsiders a chance to exercise their entrepreneurial spirit. One such small business owner, Harrison Dang of...

A photo of Jennifer Cobian

El Monte group encourages lifelong learning and a college education

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter February 11, 2022

It takes parents, students, teachers, administrators, and even local nonprofits to promote college readiness among first-generation students and others. That’s where El Monte Promise Foundation, a...

A “Mask On” COVID-19 safety sign outside the Cal State LA student dorms.

Students living in Cal State LA dorms share concerns on COVID safety

Jessica Liu, Intern reporter February 4, 2022

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Cal State LA students living in the dorms have mixed feelings on how safe it really is to live there.  Jasmine Mendoza, a criminal justice major, said that she experienced...

Empty gym.

No fans in the stands

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter February 3, 2022

College sports games are a beloved tradition at most American universities. Stadiums packed with cheering crowds and lots of school spirit are a quintessential part of the gameday experience for both athletes...

Empty classroom at Cal State LA

Students ambivalent about spring semester’s remote start

Priscilla Caballero, Reporter January 31, 2022

Fully vaccinated? Check. Booster shot? Check. First three weeks of spring semester remotely? It’s not exactly how Cal State LA students thought their spring semester would start.  Jacob Rangnes,...

Two COVID-19 test.

Campus bookstore is set to sell highly coveted COVID-19 self-tests

Victoria Ivie, Reporter January 30, 2022

The Cal State LA bookstore announced via Instagram that it will be selling COVID-19 rapid self-tests. Students can purchase the tests at the cashier counter for $24.99 each with a one-pack-per-customer...

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