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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

A beautiful shot of the land trust

Community-owned land as a way to challenge gentrification

Arlyn Lopez , Community News Reporter March 11, 2022

The El Sereno Community Land Trust sees gentrification, climate change, and homelessness as the most pressing issues currently affecting East L.A residents. About a week ago, the group held a grand...

Three dancers performing a show of Tibetan drum dancing for audience members

Alhambra’s Lunar New Year Festival returns, uplifting spirits

Anne To, Community News Reporter February 28, 2022

The festival that has been held since 1997 was back this month after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic. It was downsized from five blocks to one block and happened at the city’s weekly farmer’s...

A shot of a wall that reads rights and rituals exhibit

Black debutante culture takes center stage at California African American Museum

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter February 26, 2022

In fall 1961, Nat King Cole’s daughter, Carole, debuted with 27 other young Black women at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the presence of prominent politicians at the time, President John F. Kennedy and...

A clear shot of the Whitter Blvd. Sign

Is the cruising ban discriminatory?

Anthony Aguilar, Community News Reporter February 26, 2022

Cruising down strips of Whittier Boulevard on weekends. Hanging with friends. Checking out other cars. Cruising is a lifestyle for car enthusiasts. But for many others, it makes the streets of Los Angeles...

The Breed Street Shul, once the center of Jewish worship in Los Angeles, has been closed for renovations

Take a scenic hike through… Boyle Heights?

Jordan O’Kelley, Community News Reporter October 13, 2021

When you think of taking a long, recreational walk-in California, images of sunny hillsides and calm beaches may come to mind, not the bustling streets of Los Angeles. However, representatives of an...

Two people in traditional clothes and colorful feather headdresses dance.

Art and culture converge in El Monte

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter October 12, 2021

Four dancers wear headpieces adorned with fierce animal heads. They ask ancestors for permission to perform honored traditions, commanding the attention of a hushed crowd. As the performers throw themselves...

Headshot of Tlalla Esparza. (Priscilla Caballero/UT).

A celebration of Latino and indigenous cultures in Alhambra

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter October 6, 2021

Aztec dancing. Salsa and Bachata music. An ofrenda for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. And lots of food: Papusas, elotes, agua frescas and churros.  These were some of the highlights of Fiesta...

Vendors engage with event attendees as the night rolls in. (Courtesy of Erik Adams. UT.)

El Monte farmers market returns in time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Erik Adams, Community News Reporter October 4, 2021

Just as El Monte residents were starting to enjoy having a new farmers market in town in 2020, it was shut down because of the pandemic. Now, it’s back in full swing and there’s a lot to celebrate,...

Performers walking off stage at the end of their routine that they performed at the Show Up Show Out event on Friday in the U-SU Plaza.

BSU Shows Out

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor March 19, 2019

Students at Cal State LA celebrated the black community at the first ever Show Up Show Out event this past Friday. During the event, the U-SU Plaza was home to vibrant performances that made the crowd...

Casey Cuellar (left) and Jessica Berón perform in She Kills Monsters, a play performed at the State Playhouse and directed by Sara Guerrero. Photo courtesy of Department of Theatre and Dance

She Kills Opening Night

Joshua Letona, Intern Reporter March 12, 2019

“She Kills Monsters” premiered as the first show of the spring semester at Cal State LA’s State Playhouse last Thursday night. As the audience entered the theater, 90’s music filled the room, setting...

An Evening of Culture

Monica Tamayo, P.R. Assistant March 5, 2019

Traditional dances, food and attire from around the globe filled the Golden Eagle Ballroom. The College of Professional and Global Education, in partnership with the International Student Organization,...

Picture of a tiny cat against a barbed weird and a dog chained up with his collar.

Pixar Sparks New Tales

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter March 4, 2019

From the studio that brought you tear-jerking animations like Coco and Up, and blockbusting franchises like Cars, Monsters Inc., Toy Story and the Incredibles, now comes a more experimental arm of operations....

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