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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

Owner Suzanne Eggli placing a seal on a finished cake. Photo taken by Sasha Funes.

Her love for her family and community fueled her bakery

Sasha Funes, Community News Reporter December 15, 2023

Who starts a business centered on something she herself dislikes? Someone who loves her family and values what they like even more. Suzanne Eggli’s current career all started with her family’s...

The exterior of Weird Wave Coffee Brewers shop. Photo taken by Miguel Diaz.

Violence then, gentrification now

Miguel Diaz, Community News Reporter October 26, 2023

Decades ago, it used to be gangs, drugs and crime that plagued Eastside residents. Now, it is a problem captured in one word: Gentrification. “Growing up here, I have lost more people because of...

Ru unpacks signage at the new Panda Express location in the food court on Thursday August 24, 2023. The restaurant grand opening is scheduled for Monday, August 28th.

Panda Express now open at the Cal State LA food court

Leslie Magaña Arias, Multimedia Reporter September 19, 2023

Panda Express has opened its doors at Cal State LA after being teased throughout the spring semester with a banner hanging next to campus eatery “The Spot.” With Panda Express on campus, this will...

Left to right: Cesar Ibarra and Kyle Wong eating in the USU, near Sbarro on Feb. 27, 2023. Photo by Victoria Ivie.

Healthy food, anyone?

Thomas Davila, Multimedia Reporter March 2, 2023

In 1826, French lawyer Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote, “Dis-moi ce que tu manges je te dirai ce que tu es.” In English that translates to, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” It...

Cooking to Cure: Fixing Thanksgiving Feast Frets

Skye Connors, Intern Reporter November 14, 2022

Do you look forward to mugs of apple cider and the jovial teasing that comes with a family reunion? To the nutmeg aroma of pumpkin pie, the tang of fruity cranberry sauce, and the warm, soft center of...

a picture of a employee putting food on a plate

South Village dining employees report ‘filthy’ and ‘hostile’ work environment

Victoria Ivie, Managing Editor October 2, 2022

Note: This story contains profanity. For many students, and especially for those living on campus, the Cal State LA South Village dining hall is a haven of food options. But for some employees, the...

Five updates that happened over the summer

Erick Cabrera, Reporter August 21, 2022

A variety of restaurants changed their hours of operation for this semester such as Carl’s Jr. It is open Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Pollo Loco will...

Outside the Career center at Cal State LA

Where to find food and services on campus

Irene Hernandez, Contributor March 9, 2022

For a lot of students, this is their first year or semester taking in person classes at Cal State LA. Many are not familiar with the different offices or which services each one offers.  No fear....

window in a gray building that shows the cafes sign

The story of two vegan hotspots in El Monte: Plant Love Food and Sweet Veggie

Erik Adams, Community News Reporter December 8, 2021

The movement for plant-based living in Los Angeles has made it increasingly easier on vegans and vegetarians looking for a bite to eat. That’s no different in the neighboring city of El Monte, which...

A stand with vegetables under an awning and women standing in front of the table.

New Goals for the Farmer’s Market

Becky Nava, Staff Reporter February 18, 2019

Spring semester promises to offer more than flowers as Associated Students Inc. (ASI) will reintroduce its farmers market on campus, Wed, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ASI interim executive director...

Grand Opening Eats

Grand Opening Eats

Joseph P. Pinto, Multimedia Journalist February 6, 2019

The latest produce-focused meal service on campus–Everytable–celebrated its grand opening Monday, Jan. 28. Those in attendance included: President William A. Covino, Vice President Jose Gomez, and...

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