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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

Both siblings taking a photo at college commencement.

Spina Bifida has impaired my body but it can’t keep me from achieving my goals

Thomas Davila, Community News Reporter November 19, 2022

More than 15 years ago, I worked out at the gym four days a week, two hours each day. Despite moving around in a wheelchair, my arms and upper body were so strong I could easily move myself in and out...

a bunch of graduates walking on the sidewalk.

Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term effects on my mental health

Asha Johnson, Community News Reporter November 14, 2022

In 2020, I was a fairly optimistic, ambitious senior at Mira Loma High school in Sacramento, California. Now, I’m a third-year Cal State LA student slowly working to rebuild my social skills and my...

An envelope containing a drug test.

The Public Health Student Association offers drug test strips

Erick Cabrera, Multimedia Reporter November 7, 2022

On Thursday Oct. 27, the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) holds a table to inform students about fentanyl; its health risks, signs of an overdose and harm-reduction strategies. This was a part...

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Free menstrual products are now more accessible to students

Denis Akbari, Intern Reporter October 31, 2022

The installation process of free menstrual products began in early October in the South Village dorms and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month, according to the university. In accordance...

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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...

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The overabundance of trash causes overflowing trash bins

Oscar Torres, Digital Editor September 24, 2022

When walking to classes or going to grab a bite to eat, many people expect a clean place to enjoy a meal. What many didn’t expect is overflowing trash cans with garbage spilling out onto the floor.  Since...

a graphic of a brain with arrows flowing around it.

What college life is like for those with ADHD

Erik Adams , Multimedia Reporter September 19, 2022

For Cal State LA student Christine Figueroa, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, feels like they’re sitting in a glass box, thirsty, with a glass of water just outside the enclosure, “and...

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Students feel safe but want more information on monkeypox

Anthony Aguilar, Multimedia Reporter September 18, 2022

Monkeypox is fairly new to the public, but  when it comes to students at Cal State LA, some have trust in the staff at the university for enforcing protocols. Daisy Ponce, a psychology major, gives the...

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Cooking to Cure

Skye Connors, Intern Reporter September 18, 2022

When Bridget Jones got dumped, she indulged in chocolates and ice cream and, in between sobs, drank all the red wine she could because that’s what we humans do when we’re sad. Of course, she’s a...

Inside we see students without their mask on getting close to each other

People not wearing masks indoors sparks conversations within the Cal State LA community

Mia Alva, Editor in Chief September 5, 2022

During the first few weeks of school, Cal State LA students have seen individuals not wearing masks inside buildings, even with no change to the requirement.  Masks are required to be worn indoors...

Cal State LA and AltaMed hosted a clinic along the main pathway on campus on Thursday, Aug.18. Students were able to visit this clinic for either a COVID-19 vaccination or booster.

The AltaMed Clinics are back at Cal State LA

Anne To, Reporter August 21, 2022

Cal State LA is partnering with AltaMed to bring another pop-up clinic on campus. On Aug. 18 and Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, the clinics will provide first, second and booster shots of the COVID-19...

Monkeypox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. If someone has flu-like symptoms, they will usually develop a rash 1-4 days later. Those experiencing symptoms should seek the attention of a healthcare professional.

Monkeypox not yet a major concern for those on campus

Erik Adams, reporter August 21, 2022

If one pandemic weren’t enough, concerns of an additional virus outbreak crept into public health discussions this year. Although the Monkeypox outbreak was declared a State of Emergency by Gov. Gavin...

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