Students, faculty, and family members gathered together late Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Black Graduation ceremony held on the lawn behind Manzanita Hall. Anthony Ratcliff, pan-african studies professor, introduced the Spring 2013 commencement theme, “Whatever is mentally conceivable is physically achievable”. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of CSUN’s African-American students, and keynote speakers such as Assemblymember Isadore Hall III spoke on the growing success of young African-American men and women. “African American students are matriculating and maturing to higher levels…. Read more
LOS ANGELES – Thousands of protesters gathered at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway Street to march in support of immigration reform Wednesday afternoon. The march began around noon and headed toward Paseo de la Plaza. Several groups attended including workers advocates, labor unions, LGBTQ organizations and several Latino and Korean groups. Last month, President Barrack Obama backed an 844 page immigration reform bill that would provide a path to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented people.
A man mistaking a turn arrow for a green light struck two CSUN students with his car on the corner of Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street Thursday. Collision investigator Kirby, of the Valley Traffic Division, said the man was driving southbound on Zelzah. Kirby said the students may have had on dark clothes, which made it difficult for the driver to see them. The students, a male and female, are in stable condition and have been transferred to separate hospitals…. Read more
Rows of solar tubes line the rooftop of the Student Recreation Center along with a patch of solar panels, saving the University Student Union $16,393 from March 2012 to February 2013 and yielding CSUN a huge financial reward. As part of a rebate agreement implemented during its design phase, the SRC received a rebate check for $226,255 on Monday from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for applying and meeting the requirements of the Solar Incentives Program. “We… Read more
Story by Christina Moffitino February 10th, 2013 Section: A & E - Photos A model walks down the runway at the “Imagine: Runway to Relief” charity fundraiser. The Alpha Gamma Alpha sorority collaborated with the Society of Orphaned Armenian Relief to raise money for an orphanage in Armenia. Photo credit: Charlie Kaijo / Senior Photographer In the fashion world, well-noted designers go big or go home. The sisters of the CSUN Alpha Gamma Alpha sorority took on that idea on when they hosted their… Read more
LOS ANGELES – LA Works and the United Way joined to renovate the Washington Irving Middle School in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of service, Monday. Over 1,000 volunteers from various organizations and corporate sponsors donated time, effort, and materials to help prepare the school as it transitions to being a magnet. “This is as community building as it can get,” said Phillip Vizard, a sixth through eighth grade teacher, as he directed students and volunteers… Read more
A small group gathers at what used to be the front lawn of Alexandra Suh’s home in Koreatown. Her front yard has been cleared of sod and a large mound of soil rests near her driveway. Steve Lisp, agricultural teacher at Sylmar High School, carries out planters of cauliflower, kale, broccoli and chive sprouts he has donated. It is now the site of KIWA’s Farms and Gardens project. “The purpose is to build ties among community members through the process… Read more
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