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Voter turnout low for AS elections but still higher than years past

With an increased voter turnout this year, the 2014 Associated Students (AS) elections had one of the highest numbers of student participation among California State Universities (CSUs) in Los Angeles County. This past election had a 12.2 percent voter turnout with 4,195 students voting out of 34,301 enrolled in the spring semester. Last year’s turnout […]

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Symposium discusses sustainability concerns in the African world

The African Studies Interdisciplinary Minor Program held a symposium that discussed why Africa is having an environmental crisis and what can be done to prevent future damage. The event, Sustainability in the African World: A Call for Collective Action, focused on environmental issues in Africa, in observance of Earth Day. Tom Spencer-Walters, Pan-African Studies professor, […]

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Campus-wide recycling program helps raise environmental awareness

As the city of Los Angeles grows to be one of the top ranked recyclers in the nation, students, faculty and staff at Cal State Northridge have made it a priority to follow in the same footsteps to become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus. “[Recycling] helps the environment and we’re trying to get […]

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Zipcar use increasing among CSUN students, studies show

Zipcar use increasing among CSUN students, studies show

Two months after the introduction of Zipcar to CSUN reports show high usage as Associated Students (AS) continues to educate more students about the program. Ken Premo, Manager of Support Services for AS, oversees the Zipcar program. He said after two months of use Zipcar has reported that the usage rate for the vehicles is […]

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LADWP offers tips for water conservation

LADWP offers tips for water conservation

As everyone tries to save water during this drought, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power website has offered tips in saving water and reducing the cost of your bill. The biggest way you can conserve water is by replacing your sprinklers. The standard fan spray nozzle on sprinkler systems does not reduce run […]

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Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

In an effort to meet the goals outlined in the campus sustainability plan, CSUN’s Department of Student Housing and Conference Services is experimenting in a few new ventures, including the creation of a new themed living community (TLC) called the Matasphere, and the participation in the Campus Conservation Nationals. Randy Lesko, Matasphere coordinator, said the […]

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Local Hip Hop artists hold benefit for Boys and Girls Club

Students grooved, sang, and rapped to inspire community outreach and self expression for the first Hip Hop Showcase held in the Games Room on Thursday. More than 50 students and people from the campus community came to see various hip-hop talent showcased, while raising money for a good cause. Illustrious Souls, Acasola, J. Clark, The […]

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Carnaval fills USU with sights and sounds of various cultures

Music and dances from different cultures and nationalities filled the University Student Union on April 17 as students watched and participated in the 18th annual Carnaval. A lounge area was available where students were eating, talking and playing games such as the Loteria, a Mexican board game similar to bingo. Dance performances were scheduled every […]

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Vincennes street closed for street maintenance

Vincennes street closed for street maintenance

Vincennes street between Reseda Blvd. and Darby Ave. has been closed by the city of Los Angeles Department of Street maintenance for paving until 1 p.m. CSUN was not notified by the city, according to the CSUN police department (PD). Students and faculty attempting to access parking lots B1, B2, B3 or B4 are advised […]

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Carnaval to feature ethnic dances from different cultures at the USU

    The University Student Union (USU) will host Carnaval on April 17, which is a celebration of diversity featuring music, food and dance from every continent of the world. The days festivities will start at 12:15pm with Kealoha, the first poet Laureate of Hawaii and an internationally acclaimed storyteller. Known for being the first […]

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Students ‘Meet the Dogs’ at CSUN police department K-9 event

Students ‘Meet the Dogs’ at CSUN police department K-9 event

The CSUN Police Department, along with other local law enforcement agencies, hosted “Meet the Dogs,” a fundraising benefit for the police department’s K-9 unit Wednesday at Bayramian Lawn. Captain Alfredo Fernandez, head of the CSUN PD K-9 Unit, said the event serves as a way to introduce the police dogs to the local community. “This […]

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Native American contemporary artist debuts latest piece at CSUN

Native American contemporary artist debuts latest piece at CSUN

American Indian contemporary artist, James Luna, premiered a new art presentation, including a video piece entitled “Family Matters,” to CSUN students. Kimberly Robertson, assistant professor in American Indian studies, introduced Luna as one of the leading figures in American Indian contemporary art. The presentation entitled, “images, dialogues, and emotions,” depicts various performance, multimedia and installation […]

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