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KCSN news update: new report is warning of a looming leadership crisis in America’s community college

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: A new report is warning of a looming leadership crisis in America’s community colleges to deal with funding challenges and academic success. College teacher training programs are criticized for inadequately preparing first year instructors in classroom management and content knowledge Economic inequality is blamed for eroding trust […]

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Students relax with pancakes, silent disco at “Final Flip”

Students relax with pancakes, silent disco at “Final Flip”

Hundreds of students gathered around the Oviatt Library patio with pancakes, coffee and juice in hand. The annual “Final Flip” took place Wednesday night to rejuvenate students as they prepared for their final exams. The event was themed after the Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Two large tents were set up on the […]

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Students get crafty, paint piggy banks at USU

Students walking by the CSUN Mercantile Exchange on Thursday afternoons can see projects being created at the weekly Craft Corner. This week’s Craft Corner, the last of the semester, will allow students to paint an elephant bank and take it home. The event, hosted by the University Student Union every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to […]

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Alumni advise students about the importance of social media

Alumni advise students about the importance of social media

A packed room at the University Student Union (USU) listened as a panel of CSUN alumni shared their knowledge of social media and its presence in their professional lives. The “Noise of Social Media” event was hosted by the Career Center and the Alumni Association for the second year in a row. Last year, the […]

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Women’s Rugby: A CSUN rags to riches tale

Women’s Rugby: A CSUN rags to riches tale

A group of students made an attempt to start a women’s rugby club at Cal State Northridge three years ago to no avail. The CSUN sports club denied their request and the students were told to try again next year. The eight students refused to give up, so they recruited a team, found a coach and […]

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CSUN Jewish organizations celebrate final night of Chanukah

CSUN Jewish organizations celebrate final night of Chanukah

Nine fully lit candles stood 10 feet tall in front of the Oviatt Library. The candles hold special meaning to the Jewish community in Northridge as it is the last night of Chanukah. More than 50 students, faculty, staff and community members sang as they watched the Rabbi light the menorah. The Chabad Jewish Student […]

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International enrollment at U.S. colleges continues to go up

International enrollment at U.S. colleges continues to go up

Although 19-year-old Fiasal Alkhamees, a CSUN international student from Kuwait studying engineering, says he is homesick, he is thankful he has the opportunity to get an American college degree. “When I will get my degree from CSUN, it will mean I will have a U.S. degree, so when I go back to Kuwait my salary […]

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405 southbound lanes reopened after 8-vehicle collision

All 405 southbound lanes have been reopened after an 8-car collision at Sherman Way. The accident resulted in the shutdown of all southbound lanes, and two northbound lanes Wednesday morning, according to ABC 7 News. The accident was reported at 9:31 a.m. and 11 people were reported injured. Five were in mild to moderate condition […]

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KCSN News Update: Many school districts in California are making changes to elementary school report cards as part of the transition to the Common Core curriculum

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: Consumer Reports says many prepaid credit cards have hidden fees and expenses. A poll reveals that America’s minorities are now far more optimistic about their economic future than whites. It’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, and the AARP is recommending seniors to take a remedial course. The […]

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Pancakes and silent disco at annual “Final Flip”

The last three weeks of the semester have arrived, which means finals are fast approaching. In an effort to keep students motivated and mentally stimulated during finals, the annual “Final Flip” will be taking place today at 8 p.m. Associated Students (A.S.) will provide free food and games to students in front of the Oviatt […]

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Stopout, a growing and concerning trend among college students

Stopout, a growing and concerning trend among college students

The term college dropout describes a student who decides college isn’t working out the way they thought it would so they leave and never look back. However, a new report shows that a college “stopout” is becoming even more common amongst college students. The term “stopout” is used when a student decides college isn’t working […]

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CECS department professors share projects, research at “Brown Bag” seminars

CECS department professors share projects, research at “Brown Bag” seminars

A small conference room on Jacaranda Hall’s ground floor has been dedicated to the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Brown Bag Research Seminars since 2012. The “Brown Bag Series,” as the seminar is regularly called, is an informal conference hosted and maintained through the CECS and its faculty. The series is geared toward […]

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