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Mayor Eric Garcetti, other officials give earthquake advice at CSUN event for 20th anniversary of Northridge quake

Mayor Eric Garcetti, other officials give earthquake advice at CSUN event for 20th anniversary of Northridge quake

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was among multiple dignitaries, as well as current and past elected officials, to visit CSUN for a commemorative event Friday in honor of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The Valley Economic Alliance, the organization created in direct response to the earthquake, assembled the event called The Valley […]

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The art of chaos: CTVA professor and her students make a documentary about the Northridge earthquake

The art of chaos: CTVA professor and her students make a documentary about the Northridge earthquake

During the immediate aftermath of the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake, which reduced much of the Cal State Northridge campus to rubble, one film professor and a large group of her students saw an opportunity to record history.  “I always think that it’s the responsibility of storytellers to capture moments in time,” said former CSUN student […]

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Podcast: Former Daily Sundial students reflect on Northridge Earthquake

Podcast: Former Daily Sundial students reflect on Northridge Earthquake

The 1994 Northridge earthquake devastated the Cal State Northridge campus to the tune of $400 million in damage and a pair of tragic student deaths. The campus was closed for two weeks following the 6.7 magnitude disaster. But what happened to the school newspaper when the school was closed? Paul Bond and Steve Kozak, editor […]

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20 years after Northridge earthquake, CSUN is ‘not just back, better’

20 years after Northridge earthquake, CSUN is ‘not just back, better’

It was 4:30 a.m., a time when most are sound asleep in their beds. Then, in an instant, the lives of those in the San Fernando Valley changed forever on Jan. 17, 1994 when the area was ambushed by 10 to 20 devastating seconds of a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. CSUN was gravely affected as well. […]

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Matador Patrol student honored for bravery, heroism

Matador Patrol student honored for bravery, heroism

A Matador Patrol student, who was injured while helping another student, was honored at the Department of Police Services Annual In-Service for heroic service on Wednesday. Alberto Dejesus Muñoz, 23, senior urban studies and planning major, received the Chief’s Award, which is the highest award given by the department. “I was surprised,” Muñoz said. “It […]

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Glass window breaks on VPAC wall

A pane of glass from a wall on the Valley Performing Arts Center broke Saturday afternoon. The damage occurred during the first performance of “The Nutcracker” at around 1:45 p.m., said Mike Bergantzel, manager of facilities for the VPAC. Bergantzel said the cause for the breakage is unknown. “It just broke spontaneously,” he said. The […]

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Undocumented students and their allies urge CSUN for a resource center

Undocumented students and their allies urge CSUN for a resource center

>>> CORRECTION: Economics major and undocumented student is named David Gonzalez, not David Gonzales. Passions flared as CSUN’s immigrant rights advocacy group Dreams To Be Heard (DTBH) expressed why creating an undocumented resource center on campus is necessary. “We need a space where we can have access to resources including financial assistance, information about our […]

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CSUN honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela

CSUN honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela

The world lost a revolutionary leader last Thursday. A leader who hoped to free his people from the tyranny of white racist rule. A leader who fought the law that created a racially separate, unequal, and unjust society for black Africans. A leader who suffered for years before experiencing the manifestation of his efforts and […]

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Geophysics professor takes students out in the field

Geophysics professor takes students out in the field

It’s not every day your professor takes you on a field trip to see the San Andreas Fault and Vasquez Rocks or tells you to scratch rocks to find its hardness, but in geophysic professor Dr. Dayanthie Weeraratne’s geology courses, those things are part of the norm. As a geologist, identifying various rocks and minerals […]

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CSUN commencement changes outrage students

CSUN commencement changes outrage students

Despite student outcry and concerns, CSUN graduates will officially be required to conform to the use of a ticketing system as well as participate in combined college commencement ceremonies. “These changes are happening,” said Dr. William Watkins, vice president of Student Affairs. This will be the university’s first time using a ticketing system as well […]

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Tree topples on top of student’s car in B3 parking lot

Tree topples on top of student’s car in B3 parking lot

Rough winds blowing in from the northeast at more than 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service, caused a tree to topple onto a student’s car Monday afternoon in the B3 parking lot. Kristyn Bockman, 23, senior communications major, was pulling up to a stop sign when a tree fell down onto the roof […]

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Students express frustration about graduation changes at A.S. open forum

Dozens of students expressed disappointment in the graduation changes that will affect the 2014 commencement ceremonies during a public forum on Monday at the Associated Students (A.S.) weekly senate meeting. A.S. held the forum to hear student feedback on the commencement changes, which will provide each graduating student a maximum of four tickets and two […]

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