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CSULA protest could impact CSUN ethnic studies courses

CSULA protest could impact CSUN ethnic studies courses

As Cal State Los Angeles students and faculty anxiously await Tuesday’s Academic Senate vote on their proposal to include at least one ethnic studies class as a general education requirement, CSUN faculty have stressed the importance of these courses while expressing appreciation for CSUN’s commitment to providing a diverse education. The proposal, which was reintroduced […]

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Armenian Student Association stands silently in remembrance of genocide

Armenian Student Association stands silently in remembrance of genocide

Students of the CSUN Armenian Student Association (ASA) organized a silent protest in front of the Oviatt Library on Thursday. Throughout the California State Universities, members of ASA protested to bring awareness to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, when the Turkish government sought to deport and massacre the Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Presently, […]

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Explore CSUN’s hidden history of campus activism

Explore CSUN’s hidden history of campus activism

While CSUN may appear to be a generally quiet campus, a few decades ago, this was not the case. In the late 1960s, hundreds of students and faculty marched toward the administration buildings in hopes of establishing equal opportunities for minority students. “November 4, 1968 there was a huge demand to get more black students […]

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CSUN students protest violence against women at Take Back the Night rally

CSUN students protest violence against women at Take Back the Night rally

Story by Shaleeka Powell March 22nd, 2013 Section: News As more than 100 students, faculty and staff marched through campus with candles and picket signs in their hands, chants of “No more silence! No more violence!” could be heard. Students marched from Plaza del Sol to the Women’s Research and Resource Center as part of […]

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CSUN hosts annual Take Back the Night event

The Women’s Resource and Research Center will be hosting the 10th annual Take Back the Night rally on Thursday at 6 p.m. Students, student groups, and activists will meet at the University Student Union Plaza Del Sol where they will rally together to protest violence against women. As explained in a previous Sundial article, most […]

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Tide of activism ebbs, flows on campus

For 10 days CSUN student activists went without food, only consuming water, fruit and vegetable juice three times a day waiting for a list of demands to be met. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, another group of students set up tents on the lawn in front of the Oviatt Library to educate the […]

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Government reprimand of chick-fil-a does nothing to promote equality for gays

Ahhh! The Chick-fil-A debacle seems to be over. Now we can look back and perform a proper post-mortem of how and why both sides behaved the way they did, and whether those reactions were helpful, harmful, or mattered at all in the end. Just in case you missed the whole thing, here’s the backstory. Dan […]

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Occupy LA Protest

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CSUN students protest budget cuts

Twenty to 30 CSUN students protested budget cuts by using theatrics to promote their message Wednesday afternoon. They stopped in the Marketplace at Sierra Center, in front of the Oviatt library, and the USU before finally concluding outside the bookstore. The group performed demonstrations with each member taking their turn to reveal to onlookers how […]

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CSU Chancellor Charles Reed speaks to students

CSU Chancellor Charles Reed speaks to students
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LAPD and CSUN police out in force to monitor March 2 Day of Action protest

Hundreds of Los Angeles Police Department officers filled the F10 student parking lot on the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street as a staging area for the March 2 protest against budget cuts and tuition increase. Gus Villanueva, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer and detective said the LAPD wanted to make […]

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Students protesting during Day of Action seek to educate others

Students protesting hope to educate others about the budget cuts and the negative effects they are having on education. Brian De Guzman, 22, Asian American studies major and one of the student organizers, said there are people out on street corners trying to gather a bigger crowd. “This day is to inform decision makers of […]

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