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Laura Rathbone and Manny Flores from North Valley Cares Services at the United Methodist Church in North Hills, Calif. on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Front-Line Heroes: Staff and volunteers of North Valley Caring Services

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2021

Every Friday morning, more than 200 cars line up outside the North Hills United Methodist Church for a food pantry organized by the nonprofit organization North Valley Caring Services. The program has...

Amoeba Music's new 20,000 square feet-store at 6200 Hollywood Blvd. is roughly the same size of its former location at 6400 Sunset Blvd. The new location in Hollywood, Calif. reopened on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

New location, same vibes: Amoeba Music reopens on Hollywood Boulevard

Samantha Bravo April 9, 2021

Nostalgia returned to the streets of Hollywood last week when the iconic music retailer, Amoeba Music, opened its doors after being closed for more than a year. Customers waited in a socially distanced...

Jonathan Hay and Kaitlyn Orozco of Matadors Leading Forward won the AS presidential elections for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Matadors Leading Forward wins AS Presidential Election

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2021

Matadors Leading Forward candidates Jonathan Hay and Kaitlyn Orozco have been elected the president and vice president of the Associated Students for the 2021-2022 academic year. “I am truly grateful...

Kenedee Jamerson kneels after getting hit in the stomach during a game against Cal State Long Beach in Northridge, Calif., on Friday, April 2, 2021. The Matadors lost 9-0 in five innings.

CSUN softball loses all three home games to Long Beach State

Jennifer Alvarado Solis, Contributor April 8, 2021

It was the bottom of the sixth inning as CSUN center fielder Jaymi Steward stepped on the plate. Her goal: to bring in the first run for the Matadors. Steward hit the ball on the second pitch as everyone...

Interim Vice President for Information Technology Ranjit Philip presenting the Multi-Factor Authentication Deployment Plan during the Associated Students meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021.

CSUN will host in-car parades, virtual commencements for students who graduated during the pandemic

Fabiola Perez Lopez, Reporter April 7, 2021

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students William Watkins joined the open forum during the Associated Students meeting to announce the upcoming virtual commencement ceremonies and the recent...

Sara Ostojic, left, and Seyvion Waggoner, right, watch as Lexi McLeod, center, keeps the ball in play during a tri-dual against the Concordia-Irvine Eagles and the St. Katherine Firebirds on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Matadors won 3-2 against the Eagles and 5-0 against the Firebirds.

CSUN beach volleyball continues win streak with impressive weekend showing

Robert Floyd, Reporter April 7, 2021

The Matadors (9-9) evened their record on the season when they faced off against Concordia UniversityIrvine and University of Saint Katherine. In the first game of the day, CSUN took on Concordia-Irvine. The...

An all-vegan spread from Blazin' Burgers 'N Fried Chicken in Burbank, Calif.

Dish Diaries: Blazin’ Burgers offers award-winning vegan fried chicken

Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor April 7, 2021

Blazin’ Burgers, a new fast food joint on Victory Boulevard in Burbank, reminded me of what In-n-Out used to be before they had indoor dining: a small stand with a long line of customers eagerly...

A customer chats with Kendra Settle at Uplift Us Marketplace in Granada Hills, Calif., on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2020.

Granada Hills’ Uplift Us Marketplace: a store that unites, boosts Black-owned businesses

Evelin Robles, Reporter April 6, 2021

A line of people wrapped around the corner of Shoshone Avenue and Chatsworth Street as a young boy and girl passed down the line with a tray that had small water bottles and samples like small New Orleans-style...

A sign hanging in the encampment at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Unrest at Echo Park Lake involving unhoused residents’ rights, recapped

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2021

It was seven in the morning when activists began to gather at Echo Park Lake on March 24. They were there to pass out water at the park’s commune-like encampment and help organize belongings as dozens...

AS Chair of Elections Evelyn Jimenez introducing AS President candidates Jacob Akopnik and Jonathan Hay.

AS Presidential candidates debate recapped

Fabiola Perez Lopez, Reporter April 5, 2021

Associated Students hosted an AS Presidential and Vice Presidential debate on Wednesday via their YouTube page. The following details each presidential and vice presidential candidate's opening and...

Photo collage of AS president candidate, Johnathan Hay (left) and AS vice president candidate, Kaitlyn Orozco (right).

AS Presidential Candidates: Hay and Orozco to expand financial support for students

Bryan Arevalo, Reporter April 5, 2021

Associated Students presidential candidates Jonathan Hay and Kaitlyn Orozco share a common goal as their opponents, which is to listen to students. According to Hay and Orozco, what makes Matadors...

Photo collage of AS president candidate, Jacob Akopnik (left) and AS vice president candidate, Kayla Simpkins (right).

AS Presidential Candidates: Akopnik and Simpkins strive for a more inclusive campus

Caitlin Cook, Contributor April 5, 2021

When he was a freshman, third-year political science student Jacob Akopnik ran in the Associated Students' elections under a slate called "Rise Up." Now, he’s paying homage by running for AS president...

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