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Occupy L.A. still standing for now

Occupy L.A. still standing for now

Ashley Soley-Cerro

November 29, 2011

Despite an eviction deadline of Monday at 12:01 a.m., Occupy L.A.’s encampment on City Hall lawn is still standing. The protesters, who have occupied the lawn for almost two months, filed a court order Monday morning requesting occupiers be allowed to continue camping. The court order, filed after protes...

Scholarship for an active-duty veteran named after CSUN alumnus

Ashley Soley-Cerro

November 18, 2011

CSUN’s veterans will get some love from the university in the form of a scholarship, the Mike Mahony Marine Corps Veteran’s Scholarship Fund, named in honor after the late Marine Corps veteran. “We are really pleased to have a scholarship such as this focused on our students who have served in t...

Fraternity hopes to help the hungry during Watermelon Bust

Ashley Soley-Cerro

November 12, 2011

Lambda Chi Alpha will host their first philanthropy event in 10 years, Watermelon Bust Sunday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m near campus. Six sororities have been invited to participate in four to five competitions, including a watermelon eating contest and obstacle course, while collecting canned food item...

Gov. Brown signs second part of California Dream Act

Gov. Brown signs second part of California Dream Act

Ashley Soley-Cerro

October 9, 2011

Undocumented students are now eligible for state financial aid to attend public universities and community colleges, after Gov. Brown signed the second part of the Dream Act Saturday.The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act gave undocumented students access to private...

Published students honored at Wings and New Voices ceremony

Ashley Soley-Cerro

September 26, 2011

Family and faculty came together Friday to honor English students published in Wings and New Voices at the USU Grand Salon. “Learning how to write and write well is essential to your future,” President Jolene Koester said at the introduction of the ceremony. Ranging from personal memoirs to ...

Former CSUN basketball player Joseph Frazier in ICU after hit-and-run

Ashley Soley-Cerro

September 25, 2011

Sept. 25 Joseph had surgery to reduce pressure on his brain, Friday. Besides increasing involuntary movements, his condition has not changed and he remains in a coma, said James Frazier, Joseph's father. A fundraiser, the Joseph Frazier Showcase, will be held at Calabasas High on Sunday Oct. 2...

Arraignment delayed for former CSUN student accused of burglarizing dorms

Ashley Soley-Cerro

September 13, 2011

The arraignment for former CSUN student accused of burglarizing 22 dorms between October 2010 and April 2011 has been postponed until Oct. 17 at his lawyer’s request. Christian Hunter-Sheppard, 20, was arrested July 20 and charged with five counts of residential burglary and one count of possession...

State assembly passes second part of the California Dream Act

Ashley Soley-Cerro

September 2, 2011

The state Assembly passed the second part of the California Dream Act today. Assembly Bill 131, cleared the lower house, with a 45-27 vote. Gov. Brown signed the first past of the act in July, allowing undocumented immigrant students access to private financial aid. The second part, if passed by the...

Joyce’s Coffee Shop provides cheap breakfast food for those on a tight budget

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 12, 2011

Eating on a budget is important to most college students, and Joyce’s Coffee Shop makes it easy. While the busy city bustles around CSUN, Joyce’s provides Northridge with a small neighborhood feel, so people of all ages can get away from the hectic city vibe and enjoy a quality cup of coffee served...

Chatsworth theater premieres San Fernando Valley’s largest movie screen

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 12, 2011

Chatsworth’s Winnetka 21 Theater recently premiered the largest movie screen in the San Fernando Valley. Audiences could experience the largest movie screen in the Valley for the first time midnight May 6, for the opening weekend of Thor 3D. The screen measures at 71 feet by 41 feet 9 inches and ...

Multi-tasking music major kickstarts his career

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 12, 2011

Senior Joseph Field, 24, knows how to keep busy. He is in five bands, and about to take on a new challenge, turning his passion into a profitable career. Field learned how to play the trombone at the age of 10 and hasn’t put it down since. In addition to the bands he is in, he does freelance work. His performances have included v...

What is the appropriate punishment for cyberbullying?

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 11, 2011

Nearly eight months ago, Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi posted a message on Facebook announcing his intention to commit suicide. “Jumping off the gw (George Washington) bridge sorry,” he wrote. Clementi, who was 18-years-old, took his life after his roommate and another student used...

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