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In Photos: Keystone XL and DAPL protest in LA

Protestors march in Westwood to protest Trump's decision to proceed with the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday. Photo credit: Blaise Scemama

Blaise Scemama

January 25, 2017

A group of roughly 500 protesters gathered outside the Wilshire Federal building last night to protest the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline proposals. The protest is in response to President Trump’s executive order to revive these controversial pipeline projects which were previously...

Los Angeles activists describe their experience at Standing Rock

Two girls pictured before protest

Blaise Scemama

December 5, 2016

Anti-Dakota Access Pipeline activists gained a huge victory on Sunday when the Army Corps Engineer announced a halt to construction of the pipeline near the standing rock reservation in North Dakota.The activists, who refer to themselves as the water protectors, began to organize in the spring of this y...

Campus Town Hall highlights and Harrison’s response to sanctuary school status

Cielito Thea Fernandez and Dianne Harrison pictured in the USU answering written questions

Blaise Scemama

November 29, 2016

In the first post-election town hall meeting, held at the USU Grand Salon, President Dianne F. Harrison and about 150 students, faculty, and community members, came together to voice their concerns relating to policy and cultural changes expected to occur when Donald Trump takes office. Two central...

Anti-Trump protests erupt after elections

Small child shown in front of protesters

Blaise Scemama

November 16, 2016

Anti-Trump demonstrations have erupted throughout the country in the wake of last Tuesday's election results.One of the largest protests so far occurred Saturday morning near MacArthur park in downtown Los Angeles.According to The Los Angeles Times, 8,000 people attended Saturday's protest. Demonstrations are said to have taken place in New York, Chicago, Los Angel...

The Young Turks host gets into heated exchange with protestor during filming at CSUN

Ana Kasparian is shown in the middle of a discussion at The Young Turks panel

Blaise Scemama

November 10, 2016

"The Young Turks" host Ana Kasparian had a heated exchange yesterday afternoon with a student from the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) who interrupted a live filming of the talk show that took place in the Little Theatre in Nordhoff Hall. Halfway through the filming, a group of Armenian protesters...

Mayor Garcetti visits CSUN to promote Measure M

Mayor shown taking picture with people holding signs that read,

Blaise Scemama

November 3, 2016

Los Angeles voters will have to make an important decision on Tuesday when voting for Measure M, which if passed, will increase sales tax by one half cent to fund major expansions to the L.A. transit system. Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is in full support of the measure, visited CSUN Thursday in front...

Senatorial candidates Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez visit CSUN as election draws near

Photo shows Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez

Blaise Scemama

November 1, 2016

Democratic representative Loretta Sanchez and Attorney General Kamala Harris visited CSUN today to speak to students and community members about policy issues, ranging from student debt to immigration reform. Both candidates are seeking to fill the senate seat which long time senator Barbara Boxer...

Senatorial candidates visit CSUN as they look to fill vacant senate seat

U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris, left, points a finger toward fellow candidate Loretta Sanchez during a debate

Blaise Scemama

October 28, 2016

While the world has its eyes on the presidential election which is only 11 days away, Californians might do well to remember the California General Election involving a senate race between attorney general Kamala Harris and congress member Loretta Sanchez. Once senator Barbara Boxer announced her...

Jill Stein makes comments about the media in TYT’s town hall at YouTube Space L.A.

Jill Stein is sitting down for a interview for

Blaise Scemama

October 25, 2016

In an interview conducted by Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks (TYT) at the YouTube Space L.A., Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein responded to John Oliver’s comments made on his show Last Week Tonight, about Stein and her plan to erase student debt. “Are you part of the Hillary protection...

Activists speak out against Columbus Day

Woman shown speaking at resistence celebration

Blaise Scemama

October 13, 2016

On Tuesday, the day after Columbus Day, a group of activists from different parts of Central America and Canada came to CSUN to speak about how they believe indigenous people’s rights are being violated.Columbus Day is considered by many indigenous people to be one of the most controversial observanc...

Green Party candidate Jill Stein visits CSUN for AS “Big Politics”

Jill stein prepares to give speech at CSUN

Blaise Scemama

October 6, 2016

  Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein visited CSUN today and held a rally in front of a crowd of roughly a hundred people in the Sierra Quad. The event was part of the Associated Students' “Big Politics Fair” that was organized to educate and encourage students to vote in this...

AS puts on “Big Politics Fair” drawing a visit from presidential candidate Jill Stein

close up of Jill Stein

Blaise Scemama

October 4, 2016

Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be giving a speech at CSUN at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at North Sierra Lawn. Event organizers say that Stein will be giving a speech discussing issues having to do with student debt, healthcare, and the environment. The event was organized...

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