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Campus organization gives student direction

Campus organization gives student direction

November 26, 2019

When I first came to CSUN as a freshman, I felt lost and isolated. As a first-generation Mexican-American, going to college was something new to me. I didn’t have a role model or anyone to look up to or follow as an example. Every day, I would go to class, then straight to my dorm after, which peo...

The attack on ethnic studies

The attack on ethnic studies

November 24, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”We all have the right to critique; it could be seen as trying...

The emotional toll of first-generation LatinX students

The emotional toll of first-generation LatinX students

November 22, 2019

Being a first-generation college student, I feel an enormous amount of mixed emotions. There are days when I feel lonely and out of place, days when I feel determined, and other days when I feel as though I couldn't care less about anything.I, along with several other LatinX students, struggle with home...

What it Means to be Central American

November 22, 2019

In recent times, the Central American community has faced a negative spotlight on an international scale. Central America is receiving more than just the United States government's attention, but its citizens as well, on a scale that has not been seen since the 1980s during the region’s various revolutions and civi...

Swipe left on Tinder

Swipe left on Tinder

November 15, 2019

It has never been easy for transgender individuals to date, so many resort to dating apps such as Tinder in hopes that it will be easier to find a partner. Lorenzo Lopez, a transgender male student at the Otis College of Art and Design, has been a frequenter on Tinder. He hasn’t had the best ...

Expert Explains: Fires in California

Expert Explains: Fires in California

November 11, 2019

The recent and ongoing fires in California have brought into focus the increase in fire size, frequency and level of destruction in the late 20th century and first two decades of the 21st century. Occurring in both the urban-wildland interface as well as remote forested areas of the 31st state, several f...

How to be Sustainable

How to be Sustainable

October 11, 2019

Hello CSUN students! My name is Dev Vrat and I teach sustainability at CSUN. I asked my sustainability students what CSUN students can do to live more sustainably. This is what they told me! First things first: Get educated! What we are doing to the earth?Learn about overpopulation of our planet — watch i...

Sports: Society’s Common Ground

Sports: Society’s Common Ground

October 8, 2019

During the morning commute, every motorist gets to experience the driving culture that exists within the city of Los Angeles. A honking of horns, yelling, road rage, selfishness, the “me-first” mindset; driving really does bring out the worst in people. Sometimes just getting to your location ca...

California’s Law and a New Deal for College Student-Athletes

California’s Law and a New Deal for College Student-Athletes

October 4, 2019

California’s proposed law allowing college athletes to play for pay has potential to change college sports. Part of the logic is that since student-athletes help generate substantial revenues, they deserve to be paid. That is a problematic rationale because even in NCAA Division I, many football pr...

Professors discuss: Guns on campus

Professors discuss: Guns on campus

September 23, 2019

Two professors' from Loyola Marymount University and Arkansas State University share their perspectives on carrying guns on college campuses. We Don’t Need More Guns on CampusGuns are in the news again, as they have been so frequently. The country is sharply divided between those who believe that...

What People Don’t Get About the Valley

What People Don’t Get About the Valley

September 9, 2019

As a kid, I liked the space that everyone knows as E.T. Park. I didn't know its actual name and I liked it because of the Spielberg blockbuster. Because I was so young when I first heard about it, that was my first realization that movies I saw were made in real places that surrounded me. As I got old...

Slacktivism: #needtodomore

Slacktivism: #needtodomore

August 29, 2019

Whether it's #BlackLivesMatter or #MeToo, there’s no doubting the power behind social media in terms of generating awareness about different social movements. This past month, we’ve seen #guncontrol become a trending social media topic after incidents in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton. But ac...

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