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CSUN sweeps season series against UCSB

A CSUN Men's basketball player

Alex Behunin

February 3, 2020

The men’s basketball team defeated UC Santa Barbara (13-8) 79-67 on Thursday, Jan. 30 to improve their record to 9-14 and sweeping the Gauchos for the season. “Playing (UCSB) for the second time in eight days was tough, especially a talented team like theirs,” head coach Mark Gottfried said....

CSUN students predict Super Bowl LIV

Superbowl trophy

Alex Behunin

February 1, 2020

Super Bowl LIV (54) takes place on Sunday, Feb. 2 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ offense came back from a 24-point deficit to beat the Houston Texans 51-31 in the AFC divisional round. They continued their path by...

Let’s Vote Defiantly

A bunch of

January 28, 2020

This time feels different, and not just because in-person voting will now be open for 10 days in LA County.This political moment feels like the most pivotal in my lifetime. We have a choice to make that will define the rest of the decade and affect all of our lives to come.Overstatement? I doubt it. Can ...

Students’ grades shouldn’t be a mystery

December 15, 2019

CSUN professors should be required to utilize the available online platform to maintain grades and publish any course work. Students should not have to calculate their own grades when the resources are there. Students are required to turn in assignments with deadlines, so professors should also have...

Campus organization gives student direction

A man

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

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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

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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

A lady holding her iphone

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

A man

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

A digital graph --- a guy in blue t shirt riding a bike

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

A man

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...

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