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University sued by former employee for discrimination

Dede Ogbueze May 2, 2018

A lawsuit filed against Cal State University, Northridge last June by a former university employee alleges race discrimination, harassment, retaliation and failure to accommodate disability. The complaint...

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Editorial: The importance of cultural studies

Dede Ogbueze November 1, 2017

Phrases like “global awareness” and “human diversity” dominate the description of the CSU’s GE requirement. The text goes on to explain the necessity for an education that...

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How students organized ‘week of action’ to protest Executive Order 1100

Dede Ogbueze October 25, 2017

“Wildfire” is what students nicknamed their sprawling efforts Monday to spread awareness about a week of protests and political actions designed to combat Executive Order 1100, a policy that has led...

Gloria Rosario Peral, a Chicano Studies Master's student, tells her personal story to the Faculty Senate in opposition to executive order 1100. Peral said she was the first person in her family to graduate college in her family and that Chicano Studies helped her to find her way in life.

CSUN faculty senate votes to not comply with Executive Order 1100

Dede Ogbueze September 29, 2017

The CSUN faculty senate voted Thursday to not comply with Executive Order 1100. The order would have eliminated a portion of the general education requirement that includes comparative cultural studies. The...

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Two cars collide at corner of Nordhoff and Lindley

Dede Ogbueze September 20, 2017

Two cars were severely damaged after colliding into each other at the intersection of Nordhoff and Lindley.Kevin Melendez, one of the drivers involved, said he was making a left turn onto Nordhoff when...

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Trump supporters met with opposition by students before freshman convocation

Dede Ogbueze September 14, 2017

Two men wearing “Make America Great Again” hats had to be escorted away from the Oviatt Lawn by campus police Thursday after a confrontation with a group of over 50 students.   What began...

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Outpours of support come in wake of Trump’s decision to end DACA

Dede Ogbueze September 6, 2017

President Trump announced Tuesday that he will gradually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the executive order signed by Barack Obama in 2012 that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived...

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White nationalist rally leaves one dead, dozens injured

Dede Ogbueze August 12, 2017

What began with neo-nazis, white nationalists, and alt-right members marching through the University of Virginia with torches lit, chanting "blood and soil!" Friday night, ended with one woman and two...

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Cultural graduation ceremonies championed by graduates

Dede Ogbueze May 11, 2017

For cultural groups who have been systematically discriminated against in the United States, college graduation ceremonies can be purposed as an event of solidarity and support, as a young person completes...

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The Countdown: We made it (to the end of the semester)

Dede Ogbueze May 8, 2017

This episode is dedicated to all the current and former college students who know what it's like to grind through a long semester. It's a tough ride that can take quite a lot out of you.  This week Dede...

Photo shows a class demonstration of public shaming, while the teacher and the class jokingly tease one student he pretends to cry

The unfortunate repercussions of public shaming

Dede Ogbueze April 11, 2017

With a concerned look on her face and a low tone of voice, professor Lisa Riccomini shared an unfortunate anecdote of her college days. "I had a professor in graduate school who ruled by public shaming."...

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The Countdown: A conversation about stereotypes

Dede Ogbueze April 10, 2017

Whether it pertains race, religion, music preference or political affiliation there are often broad generalizations that accompany our personal identity. During this episode of The Countdown, Dede and...

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