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AS makes calls for state cash

Sevag Alexanian speaks at podium

Donna Lugo

November 29, 2016

Associated Students hosted a phone-banking event on Monday in an attempt to reach Gov. Jerry Brown’s office and urge him to fully fund the Cal State System and fend off a potential tuition fee increase.The event took place in the Grand Salon located in the university student union.The room’s participa...

Political correctness divides students on campus

CSUN campus pictured busy with students

Donna Lugo

November 29, 2016

Students on campus are divided on whether political correctness is necessary so as to not offend others or rather if it is a form of censorship.Women are frequently used as examples of what being "too politically correct" can mean. Women's responses to sexism often get dismissed as being, "too politicall...

Permanent EOP Director Still M.I.A.

2 people look through pictures

Donna Lugo

November 18, 2016

There has been somewhat of a grassroots movement led by a handful of students who have been rallying behind Shiva Parsa, current interim director of the Educational Opportunities Program here at CSUN. This past March, a rally was held on campus outside of the Oviatt library where students carried...

CSUN Beats the Blues this week

Pictured is the blues project booth

Donna Lugo

November 14, 2016

CSUN's University Counseling Services' BLUES Project will host a variety of free events and workshops this coming week in honor of "Beat the BLUES Week 2016." The BLUES Project is comprised of a group of volunteer peer educators who aim to help their participants overcome depression and prevent suicide. There...

Voters split on Prop 61

Three veterans pictured holding American flag

Donna Lugo

November 6, 2016

One of the measures that has the most money at stake this election is Proposition 61, which states it would limit the amount of money state agencies like Medi-cal would pay for prescription drugs, according to an LA Weekly article.Prop 61, called the California Drug Price Relief Act, would stop the state from paying more for a drug than the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (V.A.) does. The V.A. gener...

The Latinx community has the power to swing an election

Photo shows voting poll place

Donna Lugo

November 6, 2016

During the period between the 2000-2012 presidential elections, around 10 million Latinos were eligible to vote, however, about less than half that number voted.This indicates that Latinos have the power to swing an election, but as a group, they don't participate in the democratic process. Daniel Saravia,...

Procrastination Support Group Helps Students Take Control

Photo shows man with his feet up on a desk with a clock for a face

Donna Lugo

October 29, 2016

Among some of the campus resources students can utilize lies a somewhat unusual support group. This group seeks to help students who tend to procrastinate rather than getting their work done before the last minute. Dr. Marshall Bloom, a clinical psychologist with CSUN's University Counseling Services...

CSUN promotes voting participation through “All In Democracy Challenge”


Donna Lugo

October 14, 2016

During this tumultuous election year, CSUN has put together several programs and events in an attempt to spur student engagement and rev up student voter turnout. This is all due to the campus’s All in Democracy Challenge, a campus-wide initiative that looks to educate new and existing voters about...

Review: Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine

Photo shows student acting in school play

Donna Lugo

October 12, 2016

The term “fabulation” comes from 1960s American literary critic Robert Scholes. He used it to describe literature that violates, in various ways, standard novelistic expectations. In Christine Menzie’s, “Fabulaton, or the Re-education of Undine,” this is much like the character Undine herself,...

Campus power outage

Firefighters pictured at CSUN

Donna Lugo

October 6, 2016

Sierra Hall, Redwood Hall, Manzanita Hall, and the Oviatt library were only some of the buildings reported as having lost electricity early Thursday morning. The exact cause of the outrage is still unknown. The power, however, is now back on in all of these buildings. Campus officials are currently...

CSUN’s Women’s Research and Resource Center host “The Danish Girl” screening and Q&A

Woman speaks to theater before movie starts

Donna Lugo

September 30, 2016

CSUN's Women's Research and Resource Center hosted an exclusive screening and Q&A of the film, "The Danish Girl," with guest speakers Cadence Valentine and Trista Hidalgo Wednesday night at the University Student Union Theatre. The Women's Research and Resource Center greeted students with a warm...

Small Berry, Small Store, Huge Flavor

acai bowl pictured

Donna Lugo

September 29, 2016

There is a hidden food gem currently nestled inconspicuously in a carwash just steps away from campus. It is Ubatuba Acai Bowls, and if you walk by fast enough, you’ll miss it. It is a shack with two windows and an iPad as a register. This pint-sized location currently has five employees and cites...

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