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Former archbishop of Buenos Aires named new pope

Gabrielle Moreira

March 13, 2013

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, a former Argentinian archbishop, has been named the new pope. Bergoglio, who will be known as Pope Francis, is the first South American and Jesuit pope.He succeeds Pope Benedict XVI who officially resigned Feb. 28. [View the story "This is the new Pope " on Storify]This is the new Pope Big news for Catholics and the wor...

Two arrested on suspicion of shoplifting

Gabrielle Moreira

March 5, 2013

Police officers arrested two people, a man and a woman, on suspicion of shoplifting from the Matador Bookstore around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Christina Villalobos, public information officer for CSUN Police Department, said there are no further details available at this time.  The officers stopped the suspects...

Smoke alarm goes off in Oviatt

Gabrielle Moreira

February 21, 2013

Around 1:45 p.m. today, the Oviatt was evacuated because a fire alarm went off. Firefighters checked the library and students were allowed back in by 2 p.m. There was no fire, but smoke had been detected in a janitor's closet.  Library personnel are still looking into the cause of the smoke.

UFC 157: Main event predictions on a historic night

Gabrielle Moreira

February 20, 2013

In the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first fight featuring women, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the first female mixed marital arts bantamweight champion, aims to continue her six-fight winning streak against newcomer Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche. In the co-main event, Dan Henderson hopes to clear...

CSUN alumna starts news outlet for feel-good stories

Gabrielle Moreira

January 31, 2013

CSUN alumna Sandy Pedeflous recently launched a positive news outlet called "Smile TV." The outlet promotes stories of courage, passion, and happiness from all over the world that she hopes will make viewers smile. Pedeflous graduated from CSUN in 1983 as a radio and TV film major, which is now know...

Hit and run near campus

Gabrielle Moreira

January 25, 2013

There was a hit-and-run car accident off-campus south of Nordhoff Street on Lindley Avenue Friday afternoon. According to Officer Gregory Andrachick with the LAPD the driver kept going straight down Lindley after the accident and ended up on campus. Andrachick also said it was a suspected drunk driver,...

Board of trustees vote to have 120 unit limit for most degrees

Gabrielle Moreira

January 23, 2013

The California State University board of trustees voted in favor of changing degree unit limits to 120 units to have students graduate within four years. The change was first proposed to the board in their Sept. 18-19 2012 meetings by the Committee on Educational Policy. The committee consulte...

Board of trustees meeting agenda tables fee increases

Gabrielle Moreira

January 21, 2013

Three proposed fees, expected to speed up students’ paths to graduation, have been tabled indefinitely by the California State University board of trustees. They will now discuss Gov. Jerry Brown’s CSU investment budget proposal. The board will discuss their support budget request to the state...

Performance ensemble promotes organic food with caroling

Gabrielle Moreira

December 5, 2012

CSUN’s Performance Ensemble sang revamped Christmas carols with lyrics focusing on genetically modified organisms and promoting organic food on campus. The ensemble started off at the Sierra Center cafeteria, walking around the registers and singing to bystanders. As the group sang, several students...

CSU asks state for money in lieu of Proposition 30

Gabrielle Moreira

December 5, 2012

The California State University system is requesting almost $372 million from the state for their support budget, which will see a five percent enrollment increase and salary increases for faculty and staff. The CSU is expecting about $69.9 million in their support budget coming from tuition fees...

Legislators given bad grades by CSU

Gabrielle Moreira

November 18, 2012

State Assembly members and senators question whether California State University officials made good use of taxpayer funds when they created a scorecard giving lawmakers poor marks on their educational legislation. CSU officials released a scorecard grading state senators and Assembly members on how...

New CSU chancellor takes pay cut

Gabrielle Moreira

November 14, 2012

The new chancellor for the California State University system, Timothy White, requested a 10 percent reduction in his salary in a letter addressing the CSU Board of Trustees Wednesday. White, who is expected to start in January, was set to receive the same state-funded salary of $421,500 as his predeces...

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