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A look into the Values across Generations

A Man

Gillian Moran-Perez

January 29, 2020

Age may separate a generation, but values never will.What an Air Force Veteran’s Life Came Down ToDavid Ostrow was born Jan. 29, 1944 during World War II. About 18 years later, Ostrow graduated from high school and did a year at Bronx Community College, but quickly gave up as he couldn’t...

SWANA LA leads community members in protest against US attacks in Iran

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Gillian Moran-Perez

January 23, 2020

Southwest Asian and Northern African Los Angeles communities and other organizations gathered on Westwood Boulevard on Jan. 12 to protest the recent events in Iran and stand against war, the travel ban and sanction threats imposed by the U.S. government. SWANA LA members led protesters, including represent...

Following the Roots to Student Success

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Gillian Moran-Perez

December 6, 2019

I have worked in the Learning Resource Center for three years now. I didn’t know exactly what I would be getting myself into — I just knew that I would be helping people and that was enough. I learned my tricks from shadowing other tutors, like to always take notes for a student and to le...

Stop silencing communities of color and start listening to them

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Gillian Moran-Perez

November 23, 2019

Ethnic studies has gained momentum after reaching its 50th anniversary, as students, faculty and educators are fighting against the threats to remove the program. Stevie Raymond Ruiz, a professor in the Chicana/o studies department at CSUN, recently published an article called “Another Universit...

The Dangers of Dating Apps

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Gillian Moran-Perez

November 13, 2019

During the Summer of this year, Captain VanScoy from the CSUN Department of Police Services received two different cases from the Los Angeles and Simi Valley Police Departments about two CSUN students who encountered sexual predators from dating apps. Though information about the cases of the victi...

Community organization fights cyberbullying

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Gillian Moran-Perez

October 30, 2019

Instagram recently released a new feature that “Restricts” certain followers from making aggressive comments on their posts. Instead of blocking or reporting them, users can restrict the follower by swiping left on the comment, via the Privacy tab in Settings, or on the person’s pr...

Unsealing the Sacrament of Confession

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Gillian Moran-Perez

October 24, 2019

On April 2, Senator Jerry Hill brought to the California Senate SB 360, a bill that would take away from clergy members their exemption to refrain from reporting on sexual abuse during a confidential conversation.The bill has gained both support and opposition from sexual abuse victims and the Catho...

Preparing for the 2020 Census: How a Community Plans to get Everyone Counted

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Gillian Moran-Perez

October 16, 2019

Inside the glass offices of Pacoima City Hall, a Latina in a yellow cardigan was instructing representatives from different organizations across the San Fernando Valley on how to organize themselves for the upcoming United States 2020 census. In a matter of minutes, small groups were spread across th...

Pacoima Beautiful: The Voice for Environmental Injustice

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Gillian Moran-Perez

October 14, 2019

On the corner of Telfair Avenue and Van Nuys Boulevard an auto body and other auto repair shops line the streets, filling the air with the sickly fumes of paint. A couple of yards away, a little girl munches on her taco while her family sits under a tent in front of a taco stand, talking to the vendors. T...

Faces of EOP and Ethnic Studies

Gillian Moran-Perez and Kimberly Silverio-Bautista

September 30, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary for Chicana/o studies, and this week the 50th anniversary of EOP at CSUN. We’ve decided to show our readers the faces behind these powerhouse organizations, from students whose lives were changed by EOP to professors fighting for ethnic studies. Their stories sh...

Suspect Arrested for Committing Sexual Battery

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Gillian Moran-Perez

September 14, 2019

A suspect was arrested after committing multiple acts of sexual battery on campus last week. The suspect admitted to officers that he came to CSUN to carry out acts of sexual battery after officers arrested him while he was sitting inside the courtyard area at University Commons. Police were able to i...

Period Poverty: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Tampons

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Gillian Moran-Perez

September 11, 2019

Laura Rathbone was sitting at a sign-in table at a winter shelter promoting voter registration for Measure H when she noticed a homeless woman asking for another pair of pants because she bled through her only pair. The woman was arguing with the department of mental health, saying, “I used to b...

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