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EPA removes climate change information from website

Donald Trump speaks at the podium

Heather Smith

May 7, 2017

President Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt took down climate change information since they have decided the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) website needs to undergo changes, "which [involve] updating language to reflect the approach of new leadership," according to a news release."That ki...

Sports calendar 4/11- 4/18

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Heather Smith

April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11 Men's golf Wyoming Cowboy Classic (Final Round), all day Baseball @ CSU Bakersfield, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13 Beach volleyball vs. CSU Bakersfield, 11 a.m. Beach volleyball vs. Cal State Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Women's tennis vs. Irvine, 2 p.m. Baseball @ Long Beach,...

TEDxCSUN planning to spread new ideas with upcoming event

Lucas pictured on stage presenting for Ted x CSUN

Heather Smith

April 3, 2017

TEDxCSUN is coming back to The Little Theatre on April 29 with "human potential" as the theme. TEDxCSUN is an annual event organized by CSUN students with the help of alumni, professors and faculty. TED is a nonprofit organization which began as a four-day conference 30 years ago in California, with...

Students protest Customs and Border Protection recruitment

Students pictured protesting customs and border protection

Heather Smith

March 29, 2017

Students protested Customs and Border Protection (CBP) while they were recruiting during the career fair at the Plaza Del Sol on campus today. Many felt uneasy about the recruitment, considering the amount of undocumented students enrolled at CSUN. The protesters passed out flyers which read: "Stop...

Four dead after London attack

london ambuloance pictured at the scene outside the palace

Heather Smith

March 23, 2017

Four people were killed and at least 40 were injured in a London attack on Wednesday, which has been declared a terrorist incident. 
The attack began when a driver ran into members of the public and police on Westminster Bridgewith with his vehicle, according to London's Metropolitan Police. The car...

Q&A: CSUN alumni and seniors share last semester advice

In preparation for her ceremony, graduation cords adorn the gown of Morgan Wilson at her home in Virginia Beach, Va., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS)

Heather Smith

March 15, 2017

As spring semester approaches the halfway mark, CSUN seniors and alumni look forward to graduation in May, providing advice to students in their last semester.Briana Cosentini: CSUN alumni and English major with an emphasis in creative writing.Q: Are you currently working in the field of your major? ...

Sports Calendar 3/13-3/20

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Heather Smith

March 15, 2017

Monday, March 13Men's Golf Championship @ Bandon Dunes, All DayBaseball vs. Purdue, 12 p.m.Tuesday, March 14Men's Golf Championship @ Bandon Dunes, All Day Women's Water Polo vs. Marist, 3 p.m.Wednesday, March 15 Men's Volleyball vs. Pepperdine, 7 p.m.Women's Tennis vs. Harvard, 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar...

Orange Grove quarantined during fruit fly infestation

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Heather Smith

March 13, 2017

The CSUN Orange Grove has been temporarily quarantined due to a Mediterranean fruit fly infestation, but a hotel is still in the works to replace the Orange Grove Bistro/University Club. The California Department of Fruit and Agriculture (CDFA) quarantined the Orange Grove after they found high numbers...

Weekly book column: philosophy

Photo credit: Kiv Bui

Heather Smith

February 28, 2017

"Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson focuses on transcendentalism, a belief system which encourages respect for nature. Emerson said people do not appreciate all nature has to offer and do not give anything back to it. He divides the essay into eight sections, each of which further explores the relationship...

Newly discovered planets could sustain life

The observatories located in the orange grove at csun pictured

Heather Smith

February 28, 2017

NASA has discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star 40 light-years away."It is very likely one or up to three of the presently known seven Earth- size planets around TRAPPIST-1 can sustain life, based on conditions we have here on Earth," said Farisa Morales, a CSUN physics and astronomy...

CSUN students have taken advantage of the gadgets available to them

Student pictured while using his smartwatch

Heather Smith

February 21, 2017

At CSUN, the two most popular gadgets used on campus among students seem to be laptops and smartphones. Certain technology is also used in CSUN classrooms."The classroom technology gives them a modern classroom experience with the same relevant technology students will find in most professional job environment...

Weekly book column: anti-Valentine’s Day

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Heather Smith

February 14, 2017

Whether people celebrate Valentine's Day or not, they are still bombarded with heart-shaped everything, teddy bears and romantic gestures almost everywhere they go.For those who have had enough heart-shaped everything to last them throughout the year, they may decide to stay home on Valentine's Day. However, t...

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