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CSUN students accepted into competitive teaching program

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Josselyne Rivas

May 17, 2017

Graduation is around the corner and although some students are unsure about their plans after graduation, some have found careers in teaching others.Three students from CSUN's class of 2017 have been selected to join Teach for America for the upcoming academic year.Teach for America is a non-profit o...

Earth Fair brings out students, staff and the community

Students relax and design lights made from cans at a booth while the band Whesli plays an original song at Earth Fair on April 13, 2017. Photo credit: Josselyne Rivas

Josselyne Rivas

April 14, 2017

Earth fair, decorated with vibrant fabric clothes, mimicked the vibe of a mini festival. Booths surrounding the area had stations which taught visitors about sustainable practices, different foods like kombucha samples and some local vendors.Associated Students (A.S.) hosted Earth Fair yesterday in a ...

Associated Students VP candidate asked to drop out

AS committee members stood near the voting stations passing out ice cream and flyers to promote the elections during the April 2016 elections. File Photo: The Sundial

Josselyne Rivas

April 12, 2017

As Associated Students (A.S.) elections are happening this week, the three competing slates near voting days. Vice President (VP) candidate Erika Villalvazo, from the "United We Stand" slate, has been denied eligibility to run. All candidates running for a position within A.S. must have a minimum...

CSU Board of Trustees approves tuition increase for 2017-2018 academic year

csu board of trustess discuss the tuition increase

Josselyne Rivas

March 23, 2017

During a CSU Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting on March 22, the final matter on the agenda was the vote on tuition increase, a discussion that lasted almost three hours. The tuition increase will raise undergraduate tuition by $270, graduate tuition by $438 and several certificates, doctoral and international, tuition by several hundred dollars. The board made an amendment to the proposal before voting that...

Freedom Center posters target CSU Chancellor Timothy White

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Josselyne Rivas

March 19, 2017

CSU Chancellor Timothy White and CSUN have been the targets of posters that oppose the CSU system, declaring it's universities as sanctuary campuses. The David Horowitz Freedom Center, who were responsible for the posters, state on their website that they were created to combat “radical left and Islamists allies [that] destroy Am...

Graduating seniors prepare for upcoming commencements through GradFest

still from 2017 gradfest

Josselyne Rivas

March 16, 2017

As spring semester is underway, graduating seniors are one step closer to walking across the stage at commencement. Graduation events, such as GradFest, is also approaching.GradFest is on March 15 and March 16 at the campus store, which is organized by the Office of Student Involvement and Developme...

Art pieces representing environmental issues marched to Oviatt Library

art students carry sculpted pieces around csun campus

Josselyne Rivas

March 10, 2017

Students led by Edie Pistolesi, from the Art Deparmtent, carried figures of President Trump, former president Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and more to the Oviatt Library Friday morning. Derian Blandon, vice president of the organization One Struggle CSUN, which tries to inform the campus about the histo...

Presidents, the press and what may lie ahead

photo is from Obama's meeting with Trump

Josselyne Rivas

March 7, 2017

President Donald Trump has been actively voicing his concerns about the way media, particularly journalists, have been portraying him and his administration. Past press conferences have shown the arguments that have started after he disagrees with the question he is asked or what news outlets he feels ar...

Immigration raids raise concern

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Josselyne Rivas

February 27, 2017

In a time of uncertainty and a constant influx of news, it has become difficult to keep up with the information being provided in regards to recent immigration orders.The Trump administration has released a number of policies and executive orders, but it is important to be informed about what exactly t...

Terrence Clemens inspires others to overcome obstacles

Speaker Terrance Clemens talks to the audience about struggling with his sexuality while playing basketball. Photo credit: Josselyne Rivas

Josselyne Rivas

February 24, 2017

The Africana Studies Department and Pride Center collaborated for Black History Month in order to showcase the intersection of race and sexuality. “Terrance reached out to the Pride Center and said he was talking at schools,” said Pride Center coordinator Sarina Loeb.Loeb said Terrance told a c...

New Assembly Bill will try to stall tuition increase

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Josselyne Rivas

February 22, 2017

A conference held Tuesday morning introduced Assembly Bill 393, The Student Protection Act, as a possible solution to the increases in tuition and student fees among the California State University and community college systems. California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva authored and introduc...

Women’s basketball winning streak continues

Photo depicts caly poly player taking a shot and csun players blocking

Josselyne Rivas

February 19, 2017

The CSUN women’s basketball team won their seventh game of a continued streak and beat the University of Hawaii 60-49 Saturday night. In the first quarter, a two-pointer made by sophomore Channon Fluker was quickly tied by Hawaii player, Julissa Tago. Within almost a 50-second time lapse, Fluker...

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