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Resisting oppression: a panel discussion on black activism

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

February 26, 2018

“We have always resisted oppression,” said Black Lives Matter activist, Melina Abdullah in the panel of political activism hosted by CSUN. The panel included Abdullah, Harold Welton from the Black Panther Party and Kaya Tillery, president of BSU (Black Student Union).The panel was moderated by...

Pride Center Hosts “Becoming Johanna” Screening

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

November 28, 2017

In celebration of Trans* Awareness Week, the Pride Center screened "Becoming Johanna", a short film that follows the story of Johanna Clearwater and the struggles she faces every day last Monday afternoon. The film begins with Johanna’s transition and how she gets rejected and kicked out of he...

Computer science major wins third annual Fast Pitch Competition

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

November 16, 2017

CSUN hosted its third annual Student Fast Pitch Competition Tuesday afternoon where sudents from a competitive field had the opportunity to do an elevator pitch of their business pursuit ideas to a distinguished panel. Each student had three minutes and three slides to pitch their idea to audiences and judge...

Guest speaker discusses intersection of issues of social and ecological justice

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

November 15, 2017

Jeanine Canty, a professor at Naropa University in Boulder, Colo., spoke about issues relating race, social justice and environment at the Northridge Center. Canty is also an editor of “Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women's Voices,” a book that describes the intersection between c...

Struggling to survive another day

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

November 9, 2017

Venezuela is going through a deep humanitarian crisis right now. People are suffering from food and medical shortages. The capital, Caracas, was listed as the most dangerous city in South America with a homicide rate of 119 per 100,000 residents. In 2001, Venezuela was one of South America’s richest countries due to huge oil reserves and other natural resources. Unfortuna...

Strong religious presence on campus in spite of national decrease

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

October 29, 2017

Religion has been on a decline in the U.S. in the past decade, and according to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who are “absolutely certain” God exists dropped from 71 percent to 63 percent in 2014 and 23 percent are religiously unaffiliated. Despite these numbers, there are mo...

Following a week of student protests, CSUN faculty senate votes to not implement Executive Order 1100

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

October 27, 2017

After hours of debate, the CSUN Faculty Senate voted to not implement Executive Order 1100 Thursday afternoon.Students and faculty strongly oppose the executive order because it would eliminate "section F" of CSUN's general education requirement. Section F is the portion of the GE that requires undergrad...

Society of Professional Journalists welcomes former CSUN alumnus Gary Klein

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

October 12, 2017

CSUN's Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapter hosted a meeting on Tuesday in Manzanita Hall 201 with special guest speaker Los Angeles Times sports reporter, Gary Klein. Klein spoke about his beginnings in journalism and also gave students some advice on how to succeed. Throughout the hour meeting, Klei...

Pride Center Hosts Social Justice Activist During Bisexuality Awareness Week

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

September 23, 2017

In celebration of Bisexuality Awareness Week, the Pride Center hosted Dr. Tania Israel, to serve as a keynote speaker for the Beyond the Binary annual event at Flintridge Room, USU last Tuesday, Sept. 19. Dr. Israel, a social justice activist, UCSB professor and LGBTQ researcher, debunked some of the my...

Social justice advocate Susan Burton delivers a passionate speech on mass incarceration

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

September 22, 2017

Students gathered inside Whitsett Room for almost two hours to listen to social justice activist Susan Burton's speech on the injustice and struggles that formerly incarcerated women are facing every day. Burton said there is a stigma surrounding formerly incarcerated people. “A lot of people ju...

Students give back to campus neighborhood at the third annual Matador Day of Service

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

September 12, 2017

California State University, Northridge celebrated its third annual Matador Day of Service on Sept. 9. Students and volunteers gathered outside Bayramian Lawn for free breakfast and to meet their community service groups. Matador Day of Service is an annual event hosted by the Matador Involvement Center in...

Weekly book column: Sci-fi

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

August 23, 2017

In honor of the release of the "Ready Player One" trailer, here are 5 sci-fi books that might grab your attention.1.”The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. DickAlternative history is always an interesting idea to explore in sci-fi. The story takes place in a timeline where the Axis Power w...

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