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DA drops case on alleged gunmen

Kari Thumlert

May 7, 2008

Alleged gunmen who chased two CSUN students through the University Park Apartments property on March 11 have been identified and later arrested, but the deputy city attorney will not prosecute. "The case did not merit criminal prosecution (because) all suspects denied having a gun or using a gun dur...

Trial postponed for vandalism suspect

Kari Thumlert

May 6, 2008

A former CSUN student who was arrested for setting off five fire alarms and cited for vandalism received his third postponement at San Fernando Superior Court on May 5, after his defense attorney who has been retained by the suspect's family made the request. Steven Mandell, the student's defense attorney,...

Emergency alert system failed during alleged gunmen incident

Kari Thumlert

May 1, 2008

A message system implemented to alert the campus community in the event of an emergency failed to do so in March when alleged gunmen chased two students at the CSUN dorms. Connect-Ed is the broadcast system being using to send out campus-wide alerts simultaneously to phone numbers and e-mail addresses...

Conflicting details exist for gunmen incident

Kari Thumlert

May 1, 2008

What caused gunmen to initially chase students at the CSUN dorms during March remains in question because there are conflicting details of the incident, two of which are given by the CSUN Police. Campus officials and Christina Villalobos, assistant to the chief of police, said that it was a disagreem...

Bill to guard schools’ free speech rights

Kari Thumlert

April 25, 2008

The California Senate passed a bill making it illegal for California high school and college administrators or school boards to "retaliate" against employees for defending students' First Amendment free speech rights in a 35-2 vote on Monday. Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) said he author...

New bill helps teachers protect student media

Kari Thumlert

April 19, 2008

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted April 8 to pass a bill that would make it illegal for California high school and college administrators or school boards to "retaliate" against employees for defending students' First Amendment free speech rights. Senate Bill 1370, titled the "Journalism Teacher P...

Campus Voice: What is your reaction to the gunman incident in the dorms?

Kari Thumlert

March 13, 2008

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Campus Voice: What are your plans for spring break?

Kari Thumlert

March 12, 2008

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Students get graduation letters in mail

Kari Thumlert

March 5, 2008

After four or more grueling years of blood, sweat and tears, the payoff is finally here for more than 7,000 senior and graduate students who are participating in commencement ceremonies this spring. Nine colleges will host graduation ceremonies from May 19 to 22 to commemorate and offer congratulations to the st...

Student/teacher forum discusses censorship and obscenity

Kari Thumlert

February 20, 2008

A faculty-facilitated open forum was hosted Grover Cleveland High School students to discuss the "fallout, residue and interesting implications" from the recent decision of the administration to pull distribution of the V-Day issue of the school newspaper, Le Sabre. On Feb. 14, the school newspaper staff ran...

Community exit polls show split in SFV democrats

Kari Thumlert

February 6, 2008

Californians joined millions of American voters from Alaska to New York in casting their ballots at polls in 24 states throughout the country yesterday to take part in historic fight between Democratic Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) and Republicans Mike Huckabee (Ark.), John Mc...

Suspect charged with pulling 5 of 6 CSUN fire alarms

Kari Thumlert

February 5, 2008

A CSUN student has been arrested and charged with five counts of unlawful tampering with a fire alarm, which is a misdemeanor. The student, whose name is being withheld, was taken to Devonshire Police Station, where he was booked and later released on bail. An arraignment is pending. Christina Villalobos, spec...

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