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Mattel releases its first ever Hijab-Barbie doll

Mattel releases its first ever Hijab-Barbie doll

Kia Topps

December 3, 2017

Mattel received high praise this month after they announced their first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll.Fans praised the doll over social media for inclusivity and representation but for students of color, the hijab represents something more significant.The doll is inspired by Muslim-Olympic fencer Ibtihaj M...

Pride Center honors Trans Day of Remembrance

Pride Center honors Trans Day of Remembrance

Kia Topps

November 21, 2017

Students gathered in front of the Pride Center Monday night for a vigil for Trans Remembrance Day honoring the trans lives that have been lost this year.Nancy, also known as “Pigie" and the president of Gamma Rho Lambda, said the vigil is tragic, but she believes it will spread awareness.“These lives are import...

Sports Calendar 10/28 – 11/4

Sports Calendar 10/28 – 11/4

Kia Topps

October 30, 2017

Check out what your matadors are doing this week. Saturday 10/28   Men's Cross Country vs Big West Championship at Riverside 6th place   WXC vs Big West Championship at Riverside 7th place   Womens Golf at Cal Poly Lady Mustang (18 Holes) 5th of...

Shooting in Northridge leaves two injured

Shooting in Northridge leaves two injured

Kia Topps

October 29, 2017

Two men were shot standing on the 19100 block of Napa Steet in Northridge on Saturday morning, according to a report by CBS.Officials say the double shooting reportedly occurred at 5 a.m.According to an eyewitness, two men approached them in front of the location and started firing shots.The victims, age...

Dating in the digital age

Dating in the digital age

Kia Topps

October 28, 2017

Dating can be tough and awkward for everyone, specifically for students who aren’t in favor of swiping right on apps such as Tinder.According to LendEdu, 77 percent of all college students have downloaded the Tinder app, but only 28 percent admitted to meeting up with someone from the app.CSUN ...

Hundreds of CSUN students walk out of classes and march in protest of Executive Order 1100

Hundreds of CSUN students walk out of classes and march in protest of Executive Order 1100

Kia Topps

October 25, 2017

CSUN Students and faculty chanted 'Hey hey Ho Ho, executive order has got to go' on Wednesday afternoon in a student walk in protest against Executive order 1100. "Our education is under attack! What do we do? Fight back!" students yelled. The demonstration began as a walkout and turned into a...

Students find lack of diversity among faculty impacts their education

Students find lack of diversity among faculty impacts their education

Kia Topps

October 10, 2017

Being one of the most diverse campuses in Los Angeles, CSUN takes pride in being a place that represents all students no matter race, gender or sexual orientation. Students want to feel as though they are properly represented in and out of the classroom, but how diverse are our professors?61 percent o...

Gun Control Dividing a Nation

Gun Control Dividing a Nation

Kia Topps

October 9, 2017

The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, which is about 270 million guns, making it the highest total and per capita number in the world according to Procon.org. With the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas killing 58 people the topic of gun laws is something that people are having trouble picking...

How Fenty Beauty shook the make-up world

How Fenty Beauty shook the make-up world

Kia Topps

September 25, 2017

Fenty Beauty was released to the world last week by singer Rihanna which included 40 shades of foundations, highlighters, eye-shadow and other beauty products.What separates the superstar's line from other makeup brands is her awareness of diversity in the beauty world. Her tones/shades of foundatio...

Students share concerns over job security and financial stress

Students share concerns over job security and financial stress

Kia Topps

September 19, 2017

The stress and pressure that puts on millennials to pursue higher education while having to pay their loans almost makes students question, "Is my degree worth it if I’m not guaranteed a job?" Senior Cathleen Guerrero has her doubts and fears as her fall graduation date comes near. “We’re...

Winners of the 69th Primetime Emmy awards

Winners of the 69th Primetime Emmy awards

Kia Topps

September 19, 2017

The 69th Primetime Emmy awards made progressive history for many actors this weekend.Elisabeth Moss won outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role in "The Handmaid’s Tale." This was Moss' first win. "The Handmaid’s Tale" also won for Outstanding Drama, and Writing beating out NBC...

A Day of Acknowledgement

A Day of Acknowledgement

Kia Topps

September 9, 2017

LA city council made history this past week by voting to replace Columbus Day for Indigenous People's Day to show honor to Native American genocide in the city and all over the country.Although this day isn’t declared statewide, Los Angeles is the first city to honor this monumental day in So. Ca...

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