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Active shooter preparedness

Active shooter preparedness

Kianna Hendricks

March 2, 2018

Student volunteers pretended to lay dead, officers carried fake guns, dummies imitating bodies were dragged and officers communicated over their radios while acting out scenario-based drills. Preparing for the worst is now frequently about active shooter situations on American school campuses. CSUN's...

President Harrison assembles task force to address General Education Program

President Harrison assembles task force to address General Education Program

Kianna Hendricks

February 14, 2018

CSU Chancellor Timothy White issued Executive Order 1100, an order that would eliminate the requirement of ethnic, gender, women's and cultural classes in Section F along with other changes to the General Education Plan in November. Students responded with a week-long plan of action, voicing their...

SFV’s hip-hop artists to watch for in 2018

SFV’s hip-hop artists to watch for in 2018

Kianna Hendricks

January 24, 2018

1. Souleaux Former CSUN student Jacques Guidry, professionally known as Souleaux, released his debut album "M.Y.C." on New Years Day. His lyrics reflect on existence, growth, the experience of being a young adult and spirituality, over ambient guitar strings and alternative beats. Including songs ...

25 affirmations to carry into the new year

25 affirmations to carry into the new year

Kianna Hendricks

January 19, 2018

New year, new you. Sure we say that every year but this year we mean it, right? Whether it’s becoming a gym rat, finally getting that 4.0 or just being unapologetically yourself, we all have goals and positive affirmations can help achieve them.Positive affirmations are positive statements that can ...

Q&A: Behind the flu shot with the Klotz Center

Q&A: Behind the flu shot with the Klotz Center

Kianna Hendricks

November 29, 2017

It's flu season again and commercials, as well as advertisements, are popping up everywhere advocating for the flu shot . The Center of Disease and Control recommends those over six months old get the flu shot every year, but less than half of Americans do.“I find it unnecessary for myself,” senior marketing student Tracey Juhnke said. “It’s more n...

Sustainability Center organizes a week long e-waste recycling drive

Sustainability Center organizes a week long e-waste recycling drive

Kianna Hendricks

November 9, 2017

Associated Students sustainability will be hosting an electronic waste drive from Nov. 7 through Nov. 14. Students can drop off their old electronics at the Sustainability Center daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.The E-Waste drive is a promotion for America Recycles Day, a national holiday that advocates for recycling across the United St...

Manage stress and anxiety through mindfulness: Beginners’ apps to meditation

Manage stress and anxiety through mindfulness: Beginners’ apps to meditation

Kianna Hendricks

November 7, 2017

Anxiety has now surpassed depression as the leading mental health issue among college students, according to a Penn State study. The symptoms of stress and anxiety look different on everyone, from insomnia or an accelerated heart rate to crippling anxiety that interferes with daily life. Simplified, an...

Associated Students Sustainability Center opens its doors for the first time

Associated Students Sustainability Center opens its doors for the first time

Kianna Hendricks

November 4, 2017

A year after breaking ground, the anticipated Associated Students Sustainability Center had it’s grand opening ceremony Oct. 26, becoming the first California State University with one.After the ribbon was cut and the doors were opened for the first time, students and faculty were able to walk ...

CSUN’s filmmakers challenge the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry

CSUN’s filmmakers challenge the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry

Kianna Hendricks

October 9, 2017

Every semester, Cinema and Television Arts students pitch their screenplays in hopes to be chosen to film and produce their ideas. Alumna Desirée Castro was one of four students to get this opportunity in spring 2016. Hours before the public announcement of selected students, Castro was at a Christ...

CSU looks to make textbooks more affordable

CSU looks to make textbooks more affordable

Kianna Hendricks

September 23, 2017

Spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks each semester has become the norm for many students and College Board estimates they spend an average of $1,250 on textbooks and supplies yearly. The Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative is a CSU wide initiative to provide students with affordable course ...

Weekly Picks: Live comedy, Levi Ponce art, Football games, and more

Weekly Picks: Live comedy, Levi Ponce art, Football games, and more

Kianna Hendricks

September 19, 2017

ExpressionsWednesday, September 20Three Wednesday’s this semester the Pub Sports Grill in the USU is hosting a free open mic night! Bring your favorite poems, songs or thoughts to share with the crowd or enjoy free food and drinks while you watch student performances!8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.FreeThe Pub S...

Activist Bree Newsome delivers ‘awakening’ speech

Activist Bree Newsome delivers ‘awakening’ speech

Kianna Hendricks

September 16, 2017

"Put both of your feet flat on the ground, sit up straight and take a couple of deep breaths. Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out."This was the opening demonstration Bree Newsome, freshman convocation keynote speaker and activist, who asked the audience to participate in during her talk ...

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