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Three CSUN students arrested in downtown LA protests

Lisette Rosales

November 26, 2014

Three female CSUN students were among a total of 167 adults arrested yesterday in downtown LA following protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. The three students, who are a part of the student chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (MEChA), are currently being detained...

Blues Project works toward preventing suicide, treating depression

Blues Project works toward preventing suicide, treating depression

Lisette Rosales

September 16, 2014

  Samir Hamawe, 24, graduate student and the Blues Project instructor, remembers when a close friend told him he had tried to commit suicide. More than 38,000 Americans commit suicide annually, and more than 20 million American adults battle depression every year, according to the Amer...

Northridge Academy placed on precautionary lockdown

Northridge Academy placed on precautionary lockdown

Lisette Rosales

September 9, 2014

  Students and faculty resumed regular activities at Northridge Academy High School after a 90-minute investigation that resulted in a false alarm. Around 8:40 a.m. there was an unattended package at Northridge Academy High School. The school was placed on lockdown around 10:16 a.m. wh...

CSUN students get answers to basic questions

CSUN students get answers to basic questions

Lisette Rosales

July 15, 2014

Getting to know your campus is really important but it can also be confusing and difficult to learn for outsiders who don’t know anything about CSUN. CSUN is a commuter school and one of the nation’s largest universities with a very diverse student population. There were a total of 11,060 ne...

Buddytruk makes moving process easier for students in LA

Buddytruk makes moving process easier for students in LA

Lisette Rosales

May 8, 2014

Brian Foley, CEO of buddytruk, was moving into a new apartment a few years back and was not familiar with driving a large U-Haul truck. When Foley attempted to park it, he accidentally tore off the bumper of a car that was parked in the street. When entering his new apartment, he soon found ou...

Students work close with their furry friends in CSUN’s Veterinarians of Tomorrow club

Students work close with their furry friends in CSUN’s Veterinarians of Tomorrow club

Lisette Rosales

May 7, 2014

Kyrra Toman, 22, a biology major and vice president of Veterinarians of Tomorrow, realized she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was six-years-old. She remembers her dog’s paw getting cut after it jumped over a fence to get into a garden. “I just sat there putting band-aid after band-aid and I r...

Fewer taking advantage of aid for transfer students

Lisette Rosales

May 5, 2014

  >>>CORRECTION: The story incorrectly quoted Kurt Zimmer of the California Student Aid Commission as stating that the California legislature and the governor have reduced the number of competitive awards. Zimmer said the California Legislature and the governor limited the number of competitive awards. ...

How to reduce your daily carbon footprint

How to reduce your daily carbon footprint

Lisette Rosales

April 21, 2014

Whether at home or school, or while traveling, the way people dispose of the items they buy and the food they eat affects theirs carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is a measurement of the carbon dioxide (CO2) people produce, according to an article by howstuffworks.com Much of the things people do as ...

Chicana/o studies celebrates 45 years with panel discussions

Chicana/o studies celebrates 45 years with panel discussions

Lisette Rosales

April 14, 2014

The CSUN Chicana/o studies department was established in 1969 to respond to the growing needs of a diverse student body. On Monday, they celebrated their 45th anniversary with a variety of speakers and presenters, which included professors, counselors, and community organizers. The event took pla...

CSUN student founds local fitness program

CSUN student founds local fitness program

Lisette Rosales

April 1, 2014

Evina Luna gave education a try, but decided to hold off on college, mainly because she wanted to travel. Coming from a small town, she wished for a modeling job and the glitz and glamor of the big city. Her dream came true when she became a competitor in Miss Hawaiian Tropic, a bikini competition. ...

CSUN students use pet shelters as an affordable alternative for a furry companion

CSUN students use pet shelters as an affordable alternative for a furry companion

Lisette Rosales

March 4, 2014

Jessica Cervantes, 20, a junior majoring in child and adolescent development, did not expect her life to change when she walked into her local animal shelter one morning. Little did Cervantes know she was about to meet her new best friend, her Tabby cat Mia. “I love Mia. I always look forward t...

CSUN student raises awareness on the importance of organ donations

CSUN student raises awareness on the importance of organ donations

Lisette Rosales

February 24, 2014

She lived a mere 24 years, with over 180 hospitalizations, 37 operations and died on June 4, 2013 in her husband’s arms in the hospital waiting for a four-organ transplant. The couple had only been married three days. Her name was Molly Pearce-Eaker. She was diagnosed at birth with a disorder c...

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