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The new generation’s March on Washington

The new generation’s March on Washington

Makenna Sievertson

March 27, 2018

Editors note: This story was updated to reflect the commentary of Rep. Tony Cárdenas.  Mixed into the diverse and expansive crowd were 15 CSUN students who have been living near Capitol Hill as part of the CSUN in DC program. Jordan Dixon-Hamilton, a graduating political science senior, donned h...

14 reported rape cases in 2016 result in one arrest

14 reported rape cases in 2016 result in one arrest

Makenna Sievertson

December 12, 2017

CSUN’s annual security report, otherwise known as the Clery report, was released in October with one startling statistic: there had been 14 reported rape cases in 2016, a significant jump from the five reported in 2015. Of the 14 reported, so far only one incident has resulted in an arrest. All ...

Disney gives CSUN students sneak peak of “Coco”

Disney gives CSUN students sneak peak of “Coco”

Makenna Sievertson

November 21, 2017

Disney brought its newest Pixar film “Coco” to CSUN on Nov. 15 with teasers, behind the scenes tips and a Q + A session with Byron Bashforth, the film’s character shading lead.The event was organized by the Animation Student League of Northridge and art professor Robert St. Pierre in...

Screaming away stress at the Oviatt Lawn

Makenna Sievertson

November 7, 2017

Students and visitors gathered on the Oviatt Lawn to scream away the stress from midterms, work and life in general Thursday, November 2. A Facebook event simply titled “Screaming” has been circulating the last few months and has acquired over 2,500 responses. Mathew Jota Nuval, a Compute...

Gas tax adds another cost for commuters

Gas tax adds another cost for commuters

Makenna Sievertson

November 6, 2017

A state gas tax adding 12 cents to the gallon for gasoline and 20 cents for diesel was implemented on Wednesday. The law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown raised gasoline from 29.7 cents to 41.7 cents a gallon and the sales tax rate from 9 percent to 13 percent. The revenue collected will go toward California’s...

Gov. Brown signs juvenile legislation bills increasing rehabilitation opportunities

Gov. Brown signs juvenile legislation bills increasing rehabilitation opportunities

Makenna Sievertson

October 26, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown signed nine bills on Oct. 11 aimed at increasing parole opportunities and easing punishment for people who committed crimes before the age of 23.The various criminal justice measures, which will take effect on Jan. 1st, 2018, has received immense praise from policymakers and human...

CSUN holds fifth annual Special Needs Resource Fair

CSUN holds fifth annual Special Needs Resource Fair

Makenna Sievertson

October 23, 2017

CSUN hosted its fifth annual Special Needs Resource Fair on Sunday, which is dedicated to connecting families with children with special needs to an array of resources in San Fernando Valley. Families led by their excited children arrived at the University Student Union to dozens of informational...

Too close to home: the Las Vegas Massacre

Too close to home: the Las Vegas Massacre

Makenna Sievertson

October 12, 2017

The high-pitched blaring tone of my alarm signaled the start of another week. I unwillingly pried my eyes open, planted my feet on the cold wooden floor, and flipped on the news for some background noise. The usual almost-too-cheery faces of the morning anchors were replaced with strict solemnity as...

Big Show ’17 draws in crowds with Phantoms, Valentino Khan and Dillon Francis

Makenna Sievertson

October 9, 2017

Doors opened at 3 p.m., and students,as well as guests, eagerly made their way through metal detectors and security. The Oviatt Lawn was almost unrecognizable, looking more like a music festival than a study space. A.S. staff members handed out Big Show silicone bracelets and paper diffraction glasses of...

CSUN student shares experience of Las Vegas shooting

CSUN student shares experience of Las Vegas shooting

Makenna Sievertson

October 4, 2017

More than 22,000 people were present at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas for a country music getaway when a lone shooter, armed with modified semiautomatic weapons, killed 59 and injured over 500. CSUN student Jesse Heyer was with his girlfriend and two friends when they realized the popping...

What to expect from Big Show 2017

What to expect from Big Show 2017

Makenna Sievertson

September 24, 2017

With Big Show '17 right around the corner, the CSUN campus is preparing for an evening of an EDM wonderland with featured performers Dillon Francis, Phantoms and Valentino Khan. Francis is one of the most well-known DJ / producer combos in the electronic scene. He performed the main stage at Electric...

CSUN students discuss what they would do with $1 million in financial aid

CSUN students discuss what they would do with $1 million in financial aid

Makenna Sievertson

September 19, 2017

According to the New York Post, a student at Walter Sisulu University in South Africa was shocked to discover a $1 million deposit in her financial aid account after school officials accidentally added four zeros to her original allocation.The misappropriation of funds was brought to the attention of the un...

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