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Electrical short prompts evacuation of Oviatt Library

Electrical short prompts evacuation of Oviatt Library

Michael Arvizu

October 7, 2014

An electrical short circuit in one of the elevator motors of the Oviatt Library caused smoke to spread along the basement and garden level which prompted an evacuation of the building Tuesday night. A fire alarm went off prompting students and staff to evacuate onto Oviatt Lawn as Los Angeles Fire...

Ask – you may already be eligible

Ask – you may already be eligible

Michael Arvizu

December 1, 2013

As college students, we have better things to do than go around shopping online for health insurance.  In this technical age, we rely on web-based portals for quick information. But when technology fails us, as has been the case with healthcare.gov, going directly to the source can be a better u...

Nationwide Great Shakeout prepares CSUN students for a potential earthquake in California

Nationwide Great Shakeout prepares CSUN students for a potential earthquake in California

Michael Arvizu

October 20, 2013

A late afternoon math class is taking place in CSUN’s in Sierra Hall. It is midterm day, and as students ponder the solution to the next question on the test, the third story Sierra Hall floor starts moving beneath their desks. A magnitude-7 earthquake, centered in the Salton Sea about 100 miles south ...

CSUN alumna in the running for People magazine’s Teacher of the Year

CSUN alumna in the running for People magazine’s Teacher of the Year

Michael Arvizu

October 16, 2013

Walk into Genein Letford’s classroom at NEW Academy in Canoga Park on any given morning, and you may hear the unmistakable sounds of plastic recorders being played by a chorus of students. Letford is the music educator and works in the gifted program at this kindergarten to fifth-grade charter sch...

CSUN alumna in the running for Teacher of the Year award

CSUN alumna in the running for Teacher of the Year award

Michael Arvizu

October 16, 2013

CSUN alumna Genein Letford teaches third grade at NEW Academy in Canoga Park. She integrates music into her lesson plan and has been nominated for People magazine's "Teacher of the Year" award. To read the story and watch the video of the other CSUN alumna Kaylie Gomez who is also nominated f...

CSUN alumna nominated for People Magazine’s Teacher of the Year

CSUN alumna nominated for People Magazine’s Teacher of the Year

Michael Arvizu

October 9, 2013

Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists teacher Kaylie Gomez’s classroom is not large by any means. In fact, Gomez’s classroom is one of several makeshift teaching spaces set up in a converted chapel in this Salvation Army building at the heart of South Central Los Angeles. And it’s not exactly soundproof, either. The voices of...

CSUN alumna nominated for Teacher of the Year award

CSUN alumna nominated for Teacher of the Year award

Michael Arvizu

October 7, 2013

CSUN alumna Kaylie Gomez discusses her teaching style and the characteristics she wishes to share with the children she teaches. She works at the Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists in Los Angeles. To watch the video of the other CSUN alumna Genein Letford who is also nominated for the award c...

CSUN provides cheaper parking permit for students

Michael Arvizu

September 25, 2013

>>> CORRECTION: Discounted parking permits for students who park in F10 began in 2008. Refunds for permit exchanges are not immediate and may take up to six weeks to process. In response to the daily demand for on-campus parking, CSUN police services this semester are offering parking perm...

Ciudad Juárez is not just drug wars

Ciudad Juárez is not just drug wars

Michael Arvizu

September 22, 2013

Ciudad Juárez. Its very mention connotes images of shootouts in the streets, bodies lying on the roads, mass graves and newspapers filled with the photographs of yet another score of young men and women gone missing in what once made Juárez the murder capital of the world. The Juárez I describe is not the Ju...

Film critic examines the history of Jewish immigration in movies

Michael Arvizu

September 17, 2013

Author and film critic Dr. Lawrence Baron spoke to CSUN students about Jewish immigration experiences in the U.S. Baron dived right into his talk which he  titled “The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema.” He began with a poll by the Pew Forum which revealed that one out of every four Jewish people...

CSUN remembers 9/11 attack

CSUN remembers 9/11 attack

Michael Arvizu

September 10, 2013

Cal State Northridge student Malek al-Marayati was in fourth grade on Sept. 11, 2001. He remembers the day filled with chaos. “It was all pretty abstract to me at the time just because I wasn’t able to understand it completely,” he said. He especially remembers his father, Al Salam al-Marayati, cu...

CSU Chancellor Timothy White chats with CSUN students, faculty

CSU Chancellor Timothy White chats with CSUN students, faculty

Michael Arvizu

September 9, 2013

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White visited CSUN on Monday for a town hall meeting and a subsequent campus tour that reflected a theme of candidness and sparked conversation among students and faculty. White’s visit to CSUN included a town hall meeting at Plaza del Sol Perform...

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