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CSUN hosts Latino Legislative Caucus panel

several men pictured sitting at the panel
Nathan Hickling May 5, 2017

Members of California’s Latino Legislative Caucus spoke to a full crowd at the Oviatt Library Thursday evening discussing how the diversity of California state politics has changed in only a few...

Preventing rape among deaf and hard of hearing students

students discuss the sexual assualt of deaf and hard of hearing people
Nathan Hickling April 24, 2017

Deaf and hard of hearing students are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted as their hearing counterparts, according to CSUN counselor Dr. Alison Freeman. Freeman said this is partly due to the uncomfortable...

After cannabis legalization, CSUN students and faculty turn to research

Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda
Nathan Hickling April 18, 2017

Since the legalization of cannabis has caused growth and usage in California with the passage of Proposition 64, students and faculty on campus have researched the effects of cannabis legalization.One...

“SILA: Gatekeepers of the Arctic” airs on campus

Gamma speaks with the small crowd after the movie
Nathan Hickling April 16, 2017

CSUN students and faculty gathered on Thursday for a display of Swedish filmmaker Corina Gamma’s documentary showing the effects of climate change on Greenland.Gamma spent half a year in Greenland...

Town hall discusses black education on campus

Black graduation. File Photo, The Sundial
Nathan Hickling April 15, 2017

CSUN students met in the USU Grand Salon on Thursday to discuss the university’s commitment to black students.The panel, which consisted of several CSUN alumni and students, answered questions and...

Students on campus to campaign at March for Science

members of students for science pose for a photo outside of the education building
Nathan Hickling April 11, 2017

Scientists are not the only ones feeling left out by recently proposed cuts to science and the arts - CSUN students are also reacting. One group on campus, Students for Science, is looking to get students...

UPenn professor sheds light on race and political discourse

John Jackson gives a lecture at csun
Nathan Hickling April 7, 2017

CSUN welcomed anthropologist and activist Dr. John L. Jackson Jr. on Wednesday, who spoke on the importance of diverse opinions in the current political climate.“The word today is conversation,”...

Short film “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” premieres at CSUN

People sit in rows as man presents after the film
Nathan Hickling March 28, 2017

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” a short film following a day in the life of a black American, premiered Monday night at CSUN, which began a discussion on police brutality and the treatment of African-American...

CSUN grad shares knowledge on being published

Christie Loscin sits at her desk and poses for a photo
Nathan Hickling March 28, 2017

If you ask her what inspired her to write her new novel, Cristie Locsin will tell you she is simply a storyteller.“It’s more of like a storytelling and a heritage,” she said of "The Value...

CSUN to launch faculty/student built satellite to space

The CSUNSat1 will extend the potential lifetime of power systems, lower spacecraft mass, and lower power requirements. Courtesy of, The CSUNSat1 website.
Nathan Hickling March 14, 2017

CSUNSat1, a collaboration between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and CSUN, will be launched into space on March 21 as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). “Ninety percent of the...

Measure S defeated and Measure H passed in low-turnout election

woman protests with poser that reads,
Nathan Hickling March 9, 2017

Tuesday night saw Los Angeles voters reject Measure S, the controversial measure which would have placed a two-year moratorium on high-density development in the city.The measure lost by almost 40 points,...

States free to interpret Title IX against transgender students

still of the gender inclusive bathrooms in the Oasis center
Nathan Hickling March 7, 2017

In May of 2016, the U.S. Justice Department, under the direction of former Attorney General Eric Holder, announced that Title IX of the Educational Attainments Act of 1972 applied to transgender students....

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