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89th Oscars recap: mishap makes history

89th Oscars recap: mishap makes history

Nathan Hickling

February 28, 2017

It was a night to remember at the Oscars Sunday night after Jordan Horowitz, director of “La La Land,” announced that it was not his film which won best picture but instead its rival nominee, “Moonlight.” “There’s a mistake,” Horowitz said after several minutes of commotion on stage....

Researchers say they recreated metallic hydrogen

Researchers say they recreated metallic hydrogen

Nathan Hickling

February 21, 2017

Metallic hydrogen, a phase of the element hydrogen long thought to exist in Jupiter’s core, might have been recreated in an Earth lab, according to researchers at Harvard University.The researchers, Ranga Dias and Isaac Silvera, claim they were able to produce Jupiter-like pressures in the lab, whic...

CSUN students share how the travel ban has affected them

CSUN students share how the travel ban has affected them

Nathan Hickling

February 17, 2017

When something becomes as controversial as the recent travel ban, targeted towards seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, it's difficult to remember exactly where the idea began and where the rhetoric took over. When President Donald Trump issued the executive order last month barring travel from Iran, Iraq, Lib...

California Supreme Court justice discusses education and immigration at CSUN

California Supreme Court justice discusses education and immigration at CSUN

Nathan Hickling

February 17, 2017

California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar visited CSUN Thursday to speak to students on a variety of issues, including the importance of diversity in the courtroom and offering lingual services to non-English speakers in court. Cuéllar was introduced and asked questions by Dr. Gab...

Sports Calendar 2/14-2/19

Sports Calendar 2/14-2/19

Nathan Hickling

February 13, 2017

Tuesday, Feb. 14All day Men’s Golf Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational, Final Round @ St. George.All day Women’s Golf, Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational, Final Round @ Riverside.Wednesday, Feb. 15Men’s Volleyball vs. UCLA @ Westwood, 7 p.m.Men’s Basketball vs. Cal Poly, 7 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 16Wom...

$3 million grant awarded to professor by U.S. Department of Education

$3 million grant awarded to professor by U.S. Department of Education

Nathan Hickling

February 10, 2017

CSUN’s Dr. Juana Mora was recently awarded a five-year grant of $3 million by the U.S. Department of Education for her project to help Latino and low-income transfer students on campus. The project, titled “Abriendo Caminos,” or in English, “Opening Pathways,” is a collaboration with College...

Male recruitment advocates discuss gender gap with students

Male recruitment advocates discuss gender gap with students

Nathan Hickling

February 7, 2017

Advocates that aim to close the gender gap in education met on Friday in the USU to discuss the causes and solutions for the lack of male educators in public schools, who make up a smaller percentage of educators today than they did in 1980.Speakers included Bryan G. Nelson of MenTeach and Dr. Lemuel ...

Sports Calendar 2/8-2/14

Sports Calendar 2/8-2/14

Nathan Hickling

February 7, 2017

Wednesday, 2/8Men’s Volleyball vs. UC San Diego @ San Diego. MPSF contest, 7 p.m. Thursday, 2/9Women’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara @ Santa Barbara. Big West Conference contest, 7 p.m. Friday, 2/10All day Women’s Track and Field Husky Invitational @ Seattle.All day Men’s Track...

Weekly Book Column: Black History Month

Weekly Book Column: Black History Month

Nathan Hickling

February 1, 2017

February brings the works of significant African American authors who have contributed immeasurably to their craft. In honor of Black History Month, here are five masterpieces from some of the finest crafters.“Their Eyes Were Watching God,” by Zora Neale HurstonHurston’s novel follows th...

Sports Calendar 1/31-2/6

Sports Calendar 1/31-2/6

Nathan Hickling

January 30, 2017

Tuesday, 1/31Men’s golf Folino Invitational, Final Round @ Industry Hills Golf Club, all day Wednesday, 2/1Men’s basketball vs. Long Beach State, 7 p.m.Thursday, 2/2Women’s basketball vs. Long Beach State, 7 p.m.Friday, 2/3Women’s water polo vs. Stanford @ CLU, 11 a.m.Men’s a...

With passage of Measure M, CSUN’s transit story continues

With passage of Measure M, CSUN’s transit story continues

Nathan Hickling

January 27, 2017

The marked efforts of transit advocates on campus and around Los Angeles found resounding success this past November with the passing of Measure M, which guaranteed another half-cent tax increase to fund public transportation in Los Angeles County.The measure, which passed with support from over 70 pe...

Women’s March Los Angeles exceeds turnout estimates, expectations

Women’s March Los Angeles exceeds turnout estimates, expectations

Nathan Hickling

January 22, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of Angelenos took to the streets on Saturday to voice their commitment to women’s rights and their opposition to Friday’s inauguration of Donald J. Trump, carrying signs criticizing Trump’s sexual assault record and declaring opposition to his controversial policy shifts. Estimates...

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