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Meet CSUN Police Services’ K9 Daisy and K9 Tank

Meet CSUN Police Services’ K9 Daisy and K9 Tank

Nicole Merino

November 16, 2017

Meet the Dogs is an event put together by the Department of Police Services and is meant to show exactly what the police dogs, Daisy and Tank, can do. CSUN Police Services introduced the EOD K9 Tank and K9 Daisy by showing their skills off to sniff out bombs or explosives that are potential threats a...

Car accidents on the rise in the US

Car accidents on the rise in the US

Nicole Merino

November 9, 2017

The Don’t Text and Drive campaign in Los Angeles has brought down the number of distracted drivers on the road, but things like drunk driving, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt have increased.According to The Verge, from accidents on the road, 37,461 people were killed on U.S. roads in 2016 w...

Beat the Blues Week: Unity in Diversity

Beat the Blues Week: Unity in Diversity

Nicole Merino

October 31, 2017

Beat the Blues Week put together by the Blues Project is a week full of events that reignite the conversations about suicide and depression, with their theme this year, Unity in Diversity. Stephanie Guzman, Psychology and Japanese major, fourth year and Vice President of the Blues Project said that the t...

Dove commercial under racial controversy

Dove commercial under racial controversy

Nicole Merino

October 25, 2017

Dove’s recent commercial has a lot of people talking about race and what is considered racist and the central theme of what is right and wrong for advertisement. A short clip of the commercial was posted on Facebook that shows a white woman with a skin toned shirt; as she takes it off it reveal...

Out in the Garden: celebrating National Coming Out Day

Nicole Merino

October 16, 2017

National Coming Out Day brings awareness to the LGBTQ community. The idea is to speak out on coming out and not have it be such a taboo experience.CSUN's Pride Center celebrated by hosting Out in the Garden, an evening full of celebrating coming out without being afraid to discuss it. “National Coming Out Day i...

Local store aims to bring diverse beauty products for the valley community

Local store aims to bring diverse beauty products for the valley community

Nicole Merino

September 28, 2017

For any quick beauty needs, Starr Beauty is a great place to start in the search for the perfect lipstick, nail polish and so much more. Founded in 2012, Starr has a range of products from Morphe to NYX cosmetics, getting the most for your buck. It is located in Reseda, next to the 24-hour Subway,...

Banned Books Week: Books are challenged for having LGBT content

Banned Books Week: Books are challenged for having LGBT content

Nicole Merino

September 27, 2017

The fear of "the other" and the question of can there be a digital ban was the central discussion for the 5th Annual Banned Books Readout at The Oviatt Library. "George," is a book for elementary kids about a boy who is transgender, thinks of herself as Melissa and wants to get the role of Charlotte ...

Triple-digit temperatures causes infrastructure concerns

Triple-digit temperatures causes infrastructure concerns

Nicole Merino

September 5, 2017

This past week, Northridge hit high temperature going into triple digits for the first week back to school. Along with the heat, there have been power outages all throughout Los Angeles due to the heat. According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, around 8,000 people were left without p...

Learn to dance a new music genre at Dance DTLA

Learn to dance a new music genre at Dance DTLA

Nicole Merino

August 29, 2017

Dance DTLA hosted by The Music Center has had a summer of Friday nights filled with bringing the community together in the form of dance. This Friday night will be the last of the Dance DTLA series with guests learning how to dance Salsa. The event previously had other music genres from all over the ...

Workshop aims to aid immigrants and assault survivors

Workshop aims to aid immigrants and assault survivors

Nicole Merino

April 25, 2017

Project D.A.T.E. with collaboration with the Dream Center held a presentation on immigration relief for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and what can be done to help these victims without the fear of getting deported.Sheila Marie Sued, Co-Supervising Attorney of the San Fernando Valley...

CSUN anti-Trump protesters debate Trump supporters

CSUN anti-Trump protesters debate Trump supporters

Nicole Merino

February 28, 2017

A large crowd gathered on the Oviatt Lawn Tuesday to watch a protest organized by CSUN’s Young Democrats.The Young Democrats promoted the protest for two weeks and organized the event to challenge President Donald Trump's presidency and new executive orders.Protesters who joined started to chant...

FIDM annual exhibit now open

FIDM annual exhibit now open

Nicole Merino

February 13, 2017

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise (FIDM) opened their 25th Annual Exhibit “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design."The exhibit started 25 years ago when the Tonian Holberg, president of FIDM, and Museum Director Barbara Bundy, felt a need to start an exhibit like this along with prev...

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