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Yes means Yes needs to do so much more

Yes means Yes needs to do so much more

Priscilla Ross

December 9, 2014

In September, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that made California the first state to adopt a “Yes Means Yes” policy. Simply stated, the former “lack of the word ‘no’” doesn’t imply consent. Under this new law, any campus in the state must abide by certain policies and provide their...

Students relieve stress through the beat of the drum

Students relieve stress through the beat of the drum

Priscilla Ross

November 18, 2014

It’s not every day that students can get an opportunity to support a good cause while having fun and letting go of outside stress. The Blues Project, a peer education program dedicated to raising awareness about depression and suicide, hosted a drum circle led by John Lacques from Drumtime, a bu...

Famed Hollywood hotspot closes its doors after 32 years

Famed Hollywood hotspot closes its doors after 32 years

Priscilla Ross

November 12, 2014

  Famed Hollywood hotspot Cat & Fiddle announced in late October that they would shut their doors on its Sunset Boulevard location after 32 years, due to a lease dispute. The news comes after a recent announcement by the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard, saying the landmark venue wou...

Holocaust survivors share experiences with students

Holocaust survivors share experiences with students

Priscilla Ross

November 4, 2014

[This story has been updated with the following corrections: Ravensbrück concentration camp has been changed from Robinsbrook concentration camp; Eva Brettler's name has been changed from Eva Katz in the photo caption.] Three Holocaust survivors shared their stories with CSUN students Monday...

Sexual assault: Are we polishing over the issue?

Sexual assault: Are we polishing over the issue?

Priscilla Ross

October 13, 2014

The nail polish works like this: A woman paints her nails before going out. If she stirs her drink later with her finger, the polish would change color if the drink had come in contact with certain chemicals found in common date rape drugs. This is thee new controversial startup developed by a fou...

Volunteer-based program ‘Sofar LA’ brings magic back to live music

Volunteer-based program ‘Sofar LA’ brings magic back to live music

Priscilla Ross

October 7, 2014

You scream your drink order to the bartender for the second time as you hear your favorite band start their set. You’ve now got to make your way through the crowd without spilling your drink, in hopes that your spot is still saved. Then you notice that a 6-foot-tall man is standing in front of...

Cyclists rule the road at CicLAvia

Cyclists rule the road at CicLAvia

Priscilla Ross

October 6, 2014

Thousands took to the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday for CicLAvia, a free event meant to encourage people to use non-motorized transport to get around the city. Streets were shut down over 10 miles of roadway through parts of downtown Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, and East Los Angeles...

Zipcar ride-sharing expands at CSUN

Zipcar ride-sharing expands at CSUN

Priscilla Ross

October 6, 2014

CSUN has added two more Zipcars, located between Parking Lot G3 and the the Student Rec Center, due to popular demand. The initial two cars are located in the F10 parking lot near the dorms, as students living on campus were the main focus for the program that launched on the first day of the s...

New desktop application for emergency notifications

Priscilla Ross

September 24, 2014

CSUN has just installed a new desktop application to all campus PCs, with Macs soon to follow. Alertus is a warning system that relays immediate emergency messages to students via pop-up alerts on campus computers. CSUN already has an existing warning system that notifies students of an emergency...

Will Netflix be the end of the studio era?

Will Netflix be the end of the studio era?

Priscilla Ross

September 3, 2014

  The way viewers consume media is drastically different today than 20 years ago.  Many Americans, especially the younger generations, have probably not rented or bought a physical copy of a movie in ages. Today, audiences are watching media via DVR or online streaming instead of viewing duri...

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