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CSUN holds event to empower women

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

April 24, 2012

Warrior walks, goddess hugs and diva drum circles welcomed CSUN’s 8th Annual Women’s Empowerment Event Thursday at the USU Grand Salon. The event, hosted by Chicana/o studies professor Diana Shakti Contreras and her Contemporary Issues of the Chicana class, aimed to instill confidence in students and a...

Scholar visits CSUN to raise awareness for minority rights in Israel

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

April 23, 2012

An Israeli scholar visited CSUN to help bring awareness to the lack of minority rights in Israel through her “Minority rights in Israel” lecture. Dr. Ayelet Harel-Shalev, who received her Ph.D in Political Science from Tel Aviv University, specializes in minority rights, and was invited by the...

Best green mobile apps

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

April 18, 2012

As CSUN becomes more environmentally conscious, more students are starting to implement eco-friendly measures into their daily routines, according to CSUN’s 2010 Sustainability Project.  Recycling cans and bottles, choosing alternative modes of transportation and purchasing organic foods are all effective...

CicLAVia raises $12,000 to open streets to pedestrians

CicLAVia raises $12,000 to open streets to pedestrians

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

April 11, 2012

Students can join their peers and enjoy 10 miles of strolling, biking and playing in LA's streets this Sunday during CicLAvia. The organization concluded its pledging period last Friday with a little over its intended goal or $12,000, resulting in $12,343 for this month’s event. The pledging ...

CSUN’s religious studies department holds panel to discuss religion in American politics

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

April 10, 2012

Contraception, religious liberty and prejudices were some of the issues brought up at the “Religion in the American Political Process” panel discussion hosted by CSUN’s ReligiousStudies Department, Tuesday. The event discussed President Barack Obama’s religious background, contraception ...

CSUN promotes awareness for women of color that have experienced trauma

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

March 16, 2012

CSUN students, staff and community members reclaimed their voices Thursday night as they spoke out against the trauma women of color experience after a sexual attack that is left unvoiced. CSUN’s C.A.P.T.U.R.E.D. (Creating Awareness Productions Through Universal Research & Educational Documentaries)...

St. Patrick’s Day activities around CSUN

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

March 15, 2012

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, CSUN students are probably wondering how to celebrate this cultural and religious holiday. Rather than celebrating with the traditional green beer, step out to see what CSUN, Northridge and the Los Angeles community have to offer. But first, it’s important to...

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program aids low-income individuals

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

March 9, 2012

Free tax returns for low-income students and residents of the San Fernando Valley area are available through a student-run program at CSUN. CSUN’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is designed to provide timely and relevant federal and state information to low-income individuals, senior citizens, ...

CSUN’s SQE cancels final Day of Action workshops due to lack of student participation

CSUN’s SQE cancels final Day of Action workshops due to lack of student participation

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

March 2, 2012

National Day of Action for Education, which is an event that advocates the democratization of the CSU, the decrease of tuition and the resignation for Chancellor Charles B. Reed, ended early Thursday at CSUN due to lack of participation. Student participation waned around 3 p.m., after the first session of workshops, which took place after the rally. CSUN’s Student f...

CSUN students travel to Arizona to protest law banning Mexican-American Studies programs

CSUN students travel to Arizona to protest law banning Mexican-American Studies programs

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

February 27, 2012

CSUN students traveled to Tucson, Ariz. last weekend to join the fight against Arizona’s banning of Mexican-American Studies programs. Mexican-American Studies were once part of the K-12 curriculum, according to the Tucson Unified School District, but are now forbidden because of the impleme...

Richard Simmons shows CSUN students how to Lecturecise

Richard Simmons shows CSUN students how to Lecturecise

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

February 23, 2012

CSUN students celebrated National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day with 80’s fitness icon Richard Simmons. More than 200 students gathered at the Student Recreation Center for Simmons’ Lecturecise. The event emphasized the key role of exercise in healthy living, especially among college...

CSUN student learns about activism by traveling abroad

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

February 19, 2012

While most 10-year-olds spend their vacations at camps or summer schools, Steve “Chiru” Singh Gill, 22, spent his in the streets of downtown Los Angeles. A native of Echo Park, Gill grew up in the marginalized community nestled between Temple and Rampart. He was surrounded by violence, poverty a...

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