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EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

Vera Castaneda

December 8, 2013

Denied from four different CSU schools including Northridge, a low-income and first-generation art student relied on his acceptance in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to attend CSUN. Each year EOP accepts special admits – students that are judged as unqualified by CSU admissions, but exhi...

CSUN alumna competes to be Miss California Latina

CSUN alumna competes to be Miss California Latina

Vera Castaneda

December 2, 2013

Shopping for glitzy evening gowns, reviewing possible interview questions and even learning how to walk properly have all been part of Gina Hernandez’s rigorous routine for the past few months. All of her work will come to fruition later this month, as she will be ready to compete in the Miss Ca...

Annual drive provides food and used technology devices to students in need

Annual drive provides food and used technology devices to students in need

Vera Castaneda

November 26, 2013

While many students are looking forward to leaving campus to spend leisure time with their families and savor home cooked meals, some EOP Resilient Scholar students will remain on campus throughout the winter break because they don’t have traditional family structures. The EOP Resilient Scholar Program (RSP) is designed to help emancipate...

Guest speaker says transgender research is biased

Guest speaker says transgender research is biased

Vera Castaneda

November 19, 2013

At the Trans Awareness Week event “Rethinking Trans,” Dr. Rachel Levin emphasized the biases in past transgender scientific research in an effort to help students depend less on science in terms of claiming identity. Levin, a Pomona College associate professor, began her research regarding transgen...

CSUN Anthropological Research Institute studies San Fernando secrets

CSUN Anthropological Research Institute studies San Fernando secrets

Vera Castaneda

November 13, 2013

An anthropology professor holds his favorite artifact from the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, a rusty piece of metal with a faint number three. Apart from teaching anthropology courses, Dr. James Snead is the director of CSUN’s Anthropology Research Institute (ARI) and oversees the program’s...

Research institute artifacts shed light on dam disaster

Research institute artifacts shed light on dam disaster

Vera Castaneda

November 12, 2013

CSUN's Anthropoligcal Research Institute (ARI) holds many historical artifacts. One of the projects the ARI is working on is called the "Forgotten Casulaties Project" which surveys the area of the St. Francis Dam disaster. In the video archeology graduate student Ann Stansell explains the backgroun...

American workers falling behind in terms of skill levels when compared to other developed nations

Vera Castaneda

November 6, 2013

When CSUN economics professor Kenneth Chapman tried to teach principles in a microeconomics class in the 90s, he was surprised by the math education level of some of the students. He assigned them homework on present value calculations for bonds to see if they understood how the formulas functioned...

Pet food drive to commence

Vera Castaneda

November 4, 2013

The CSUN Cat People are holding their second annual Pet Food Drive throughout November to gather cat and dog food used to sustain CSUN’s feral cat colony and to support no-kill animal rescues. People can donate dry and canned pet food in various offices on campus such as Sierra Hall 376, Jacaranda 2500...

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

Vera Castaneda

October 15, 2013

CSUN students, alumni, faculty and staff watched a Mexican baker recall seeing a mother comfort her wailing infant by feeding it Coca-Cola in a baby bottle on the screen of the Elaine and Alan Armer Theater. The documentary sneak preview “Let Them Eat Cake” juxtaposed images of poverty and malnutri...

Sexual battery victim tells her story

Sexual battery victim tells her story

Vera Castaneda

October 9, 2013

>>>UPDATE: The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has charged a CSUN student with filing a false police report claiming she awoke to a man standing above her touching her bare leg, earlier this month. Click to read the rest of the story. She went to sleep around 5 a.m. in her on-campus apartme...

CSUN student shares her story and experiences with first generation guilt

CSUN student shares her story and experiences with first generation guilt

Vera Castaneda

October 3, 2013

Choosing to continue her undergraduate studies at CSUN while her father was dying in a Colorado hospital bed was a hard but clear choice for Blanca Samano. Although her father never got  the chance to tell her the pride he felt in how attending college could change her future, Samano later found out through his friends. ...

“Theatre of Possibility for Autism” coming next Friday

Vera Castaneda

September 30, 2013

Playwright Lauren Goldman Marshall will direct a three-day workshop at CSUN for adults who have learning disabilities or want to learn theater techniques that can enhance communication skills for individuals with learning disabilities. The workshop, called “Theatre of Possibility for Autism” will take place at ...

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