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Trans* Day of Remembrance vigil honors lives lost to anti-trans violence

Trans* Day of Remembrance vigil honors lives lost to anti-trans violence
Beatriz Barros Felice, Contributor November 24, 2020

In the past year, one out of 10 transgender were attacked for being trans. Due to these unfortunate events, CSUN Pride Center decided to offer a meeting on the Trans* Empowerment Week and on the Trans*...

Photo series: Life goes on despite empty campus

Kenia Ochoa, left, and her children, Bell and Sonny Brooks, spend time with Andrea Antonio, right, and her son, Luca DeLeon, at the CSUN campus on Nov. 13, 2020.
Chris Torres, Photo Editor November 24, 2020

With the semester coming to a close and most classes being online, CSUN students have been deprived of on-campus learning and peer interaction. However, there is still a community presence on campus. CSUN’s...

Business as (un)usual: The Valley Hive

Keith Roberts, the co-owner and lead beekeeper at The Valley Hive sits outside of the gift shop on Nov. 5, 2020, in Chatsworth, Calif.
Natalie Miranda, Assistant Culture Editor November 20, 2020

A 10-year-old boy came to The Valley Hive with his mother to confront what he feared most – bees. As the child extended his arms to grip a frame full of bees from Keith Roberts’ hands, Roberts could...

Business as (un)usual: Learning martial arts with North Valley Aikikai

David Goldberg practices with a Jo, a staff, in the parking lot behind North Valley Aikikai in Northridge, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Jo staffs are used in every class for social distancing, according to Lee Lavi.
Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2020

Inside North Valley Aikikai’s 1100-square feet dojo, you would usually find people practicing yoga or Japanese martial arts Aikido and Iaido, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, some of these practices...

Going back to college with Hengame Abassi: Filmmaker and musician James Hutton

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor November 17, 2020

Hengame Abassi is going back to college. She is non-traditional student: a student at the end of her 60s. Originally from Iran, Abassi was a nurse and reporter who had to flee political persecution while...

Cut the Cameras: Students Opt to Shut Off Camera During Zoom Classes

Students have had to find new ways to get involved in class through the Zoom format.
Yasmine Cardenas, Reporter November 13, 2020

Instead of attending in-person classes, some students are turning on their webcams to tune into Zoom classes while others opt to keep their cameras off. As the CSU system moves forward with distance...

Business as (un)usual: Synchronizing to the beat with Magnitude Cheer

Natalie Nakata does a flip at Magnitude Cheer in Northridge, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.
Samantha Bravo and Sonia Gurrola November 11, 2020

Canopies have been a staple for businesses to be able to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, including Magnitude Cheer who had to move its athletic classes outdoors, and deal with social distancing...

Review: “On the Rocks” isn’t perfect, but its freshness and originality will grow on you

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Preston Vanderslice, Reporter November 1, 2020

I could be wrong but I doubt it’s every day that a genuinely funny buddy comedy revolving around a father-daughter duo floats through the studios of Hollywood. But when it’s Sofia Coppola bringing...

Halloween costumes aren’t cultural appreciation

Halloween costumes aren’t cultural appreciation
Fatimah Jackson, Contributor October 31, 2020

Halloween in the United States is commonly associated with depictions of scary stories, trick-or-treating, and obsessing over choosing the perfect costume. However for many people of color, worries about...

Business as (un)usual: Tapia Brothers Farms

Billboards of Tapia Brothers Fresh Produce and Pumpkin Patch in Encino, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.
Camille Lehmann, Reporter October 30, 2020

As Tomas Tapia arrives at the Tapia Brothers Farm each morning, the first thing he does is set up the produce stand that’s open year-round. However, their pumpkin patch is open as the main attraction...

Going back to college with Hengame Abassi: Musician Edris Foroughi

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor October 29, 2020

Hengame Abassi is going back to college. She is non-traditional student: a student at the end of her 60s. Originally from Iran, Abassi was a nurse and reporter who had to flee political persecution while...

Business as (un)usual: Cardboard Legends

A crate full of vintage baseball card packs at Cardboard Legends in Van Nuys, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct.13, 2020
Daniel Mendez, Reporter October 29, 2020

Located inside Saticoy Plaza and in between a UPS and dry cleaning business, Cardboard Legends is the home of the valley’s largest signed memorabilia collection. Cardboard Legends has remained...

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