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Lake Fire: road closures, fire location and evacuation centers

The Lake Fire has burned a roughly 10,000 acres in the Los Angeles Forest on Aug. 12.

Logan Bik and Michaella Huck

August 12, 2020

UPDATED: 12:32 a.m. August 13, 2020 LAKE HUGHES — Firefighters are battling a fast-moving brush fire, which broke out Wednesday afternoon, that is burning thousands of acres near Lake Hughes. Map created based on L.A. County Fire Department, L.A. County Sheriff's Department, satellite an...

Federal authorities propose relief measures to combat COVID-19 impact


Michaella Huck and Alyssa Durant

March 20, 2020

The White House has voiced full support in various crisis measures as an effort to relieve Americans from the economic and medical stressors rooted in the COVID-19 outbreak. Taxpayers impacted by the ongoing pandemic are eligible to receive a $1,000 grant from the federal government as part of the ...

Interactive Map: Campuses going Virtual due to COVID 19

A California map

Elaine Sanders, Production Manger

March 12, 2020


CSUN announces it will transition to virtual learning

CSUN Oviatt Lawn

Jessica Canul, Reporter

March 11, 2020

CSUN’s President Dianne F. Harrison announced today that the campus will transition to “virtual and alternative modalities of learning” following spring break beginning Monday, March 23 to Sunday, April 19. The decision follows that of other 135 universities that have announced their cancelation of...

Did you feel the earthquake?

map with seismic graph with a yellow star in the middle

Kianna Hendricks

April 5, 2018

At 12:29 p.m. a 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit off the shore of Ventura County. Matadors react to feeling the earthquake on Twitter: Tfw that earthquake hits CSUN and I’m on the 4th floor of the library — The Person Formerly Known as Luis (@luioran) April 5, 2018 BROOOO I WAS IN THE LIBRARY AT CSUN AND THE EARTHQUAKE SHOOK THE WHOLE DAMN BUILDING, NOT TODAY YA’LL NOT TODAY!!!!!!! — alyssa joy (@baby_lyssie) April 5, 2018 Y’all felt dat earthquake? I was like yeet cause I’m not gonna die from a book case falling on me on the...

CSUN Gun Scare

person using an iPhone

Valley View News

February 19, 2018

A Snapchat video showed a gun inside a car on Cal State Northridge's campus. After three hours, police called the video a hoax. Police say the man behind the video was an armored truck driver. The video was posted around 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. It was taken behind the Oviatt Library. CSUN Campus...

University confirms Las Vegas shooter was a CSUN alumnus

brick building named Bookstein Hall

Ivan Salinas

October 3, 2017

Stephen Paddock, 64, also known now as the infamous active shooter of the Las Vegas Massacre, was a CSUN alumnus. President Dianne F. Harrison released a statement on Monday, sharing her condolences to the multiple faculty and students affected by this. Although there is no mention of Paddock being a...

Trump supporters met with opposition by students before freshman convocation

Man pictured on the Oviatt lawn wearing a shirt that says,

Dede Ogbueze

September 14, 2017

Two men wearing “Make America Great Again” hats had to be escorted away from the Oviatt Lawn by campus police Thursday after a confrontation with a group of over 50 students.   What began with a few people disagreeing with them, eventually led into a huge shouting match. Rene Novoa, one ...

“Beyond DACA Rally” protest marches through campus

Students protest at csun, one girl holds up a sign that says,

Nate Graham

September 12, 2017

Students and protestors joined together on campus to voice their opposition of President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the DACA program. "To put it simply we wanted to unite to activate the rebirth and demand of immigrants and LGBTQ justice. That is why it was called beyond DACA rally" said grad...

White nationalist rally leaves one dead, dozens injured

People protest in streets of charlottsville

Dede Ogbueze

August 12, 2017

What began with neo-nazis, white nationalists, and alt-right members marching through the University of Virginia with torches lit, chanting "blood and soil!" Friday night, ended with one woman and two state troopers dead after a violent Saturday afternoon. Friday night white nationalist organizations...

Trump wins the 270 electoral votes to become president

Donald Trump and Mike Pence wave to the audience

Josue Aguilar

December 19, 2016

Donald trump won the required 270 Electoral College votes to formally become the president elect, according the New York times. Electors casted their votes Monday, with only a few electors changing their vote despite protest, giving Trump about 290 of the electoral votes, as reported by the Los Angeles ...

Gavin Newsom calls on CSU’s to reform athletic departments

Basketball opponents play one-on-one

Kendall Faulkner

December 9, 2016

CSU's have been called to reform the athletic department by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. According to the L.A. Times, after a history of sanctions within the athletic deparment, Newsom said that this is a "wake up call." After the NCAA put CSUN on a three year probabation for academic fraud on Wedne...

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