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4.2 quake hits Los Angeles, 17 miles from CSUN

Ken Scarboro

September 1, 2011

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake shook the Southland Thursday afternoon about 4 miles east-southeast of Newhall, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The first shake hit at 1:47 p.m., followed three minutes later by a magnitude 2.0-aftershock. Students reported feeling the quake, alo...

CSU budget updates

Andrew Lopez

July 2, 2011

Updated 7/2 Gov. Jerry Brown signed a balanced budget that will reduce state funding to the California State University by at least $150 million Thursday and will likely lead to tuition hikes for fall 2011. The additional $150 million will come on top of $500 million in cuts enacted in March, totali...

CSUN President Jolene Koester to step down and retire

Yazmin Cruz

May 9, 2011

CSUN President Jolene Koester will retire by the end of Fall 2011. Koester sent out an email earlier today announcing her plan to faculty and students. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Harry Hellenbrand who has worked with Koester said she will be missed. "It's a big loss to us...

Fight ends USU Matador Nights early

Fight ends USU Matador Nights early


April 23, 2011

A fight at Matador Nights at about 12:20 a.m., April 23, brought the festivities to an early end. Two unidentified male suspects were apprehended by police. One was knocked unconcious for about 10 minutes before he revived. CSUN police has told festival goers to evacuate. USU Matador Nights is open...

VPAC hosts conference about the future of the CSU


April 22, 2011

3:27 p.m. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Harry Hellenbrand closes the conference with a speech about the future of education, students and teachers. 1:58 p.m. Panelist Dr. Gerard Haney, executive director of MERLOT, an online collection of learning materials and provider o...

CSUN students elect A.S. senators and presidential leaders

Samantha Tata

April 14, 2011

With all but one senate seat filled and a constitutional amendment passed, CSUN students chose their peer representatives in elections held on campus and online Wednesday and Thursday. CSUN students elected Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell to serve as their Associate Students president and vice president...

A.S. election results

Yazmin Cruz

April 14, 2011

A.S. election results are in. Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell from Strength in Diversity won the bid for the presidency. Along with deciding who their new representatives will be for the 2011-12 school year, students voted and passed the sole constitutional amendment on the ballot, which proposed to...

Six CSUN dorms burglarized in span of two days

Brian De Los Santos

April 1, 2011

An unknown suspect(s) burglarized five dorm rooms on Wednesday, March 30 at the University Park Apartments. There was another burglary and an attempted burglary on Thursday, March 31. According to the CSUN police Campus Crime Alert issued on April 1, the suspect(s) gained entry by forcing bedroom...

CSUN student arrested in Sierra Hall

Samantha Tata

March 23, 2011

UPDATE: The unidentified CSUN student is Freddy Jesse Carias, 23, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse, a felony charge, according to court records. Carias was booked at Valley Jail in Van Nuys and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. BEFORE: An unidentified CSUN student was arr...

Demonstrators voice concern for future CSU students

Khara Huberman

March 2, 2011

CSUN students protesting for March 2 Day of Action met up in front of the Oviatt Library after two groups split to march to the west and east side of the campus. The students are protesting increasing fee hikes and Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal to cut $500 million from education. Around 1...

LAPD and CSUN police out in force to monitor March 2 Day of Action protest

Juana Esquivel

March 2, 2011

Hundreds of Los Angeles Police Department officers filled the F10 student parking lot on the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street as a staging area for the March 2 protest against budget cuts and tuition increase. Gus Villanueva, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer...

Students protesting during Day of Action seek to educate others

Jessica Estrada

March 2, 2011

Students protesting hope to educate others about the budget cuts and the negative effects they are having on education. Brian De Guzman, 22, Asian American studies major and one of the student organizers, said there are people out on street corners trying to gather a bigger crowd. “This day...

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