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Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Leslie Aguirre and Alex Aquino

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Leslie Aguirre and Alex Aquino

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Leslie Aguirre and Brenda “Alex” Aquino are running for Associated Students president and vice president under the “New Beginnings” slate. Aguirre is the former AS chair of Legislative Affairs and Aquino is an AS senator for the College of Arts, Media and Communication. Aguirre first thought...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rose Merida and Deion Turner

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rose Merida and Deion Turner

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Transparency begins with starting conversations and building relationships, which is what CSUN students Rose Merida and Deion Joseph Turner believe.  Health administration major and senior Merida is running for Associated Students president with vice presidential candidate Turner, a public relations ...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rebecca Grinberg and Nikolas Morrison-Welch

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rebecca Grinberg and Nikolas Morrison-Welch

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Leadership comes naturally to Rebecca Grinberg, who had involved herself in multiple organizations on campus before deciding to run for Associated Students president. “My parents come from the Soviet Union, so I was the first generation to be born in the United States,” said Grinberg. “Growing...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Mariah Murray and Jocelyn Silva

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Mariah Murray and Jocelyn Silva

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Mariah Murray and Jocelyn Silva are running an independent campaign in CSUN’s 2020 Associated Students election. The two psychology majors have an empathetic outlook on their approach to seizing the president and vice president spots. “I wanted to be a doctor but there was no teaching of prevention,...

Student workers go virtual

Student workers go virtual

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 27, 2020

Returning from spring break, most campus employees have moved online as a response to the surging COVID-19 pandemic, in hopes of flattening the curve by eliminating unnecessary face-to-face contact. On March 23, only “essential staff” is expected to be on campus — “essential staff means areas...

Metrolink announces service reduction, CSUN suspends Metrolink shuttle service for month of April

Metrolink announces service reduction, CSUN suspends Metrolink shuttle service for month of April

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 26, 2020

Metrolink announced a new, temporary schedule and service reduction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The narrowed schedule will offer less train services when it goes into effect on Thursday, March 26. Updated departure times can be found on the Metrolink website. “In planning the temporary service reduction, we looked carefully at the ridership on each of our lines, and each of our trains,” said Metrolink CEO Stepha...

Three members of CSUN confirmed with COVID-19

Three members of CSUN confirmed with COVID-19

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Three CSUN community members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to an email sent to the campus by Dr. Yolanda Reid, director of the Klotz Student Health Center and Gregory Murphy, chief of CSUN Police Department on Wednesday. Two cases were confirmed by medical professionals, and one repo...

SRC and Wellness Center offering virtual programs amid closures

SRC and Wellness Center offering virtual programs amid closures

Miguel Gonzalez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

In response to the government’s “Safer at Home” order, CSUN’s Student Recreation Center and the Oasis Wellness Center announced their closure on March 18 until further notice. “We continue to make the health and safety of our campus community a top priority and will follow the recommendations...

Food pantries near CSUN

Food pantries near CSUN

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 25, 2020

During the indefinite closure of schools, restaurants and entertainment venues to slow the spread of COVID-19, food options are becoming slim. California Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti both issued stay-at-home orders last week. The executive decisions mandated the immediate closures of businesses, except for thos...

Two CSUN students test negative for COVID-19

Two CSUN students test negative for COVID-19

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 24, 2020

Two CSUN students have tested negative for COVID-19, according to a campus-wide email sent by President Dianne F. Harrison on Tuesday. The news comes six days after Harrison announced that two students were transported to a local medical facility for testing. The two students had been self-isolating...

Harrison announces postponement of commencement and addresses grade system change in email

Harrison announces postponement of commencement and addresses grade system change in email

Jessica Canul, Reporter

March 24, 2020

In a campus-wide email, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced that commencement and honors convocation ceremonies have been postponed until late fall 2020. “Regrettably, this is happening throughout the CSU and necessary because of the statewide prohibition against large gatherings,” Harrison...

Internet options for students

Internet options for students

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 23, 2020

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has asked broadband and telephone service providers to take the “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” for the next 60 days to ensure network resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of companies have pledged to waive late fees and open their W...

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