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Governor orders L.A. County bars and in-door restaurant operations to close

Gov. Newsom's latest order requires  restaurants in L.A. County to seat customers outdoors, in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

July 1, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the immediate closure of indoor operations at restaurants, bars, wineries, cardrooms, entertainment centers, movie theaters, zoos and museums in 19 counties, including Los Angeles County. The halt of indoor operations will be in place for three consecutive weeks. Newsom said...

CSUN announces detailed plans for fall 2020

CSUN's plans rely on the fall semester being virtual with limited in-person class sessions while adhering to health authorities' guidelines.

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor

June 30, 2020

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced detailed plans for the upcoming fall semester Tuesday. The plans include limited face-to-face courses, reduced on-campus housing and self-screening protocols. Harrison also introduced a website, named CSUN as One, that lists specific procedures and requirem...

Los Angeles County beaches closed for Fourth of July weekend due to spike in coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County beaches will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend, which typically sees large gatherings. L.A. County continues to see a steep increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

June 29, 2020

Los Angeles County Public Health officials ordered the closure of beaches from Friday to Monday in an attempt to slow the community spread of COVID-19. L.A. County beaches, piers, bike paths and parking lots will be closed to prevent crowding and slow the spread. L.A. County is also prohibiting any...

College recruits face new challenges thanks to COVID-19

Amound Anderson is one of the many athletes set to play for CSUN this fall.

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

June 29, 2020

Elias Jauregui thought the game against College of the Desert was just like any other regular-season baseball game. The right-handed pitcher struggled with his command in the first inning, but his focus was unshakeable. After slowing himself down, Jauregui began dominating on the mound. He left the game...

Carter Ace performs live at Vanalden Park in Northridge

Chris Torres and Michaella Huck

June 28, 2020

Carter Ace performed live at Vanalden Park in Northridge on Friday. The group consists of lead singer O’neil Carter Noah, back-up vocalist Alexus Andrade, bassist Daniel Durant, drummer Gio Alford, guitarist Fahem Erfan and keyboardist Jon Redwood.  The lead singer, who goes by Carter, met...

AS President Merida and The Giving App team organize event focused on giving back to community

AS President Rose Merida, CEO and founder of The Giving App James Mizuki and product manager Justin Punzalan are working together to create and organize events to help their local communities.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

June 26, 2020

Associated Students President Rose Merida, CSUN alumnus James Mizuki and CSUN computer science major Justin Punzalan, the creators of a community service app called The Giving App, are hosting a women’s clothing drive in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Mizuki graduated from CSUN in 2017 and is...

Life during COVID-19: Danielle Feitosa, Brazil/U.S.

Jane Partizpanyan and Tiago Barreiro

June 24, 2020

Having graduated from CSUN this spring with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Danielle Lima Feitosa, an international student from Brazil, made the difficult decision to stay in Los Angeles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hopes to continue working in the United States. Many...

Black Graduation to continue as a virtual celebration on June 19

Black Graduation to continue as a virtual celebration on June 19

Michaella Huck, Arts & Entertainment Editor

June 18, 2020

Since 1972, CSUN's Black Graduation has always taken place on the Oviatt Lawn to celebrate students' accomplishments; this year's event, however, will be different. CSUN students, among students from other California colleges, will be participating in a virtual statewide Pan-African graduation ceremony...

Big West announces phase-in plan for return of fall sports

A CSUN Women's Soccer player

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

June 17, 2020

The Big West Conference Board of Directors announced Monday they would not make a final decision on the fate of fall sports at this time, as they worried it would be premature. Instead, the athletic conference released a plan for the phasing-in of fall sports that are within Centres for Disease Co...

Gyms, museums and hotels can reopen Friday

A sign outside of a Woodland Hills shopping center.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

June 11, 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health announced in a statement the reopening of gyms, spectator-free professional sports, day camps, museums, hotels and music and film productions. The reopenings will begin on Friday and additional safety protocols for reopening businesses will be announced on...

Preview: Summer Movie Trivia Fest

Preview: Summer Movie Trivia Fest

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

June 10, 2020

CSUN Associated Students Productions is hosting Summer Movie Trivia Fest on Zoom throughout the summer — back-to-back for the first two weeks and every other Thursday for subsequent weeks — starting June 18 at 5:30 p.m. The AS Productions’ annual in-person Summer Movie Fest was canceled this year due to the...

Today is the last day for undocumented students to apply for CSUN’s COVID-19 grant

male holding sign

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

June 9, 2020

Today is the last day for California Dream Act students with Assembly Bill 540 status to apply for CSUN’s COVID-19 emergency grant. The grant is intended to help undocumented students who were excluded from federal emergency relief. CSUN’s Dream Center, which assists undocumented students, ann...

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