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COVID-19 Update: Lakers Championship celebration might have caused spike in COVID-19 cases, says health officials

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Oct. 29.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County cu...

The University Corporation avoided projected deficit through cuts, Chartwells Higher Education group to rebrand CSUN dining

The University Corporation board of directors meeting held via zoom on Oct. 19.

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2020

The University Corporation held its triannual board of directors meeting on Oct. 19. The meeting addressed the unsteady budget and provided a formal introduction to the new campus dining programs. TUC Executive Director Rick Evans provided the board an update on the current budget status for the current...

COVID-19 Update: Mortality rate decreasing among Latino and Black communities

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Oct. 22.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

October 23, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County cu...

Graduating CSUN students continue to pay graduation fee despite cancellation of in-person commencement ceremonies

Graduating CSUN students still have to pay the associated fees, even though in-person commencement ceremonies have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shannon Carter and Jazmin Navarrete

October 22, 2020

As CSUN continues to follow social distancing guidelines, there has been a noticeable impact on the university’s programs. One of the altered programs in light of the pandemic includes the cancellation of commencement ceremonies. While the administration plans and presents graduation alternatives,...

Business as (un)usual: Waffle Love

The mural inside Waffle Love located in Northridge, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2020.

Gevork Apikyan, Reporter

October 19, 2020

Like all other small businesses, Waffle Love, located on Reseda Boulevard, has been at a constant battle with COVID-19. Boyd Bell, the franchise owner, considers himself very lucky to have been self-employed and to own a business during this time. “It has definitely become more mundane. Most...

COVID-19 Update: State and Los Angeles County guidelines permit small gatherings

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Oct. 15.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

October 15, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County cu...

Business as (un)usual: Strong House Training

Rosangela Lunsford, left, attempts a deadlift while Evina Del Pizzo, the co-owner of Strong House Training, coaches her about proper deadlifting form during a private training session in the back parking lot of the training facility in Chatsworth, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

Chris Torres, Photo Editor

October 13, 2020

Wedged in the corner of a popular Chatsworth strip mall at the intersection of Lassen Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard is Strong House Training — a gym which has a spacious interior with pull up bars, squat racks and dumbbells lining the facility’s walls. But due to the pandemic, all the equip...

Business as (un)usual: Forever Healthy

Rachel Howry, the owner of Forever Healthy, poses with the top-selling drink Birthday Cake protein smoothie in Chatsworth, Calif,. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.

Daniel Mendez, Reporter

October 10, 2020

Forever Healthy, located inside the Chatsworth Center on Devonshire Street and Mason Avenue, provides the community with nutritious drinks, supplements and dietary plans to help people get in shape. Although the pandemic has slowed foot traffic, Forever Healthy has stayed open as an essential busi...

Results in 15 minutes: Rapid COVID-19 testing at CSUN available next week

CSUN'S Klotz Student Health Center will begin rapid testing in October. Rapid testing will serve as a quick and affordable solution for the campus community.

Angelina Cayabyab, Contributor

October 9, 2020

CSUN will soon be home to a rapid COVID-19 testing site, where students can get their results in just 15 minutes. The Antigen test kits are set to be available by the end of next week, according to Sharon Aronoff, a health educator at the Klotz Center. The health center is waiting for reagents, a critic...

COVID-19 Update: Counties must lessen positivity rate in underserved communities in order to reopen

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Oct. 8.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

October 8, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per-capita. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County cu...

Oviatt Library installs high-tech lockers to provide students with safe, faster access to library materials

The Oviatt Library is installing a touchless locker hub that will be ready in November. Students can unlock the locker and collect their reserved library materials by using a self-checkout app.

Trissean McDonald, Reporter

October 7, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the daily lives of the CSUN community, the Oviatt Library is creating new ways for students, faculty and staff to have books and other materials delivered by locker pickup and mail. The Oviatt Library is still closed to the public, but has since adjusted...

College during COVID-19: Psychology professors adapt to online learning using a lightboard

Professors Andrew Ainsworth and Thomas Chan perform a live demonstration.

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor

October 7, 2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first time Andrew Ainsworth, a psychology professor, has had to adapt to a challenge while at CSUN. “I started as an undergrad here in 1994, the semester after the earthquake. At first, I knew nothing but trailers. I don’t think I had a class in a building until I was a junior,’’ he said. ...

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