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  • September 17CORONAVIRUS DAILY UPDATE: 1,160 new cases, 38 deaths in L.A. County

COVID-19 Update: Mayor Garcetti encourages Angelenos to get flu vaccines by end of October

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Sept. 17.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

September 17, 2020

Los Angeles County has the most cases in the United States, as other hotspots like New York have seen a decrease in the number of new cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County currently holds the record for the m...

College during COVID-19: Stephanie Yu

College during COVID-19: Stephanie Yu

Tiago Barreiro and Stephanie Yu

September 16, 2020

“College during COVID-19*” is a new video series in which CSUN students and faculty share their fall semester virtual learning or teaching experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. In the premiere episode, film major senior Stephanie Yu talks about how her first semester online is going. My name ...

COVID-19 Update: COVID-19 testing positivity rate in L.A. remains low

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Sept. 11.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

September 11, 2020

Los Angeles County has the most cases in the United States, as other hotspots like New York have seen a decrease in the number of new cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County currently holds the record for the m...

Financial Aid department pushes through backlogged inquiries despite lack of staff, system limitations

The Financial Aid and Scholarship department's counters, located on the first floor of Bayramian Hall, are closed due to the stay-at-home orders and CSUN's shift to virtual learning.

Jazmin Navarette, Reporter

September 9, 2020

The financial aid counters in Bayramian Hall have closed since the transition from in-person to virtual instruction, and the once-bustling office has transferred student financial aid concerns to phone calls and email inquiries. The traffic has since created a backlog. “In August, we experienced...

Nationwide eviction ban enacted; Newsom signed tenant and landlord protection legislation

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Sept. 4.

Angelina Cayabyab, Contributor

September 5, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. Los Angeles County currently holds the record for the most confirmed cases in the nation. We have compiled data and guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins ...

Local breweries frustrated with government orders: ‘If restaurants can do it, we can do it too’

Derrick Olson, left, and Bryan Olson, co-owners of 8one8 Brewing, stands in their shop in Canoga Park, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.

Mayra Lopez, Reporter

September 4, 2020

The San Fernando Brewing Company did not celebrate their five-year anniversary with their patrons last week due to Los Angeles County’s updated guidelines preventing them from reopening and offering safe outdoor service. An uptick in cases prompted L.A. County to announce on June 28 that bars, brew...

Gov. Newsom announces new reopening guidelines

Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

August 28, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new reopening plan for businesses and schools in California during a press briefing on Friday. The new plan indicates county risk level through positive testing rate and case count in a given county. Notably, the reopening plan is color-coded and four-tiered. The n...

L.A.’s COVID-19 rate of transmission remains low

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in L.A. County as of Aug. 28.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

August 28, 2020

Los Angeles County has the most cases in the U.S., as other hotspots like New York have seen a decrease in the number of new cases. The Centers for Disease Control forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County currently holds the record for the most confirmed cases in the ...

Photo story: What does CSUN’s campus look like this fall?

Bookstore employees putting together online orders from students at the CSUN Bookstore on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Students can order their books on the website and collect them at the store's pick-up section. All employees have masks on and tables set up to properly distance the customers and employees.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

August 25, 2020

The first day of a new semester usually consists of full parking structures at 8 a.m., a line out the door at the Freudian Sip coffee shop and crowds of students rushing to get to their first classes, but this semester is far from the usual. As COVID-19 continues to alter the traditional experience...

Las Calles Del Valle supports San Fernando Valley street vendors with protection packages

Gaby Moreira-Rodriguez, a Las Calles Del Valle organizer, hands a vendor a protection package and a

Maria Medina, Reporter

August 24, 2020

Working in the heat of a summer day in the San Fernando Valley, volunteers filled coolers with cold bottled water and assembled packages to distribute to local street vendors in Panorama City and the West Valley on Saturday. Las Calles Del Valle started as a concept between friends wanting to help their immed...

Op-Ed: Fail fall 2020

 the Performance Ensemble: Creatives for Social Change

August 22, 2020

For college students across the country, the memory of spring 2020 is now fading away as we face the beginning of fall 2020 online, in-person or some strange hybrid of these. But let us not allow that chaos, those struggles and even the failures of the COVID-19 half of the spring semester fall too far...

Harrison welcome address: next CSUN president to be named in November

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison's welcome speech addressed many topics, such as updates on the next CSU chancellor and CSUN president search, and the possibility of a December commencement ceremony.

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor

August 21, 2020

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison delivered a virtual welcome address to the university on Thursday. Here are the main takeaways from Harrison’s speech. The next CSUN president is expected to be announced in November  Harrison was set to retire in June, but postponed her retirement until the ...

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