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Grocery shopping during the first weekend of the COVID-19 pandemic

Costco

Ivan Salinas, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 16, 2020

Friday the 13th of March couldn’t have felt more apocalyptic than it did this last weekend. I don’t see myself as someone who is superstitious, but this is one day that truly felt as if luck was set to run out. The night before, my mom and I had decided to go grocery shopping before things “started...

CSUN extends deadline for parking permit refund requests

A parking lot

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 14, 2020

CSUN’s office of Parking and Transportation Services is extending the first deadline for prorated parking permit refunds until March 17, in light of the cancelation of in-person classes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For many students, the cancelation of in-person classes until April 19 has elimin...

Athletic events across the country affected by COVID-19

CSUN Men's baseball team

Bryanna Winner, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

With countries closing borders and banning travel, COVID-19 is also affecting leagues and collegiate play across the United States. The Utah Jazz now has two members of their team, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, who have tested positive for the virus, prompting the suspension of play in the Natio...

Big West Tournament cancelation ends men’s basketball season

Honda Center

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

When the 2019-20 men’s basketball season was about to start, Terrell Gomez had an ambitious goal in the back of his mind. “My number one goal for this season is to get to the NCAA tournament,” he said back in October. “I think that would be a great accomplishment for me and the team.” Fast-forwa...

Interactive Map: Campuses going Virtual due to COVID 19

A California map

Elaine Sanders, Production Manger

March 12, 2020

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CSUN announces it will transition to virtual learning

CSUN Oviatt Lawn

Jessica Canul, Reporter

March 11, 2020

CSUN’s President Dianne F. Harrison announced today that the campus will transition to “virtual and alternative modalities of learning” following spring break beginning Monday, March 23 to Sunday, April 19. The decision follows that of other 135 universities that have announced their cancelation of...

CSUN students who attended AIPAC conference now in self-quarantine

Klotz Health Center

Orlando Mayorquin, Reporter

March 10, 2020

CSUN has instructed 13 of its students to self-isolate after they attended a conference last week in Washington, D.C. where two people not affiliated with the university tested positive for COVID-19, according to a campus-wide email from President Dianne Harrison. The students in self-isolation atte...

CSUN responds to COVID-19

Covid-19

Ashley Hawn, Jessica Canul, Alyssa Durant, and Jennifer Hernandez

March 9, 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19, a strain of a novel coronavirus, around the world is prompting anxiety-provoked responses from students and employees at CSUN. The university issued a public statement that a group of CSUN students attended a conference with more than 18,000 attendees this past weekend. Two non-CSUN-af...

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