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CSUN Food Pantry is closing “until further notice”

CSUN Food Pantry is closing “until further notice”

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 19, 2020

The CSUN Food Pantry has announced on social media that they will close on Saturday, March 21 until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. The pantry, which is located on campus, provides free food and toiletries for CSUN students, faculty and staff. It services an average of 150 people a week, according...

Virtual instruction will be extended through the rest of the semester

Virtual instruction will be extended through the rest of the semester

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 18, 2020

The original time frame of March 23 - April 19 for remote learning and instruction has been extended through the entirety of the spring semester, according to an email from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison sent to all students, faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon. The extension applies to final exams,...

What to do on your COVID-19 St. Patrick’s Day

What to do on your COVID-19 St. Patrick’s Day

Elaine Sanders, Production Manger

March 17, 2020

I was disappointed to watch the announcements come in that parades would be canceled, pubs would be closing and people should be practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. As a lover of St. Patrick's Day, it seemed to me that this day was doomed to be dismal this year. But then I remembered what my mother ingrain...

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

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

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

CSUN extends deadline for parking permit refund requests

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 eliminated...

Athletic events across the country affected by COVID-19

Athletic events across the country affected by COVID-19

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 National...

Big West Tournament cancelation ends men’s basketball season

Big West Tournament cancelation ends men’s basketball season

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-forward...

Interactive Map: Campuses going Virtual due to COVID 19

Interactive Map: Campuses going Virtual due to COVID 19

Elaine Sanders, Production Manger

March 12, 2020

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CSUN announces it will transition to virtual learning

CSUN announces it will transition to virtual learning

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...

CSUN students who attended AIPAC conference now in self-quarantine

CSUN students who attended AIPAC conference now in self-quarantine

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 attended...

CSUN responds to COVID-19

CSUN responds to 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....

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