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CSUN expands laptop loaner inventory to fulfill over 1,700 outstanding requests

CSUN's IT Department has ran out of loaner hotspots and laptops after 4 weeks of virtual learning.

Trissean McDonald, Reporter

September 21, 2020

As the fourth week of the semester approaches, the Information Technology department has run into a loaner laptop shortage and currently has a total of 1792 outstanding requests to fill according to Ryan Conlogue, the director of user support services. The switchover from in-person to virtual learning...

Teens raise funds for hygiene kits for local homeless shelters

Sahara Karki, left, Nirvan Rayamajhi and Neil Rayamajhi hold up the hygiene kits for the homeless during their Bee The Hope packing event in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

September 21, 2020

Earlier this year, 16-year-old Nirvan Rayamajhi was planning to travel to Nepal to help create a school sports program, but due to COVID-19, his plans changed. Since then, Nirvan Rayamajhi has focused his efforts on developing his own nonprofit organization, Bee the Hope. Nirvan Rayamajhi, a ju...

Kinesiology department’s athletic training program uses virtual curriculum to their advantage

CSUN's kinesiology department's athlete training program has adapted to virtual learning by preparing students for telemedicine, which is highly encouraged in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Brandon Darmiento, Reporter

September 20, 2020

With COVID-19 shutting down both CSUN fall sports and physical class meetings, the kinesiology department’s athletic training program has been put in a difficult spot. Not only does the program have to adapt and embrace virtual technology in such an unparalleled situation, it is also unable to send...

Burbank Boulevard now open after LAFD contained one-acre brush fire in Sepulveda Basin

A firefighter sprays chemical foam to stop the fire from starting up again at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

Emily Holshouser and Logan Bik

September 19, 2020

Burbank Boulevard is now open after a small brush fire broke out near the intersection of Woodley Avenue and Burbank Boulevard at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys around 6:30 p.m. The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at the scene and contained the one-acre fire with ground crews...

Residents and activists remove stones set up to deter homeless encampments

Two induvial images show the rocks that were used on the sidewalk to prevent homeless encampments from popping up in the Cattaraugus Tunnel.

Samantha Bravo and Melanie Gutierrez

September 19, 2020

Earlier last week, local community members in the neighborhood of South Robertson placed dozens of boulders at the 10 Freeway underpass, also referred to as Cattaraugus Tunnel, on Cattaraugus Avenue in West Los Angeles in an effort to deter homeless encampments. The rocks were placed against the tunnel...

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Southern California; officials say aftershocks are expected

The map shows the shock wave that the earthquake left through Southern California.

Sloane Bozzi, Emily Holshouser, and Logan Bik

September 19, 2020

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook Southern California around 11:40 p.m. on Friday. The epicenter was near South El Monte, according to the USGS; the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 miles. There has not been any reported damage or injuries at this time, according to the Los Angeles Fire Depar...

Activists say the 2028 Olympics could cause police militarization and increase disparity in L.A.’s low-income neighborhoods

SoFi stadium under construction in Los Angeles, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The stadium will host the 2028 Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies.

Trevor Morgan, Contributor

September 17, 2020

Amid a large scale advertising campaign, the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics are under intense scrutiny by a group called NOlympics L.A., who say the games will cause lasting effects including an increase in police militarization and racial disparity. L.A.’s official Olympic organization, LA28, released ...

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...

Women’s volleyball coach, Jeff Stork, announces retirement

Jeff Stork, the director of Women's volleyball, is stepping down after 18 years at the helm of CSUN's women's volleyball program.

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

CSUN women’s volleyball head coach Jeff Stork has announced his retirement after 18 years with the team. Stork finishes his tenure as head coach with an overall record of 239-282, which is the second most wins by a coach in program history. “When you’ve coached as long as I have you don’t...

L.A.’s poor air quality expected to last for weeks, according to experts

The sun covered by smoke from the El Dorado Fire in Big Bear, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2020

Here’s what you need to know: The state of California is in the midst of a destructive and volatile wildfire season that is covering most of the state in smoke. Los Angeles County is under air quality warnings and has seen several days of unhealthy air. The air quality will not comple...

Local businesses in Reseda band together to give away free student lunches

Lang Duong receives a bag with free school supplies for her grandchildren for the Free Back to School Event hosted by 818 Plates at Reseda, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor

September 15, 2020

The sun is starting to rise when Jalise Johnson starts her day by going to the grocery store, filling her cart with hot dogs, chips and other snacks, the next few hours are spent cooking and preparing to give out free student lunches. Jalise Johnson and her husband, Exavier Johnson, started their o...

Majority of police reform bills struggle to pass California Legislature

An LAPD officer raises his less-than-lethal weapon as protesters begin throwing debris at police during a protest in downtown Los Angeles on May 29.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2020

Here’s what you need to know: The California State Legislature attempted to pass several bills related to police reforms on their last day before the recess, on Aug. 31. Several bills related to regulating the use of tear gas and rubber bullets, investigating fatal officer-involved incident...

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