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A.S. will host annual Earth Fair with speaker series, music and giveaways

student plays a carnival game at earth fair

Joanna Rosales

April 9, 2017

Associated Students (A.S.) will have their annual Earth Fair that will feature students, speakers, public sectors and more.Kira Paczkowski, a graduate assistant for A.S., said the Earth Fair is important to students because it provides them with the opportunity to learn about different organizations who want ...

UPenn professor sheds light on race and political discourse

John Jackson gives a lecture at csun

Nathan Hickling

April 7, 2017

CSUN welcomed anthropologist and activist Dr. John L. Jackson Jr. on Wednesday, who spoke on the importance of diverse opinions in the current political climate.“The word today is conversation,” Dr. Eli Bartle, who introduced Jackson, said.Jackson is the author of several books on race relation...

A.S. candidates discuss their platforms during town hall

Sean Regan pictured presenting for a small crowd with a panel

Jose Ocampo

April 4, 2017

Two presidential candidates and their vice-presidents for Associated Students (A.S.) spoke in a town hall Monday to address better funding for tutoring programs, club events, and the recent CSU tuition increase. Representing a better future, Jonathan Goldenberg and running mate Zahraa Khuraibet look...

Crime blotter March 27 – April 2

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Anthony Martinez

April 4, 2017

Monday, March 27 An unknown suspect etched graffiti onto the glass of a door on the second-story stairwell of Chapparal Hall. Tuesday, March 28 Four residents were referred for alcohol law violations that occurred between January and March. An unknown suspect left black markings on a planter near Nordh...

TEDxCSUN planning to spread new ideas with upcoming event

Lucas pictured on stage presenting for Ted x CSUN

Heather Smith

April 3, 2017

TEDxCSUN is coming back to The Little Theatre on April 29 with "human potential" as the theme. TEDxCSUN is an annual event organized by CSUN students with the help of alumni, professors and faculty. TED is a nonprofit organization which began as a four-day conference 30 years ago in California, with...

Overcoming implicit bias in faculty and staff

Madva pictured in the middle of lecture

Sandra Say

April 3, 2017

As part of the faculty and staff development program, the College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) will host “Understanding & Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education” on April 21 featuring Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) professor Alex Madva.According to a New York Times article, implicit b...

Students protest Customs and Border Protection recruitment

Students pictured protesting customs and border protection

Heather Smith

March 29, 2017

Students protested Customs and Border Protection (CBP) while they were recruiting during the career fair at the Plaza Del Sol on campus today. Many felt uneasy about the recruitment, considering the amount of undocumented students enrolled at CSUN. The protesters passed out flyers which read: "Stop...

Trump moves to weaken the clean air and clean water rules

photo shows cliffside beach

Tera Trujillo

March 27, 2017

On Feb. 28, President Trump signed a 14th executive order placing the "Waters of the United States" rule under review.Trump has continued to make decisions that could lead to a reverse of the Clean Air Act, along with opting out of the historical Paris Climate Agreement that would ensure that the United St...

Crime blotter March 14 – March 20

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Anthony Martinez

March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 14 CSUN officers arrested a suspect for vandalism and battery of a non-cohabit spouse. The suspect was transported to the Lost Hills Sheriff station for booking. It was reported that a SMART Board stylus was stolen from a media equipment box in a Jacaranda Hall classroom between March 6 ...

CSUN students push for plastic water bottle ban

Two students pictured sitting at the tables outside the SRC and chatting

Joanna Rosales

March 19, 2017

Students advocate to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles on campus through the "Ban the Bottle" movement. Genna Gold, a senior, got the idea from her sustainability 401 class in which students came up with projects they were interested in. Gold said the original goal to remove plastic water...

Remembrance Walk honors the man behind EOP

Students walk in honor of Jose Luis Vargas

Nathalie Ramirez

March 17, 2017

Students, faculty, mentors and family attended the Remembrance Walk for Jose Luis Vargas, former director of the EOP (Educational Opportunity Programs) on Wednesday. To a majority of EOP students, Vargas was more than just a director. Students showed their appreciation in attendance because of his...

Students reveal if politics are more important than their homework

students pictured sitting at desks in the Oviatt Library

Heidi Weinrich

March 16, 2017

After the 2016 Presidential Election, students find it hard to decide what is more important to them, their homework or current political events. Chair of Elections for Associated Students, Jaelin Palmer, feels that although school is important, politics are what shape the world. The 22-year-old...

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