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CSUN to launch faculty/student built satellite to space

The CSUNSat1 will extend the potential lifetime of power systems, lower spacecraft mass, and lower power requirements. Courtesy of, The CSUNSat1 website.

Nathan Hickling

March 14, 2017

CSUNSat1, a collaboration between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and CSUN, will be launched into space on March 21 as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). “Ninety percent of the satellite was built from scratch from students under our supervision,” CSUN professor James Flynn,...

Dorm assault, first reported incident of March

csun dorms

Anthony Martinez

March 14, 2017

It was reported last week that a known suspect assaulted someone in the dorms around 5 p.m. on March 8. The report was recorded on March 9 in the police department’s daily crime log. There is no further information on the incident since the case investigation is ongoing, according to Christina...

Proposed bill can increase taxes, but provide debt relief for some college students

several students pictured studying

Danny Arriaza

March 14, 2017

A bill was proposed on Monday by California democrats that would make the first year of community college tuition free for students who attend full time and increase aid for CSU and UC students. In addition to helping students with tuition, the proposed $1.2 billion plan would cover living expenses. In...

Crime blotter March 6 – March 13

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Anthony Martinez

March 13, 2017

Monday, March 6 A dorm resident was referred for a drug-law violation from March 4. An unknown suspect broke into a locker in the women’s locker room in Redwood Hall and took a wallet from inside. An unknown suspect broke into two lockers in a Cypress Hall practice room. The locker contents w...

Holocaust survivor recalls encampment and liberation

eva pictured holding a photograph of her mother

Laura Mendez

March 13, 2017

With only half an hour to collect their belongings, Eva Brettler, her grandmother and her aunt were told that they would be taken to a concentration camp. Brettler, a survivor of the Ravensbruck concentration camp, spoke to CSUN students about her experience before, during and after the holocaust. R...

Orange Grove quarantined during fruit fly infestation

photo shows sign outside csun orange grove

Heather Smith

March 13, 2017

The CSUN Orange Grove has been temporarily quarantined due to a Mediterranean fruit fly infestation, but a hotel is still in the works to replace the Orange Grove Bistro/University Club. The California Department of Fruit and Agriculture (CDFA) quarantined the Orange Grove after they found high numbers...

New criminology and justice studies major available Fall 2017

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Laura Mendez

March 13, 2017

In the fall of 2017, the College of Behavioral Sciences will offer a new criminology and justice studies major. Vickie Jensen, chair of the Criminology and Justice Studies Department, explained that creating this new major was a long process that was inspired by students. “This major is the result of...

Speakers will tackle water issues at this years annual Water Day

photo shows someone filling a glass with water

Joceline Barron

March 12, 2017

CSUN will hold a Water Day on March 14 to educate people on how important water is and how to conserve it.There will be activities throughout the day held at the Northridge Center in the USU that everyone can attend.The first event is a screening of the documentary, "A Plastic Ocean," that talks about...

Art pieces representing environmental issues marched to Oviatt Library

art students carry sculpted pieces around csun campus

Josselyne Rivas

March 10, 2017

Students led by Edie Pistolesi, from the Art Deparmtent, carried figures of President Trump, former president Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and more to the Oviatt Library Friday morning. Derian Blandon, vice president of the organization One Struggle CSUN, which tries to inform the campus about the histo...

DSU podcast: philosophical origins of current events

Professor Dungey pictured in his office with his feet rested on his desk

Heidi Weinrich

March 10, 2017

Professor of Political Science, Nicholas Dungey, aims to expand the knowledge of his audiences through a project podcast called, Dungey State University (DSU).DSU is a project that teaches people how to expand their consciousness about the world around them when it comes to political philosophy.The podcast is non-i...

CSUN Republicans to bring more perspectives to campus

CSUN students crowd the walkways between classes

Heidi Weinrich

March 9, 2017

The CSUN Republicans group on campus is in the process of being approved as an official club as a result of students feeling that the university needs more points of view. Spencer Ceurvorst, vice president of the aspiring club, said the club would be a branch of the College Republican National Committee...

Reported bike thefts increase

the bike rack next to manzanita hall

Joceline Barron

March 9, 2017

Bikes have been reported stolen from a number of areas around campus, including Sierra Hall, Bayramian Hall, and the University Park Apartments. The increase in reports began on Feb. 24 and continued through March 6.The bikes that were reported stolen had been secured with a variety of locks. Five of t...

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