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Former local Catholic priest arrest sparks conversation

church member touches feet of the cross

Christine Martinez

September 25, 2018

Former Roman Catholic priest and middle school dean was arrested for allegedly sending nude photos to an account operated by the police department on Aug. 23.Charles Patrick Mayer, formerly from of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Northridge between 1996 to 2000, was arrested in Banning Unified School D...

CSUN women headed to Chicago for global change

women holding colorful baskets

Romona Kivett

September 18, 2018

Three CSUN students have been selected to participate in this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a program for college-level applicants from all around the country to present their ideas for a better world.This is the third year CSUN has had students chosen to represent themselve...

A driver attempts to lure teenager into his vehicle by pretending to be an Uber driver

hand holding phone with uber app

Rachel Nizinski

September 10, 2018

A viral video caught a man posing as an Uber driver attempting to lure a teenage girl into his car near CSUN, as reported by KTLA 5 News on Aug. 21.CSUN students and two Lyft drivers shared their opinions on whether ridesharing apps are safe in light of this report.Los Angeles-based Lyft driver Jerry Franks says h...

The big business of modern day slavery-human sex trafficking


August 29, 2018

Human Sex Trafficking is one of the largest international human rights issues facing the world today. It is also one of the most profitable.According to the Human Trafficking Center’s website, human sex trafficking is estimated to earn $99 billion a year. Human sex trafficking is defined as a form...

CSUN hosts Latino Legislative Caucus panel

several men pictured sitting at the panel

Nathan Hickling

May 5, 2017

Members of California’s Latino Legislative Caucus spoke to a full crowd at the Oviatt Library Thursday evening discussing how the diversity of California state politics has changed in only a few decades.The panelists spoke on the history of the Latino Legislative Caucus, and the history of Latino...

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...

Presidents, the press and what may lie ahead

photo is from Obama's meeting with Trump

Josselyne Rivas

March 7, 2017

President Donald Trump has been actively voicing his concerns about the way media, particularly journalists, have been portraying him and his administration. Past press conferences have shown the arguments that have started after he disagrees with the question he is asked or what news outlets he feels ar...

How the travel ban has affected the Muslim community

sheet of paper says,

Danny Arriaza

March 7, 2017

President Donald Trump’s controversial, publicly-lauded travel ban, which originally targeted seven, and now targets six predominately Muslim countries, has been fought harshly by the American Civil Liberties Union and those within the Muslim community.On Monday, Trump signed an executive order that eff...

Net neutrality may affect internet service customers

An illustration of a student focusing on a computer that reads,

Joanna Rosales

March 6, 2017

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, has targeted net neutrality and its rules, which may aid internet service providers (ISPs) to discriminate data. According to Gina Giotta, a communication studies professor at CSUN, net neutrality is a sys...

Dreamers face uncertian future under Trump

Dream act pamphlets pictured

Laura Mendez

February 28, 2017

President Trump's campaign promises regarding deportations of undocumented immigrants have created uncertainty among DACA students. In 2012, President Obama passed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed undocumented students to stay in the U.S. for two years to study or work...

Newly discovered planets could sustain life

The observatories located in the orange grove at csun pictured

Heather Smith

February 28, 2017

NASA has discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star 40 light-years away."It is very likely one or up to three of the presently known seven Earth- size planets around TRAPPIST-1 can sustain life, based on conditions we have here on Earth," said Farisa Morales, a CSUN physics and astronomy...

Immigration raids raise concern

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Josselyne Rivas

February 27, 2017

In a time of uncertainty and a constant influx of news, it has become difficult to keep up with the information being provided in regards to recent immigration orders.The Trump administration has released a number of policies and executive orders, but it is important to be informed about what exactly t...

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