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Researchers say they recreated metallic hydrogen

Researchers say they recreated metallic hydrogen

Nathan Hickling

February 21, 2017

Metallic hydrogen, a phase of the element hydrogen long thought to exist in Jupiter’s core, might have been recreated in an Earth lab, according to researchers at Harvard University.The researchers, Ranga Dias and Isaac Silvera, claim they were able to produce Jupiter-like pressures in the lab, whic...

CSUN students share how the travel ban has affected them

CSUN students share how the travel ban has affected them

Nathan Hickling

February 17, 2017

When something becomes as controversial as the recent travel ban, targeted towards seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, it's difficult to remember exactly where the idea began and where the rhetoric took over. When President Donald Trump issued the executive order last month barring travel from Iran, Iraq, Lib...

Skywatchers: look out for full moon, lunar eclipse, and comet

Skywatchers: look out for full moon, lunar eclipse, and comet

Heather Smith

February 10, 2017

Friday night and early Saturday morning will feature a "penumbral" lunar eclipse during the full "snow" moon, and the flyby of Comet 45P. According to Dr. Jan Dobias, an astronomy professor at CSUN, it will not be easy to see the penumbral lunar eclipse since it begins at 2:34 p.m. and ends at 6:53 p.m. The ...

CSUN’s NAACP helps students cope with new executive orders

CSUN’s NAACP helps students cope with new executive orders

Joceline Barron

February 10, 2017

A demonstration in front of Sierra Tower was organized on Thursday to inform people in the community about what is occurring in the nation in regards to the executive orders put in place by President Trump.The NAACP held the demonstration as a way for people to have a safe space in order to talk abou...

Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary

Joceline Barron

February 7, 2017

President Trump's cabinet has added Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education.The Senate was deadlocked in voting 50-50. Vice President Pence had the tie-breaking decision, which was also the first time a vice president had to be called upon to make a decision like this. Even with the tie, peop...

‘CalExit’ in the works?

‘CalExit’ in the works?

Joceline Barron

February 7, 2017

In this current political climate, California has been vocal about its discontent with the current presidential administration. As a result, protesters now demand that California secedes itself from the United States.According to Tyler Hughes, a political science assistant professor at CSUN, this coul...

Uber CEO quits Trump’s economic council

Uber CEO quits Trump’s economic council

Nicole Merino

February 7, 2017

Uber has become the new form of a taxi that puts the customer in control, growing in popularity in the last few years. Now, people are thinking twice about using the Uber app after CEO Travis Kalanick joined President Trump's economic advisory council. According to CNNTech, on the day of Trump’...

Protestors stand with Standing Rock

Protestors stand with Standing Rock

Tera Trujillo

February 6, 2017

Around 1,500 people gathered in Pershing Square on Sunday morning to protest against both the Dakota Access pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline, which have now been ordered by President Donald Trump to push to completion. Native Americans led the march with chanting and a drum circle, which was follo...

California Higher Education disapproves of Betsy DeVos

California Higher Education disapproves of Betsy DeVos

Josselyne Rivas

February 4, 2017

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education has expressed discontent with the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. In a statement, the CFHE, which is an organization made up of faculty, students and community groups across the nation, outlined their disagreements on their websit...

A week of politics, protests and worry

A week of politics, protests and worry

Dede Ogbueze

February 1, 2017

President Trump incited international uproar when he signed an executive order on Friday barring citizens of seven majority Muslim nations from entering the United States. The executive order, officially titled "Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into The United States," affected those...

Trump signs executive order on trade deals

Trump signs executive order on trade deals

Sandra Say

January 29, 2017

A week since being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump has taken full advantage of his authority as commander in chief by signing a slew of executive orders. Nevertheless, Trump was able to achieve one of his main campaign promises on Monday Jan. 23, when he signed an...

Women’s March Los Angeles exceeds turnout estimates, expectations

Women’s March Los Angeles exceeds turnout estimates, expectations

Nathan Hickling

January 22, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of Angelenos took to the streets on Saturday to voice their commitment to women’s rights and their opposition to Friday’s inauguration of Donald J. Trump, carrying signs criticizing Trump’s sexual assault record and declaring opposition to his controversial policy shifts. Estimates...

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