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Uber and Lyft drivers protest to support bill that will reclassify them as employees

Uber and Lyft drivers protest to support bill that will reclassify them as employees

Elaine Sanders, Andrea Esparza, and Madison Parsley

July 12, 2019

Hundreds of independent contractors traveled to Sacramento to protest in support of California’s gig-work bill that would reclassify them as employees, which passed the state Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee.Assembly Bill 5 would order the Dynamex Decision, which gi...

Meet the new AS president and vice president

Meet the new AS president and vice president

Gabriela Soriano

May 22, 2019

Diana Vicente, a 20-year-old marketing major and management minor who has been involved with AS since her freshman year and previously served as AS chair of elections, will be sworn in as the new president of Associated Students on June 3 with her vice president, Mohammad “Q” Hotaki. Vicente is...

AS funded Matabots trip to Kentucky

AS funded Matabots trip to Kentucky

Nick Griffin

May 8, 2019

Associated Students funded the Matador Robotics Club’s trip to the VEX Robotics World Championship in Kentucky, one of nine states banned from receiving California state funds due to LGBT discriminatory laws within their education system. The competition took place from April 23-27. On Jan. 1, 2017,...

You might wait to graduate

You might wait to graduate

Bryce Oakes

May 6, 2019

When students like Andranik Zarikyan first step on campus at CSUN, they come with ambitions higher than Sierra Tower. However, the success they strive for may not be so easily grasped. First-time freshmen, who plan to graduate within four years, might have diminished hopes after learning ...

Breaking borders: The fight for education

Breaking borders: The fight for education

Raychel Stewart

May 1, 2019

Reported also by Byron Gonzalez“I always knew I was undocumented. I came to full realization of this when my parents made me hide under a car to cross into the United States at six years old.” For Mario Torres, his memory of crossing the Mexican-American border in 2001 is as vivid as any ot...

Crime Blotter 4/24 – 4/30

Crime Blotter 4/24 – 4/30

Madison Parsley

April 30, 2019

Wednesday, April 24A suspect was arrested for driving with a suspended license at the intersection of Lassen and Reseda.A five-foot copper pipe was stolen from the softball field men's restroom.A secured bike was stolen from Sierra Hall.Thursday, April 25 A secured bike was stolen from University Park Buil...

Educational Policies Committee eliminates French major

Educational Policies Committee eliminates French major

Raychel Stewart

April 24, 2019

The CSUN Educational Policies Committee unanimously voted to eliminate the French major during a meeting in March due to waning enrollment and course offerings.Adrián Pérez-Boluda, chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, explained that students who declare a French ...

Women in office: AS presidents look to the future

Women in office: AS presidents look to the future

Gabriela Soriano

April 24, 2019

Beverly Ntagu and Diana Vicente are more similar than they thought. They are both outgoing, daughters of immigrants and women of color. The only difference: Ntagu is about to finish her term as president of Associated Students and Vicente is about to start hers. Despite not being familiar with each...

Crime Blotter 4/16 – 4/23

Crime Blotter 4/16 – 4/23

Agustin Garcia

April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 16 An unknown suspect attempted to break into a vehicle through the window on the driver’s rear side on Parking Structure B5’s third floor. A victim’s bicycle was stolen from the northwest side of Sierra Hall between 6:50 and 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 At Sierra Hall, an unkno...

Committee looks into potential bias in professor evaluations

Committee looks into potential bias in professor evaluations

Gillian Moran-Perez

April 17, 2019

Student evaluations of teachers may be discriminatory due to gender bias, according to CSUN’s Educational Equity Committee.A recent report called "Gender Bias in Student Evaluations" by professor Kristina Mitchell from Texas Tech University and Johnathan Martin from Midland College found students ...

South LA community gathers in honor of Nipsey Hussle

South LA community gathers in honor of Nipsey Hussle

Contributor

April 17, 2019

Story by Tamara BenitezErmias Joseph Asghedom — the rapper known as Nipsey Hussle — took his final lap around the city of Los Angeles on Thursday.The rapper’s memorial service was held at Staples Center. Many fans found the venue fitting, knowing Hussle was a Lakers fan and would at...

Crime Blotter 4/9-4/15

Crime Blotter 4/9-4/15

Agustin Garcia

April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 9A petty theft occurred when an unknown suspect stole a victim’s cellphone on Reseda Boulevard.An unknown suspect graffitied a storage room door at Redwood Hall.Wednesday, April 10During a lab class, an unknown suspect poked a victim in the back at Jacaranda Hall.A laptop was stol...

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