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Saugus Strong

Saugus Strong

Raychel Stewart

November 29, 2019

Thousands of Santa Clarita residents gathered at Central Park on Nov. 17 to honor the lives lost at the Saugus High School shooting, which took place on Nov. 14.Blue lights hung from necklaces against shirts that read “Saugus Strong,” and numerous speakers took the stage to extend their con...

Stop silencing communities of color and start listening to them

Stop silencing communities of color and start listening to them

Gillian Moran-Perez

November 23, 2019

Ethnic studies has gained momentum after reaching its 50th anniversary, as students, faculty and educators are fighting against the threats to remove the program. Stevie Raymond Ruiz, a professor in the Chicana/o studies department at CSUN, recently published an article called “Another Universit...

Latina Clothing Line Empowers Women

Latina Clothing Line Empowers Women

Kimberly Silverio-Bautista

November 21, 2019

San Fernando Valley resident Rachel Gomez realized there was a lack of Latina representation in the fashion industry. She noticed that not only were there were no brands that targeted Latina women, but most importantly, there were no brands that empowered them.This is why Gomez decided to create her o...

CSU students fight against quantitative reasoning

CSU students fight against quantitative reasoning

Elaine Sanders

November 20, 2019

On Nov. 20, students from multiple CSU campuses protested outside the CSU Chancellor's Office in Long Beach against the implementation of the quantitative reasoning requirement for freshman admission to the California State University System. The CSU board of trustees was originally scheduled to vote f...

Africana studies celebrates 50 years

Africana studies celebrates 50 years

Michaella Huck

November 18, 2019

CSUN's Africana studies department had a two-day celebration for the department's 50th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 4. Faculty, students and alumni gathered at the Grand Salon on Nov. 1 and the Northridge Center on Nov. 4 for panel discussions, food, speeches and dance to commemora...

Students unite in support of DACA as the Supreme Court decides its fate

Raychel Stewart, Kimberly Silverio-Bautista, Gillian Moran-Perez, and Madison Parsley

November 14, 2019

A Supreme Court hearing that will decide the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals spurred national student walkouts in support to keep the program that protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.On Tuesday, walkouts organized by student clubs a...

The Dangers of Dating Apps

The Dangers of Dating Apps

Gillian Moran-Perez

November 13, 2019

During the Summer of this year, Captain VanScoy from the CSUN Department of Police Services received two different cases from the Los Angeles and Simi Valley Police Departments about two CSUN students who encountered sexual predators from dating apps. Though information about the cases of the victi...

From Supreme Court hot seat to the Northridge Center: Anita Hill shares her story

From Supreme Court hot seat to the Northridge Center: Anita Hill shares her story

Michaella Huck

November 12, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty flooded the Northridge Center on Nov. 7 to attend Big Lecture, where Anita Hill shared her experiences to the CSUN campus.An established lawyer and academic, Hill is famous for her testimony in 1991, where she accused then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of...

Surviving the Tick Fire

Surviving the Tick Fire

Luis Vazquez

November 7, 2019

CSUN freshman Robin Thompson watched the local news coverage of the Tick Fire on his phone as his dad picked him up from campus on Oct. 24. Originally thinking the fire was closer to Agua Dulce, reality set in when they saw clouds of smoke surrounding the hill they've called home for nearly 20 years in...

Easy Fire Burns Over 1,700 Acres in Simi Valley

Easy Fire Burns Over 1,700 Acres in Simi Valley

Tim Strong

October 31, 2019

Fire crews are still actively battling the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, which has burned 1,723 acres since beginning early Wednesday morning. As of Thursday morning, the fire is 10% contained and 7,000 homes remained threatened by the blaze.The brush fire was first reported at 6 a.m. near Easy Street and...

Community organization fights cyberbullying

Community organization fights cyberbullying

Gillian Moran-Perez

October 30, 2019

Instagram recently released a new feature that “Restricts” certain followers from making aggressive comments on their posts. Instead of blocking or reporting them, users can restrict the follower by swiping left on the comment, via the Privacy tab in Settings, or on the person’s pr...

405 Freeway Reopens as Getty Fire Calms

405 Freeway Reopens as Getty Fire Calms

Logan Bik

October 29, 2019

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported at 2:50 a.m. on Oct. 28 flames that started on the west side of Interstate 405, just above Sunset Boulevard.Since then, as of 8 a.m. today, the size of the fire has reached 656 acres with 5% containment. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for a large part of the neig...

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