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Working at a grocery store during a pandemic

Tara Byers (left) and Julie Ryne (right) inside of their apartment in Hollywood, California.

Logan Bik, Editor in Chief

May 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone, including health care workers and those working at grocery stores, reinforcing what it means to be an essential worker. Working at a Trader Joe's Market in Los Angeles, partners Tara Byers and Julie Ryne, have been adjusting to life as essential workers...

Memorial Day 2020: How L.A. residents can honor from home

Memorial Day 2020: How L.A. residents can honor from home

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2020

Memorial Day, traditionally marked by in-person remembrance services and beach gatherings, will take a new shape in Los Angeles County as local officials continue to maintain social distancing measures because of COVID-19. Memorial Day has been observed since 1868, but it wasn’t recognized as a...

El Nido Family Center provides vulnerable families with resources to deal with pandemic

A volunteer loads a bag of resources in a vehicle.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 23, 2020

To assist low income residents in the city of Los Angeles, El Nido Family Centers’ Pacoima location opened their gates and provided families with resources during the coronavirus pandemic; El Nido’s mission — to break the cycle of poverty. Despite the rain, volunteers quickly loaded boxes and ba...

Gov. Newsom reveals, one in five California workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March

Restaurants around the country close their doors, leaving many Americans without jobs.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 21, 2020

The demand for financial support continues to surge in light of the coronavirus pandemic as over 30 million Americans have filed an initial unemployment claim since mid-March, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Revision. One out of five California workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March, and a...

CSUN AS President Diana Vicente to serve as Chair of the Cal State Student Association

AS President Diana Vicente to serve as chair of Cal State Student Association.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

May 20, 2020

Outgoing Associated Students President Diana Vicente has been elected Chair of the Cal State Student Association Board of Directors, according to a CSSA spokesperson. The CSSA is a nonprofit student organization that advocates on behalf of California State University students at the CSU system, s...

Gov. Newsom proposes 10% CSU budget cut in light of pandemic’s economic toll

Screenshot from Gov. Gavin Newsom's livestream on Thursday.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a 10% reduction in funding to the California State University and University of California systems in his May revision of the state’s budget. Newsom revised California’s budget to $203 billion as the state reels from the coronavirus’s economic impact. He had originally...

Los Angeles County extends stay-at-home orders

Los Angeles County extends stay-at-home orders

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2020

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer alluded on Tuesday that the stay-at-home orders are likely to be extended. The “Safer at Home” orders were expected to be let up Friday, May 15 after an extension from the original April 30 date. At the LA County Board of Supervisors...

Scammers using COVID-19 to entice users to provide private information

Scammers using COVID-19 to entice users to provide private information

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2020

Information Technology has seen widespread fraudulent emails, messages or calls from scammers offering fake internships and scholarships. Scammers are also using COVID-19 as a subject matter to lure students into providing private information. In an effort to alert students, IT shared a list of ways...

CSUN Music Department adapts to remote learning

Drums were provided by the CSUN's Music Department

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2020

The sudden shift to online teaching has brought unprecedented challenges to students and professors alike. The pandemic forced all learning online in mid-March and instructors had to come up with creative projects and activities to see what worked best for their students. While some basic functions...

What’s going on with those federal stimulus checks?

What's going on with those federal stimulus checks?

Ashley Hawn and Samantha Bravo

May 13, 2020

Nearly 130 million individuals and more than $200 billion in stimulus checks have been made available from the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service for coronavirus economic relief. U.S. residents who set up direct deposit began receiving their checks in the middle of April. Paper ch...

Los Angeles County beaches open today

Zuma Beach in Malibu remains empty on Tuesday May 12, one day before beaches are set to open on Wednesday.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

May 13, 2020

Los Angeles County beaches are set to open Wednesday after two months of closure during the pandemic. The beaches are restricted to active use, such as running, walking, swimming and surfing. Six feet of social distancing is still going to be enforced, and wearing face masks is required except for...

CSU Chancellor says fall 2020 semester will be mostly virtual

CSU to announce plans for the upcoming fall semester.

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

May 12, 2020

California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White announced that the upcoming fall semester will be primarily virtual in his report at today’s CSU Board of Trustees meeting. “Our planning approach will result in CSU courses primarily being delivered virtually for the fall 2020 term,” White...

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