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COVID-19 Update: Lakers Championship celebration might have caused spike in COVID-19 cases, says health officials

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Oct. 29.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County cu...

CSU Channel Islands President Erika D. Beck announced as next CSUN president

CSU Channel Islands President Erika D. Beck announced as next CSUN president

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

October 29, 2020

The CSU Board of Trustees appointed Erika D. Beck, the current president of CSU Channel Islands, to replace CSUN’s current president, Dianne F. Harrison, during their meeting on Thursday. Beck served as president of CSUCI since 2016. She was previously the provost and executive vice president of...

Strong Santa Ana winds cause 90 mph gusts and start several wildfires in Southern California

Strong Santa Ana winds add to fire threat in Southern California.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

October 28, 2020

A Santa Ana wind event produced gusts of up to 80 miles per hour on Monday. While Santa Ana winds are an annual event for Californians, its arrival during an intense fire season in a year that has seen the hottest temperature ever recorded has brought some concerns. Santa Ana winds bring low humidities and extremely hi...

Fans take over the streets of Los Angeles to celebrate the Dodgers’ World Series win

A Dodger fan waves a flag while driving through the intersection of Flower and 11th streets in downtown Los Angeles after the Dodgers won the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

Emily Holshouser and Logan Bik

October 28, 2020

After 32-years, the Los Angeles Dodgers won their seventh World Series title after beating the Tampa Bay Rays in game six. Although the team played in Texas due to the coronavirus, fans took over the streets of L.A. to celebrate the win. Police took a preemptive approach to the celebration, blocking...

Faculty Senate condemns Azerbaijan aggression against Armenia and Artsakh region

The Associated Students Faculty Senate meeting held via zoom on Oct. 22.

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2020

The Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday in support of the Armenians of CSUN and the Republic of Artsakh that condemns Azerbaijan aggression toward Armenia and the Artsakh region. The drafted statement of solidarity outlines that on Sept. 27, Azerbaijan's government started a war on the Republic of Arts...

AS to share feedback to CSU on ethnic studies requirement

AS President Rose Merida discusses the ethnic studies feedback form with the Senate on Oct. 26 via Zoom.

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2020

Associated Students President Rose Merida has been tasked with submitting feedback from AS to the CSU on the implementation of ethnic studies courses through AB 1460. During Monday's AS meeting, Merida asked the senate to fill out a feedback form that collects general comments, recommended revisions...

The University Corporation avoided projected deficit through cuts, Chartwells Higher Education group to rebrand CSUN dining

The University Corporation board of directors meeting held via zoom on Oct. 19.

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2020

The University Corporation held its triannual board of directors meeting on Oct. 19. The meeting addressed the unsteady budget and provided a formal introduction to the new campus dining programs. TUC Executive Director Rick Evans provided the board an update on the current budget status for the current...

Student and local organizations educate students on voter suppression and discrimination via Zoom workshop

The CSUN vote center in Redwood Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Oct. 24 to Nov. 2 and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov 3.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2020

As voters decide on which candidate is best suited to combat current issues, voter suppression and discrimination against people of color continue to be barriers that keep voters from casting their ballots. In an effort to educate students, CSUN Black House, West Valley People Alliance and BLM Northridge...

COVID-19 Update: Mortality rate decreasing among Latino and Black communities

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Oct. 22.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

October 23, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County cu...

Graduating CSUN students continue to pay graduation fee despite cancellation of in-person commencement ceremonies

Graduating CSUN students still have to pay the associated fees, even though in-person commencement ceremonies have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shannon Carter and Jazmin Navarrete

October 22, 2020

As CSUN continues to follow social distancing guidelines, there has been a noticeable impact on the university’s programs. One of the altered programs in light of the pandemic includes the cancellation of commencement ceremonies. While the administration plans and presents graduation alternatives,...

College during COVID-19: Teaching associates Alexsandra Pakhomova and Maya Borstein

Courtesy Maya Bornstein and Alexsandra Pakhomova

Tiago Barreiro

October 22, 2020

Alexsandra Pakhomova and Maya Bornstein are teaching associates in the CSUN English department’s T.A. program. Fall 2020 is their first semester teaching and they have to learn how to teach remotely. Both Pakhomova and Bornstein acknowledged how hard this pandemic has been — a less polite word...

Associated Students moves to support Propositions 16,18,20

Senator Adriana Coronado addresses the Associated Students Senate regarding the benefits of Proposition 16 on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

October 20, 2020

As election day approaches, Associated Students established a resolution to mark its position on the 2020 general election ballot items. On Monday, the senate voted to change its stance on three of the 12 propositions on the California ballot. According to the statement, AS is the institutional voice of over 38,000 CSUN students and is responsible to endorse and oppose ...

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