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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...

CSUN Introduces the First Wellness Vending Machine in the Cal State System

CSUN Introduces the First Wellness Vending Machine in the Cal State System

Rayleen Silva

October 28, 2019

The first day of Cklara Moradian's internship was a heavy one. She sat in on a pregnancy counseling and watched a girl have one of the hardest conversations she may ever have. The girl explained that she didn’t have access to Plan B and that she had a bit of a difficult living situation. As th...

Christianity to decline rapidly in America by 2050

Christianity to decline rapidly in America by 2050

Raychel Stewart

October 27, 2019

Christianity is decreasing at an alarming rate, according to a new study done by the Pew Research Center, but projections show religious practices around other parts of the world are rising.As of 2010, approximately one third of the global population is affiliated with Christianity, making it the la...

Unsealing the Sacrament of Confession

Unsealing the Sacrament of Confession

Gillian Moran-Perez

October 24, 2019

On April 2, Senator Jerry Hill brought to the California Senate SB 360, a bill that would take away from clergy members their exemption to refrain from reporting on sexual abuse during a confidential conversation.The bill has gained both support and opposition from sexual abuse victims and the Catho...

Christianity in the Valley

Christianity in the Valley

Elaine Sanders

October 23, 2019

There are dozens of churches located around the San Fernando Valley that represent different sects of the Christian faith. Here is a look at some of the churches that are close to CSUN that give back to the SFV community....

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