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Laura Rathbone and Manny Flores from North Valley Cares Services at the United Methodist Church in North Hills, Calif. on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Front-Line Heroes: Staff and volunteers of North Valley Caring Services

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2021

Every Friday morning, more than 200 cars line up outside the North Hills United Methodist Church for a food pantry organized by the nonprofit organization North Valley Caring Services. The program has...

Jonathan Hay and Kaitlyn Orozco of Matadors Leading Forward won the AS presidential elections for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Matadors Leading Forward wins AS Presidential Election

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2021

Matadors Leading Forward candidates Jonathan Hay and Kaitlyn Orozco have been elected the president and vice president of the Associated Students for the 2021-2022 academic year. “I am truly grateful...

Interim Vice President for Information Technology Ranjit Philip presenting the Multi-Factor Authentication Deployment Plan during the Associated Students meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021.

CSUN will host in-car parades, virtual commencements for students who graduated during the pandemic

Fabiola Perez Lopez, Reporter April 7, 2021

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students William Watkins joined the open forum during the Associated Students meeting to announce the upcoming virtual commencement ceremonies and the recent...

California plans to fully reopen by June 15, Newsom says

California plans to fully reopen by June 15, Newsom says

Omar Rashad, CSU Wire April 7, 2021

California plans to fully reopen its economy on June 15 if the spread of COVID-19 continues to decline, Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a press conference Tuesday. The announcement comes after a decline in...

A sign hanging in the encampment at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Unrest at Echo Park Lake involving unhoused residents’ rights, recapped

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2021

It was seven in the morning when activists began to gather at Echo Park Lake on March 24. They were there to pass out water at the park’s commune-like encampment and help organize belongings as dozens...

AS Chair of Elections Evelyn Jimenez introducing AS President candidates Jacob Akopnik and Jonathan Hay.

AS Presidential candidates debate recapped

Fabiola Perez Lopez, Reporter April 5, 2021

Associated Students hosted an AS Presidential and Vice Presidential debate on Wednesday via their YouTube page. The following details each presidential and vice presidential candidate's opening and...

Photo collage of AS president candidate, Johnathan Hay (left) and AS vice president candidate, Kaitlyn Orozco (right).

AS Presidential Candidates: Hay and Orozco to expand financial support for students

Bryan Arevalo, Reporter April 5, 2021

Associated Students presidential candidates Jonathan Hay and Kaitlyn Orozco share a common goal as their opponents, which is to listen to students. According to Hay and Orozco, what makes Matadors...

Photo collage of AS president candidate, Jacob Akopnik (left) and AS vice president candidate, Kayla Simpkins (right).

AS Presidential Candidates: Akopnik and Simpkins strive for a more inclusive campus

Caitlin Cook, Contributor April 5, 2021

When he was a freshman, third-year political science student Jacob Akopnik ran in the Associated Students' elections under a slate called "Rise Up." Now, he’s paying homage by running for AS president...

Associate Professor Judith Anne DeBonis introducing herself during the AS meeting on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Associated Students has a new Faculty Advisor; Earth Day celebrations to start on Thursday

Fabiola Perez Lopez, Reporter March 31, 2021

New faculty advisor On Monday, AS Executive Director Patrick Bailey announced the Faculty Senate’s appointment of Judith DeBonis as a temporary faculty advisor to the Associated Students. The previous...

Luis Valdez, 24, uses one of the computer stations in the CSUN University Library in Northridge, Calif. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Students can reserve a time slot for a computer or study room on the library's online reservation system.

CSUN University Library now open to students at limited capacity

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor March 30, 2021

The CSUN University Library, formerly known as the Oviatt Library, opened its doors Monday to students for the first time in over a year after closing indefinitely in March 2020. The announcement...

Student teachers looking to get their teaching credentials have had to adapt to the pandemic, teaching students from home.

What CSUN student teachers have to say about online learning, reopening of schools

Gillian Moran-Perez, Senior Editor March 29, 2021

The conversations on reopening schools across the country has focused on the voices of concerned parents and teachers, as policy makers attempt to recreate a new normal for students. Yet student teachers’...

Activists stand with unhoused residents in Echo Park

Samantha Bravo, Contributor March 28, 2021

After days of protesting against the removal of unhoused residents in Echo Park, activists continue fighting for more support for the residents.

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