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CSUN employee tests positive for the coronavirus

One CSUN employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. Note: This photo does not represent where the employee works.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

April 24, 2020

A CSUN employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, President Dianne F. Harrison announced in an email Friday afternoon. In the email, Harrison stated the employee has not been on campus for more than a week. “I am saddened to share with you that a CSUN employee has tested positive for COVID-19....

AS Judicial Court rules against demand to redo AS presidential election

AS Judicial Court rules against demand to redo AS presidential election

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 22, 2020

The Associated Students Judicial Court ruled to uphold the results of the 2020 presidential and vice presidential election following an April 14 court hearing in which the plaintiff, former senator Rachel Bonilla, argued that the elections committee violated a clause in the AS Constitution that guarantees all students equal opportunities. “The election...

CSUN’s farmers market is closed; its vendors are adapting

CSUN's farmers market is closed; its vendors are adapting

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

April 22, 2020

Oono Sushi in Encino relied on farmers markets for business. Since the stay-at-home orders were implemented, they have lost 90% of their income. While farmers markets have been shutting down, restaurants nationwide have been struggling to stay open. Vendors, sellers and business owners have switched...

Zoom Q&A with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison

Logan Bik and Orlando Mayorquin

April 17, 2020

Below is a summarized version of the interview. It has been edited to fit a text format and is not a transcript. What is the university’s protocol when it is made aware that a member of the CSUN community has tested positive for the virus? We’ve established the practice of communicating wi...

AS allocates $20,000 to high-in-demand emergency grant

AS allocates $20,000 to the MataCare grant in response to COVID-19.

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 15, 2020

The Associated Students Senate voted unanimously on Monday, April 13 to approve the allocation of $20,000 to the MataCare grant, an emergency grant created by the university for students in great financial need. AS President Diana Vicente said donating to the grant was the best way for the organizat...

CSUN AS offers ‘Virtual Earth Month’

With the trails closed in LA County, Associated Students has created virtual tours of National Parks to celebrate Earth Month.

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus Editor

April 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shift in the university’s traditional week-long celebration to commemorate Earth Day this April. Associated Students and other entities on campus have collaborated to create a “Virtual Earth Month.” AS has announced online environmental workshops, digital tours of national parks and various inte...

CSUN to receive $44.6 million from CARES Act

The Delmar T. Oviatt library received its name in 1973 in honor of CSUN's administrator Delmar T. Oviatt who served as Interim president in 1969. Oviatt died of a heart attack on December 24, 1971.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

April 13, 2020

CSUN is set to receive $44.6 million in federal funding, according to a distribution plan released by the Department of Education on April 9. CSUN’s share is the largest allocation of any college campus in all of California. $1.7 billion has been awarded to colleges and universities in Californi...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Leslie Aguirre and Alex Aquino

Presidential candidate Leslie Aguirre.

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Leslie Aguirre and Brenda “Alex” Aquino are running for Associated Students president and vice president under the “New Beginnings” slate. Aguirre is the former AS chair of Legislative Affairs and Aquino is an AS senator for the College of Arts, Media and Communication. Aguirre first thought...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rose Merida and Deion Turner

Presidential candidate Rose Merida.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Transparency begins with starting conversations and building relationships, which is what CSUN students Rose Merida and Deion Joseph Turner believe.  Health administration major and senior Merida is running for Associated Students president with vice presidential candidate Turner, a public relations ...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rebecca Grinberg and Nikolas Morrison-Welch

Presidential candidate Rebecca Grinberg.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Leadership comes naturally to Rebecca Grinberg, who had involved herself in multiple organizations on campus before deciding to run for Associated Students president. “My parents come from the Soviet Union, so I was the first generation to be born in the United States,” said Grinberg. “Growing...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Mariah Murray and Jocelyn Silva

Presidential candidate Mariah Murray.

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Mariah Murray and Jocelyn Silva are running an independent campaign in CSUN’s 2020 Associated Students election. The two psychology majors have an empathetic outlook on their approach to seizing the president and vice president spots. “I wanted to be a doctor but there was no teaching of prevention,...

Student workers go virtual

A Drawing of Covid 19 Self Quarantine

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 27, 2020

Returning from spring break, most campus employees have moved online as a response to the surging COVID-19 pandemic, in hopes of flattening the curve by eliminating unnecessary face-to-face contact. On March 23, only “essential staff” is expected to be on campus — “essential staff means areas...

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