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CSUN announces it will transition to virtual learning

CSUN Oviatt Lawn

Jessica Canul, Reporter

March 11, 2020

CSUN’s President Dianne F. Harrison announced today that the campus will transition to “virtual and alternative modalities of learning” following spring break beginning Monday, March 23 to Sunday, April 19. The decision follows that of other 135 universities that have announced their cancelation of...

CSUN students who attended AIPAC conference now in self-quarantine

Klotz Health Center

Orlando Mayorquin, Reporter

March 10, 2020

CSUN has instructed 13 of its students to self-isolate after they attended a conference last week in Washington, D.C. where two people not affiliated with the university tested positive for COVID-19, according to a campus-wide email from President Dianne Harrison. The students in self-isolation atte...

CSUN responds to COVID-19


Ashley Hawn, Jessica Canul, Alyssa Durant, and Jennifer Hernandez

March 9, 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19, a strain of a novel coronavirus, around the world is prompting anxiety-provoked responses from students and employees at CSUN. The university issued a public statement that a group of CSUN students attended a conference with more than 18,000 attendees this past weekend. Two non-CSUN-af...

CSUN lecturer running for LA city council on platform of sustainability

A lady in red jacket

Orlando Mayorquin, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Dr. Loraine Lundquist was 12 years old when she began giving her allowance to The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit environmental group. Fast-forward 31 years, the 43-year-old CSUN faculty associate is now running to represent Council District 12, which spans the northwest section of the San Fernando...

Looking back on campus life Spring 2019

A female student roll with one roller skate

Emmanuelle Roumain

May 20, 2019

Spring is here! The temperatures are rising and flowers are blooming. CSUN students have found creative ways to stay cool and enjoy the weather....

Mysterious rooster appears on campus

A rooster

Andrea Esparza

May 6, 2019

The rooster has reportedly been on campus since Monday, staying primarily at the lawn behind Manzanita Hall. There is no information as to how the rooster made its way to campus. Animal Services has been contacted, but cannot rescue the animal as they do not collect birds. ...

Volunteers harvest oranges to fight hunger

A female student taking oranges

Elijah Carr

April 30, 2019

Volunteers arrived at the CSUN Orange Grove on Sunday, April 28 to take part in the Spring Orange Pick event hosted by the Institute of Sustainability in partnership with Food Forward, a nonprofit organization that advocates to reduce food waste. Event facilitators gave volunteers tools and helpful tips...

International office’s Coffee Hour

A person pouring coffee in a cup during an event

Dalal Alrashed

April 20, 2019

The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) is an organization that provides a great benefit to the CSUN community. The purpose of the IESC is to promote cross-cultural exchange through international study, and so the organization offers support for international students and scholars. ...

Photo Essay: CSUN Farmer’s Market

farmers market

Emmanuelle Roumain

April 2, 2019

Growing up, my mom would take me to the Farmer's Market to get honey sticks every week. It became one of my favorite traditions. I loved weaving through the crowds, passing couples holding hands and babies sweetly nestled into their strollers. It felt like the weekend; people seemed so relaxed and fr...

Therapy dogs help students hit ‘human reset’ button

A therapy dog handler with her dog

Kelli Jones

March 15, 2019

The symbiotic nature of the relationship between humans and dogs was on full display during wellness week as students experienced "Love on a Leash" from the gardens of the Oasis Wellness Center between classes. Animal-assisted therapy connects people with pets and its many health benefits are being inc...

Photo essay: Humans of CSUN

A four different picture of students in one frame

Emmanuelle Roumain

February 27, 2019

I've always enjoyed flipping through pictures and quotes from "Humans of New York." It's a rare opportunity to get to peer into the window of a person's private life. Whenever I allow myself to break that barrier, and truly get to know the person next to me, I'm often met with a better understanding th...

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