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Photo Story: CSUN community skips class to join climate strike

Photo Story: CSUN community skips class to join climate strike

Elaine Sanders and Alexia Mersola

September 23, 2019

Students and faculty gathered in front of the Oviatt Library on Friday, Sept. 20 to participate in the Global Climate Strike in order to spur political action for climate change.The Global Climate Strike is an event consisting of climate change protests from Sept. 20-27 around the world. The strikers ho...

Gun Accessibility Near CSUN

Gun Accessibility Near CSUN

Ivan Salinas

September 21, 2019

The San Fernando Valley is no exception to the overwhelming options for locals to obtain a gun. The CSUN campus is surrounded by five gun stores and shooting ranges within a 10-mile radius, not counting many of the pawnshops that may carry firearms. According to the latest crime statistics of the We...

With Gun Violence on the Rise, Latino Communities Fear for Their Safety

With Gun Violence on the Rise, Latino Communities Fear for Their Safety

Kimberly Silverio-Bautista

September 18, 2019

Since the El Paso mass shooting in August, Latinos have been worried for their safety as they become more and more of a target of gun violence. Part of the Latino population in America is made up of undocumented immigrants. They fled from violence, death threats and poverty from countries such as Mexic...

Suspect Arrested for Committing Sexual Battery

Suspect Arrested for Committing Sexual Battery

Gillian Moran-Perez

September 14, 2019

A suspect was arrested after committing multiple acts of sexual battery on campus last week. The suspect admitted to officers that he came to CSUN to carry out acts of sexual battery after officers arrested him while he was sitting inside the courtyard area at University Commons. Police were able to i...

CSUN fraternity member killed in murder-suicide

CSUN fraternity member killed in murder-suicide

Rayleen Silva and Gillian Moran-Perez

September 14, 2019

A Los Angeles deputy city attorney killed himself after fatally shooting his son, a CSUN fraternity member, and wife Wednesday morning at their home five minutes away from CSUN, authorities confirmed Wednesday evening. Eric Lertzman’s daughter recalled seeing him holding a gun before she escap...

Helping the Homeless with Sandwiches

Helping the Homeless with Sandwiches

Logan Bik

September 12, 2019

The homeless population in Los Angeles is something that can be seen on nearly any street, and while some are upset about the problem, Amar Billoo and his mosque, Masjid Imam Bukhari, are taking action.“The homelessness crisis has gotten so bad I just had to do something,” said Billoo, a...

Period Poverty: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Tampons

Period Poverty: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Tampons

Gillian Moran-Perez

September 11, 2019

Laura Rathbone was sitting at a sign-in table at a winter shelter promoting voter registration for Measure H when she noticed a homeless woman asking for another pair of pants because she bled through her only pair. The woman was arguing with the department of mental health, saying, “I used to b...

Risky Business: Selling Tacos on the Street

Risky Business: Selling Tacos on the Street

Kimberly Silverio-Bautista

September 6, 2019

As the carne asada meat is scooped with two small warm tortillas soaked in oil, Rafael Gonzalez, el taquero, believes opening up a taco stand is worth the risk. Many taqueros in the San Fernando Valley like Gonzalez, who works at Tacos El Bebe, don't have a legal permit to vend. According to Small Bus...

Summer 2019’s Heated Social Justice Issues

Summer 2019’s Heated Social Justice Issues

Gillian Moran-Perez

August 28, 2019

Summer of 2019 featured a spark of movements fighting for human rights, education, labor rights and even tobacco control. Below are the five movements, in and outside of CSUN, that are worth fighting for.Everybody’s issue is a women’s issue Shira Brown, director of the Women’s Resource Center at CSUN, says that the women’s rights movement has evolved over the years to fight for other people’s lives, e...

From incarceration to higher education

From incarceration to higher education

Gillian Moran-Perez

August 26, 2019

Lily Gonzalez was restarting her life at CSUN when one day she read an article about Danny Murillo, a formerly incarcerated student at UC Berkeley, who founded the Underground Scholars Initiative. After reading the article, she thought, “Wow, people like me do go to school.”As a formerly ...

Uber and Lyft drivers protest to support bill that will reclassify them as employees

Uber and Lyft drivers protest to support bill that will reclassify them as employees

Elaine Sanders, Andrea Esparza, and Madison Parsley

July 12, 2019

Hundreds of independent contractors traveled to Sacramento to protest in support of California’s gig-work bill that would reclassify them as employees, which passed the state Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee.Assembly Bill 5 would order the Dynamex Decision, which gi...

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