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Op-Ed: A letter to those deciding to travel over winter break

As the holiday season approaches, the risk of COVID-19 transmission can increase according to health officials.
Danielle Tranter, Reporter December 21, 2020

Dear fellow lonely young person, I understand your struggle. You’ve been trapped in your home for almost a year now, and that has been tough. Unable to hug your parents, dance with your friends, kiss...

Op-Ed: The Ride That Made History

As there is just 14 days until the new year, 2020 will be remembered for many reasons.
Ricardo Garcia, Reporter December 18, 2020

Take a deep breath. Be relieved this rollercoaster ride is almost over. We just survived what may be the most wildest year of our generation: 2020. We already knew that it was going to be another election...

Op-Ed: The Orange Fury in the White House – as seen from abroad

President Donald Trump.
Katarina Machmer, Contributor October 26, 2020

As I am writing this I’m sitting in my backyard in Munich, Germany, far away from the U.S. and yet so connected to it because of all that is happening in this country where I lived for half a year as...

Op-Ed: Artsakh is under attack before our eyes

A protester holds an Armenian flag among the crowd of protesters outside the Azerbaijan Consulate in Brentwood on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.
Levon Satamian, Reporter October 12, 2020

Once again, the world is looking away while atrocities and war take place in a faraway land. More than 100 years ago, Turkey killed over 1.5 million Armenians while the world did nothing. Today, backed...

Mastering makeup: From hiding insecurities to making art

Belen Hernandez, 25, covers half her face with a colorful eyeshadow palette in her North Hollywood, Calif. bedroom on Sept. 15, 2020. Hernandez uses makeup application as a creative outlet while being home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Belen Hernandez, Contributor October 8, 2020

As Frankie J’s “Canciones Que Recuerdo” plays in the background and I light my spearmint candle, I sit at my vanity and slowly feel the stress of the day fade. I take out my eyeshadow palettes and...

Column: Tracking Trump in 2020

President Donald Trump.
Michaella Huck and Orlando Mayorquin August 27, 2020

The country is in flux as it reckons with long-standing racial injustice while experiencing the worst handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the world. Surely, this is a moment for the president to attempt...

Column: Could a bubble work for college sports?

Professional leagues like the NBA have successfully enforced a bubble environment in order to resume games — a move college sports could possibly make.
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2020

With the fifth month of the COVID-19 pandemic coming to a close, attending Zoom meetings and wearing masks out in public have become normal parts of everyday life. However, some sectors of old life are...

Op-Ed: Fail fall 2020

 the Performance Ensemble: Creatives for Social Change
August 22, 2020

For college students across the country, the memory of spring 2020 is now fading away as we face the beginning of fall 2020 online, in-person or some strange hybrid of these. But let us not allow that...

Op-Ed: Void for its vagueness: CSU Board of Trustees passes social justice requirement, ethnic studies community stands in support of AB-1460

Op-Ed: Void for its vagueness:  CSU Board of Trustees passes social justice requirement, ethnic studies community stands in support of AB-1460
Contributor August 3, 2020

On July 22, 2020, the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees passed Chancellor Timothy P. White’s “Ethnic Studies and Social Justice” (ESSJ) requirement (Board of Trustees, July 21,...

Editorial: CSUN needs more diverse faculty that reflects the student body

While CSUN has a diverse student population, its faculty population does not mirror that.
The Editorial Board July 22, 2020

In 1968, students of color led strikes across California campuses, from San Francisco State University to CSUN, to demand the establishment of ethnic studies departments and to hire faculty of color to...

Op-Ed: We can’t and we won’t stick to sports

As the protests begin to slow, conversations around the Black Lives Matter movement continue to take shape, especially in the world of sports.
Andres Soto, Sports Editor July 9, 2020

In early June, right-wing political commentator Ben Shapiro went off on a rant against professional athletes who have used their platforms to speak out against racial injustice. Shapiro lamented that sports...

Op-Ed: Why Does California Need AB-1460 (Ethnic Studies Requirement)?

Students protest against CSU Chancellor Timothy White at the 50th Anniversary of Ethnic Studies at SFSU in 2019.
Contributor July 8, 2020

When the California State Senate voted in favor (30-5) of Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s bill AB-1460 — a state law that will require every California State University (CSU) undergraduate to take an...

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