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Expert Explains: Fires in California

Expert Explains: Fires in California

November 11, 2019

The recent and ongoing fires in California have brought into focus the increase in fire size, frequency and level of destruction in the late 20th century and first two decades of the 21st century. Occurring in both the urban-wildland interface as well as remote forested areas of the 31st state, several f...

Family vs. Academics

Family vs. Academics

November 2, 2019

“It was ... my nephew’s baptism ... during October ... that’s the beginning of school and ... when I was getting adjusted and ... I had some test ... and that was kind of tough ... I was not really into the event ... I was trying to get back to my studying but it was not possible ... I...

An Ode to James Sefton

An Ode to James Sefton

October 23, 2019

“Do things right, do things well.” These simple words echo in the memories of everybody fortunate enough to have known Dr. James Sefton, professor of history at the California State University, Northridge. This month, as the campus community settles into another fall semester, we also ob...

Revisiting the CSUN Bus Fleet

Revisiting the CSUN Bus Fleet

Benjamin Verheiden

October 20, 2019

While I have written several articles on this since the spring 2017 semester, I have since found a far more urgent problem with the current tram and Metrolink buses that goes way deeper than a contracted service. This problem comes from two hard limits set by the vehicle manufacturer that cannot be ex...

How to be Sustainable

How to be Sustainable

October 11, 2019

Hello CSUN students! My name is Dev Vrat and I teach sustainability at CSUN. I asked my sustainability students what CSUN students can do to live more sustainably. This is what they told me! First things first: Get educated! What we are doing to the earth?Learn about overpopulation of our planet — watch i...

Sports: Society’s Common Ground

Sports: Society’s Common Ground

October 8, 2019

During the morning commute, every motorist gets to experience the driving culture that exists within the city of Los Angeles. A honking of horns, yelling, road rage, selfishness, the “me-first” mindset; driving really does bring out the worst in people. Sometimes just getting to your location ca...

California’s Law and a New Deal for College Student-Athletes

California’s Law and a New Deal for College Student-Athletes

October 4, 2019

California’s proposed law allowing college athletes to play for pay has potential to change college sports. Part of the logic is that since student-athletes help generate substantial revenues, they deserve to be paid. That is a problematic rationale because even in NCAA Division I, many football pr...

Professors discuss: Guns on campus

Professors discuss: Guns on campus

September 23, 2019

Two professors' from Loyola Marymount University and Arkansas State University share their perspectives on carrying guns on college campuses. We Don’t Need More Guns on CampusGuns are in the news again, as they have been so frequently. The country is sharply divided between those who believe that...

What People Don’t Get About the Valley

What People Don’t Get About the Valley

September 9, 2019

As a kid, I liked the space that everyone knows as E.T. Park. I didn't know its actual name and I liked it because of the Spielberg blockbuster. Because I was so young when I first heard about it, that was my first realization that movies I saw were made in real places that surrounded me. As I got old...

Slacktivism: #needtodomore

Slacktivism: #needtodomore

August 29, 2019

Whether it's #BlackLivesMatter or #MeToo, there’s no doubting the power behind social media in terms of generating awareness about different social movements. This past month, we’ve seen #guncontrol become a trending social media topic after incidents in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton. But ac...

Letter to the Editor: CSUN’s Students of Color Coalition’s list of demands

Letter to the Editor: CSUN’s Students of Color Coalition’s list of demands

Contributor

May 8, 2019

To whom it may concern, We, the members of the Students of Color Coalition (SCC), stand in solidarity with the mission driving the LGBTQIA+ movements and other like-minded student-led organizations at CSUN (i.e. AASPP, AISA, BSU, CAUSA, MEChA), to fight for the liberation and restoration of historically...

Satire: How to get a professor to like you

Satire: How to get a professor to like you

Sarah Hofstedt

May 7, 2019

As the end of the semester approaches, many students find themselves scrambling to raise their grade after a few months of slackin’ off. Others are rooting around in their phone contacts for people to list as references and request letters of rec from. They think, “If only I had a strong wo...

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