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Online learning facilitates conversation on disclosing gender pronouns

Online learning facilitates conversation on disclosing gender pronouns

Caitlin Cook, Contributor

October 14, 2020

In recent years, stating one’s gender pronouns has become a larger part of daily life. Social media bios and email signatures now often contain personal information such as “she/her/hers” or “they/them/theirs.” In group settings, it is becoming more common for people to introduce themselves...

American Indian Studies Association hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration via Zoom

The American Indian studies program, American Indian Student Association and Fernando Tataviam Band of Mission Indians hosted a Zoom meeting for Indigenous Peoples Day on Mon. Oct, 12, 2020.

Samantha Bravo and Sloane Bozzi

October 12, 2020

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day, CSUN students and faculty, the CSUN American Indian studies association program and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, shared the history, language and sovereignty of the Indigenous people of the San Fernando Valley, on Monday via Zoom. Indigenous Peoples’ Da...

Abolish Campus Police-CSU leads protest against campus police

A woman holds a sign that says,

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

October 2, 2020

On Thursday afternoon, students from various California State University campuses rallied at the Chicanx House at CSUN to demand that police be removed from CSU campuses. The protest was organized by the Revolutionary Scholars, Youth Justice Coalition L.A., Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlande Cal State Los Angeles and Student for Qua...

Ongoing coverage of protests in L.A.

Northridge Black Lives Matter and protesters sitting on the steps of Oviatt Library at the end of their protest on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

Logan Bik, Samantha Bravo, Gillian Moran-Perez, Michaella Huck, Mano Baghjajian, Tiago Barreiro, Tyler Ridgle, Victor Rojas, Robert Gonzalez, Cristina Boktor, Chris Torres, Sloane Bozzi, Orlando Mayorquin, and Emily Holshouser

September 26, 2020

Updates on demonstrations calling for justice against police brutality.

Teens raise funds for hygiene kits for local homeless shelters

Sahara Karki, left, Nirvan Rayamajhi and Neil Rayamajhi hold up the hygiene kits for the homeless during their Bee The Hope packing event in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

September 21, 2020

Earlier this year, 16-year-old Nirvan Rayamajhi was planning to travel to Nepal to help create a school sports program, but due to COVID-19, his plans changed. Since then, Nirvan Rayamajhi has focused his efforts on developing his own nonprofit organization, Bee the Hope. Nirvan Rayamajhi, a ju...

Residents and activists remove stones set up to deter homeless encampments

Two induvial images show the rocks that were used on the sidewalk to prevent homeless encampments from popping up in the Cattaraugus Tunnel.

Samantha Bravo and Melanie Gutierrez

September 19, 2020

Earlier last week, local community members in the neighborhood of South Robertson placed dozens of boulders at the 10 Freeway underpass, also referred to as Cattaraugus Tunnel, on Cattaraugus Avenue in West Los Angeles in an effort to deter homeless encampments. The rocks were placed against the tunnel...

Majority of police reform bills struggle to pass California Legislature

An LAPD officer raises his less-than-lethal weapon as protesters begin throwing debris at police during a protest in downtown Los Angeles on May 29.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2020

Here’s what you need to know: The California State Legislature attempted to pass several bills related to police reforms on their last day before the recess, on Aug. 31. Several bills related to regulating the use of tear gas and rubber bullets, investigating fatal officer-involved incident...

Renters receive new eviction protections, but tenant activists fear it’s not enough

Activists dance outside the Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown L.A. during an eviction blockade on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

September 9, 2020

About 100 protesters formed an “eviction blockade” in front of the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday to protest evictions, provide support for tenants in the form of legal advice and access to representatives from tenant unions and encourage tenants to fight for their rights. During an...

City of Los Angeles launches “Safer at Parks,” an alternative to at home learning

The Sepulveda Recreation Center is a learning center for LAUSD students as part of the

Maria Medina, Reporter

September 8, 2020

The Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks launched the "Safer at Park"s program on Aug. 31 to provide elementary and middle school students with internet access and a secure environment to facilitate distance learning. Since returning to school, many students and parents have struggled...

Public voice frustrations during town hall meeting over LASD killing Dijon Kizzee

Protesters demanding justice for Dijon Kizzee in South Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Many members of the public called in during the Civilian Oversight Committee town hall, voicing their concerns and frustrations with police brutality and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Trevor Morgan, Contributor

September 7, 2020

Protests and outcry continued this week following the death of 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee in Westmont. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Kizzee on Aug. 31. This prompted the Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission to hold a virtual public forum led by the Chair of the Commission, Lael Rubin. The town hall allowed the public to share their concerns regarding the death of Kizzee. “I’m tired of thoughts and prayers,” Rubin said. “I want action, and the Civilian Oversight Commission wants action.” Acco...

M.E.Ch.A. de CSUN hosts first meeting via Zoom

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán, also known as M.E.Ch.A., was established as a national activist group in the late 1960s.

Melanie Gutierrez, Reporter

September 6, 2020

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan de CSUN hosted their first meeting of the fall semester via Zoom on Friday to greet their new members for the semester and set goals as an organization. A group of approximately 15 students and faculty were in attendance. Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztl...

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