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CSUN Maintenance Workers Protest

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Kelcey Henderson

January 25, 2018

CSUN maintenance workers marched to the front of the Oviatt Library on Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018, toting signs that read "SAFE CAMPUS FAIR PLAY" and "OVERWORKED & UNDERPAID" in an effort to shed light on threats posed to students by years of negligence of campus facilities and demand better wages for...

CSUN graduate honored for volunteer efforts during the Thomas Fire

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Daisy Orozco

January 25, 2018

The Santa Ana winds ignited a series of wildfires, spreading from Ventura to San Diego in early December. The first fire, the Thomas Fire, engulfed a total of 281,893 acres and made its mark as California's largest wildfire on record. Twenty-eight-year-old CSUN graduate Kevin Strauss was one of the fi...

The parking problem

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Benjamin Verheiden

January 25, 2018

With the news of improvements to campus parking opportunities, and what's being discussed and done about it, many are optimistic about their chances of finally finding a parking spot. However, as an urban planning major with a focus on transportation and disabilities, I felt the need to explain why I ...

CSUN works to close opportunity gap

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Brandon Ashford

January 25, 2018

The office of Student Success Innovations has embarked on a mission to close the opportunity gap between students from underserved communities and students from better served communities, by collaborating with facility, staff and students, to develop innovative strategies to increases student success ra...

Broken bones don’t stop her

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Karlie Habitz

January 24, 2018

CSUN outfielder Carissa Sherman is not going to skip a beat at the start of her senior season. After being unable to play for two seasons due to two separate injuries, she is suiting up and taking the field once again. Her first injury came during the fall of her junior year in 2015. She was going...

CSUN men’s basketball defeats Cal Poly SLO at home

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Ethan Hanson

January 24, 2018

Terrell Gomez may only be five feet eight inches, but his production during the season for CSUN men's basketball has been anything but short. The freshman had 20 points and CSUN defeated Cal Poly at home 72-54 for its second consecutive win against a Big West opponent. CSUN (5-14, 2-3) played with...

SFV’s hip-hop artists to watch for in 2018

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Kianna Hendricks

January 24, 2018

1. Souleaux Former CSUN student Jacques Guidry, professionally known as Souleaux, released his debut album "M.Y.C." on New Years Day. His lyrics reflect on existence, growth, the experience of being a young adult and spirituality, over ambient guitar strings and alternative beats. Including songs ...

CSUN maintenance workers march through campus in protest

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Orlando Mayorquin

January 23, 2018

CSUN maintenance workers marched to the front of the Oviatt Library at 11:30 a.m. toting signs that read "SAFE CAMPUS FAIR PLAY" and "OVERWORKED & UNDERPAID" in an effort to shed light on threats posed to students by years of negligence of campus facilities and demand better wages for maintenance...

Note taking tips to improve your study habits

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Leeza Maisyan

January 23, 2018

There are so many factors that go into a class that could either make it dreadful or enjoyable. There’s the subject, the teacher and something often overlooked – class notes. Class notes play a huge role in the student’s study life and can be a significant tool to help them understan...

Weekly Picks: Fall Out Boy, Orchestra, Games and more

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

January 23, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018 - Free Game PlayLocation: Games Room, USUTime: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 .p.m.Cost: FreeAlready stressed on your first day back to school? Grab your friends and come have a bit of fun at the USU's Game Room! Entertainment ranges from billiards to table tennis to video games.Tuesday, ...

Your TV needs more diversity

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January 22, 2018

In today’s TV programming, there is a lack of true and authentic diversity amongst people working behind the scenes and in front of the camera. My experience working at a digital media company has led me to see firsthand the issues the television industry has when it comes to diversity across ne...

CSUNscreen Reviews: The Shape of Water

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Deja Magee

January 22, 2018

There have been few movies I have seen in my life that have caused me to classify them as tearjerkers; "The Shape of Water" (2017), directed by Guillermo Del Toro and co-written with Vanessa Taylor, was truly a passionate love story that brought tears to my eyes at its conclusion. Although many of Del Toro...

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