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Los Angeles activists describe their experience at Standing Rock

Two girls pictured before protest

Blaise Scemama

December 5, 2016

Anti-Dakota Access Pipeline activists gained a huge victory on Sunday when the Army Corps Engineer announced a halt to construction of the pipeline near the standing rock reservation in North Dakota.The activists, who refer to themselves as the water protectors, began to organize in the spring of this y...

Senagalese rapper spreads civil rights awareness through hip-hop

Lauren Reyes

March 9, 2014

In Senegal, West Africa, the phrase enough is enough or “Y’en a Marre” is associated with a struggle for human rights and the movement that was birthed through hip-hop music and artists such as Cheikh Ourmar Touré, also known as Thiat. CSUN students were introduced to Thiat and the youth mov...

CSULA protest could impact CSUN ethnic studies courses

A protest at Cal State LA disrupted the Feb. 4 Academic Senate meeting. Students, faculty and others voiced their concerns about the Senate voting against making sure at least one ethnic studies course is part of the general education requirement. (Photo courtesy of Timmy Truong)

Devan Patel

February 16, 2014

As Cal State Los Angeles students and faculty anxiously await Tuesday’s Academic Senate vote on their proposal to include at least one ethnic studies class as a general education requirement, CSUN faculty have stressed the importance of these courses while expressing appreciation for CSUN’s commitm...

Staff Editorial: Students need to improve activism for real change

Daily Sundial

August 26, 2012

                                        Many members of the editorial staff at the Daily Sundial have attended CSUN for at least four years. A few of us are graduate students. Like many of ...

Professor’s passion for activism influences his art

Brian De Los Santos

March 16, 2011

Professor Harry Gamboa Jr.’s first masterpiece involved a couple cans of spray paint and a wall at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art which served as his canvas. In 1972, Gamboa and two other members of his art entourage, Asco (Spanish for nauseated), had asked a museum curator at LACMA why Chicano art was nonexistent in the museum and he told them Latinos did not partake in art but rather in gangs. The art group respond...

LGBTA members decorate Matador Walk in support of potential resource center

Alison Geller

February 15, 2011

Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (LGBTA)  were out in force yesterday decorating the Matador Walk in colorful sidewalk chalk in an attempt to generate awareness for a potential Queer Resource Center. The words “Support Queer Resource Center” and ...

Staff Editorial: A sliver of activism brightens CSUN


December 2, 2009

The other day in class I witnessed something I have never seen in the four years of my college life. It happened during what I expected to be a three-hour lecture about media law when a student from our class received permission from the professor to speak to us about something that affects us all: the budget cuts. This came as a surprise to me becau...

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