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CSUN: Are you Aware? – Magic Mushrooms

three women being interviewed

Kelcey Henderson

November 28, 2017

We asked CSUN students if they were aware of the possible decriminalization of hallucinogenic mushrooms. We also got an experts opinion from a CSUN Biology professor.

CSUN increases the number of impacted majors

Students pictured raising their hands in Jeanine MingA's communications class

Dede Ogbueze

January 18, 2017

CSUN has added several new majors to its list of impacted departments in order to control the amount of incoming students and better manage the resources available to current students. Starting fall 2017, biology, communication studies, health administration, public health, and radiological sciences...

Letter to the editor: don’t forget the social sciences

Workers set up display for African American art.


October 8, 2015

While I appreciate the passion and emphasis behind your September 24th editorial (“Time to make science popular”), I’m concerned about its limited conception of what science includes. A focus on “chemistry, biology, physics and astronomy” ignores systematic inquiries in...

Letter to the editor: science will surely drive us into a brighter future

A technician holds up a used flow cell.


October 6, 2015

I was delighted to see the editorial “Time to make science popular.” Such attention at CSUN is rare. I agree that science needs to be accessible to the public, including to non-science majors at CSUN. We live in an age of science, with extraordinary advances being made almost every day. Yo...

Editorial: a double standard at the expense of science education

A view of the Griffith Observatory with Downtown Los Angeles, California, in the background. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/MCT)


September 23, 2015

Descended from religion and philosophy, science is what has kept societies from suicidal destruction for centuries. The science buildings at CSUN prove our progress and innovation. While the prestigiousness of the chemistry, biology, physics and astronomy fields are rightfully served, a sense of offering...

Student collapses and dies of cardiac arrest at SRC

Michelle Dominguez

October 6, 2013

A memorial service will be held for CSUN student Michael Ahmad Jabali who died of cardiac arrest in the Student Recreation Center (SRC) last Monday. Jabali was last seen running around the SRC indoor track on the third floor where he collapsed. Nicole Karaan, president of the Lebanese Student Asso...

Biology students tag turtles in Orange Grove census

Biology students tag turtles in Orange Grove census

Kristin Hugo

March 27, 2011

In the middle of the orange grove, there is a pond. In that pond there is a population of red-eared slider-turtles. Biology 512, taught by Robert Espinoza, is a class on herptology, or the study of reptiles and amphibians. The class went out to capture, measure, tag, mark, log, and release the animals...

$1.6 million grant to help biology students

Alan Der Ohannessian

January 20, 2010

CSUN received a $1.6 million grant from the Californian Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) that will enable the training of undergraduate and graduate students for careers in stem cell biology. The grant will give an opportunity to six graduate and four undergraduate students to intern at...

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