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California’s wildfires are a statewide crisis reflecting a global problem

California’s wildfires are a statewide crisis reflecting a global problem

Christine Martinez

August 22, 2018

There is no denying that California is prone to wildfires. Northern California is suffering from multiple fires deemed as some of the worst the state has ever seen. While fires in California are presumably a commonplace and what is almost expected of the state, according to the New York Times, most...

California won’t fund your travel to eight states

California won’t fund your travel to eight states

Diane Roxas

March 26, 2018

CSUN’s VEX Robotics Club is traveling to Kentucky to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championships in April. This is the fourth year the club will compete in the world championship, but the first time they will tackle a travel restriction.California will not use tax payer money to fund travel to...

The 2 sides of smoking marijuana on campus

The 2 sides of smoking marijuana on campus

Gisselle Pernett

January 19, 2018

Recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over is now legal in California. Under proposition 64 users can now possess and smoke marijuana in their own private homes but trying to smoke marijuana in a public place or college campus is still illegal. CSUN, like many other college campuses, receives ...

‘CalExit’ in the works?

‘CalExit’ in the works?

Joceline Barron

February 7, 2017

In this current political climate, California has been vocal about its discontent with the current presidential administration. As a result, protesters now demand that California secedes itself from the United States.According to Tyler Hughes, a political science assistant professor at CSUN, this coul...

Healthcare to be given to California’s undocumented immigrants

Healthcare to be given to California’s undocumented immigrants

Kimiya Manoochehri

October 30, 2015

California passed a bill which will allow undocumented immigrants to join the Obamacare heath coverage plan. If signed into law, this bill will make California the first state to permit these immigrants to buy health insurance – a right not granted to them in the original unveiling of the Affordable C...

Student Travel Column: Destination England

Student Travel Column: Destination England

Vanessa Barajas

October 10, 2015

https://vanessapbarajas.cartodb.com/api/v2/viz/49993182-7959-11e5-a9e8-0e787de82d45/viz.json Taelim Kim, 22, is a graduating senior majoring in journalism and minoring in Japanese who traveled to the England in the winter of 2014.Q: Where have you traveled?A: I'm Korean, so I've traveled to Korea a ...

You can choose the state, but the state chooses no one

You can choose the state, but the state chooses no one

Armen Aghabekov

September 21, 2015

Being both a coastal and border state, California has incoming immigrants and tourists and of course, everyone has something to say.California is one of the largest states in the United States of America. Unsurprisingly, it's the most populated state, encompassing over 12 percent of the U.S populatio...

Water usage at CSUN comes into question as drought persists

Water usage at CSUN comes into question as drought persists

Michael Arvizu

April 22, 2015

With a student population numbering this semester at over 36,000 students, the very notion of water conservation on campus may seem far-fetched — even impossible. But a series of present and future sustainability measures could put CSUN ahead of the curve in water conservation. Experts say Ca...

CSUN develops impaction measures for 2016-2017

Saffana Hijaz

February 25, 2015

CSUN plans to lower the population of students by one percent in the next four years, President Diane Harrison said in an email last week.It was said at the recent faculty senate meeting that the details of CSUN's proposed impaction plan remain in discussion, and efforts to clarify the new impaction m...

Study raises concerns about toxic oil and gas emissions in California air

Study raises concerns about toxic oil and gas emissions in California air

City News Service

February 3, 2015

By David Hasemyer (TNS) The infrared video showed an eerie scene: waves of volatile chemicals floating from the vent pipes of an oil-and-gas processing plant in the Lost Hills region of Kern County, Calif. The gas wafting into the air looked like heat shimmering off asphalt on a hot summer’s day. The...

Watering down California’s drought crisis

Watering down California’s drought crisis

Kyle Hufnagel

September 24, 2014

This world is going to hell. Each generation’s elders, aged to perfection, have claimed this as their swan song, presumably since the dawn of time -- each believing their predecessors have defiled what they so diligently created. But for this generation, our generation, it’s tough to pass ...

Students unsure about legalizing recreational marijuana in California

Students unsure about legalizing recreational marijuana in California

A.J. Circhirillo

March 24, 2014

Morgan Tilford, a senior majoring in communication studies, played for CSUN’s men’s basketball team last year. But he did not return this season to play for the Matadors because of a recurring ulcer problem that has kept him on the bench many times during his sporting career. “There is n...

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