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

burned furniture
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...

California won’t fund your travel to eight states

plan with dotted lines connecting it to different Southern 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...

The 2 sides of smoking marijuana on campus

plaque reading High Times Medical Cannabis Cup
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...

‘CalExit’ in the works?

illustration shows california seperates from the rest of the United States
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...

Healthcare to be given to California’s undocumented immigrants

Julienne Shih / Illustrator
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...

Student Travel Column: Destination England

Tourist poses with two guard statues outside of a tea shop.
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...

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

Illustration by Julienne Shih / Illustrator
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....

Water usage at CSUN comes into question as drought persists

CSUN is able to keep the Orange Grove pond and several other campus fountains active while meeting the water quota. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)
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...

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...

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

Gas flares at Vintage Production California oil facility on March 4, 2014, north of Shafter, Calif.
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,...

Watering down California’s drought crisis

A park ranger stands amidst a dry bay at Lake Cachuma in January 2014. This area was filled with water in 2013. / Courtesy of MTC.
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...

Students unsure about legalizing recreational marijuana in California

Illustration by: Sarah Cascadden
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...

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