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Event for transferring students lends a hand to help find the right college

Event for transferring students lends a hand to help find the right college

Michael Arvizu

May 6, 2015

CSUN Raza Transfer Day, hosted on May 2 by the Chicano/a Graduate Student Association, is an event held each year with the hope of providing students with the tools necessary to successfully transfer to a four-year college of their choice. “We feel like there is not enough outreach for these students,”...

Students, parents of Mexican university students speak at CSUN

Marissa Nall

March 20, 2015

Angel Neri de la Cruz Ayala, a student at the Ayotzinapa school in Mexico was stopped and shot at by police during a protest.Ayala he put his hands up after the buses were forced to stop and identified himself as a student before hearing shots fired.He said he was scared after the first exchange with ...

Brief: Chicana/o studies speaker to offer writing workshop

Gabriela Rodriguez

March 19, 2014

In celebration of the upcoming 45th anniversary of the Chicana/o studies at CSUN, the department invited award-winning poet and short story writer Xánath Caraza, a professor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Aside from writing poetry and short stories, Caraza also lectures on foreign languages...

Inspired seniors celebrate during 2013 Aztlan Graduation

Inspired seniors celebrate during 2013 Aztlan Graduation

Luis Rivas

May 19, 2013

Adjacent to the Chicano House on the northeast side of campus, graduating seniors, families and professors gathered for the Spring 2013 Aztlan Graduation Ceremony on May 18. This year’s theme was “Our Inspirations: The People, Places, and Things that have Inspired us to Progress”. The gradu...

Jeff Biggers will speak on Arizona immigration laws at CSUN

Jeff Biggers will speak on Arizona immigration laws at CSUN

Christina Cocca

September 30, 2012

The speed limit: 65. The car speed: 80. Police lights begin the strobe of red and blue as a siren hollers and the 80-mile-an-hour car is directed to the side of Interstate 10 leaving Phoenix. As the cop approaches, he sees a man who appears to be Latino. The man rolls down the window, and the officer...

Professor’s research finds family, respect and honor are the core of low rider culture

Kristopher A. Fortin

April 14, 2011

Every Friday, after mass, the nuns of Saint Joseph’s Catholic school in La Puente would tell students to cover their eyes when the canary low rider covered in painted roses would pass in front of the church. The nuns warned the students to stay away from the car and the people that drove the vehicle too close to the ground, but Dr. Denise Sandoval couldn’t help having an admiration for the color and detail of the car which f...

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN brings folklorico dance to the community

Geraldine Marquez

April 28, 2010

The Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN is a 13-year-long veteran group who is being brought to CSUN by the Chicano/a Studies Department. The ballet is scheduled for performance at 6 pm on Saturday, May 1st at Birmingham Community Charter High School. Cindy Padilla, Chair of the Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de ...

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