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Pride Center hosts event to create safe space for trans students

two students pose for a picture in the pride center

Nathalie Ramirez

February 28, 2017

In response to Donald Trump's administration rescinding the bathroom bill last week, the Pride Center hosted a community gathering in support of transgender students on Monday night. Under the Obama administration, the 2016 bathroom bill allows transgender individuals access to public restrooms, according...

NDAA: the most important law you’ve never heard of

NDAA: the most important law you’ve never heard of

Madison Ruppert

October 23, 2013

On Oct. 1, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 351, a bill that prohibits any agency in California from knowingly aiding the indefinite detention of a person within the state under certain controversial federal laws. While some believe it might seem like an absurd threat to legislate against, the possibilit...

CSUN A.S. vice president elected CSU student trustee, the first in history

Michelle Dominguez

August 25, 2013

Talar Alexanian makes history after being inaugurated as an official member of the California State University Board of Trustees, a first for CSUN. It took six months of multiple interviews before CSUN’s Associated Students vice president received the good news. Alexanian was interviewed by a...

Fiscal cliff extends American Opportunity Tax Credit, Federal-Work Study program still in danger

Fiscal cliff extends American Opportunity Tax Credit, Federal-Work Study program still in danger

Hansook Oh

January 21, 2013

With the passing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) on Jan. 1, Congress averted several laws scheduled to take effect, such as the expiration of the 2001 Bush tax cuts and federal emergency unemployment insurance, and delayed $1.2 trillion in mandatory cuts or “sequesters” on domestic...

New California law protects social media privacy

New California law protects social media privacy

Kevin Kiani

January 21, 2013

  A new law has been signed in California prohibiting employers and universities from asking applicants for their social media passwords. This new legislation, Assembly Bill 25, also bans employers from taking disciplinary action against employees for not releasing their passwords. In addi...

Gov. Jerry Brown to make third State of the State speech

Christina Cocca

January 21, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown will give his third State of the State speech Thursday. Brown recently released his proposed budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which included an additional $125.1 million to the CSU system. He will likely address the increased budget for education after his success with the...

Board of trustees meeting agenda tables fee increases

Gabrielle Moreira

January 21, 2013

Three proposed fees, expected to speed up students’ paths to graduation, have been tabled indefinitely by the California State University board of trustees. They will now discuss Gov. Jerry Brown’s CSU investment budget proposal. The board will discuss their support budget request to the state...

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes $125 million for CSU budget

Melissa Simon

January 21, 2013

CORRECTION: Cynthia Rawitch was listed as provost. Rawitch is vice provost, while Harry Hellenbrand is provost. The "May revise" will happen after Gov. Brown receives the proposal, not before, as stated in the article. Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a budget of an additional $125.1 million to go to ...

Controversial “gay conversion therapy” banned by Brown still causing dispute from supporter groups

Christina Cocca

October 16, 2012

California will be the first state to outlaw a controversial form of psychotherapy that aims to convert minors from homosexuals to heterosexuals on Jan. 1, 2013. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a ban on gay conversion therapy Sept. 30, making the alleged psychotherapy that aims to convert minors from g...

LAUSD to include LGBT in their lesson plans

Sophomore Hugo Valencia, president of CSUN's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance, standing in front of one of the clubs meetings on Sept. 19, 2011.  The L.A. Unified School District have voted to promote a positive image of LGBT individuals, include age-appropriate curriculum, staff training, demands staff to intervene with anti-gay bullying and more.

Anthony Carpio

September 20, 2011

The history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT), disabled and Asian/Pacific Islanders will be included in LAUSD curriculum after a Sept. 13 decision to teach students about the contributions of under-represented groups. This decision comes after Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 48, or the F...

California ‘Jobs First’ bill shot down in the senate

Braulio Campos

September 15, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown’s California Jobs First bill, SB116, failed in the Senate last Friday after gaining no republican votes, despite Brown’s announcement of a bipartisan agreement the day before. The bill revolved around setting California's corporation-tax apportionment to mandate the use of the...

Second part of California Dream Act awaits Brown’s signature

It passed: Helena Villa and Mirna Ortiz hug to celebrate the passing of AB 131 at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles on Friday. Photo Credit: Simon Gambaryan / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

September 5, 2011

Undocumented students in California only need Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature by Oct. 9 to be eligible for state financial aid. The second portion of California’s Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act passed the Assembly Friday, and the historical bill is on its way to Sac...

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