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The effect of desensitization

A.J. Circhirillo

October 12, 2011

  The suspected gunman was photographed wearing a white shirt that displayed the words “human rights violatin” in black ink standing near the Oviatt Library. About an hour later, a symphony of tones and vibrations marked the delayed news of a suspected gunman on campus at the Oviatt...

CSUN instills racial fear among students

Laura Davis

October 3, 2011

Modern American society values the rights of and respects controversial minority groups more so than it has in previous times. Last week, despite the progressive effort toward tolerance, CSUN took a giant step backwards by instilling an unjust fear of Middle Easterners in our students. The CSUN community...

CSUN student held in connection to Oviatt shutdown in class while police searched campus

Andrew Lopez

October 3, 2011

Gahren Moradian, the suspect being held in connection with Tuesday’s suspected gunman incident, was identified as being in class just hours after police cordoned off the Oviatt Library after reports of someone with a gun on campus. Senior Shahin Mehvary said he saw Moradian in their philosophy 495...

Emergency notifications sent to students over an hour after reports of suspected gunman on campus

Andrew Lopez

October 3, 2011

Emergency notifications were sent to students over an hour after police received reports of a suspected gunman on campus Tuesday, and CSUN police said the delay was caused by concern over the situation itself. “I think what happened was that we were very focused on the fact that we had a person...

Suspected CSUN gunman released on bail

Andrew Lopez

September 29, 2011

CSUN philosophy student Gahren Moradian, 22, was released on bail Wednesday night.  He was charged with felony criminal threat stemming from suspicion he claimed to have a gun in the Oviatt Library Tuesday, prompting the building’s evacuation. If convicted, Moradian could face up to three years...

CSUN gunman alerts not quick enough

Joelle Katz

September 28, 2011

Timeliness played a large issue in the campus alerts sent out on Tuesday regarding a suspected gunman on campus. Just recently, in July, a gunman went into a camp in Norway and shot and killed scores of people within only an hour’s time. It took longer than this brief period to inform CSUN students...

Suspected gunman identified as CSUN student

Suspected gunman identified as CSUN student

Andrew Lopez

September 28, 2011

>>>UPDATE Sept. 28 3:30 p.m.: CSUN philosophy student Gahren Moradian, 22, of Burbank has been identified as the suspect who claimed he had a gun on campus Tuesday prompting a shutdown of the Oviatt Library. >>>ORIGINAL: The suspected gunman whose suspicious behavior prompted the...

Social media keeps CSUN students informed about suspected gunman in Oviatt Library

Joelle Katz

September 27, 2011

Social media played a key role in keeping the CSUN campus informed Tuesday as officials searched for a suspected gunman. English major Eduard Cabanban was in the Oviatt Library when the police were first contacted and the building was evacuated. Cabanban said he was writing an essay on the third...

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