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Court proceedings against student protesters halted

Hansook Oh February 17, 2011

The city has resolved to not continue pursuing criminal charges against five students arrested during March 4 demonstrations against budget cuts, due to new findings in the discovery process. Under...

CSUN protesters’ trial pending eleven months later

Antoine Abou-Diwan February 16, 2011

Almost a year after last March’s “Day of Action” protests, in which an American Indian studies associate professor broke her arm, the trial for the students who were arrested has still...

Protesters head to court to support CSUN students arrested during March 4 walkout

Armando Ruiz January 23, 2011

Students arrested last March during a protest against education budget cuts appeared in court Friday.  CSUN students Jonnae Thompson, Justin Marks, Anthony Garcia, Jose Gomez and Los Angeles Valley...

Student activist speaks at Civil Discourse and Social Justice lecture

Mandi Gosling October 11, 2010

When Jonnae Thompson woke up on the morning of March 4, 2010, she didn’t know how, but she knew her life was about to change. “I woke up that morning with my mind focused on educational...

Students celebrate

Students celebrate “Endependence Day” and raise awareness about political issues

Katie Donahue September 19, 2010

Political issues were close to the surface at the annual Endependence Day event in the Chicano House. The event, which was hosted by MEChA had performances by Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc,...

CSUN professor discusses walkout and injury

CSUN professor discusses walkout and injury

Adolfo Flores March 10, 2010

Professor Karren Baird-Olson took part in the walkout last thursday, March 4. She described it as a peaceful event until Olson said an officer who moved from the line police had formed in front of...

Professor injured during the March 4 protest speaks

Professor injured during the March 4 protest speaks

Yazmin Cruz March 9, 2010

On the morning of March 4, Professor Karren Baird-Olson was teaching one of her American Indian Studies classes and gave students a choice to join in on the “Day of Action.” “I had learned...

A.S. responds to criticism of inaction of the March 4 protest

Krista Daly March 9, 2010

Students and faculty discussed the March 4 walk out during Associated Students open forum, which prompted the student government to voice their opinions on the protests. “It’s important to raise...

Letter to the editor: Mar. 10, 2010

William Herbe March 9, 2010

In response to Lisa Squier’s letter published Mar. 9: Lisa Squier: I am proud to be an active participant in the walkout.  My participation included classroom interruptions and blocking traffic...

Common Sense: Five questions for last week’s student protesters

Harrison Leonard March 8, 2010

Harrison Leonard Contributing Columnist 1. What did you hope to achieve by disrupting classes, blocking traffic, and being distractingly obnoxious? Can you think of any example in recent history where...

Letter to the editor: Mar. 8, 2010

Contributor March 8, 2010

To the Editor, I wanted to comment on today’s walkout. And please note, this is just my opinion. Today I saw the most useless display of energy I’ve ever seen on campus. Students were walking through...

Letter to the editor: Mar. 8, 2010

Contributor March 8, 2010

Dear editor, With the ongoing budget cuts and sometimes unexpected tuition and fee hikes, it is easy to see why so many students are frustrated that they are paying more for less. Teachers are being required...

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