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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 not begun.  They appear in court today for a pre-trial hearing. CSUN students Anthony Garcia,...

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 College student, Angel Guzman, face charges ranging from battery to failure to disperse. The defenda...

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

Students celebrate

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, followed by Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN and the CSUN Mexican Music Ensemble club on Friday night. “The event is mainly to promote self-dependency,” said senior Jose Gomez, 22, MEChA internal chair. Hip-hop artists Sherman and Olmeca also performed. Various vendors tabled...

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 the demonstrators pulled her....

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 through advertising that a demonstration was going to take place throughout the day,” Olson said. Ol...

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 an awareness, shout, and then sit at the table and talk,” said Conor Lansdale, A.S. vice president...

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 by sitting in the street. I am also dismayed you didn’t mention the horrendous police brutality...

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 student protests prompted government to do anything, other than arrest law-breakers? I support your...

Letter to the editor: Mar. 8, 2010


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 the quads and halls, yelling and banging on walls and opening classroom doors to disrupt classes....

Letter to the editor: Mar. 8, 2010


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 to take up to five furlough days per semester. This means that in a class that meets two times...

CSUN’s protest and walkouts from Thursday recapped

Victoria Hernandez

March 5, 2010

Christina Villalobos, Special Assistant to the Chief of Police & Public Information Officer said Reseda Boulevard was blocked off because the protesters moved back into the area to rally, during Thursday's walkouts. 5:36 p.m. On the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Prairie Street students are...

Students, faculty react to campus protests

Juana Esquivel

March 5, 2010

Hundreds of CSUN students took part of a statewide “Day of Action” on March 4 to protest budget cuts. The day began with several students gathering at tables set up by the Coalition of Students and Teachers (C.O.S.T) in front of Manzanita Hall and the Oviatt Library. Several students b...

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