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Dream Center will provide attorneys for students in fear of their future

Students sand together in protest of Trump's election

Ryan Mancini

November 9, 2016

With the projection of Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States, Dreamers at CSUN are concerned for their wellbeing moving forward. The coordinator of the Dream Center Dario Fernandez said there will be attorneys coming to campus on Nov. 10 for students. "They will be giving information...

ICYMI: A schism in the art of protesting

Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service

Ryan Mancini

April 27, 2015

Last month, no one could have imagined the frustration and turmoil that would rupture from the nation south of ours, when the mass grave with 43 bodies was unearthed. Neglect of focus from both the U.S. and Mexico has further angered people on both sides of the border. The people of Mexico have, in t...

MEChA encourages higher education with 17th annual Raza Youth Conference

High school students participate in caucuses during the 17th annual MEChA de CSUN Raza Youth Conference on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Photo credit: Michael Arvizu

Michael Arvizu

March 30, 2015

For a time, graduating high school and going to college was the last thing on Kevin Herrera and Bryant Sandoval’s minds. Herrera, an 11th grader at Maya Angelou High School in South Central Los Angeles saw himself as a bad student. Boxing and mixed martial arts — not to mention a kick in the pants...

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 ...

Three CSUN students arrested in downtown LA protests

Lisette Rosales

November 26, 2014

Three female CSUN students were among a total of 167 adults arrested yesterday in downtown LA following protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. The three students, who are a part of the student chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (MEChA), are currently being detained...

Chicano Studies Department “Dia de los Muertos” celebration to begin Thursday

Clarissa Corona

October 31, 2013

Me.E.Ch.A de CSUN and the Chicano Studies Department will have their annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on Thursday and Friday. The two-day celebration is based on tradition, beginning with the Noche de Ofrenda on Thursday night. Those who made altars to remember those they have lost will be able to ...

CSUN community celebrates Day of the Dead

CSUN community celebrates Day of the Dead

Casey Delich

November 3, 2012

  Community members and CSUN students came together for a chance to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos Friday night. Put on by CSUN students involved with M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), everyone was invited to partake in and learn about the celebration of D...

CSUN grad student turns to activism as a way of life

Luis Rivas

February 8, 2012

The walls inside Room 130 in Jerome Richfield Hall are nearly completely covered with Chicana/o and Latina/o art, protest posters and photographs of demonstrating social justice activists who all happen to be young students. A red flag with the United Farm Workers’ black eagle in the center hangs above...

MEChA to host 25th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration

Altars honoring the dead are currently on display in the Los Muertos Art Gallery at the CSUN Chicano House. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Anthony Carpio

November 3, 2011

CSUN’s chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) is organizing its 25th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on campus Friday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Dia de los Muertos is a holiday dedicated to celebrating the lives of people who have died and provides an opportunity for loved ones to remember and celebrate their lives, said Brian Cortez, ...

MEChA collects toys through December 14 for non-profit organization

Rima Bek

December 5, 2010

Mayra Amezcua recalls one Christmas as a little girl where she and her older sister, Angelica, were crying and jumping up and down because they unexpectedly received presents from a family they did not know. Mayra, a 20 year-old liberal studies major, said she and her sister Angelica, 22, are CSUN...

MEChA travels to Arizona to do political campaigning and see how the recent law is being enacted

Angela Melero

November 17, 2010

Members of the Chicana/o studies club, MEChA, traveled to Arizona for a weekend of political campaigning. Students including junior Omar Romero, communications major, campaigned for the congressional candidate for the Democratic party, Raul Grijalva. “I’m a hard-core democrat and wanted t...

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