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Deported Businessman Separated From Family

Deported Businessman Separated From Family

Valley View News

February 27, 2018

Julian Montanez, a San Fernando Valley resident, was deported to Mexico last week. He owns an air conditioning business which supports his family. He was caught numerous times for traffic violations and felonies. After visiting his parole officer, he was caught by ICE. He says if he tries to come back...

Local fruit vendor learns, teaches from job

Local fruit vendor learns, teaches from job

Erik Luna

May 3, 2016

She chops off the end of a mango, turns it around and does the same to the other side. She begins to peel it and soon takes a knife and chops it into cubes, before placing it into a plastic container and dressing it with a dash of salt, then uses a couple squirts of lime and chili powder. It's just...

North America is heading toward marijuana legalization

North America is heading toward marijuana legalization

Sergio Monreal

November 17, 2015

When it comes to marijuana legalization, the United States is stuck between two immovable forces. Canada has recently elected a prime minister who favors the immediate legalization of marijuana. Additionally, Mexico’s Supreme Court has recently ruled that Mexican citizens can grow, possess and smoke ma...

ICYMI: A schism in the art of protesting

ICYMI: A schism in the art of protesting

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...

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 ...

CSUN’s UNAM partnership could spell disaster

CSUN’s UNAM partnership could spell disaster

Professor Rudy Acuña

May 7, 2014

A recent speech by Asian American studies professor, Glenn Omatsu, reminded me of the importance of Asian American and ethnic studies in combating stereotypes. Omatsu is a pioneer in ethnic studies. For more than thirty years he has explored the rich history of Asian Americans, such as all Asians do not...

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN promotes community and culture

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN promotes community and culture

Jonathan R. Diaz

December 2, 2013

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN has been a part of the campus community since 1970. They perform traditional Mexican dances, or ballet folklorico, from various regions of Mexico. Though composed primarily of students, the group welcomes alumni, faculty and community members who have a passion for...

Mexican border open to CSUN program

Mexican border open to CSUN program

Clarissa Corona

October 16, 2013

Tarah Davis, a graduate student studying art at CSUN recently visited Ensenada, Mexico, located south of San Diego through the CSUN Mexico Teacher Project. During the trip, Davis was exposed to a new culture that broadened her understanding of the world.“This trip was such a wonderful experience. I did not realize how differen...

Ciudad Juárez is not just drug wars

Ciudad Juárez is not just drug wars

Michael Arvizu

September 22, 2013

Ciudad Juárez. Its very mention connotes images of shootouts in the streets, bodies lying on the roads, mass graves and newspapers filled with the photographs of yet another score of young men and women gone missing in what once made Juárez the murder capital of the world. The Juárez I describe is not the Ju...

Deferred action program may temporarily help undocumented students

Deferred action program may temporarily help undocumented students

Gabrielle Moreira

September 30, 2012

Deportation has often been a fear for undocumented students, but now some students are worrying less because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Ana Miriam Barragan was 10-years-old in 2001, when she and her family crossed the border into the U.S. from Mexico with the help of a...

How to: Throw a Fiesta

Victoria Hernandez

April 26, 2010

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, lands on a Wednesday and a week before finals which can be a buzz kill for those that want to consume alcohol on that day. No worries, there are other fun things to do to commemorate the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla ...

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