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The ‘Harlem Shake’ comes to CSUN

Cynthia Gomez

February 18, 2013

About 150 students gathered in front of the Oviatt Library Monday afternoon to participate in a viral YouTube sensation known as the Harlem Shake. “I’ve seen the videos and thought they were really entertaining," said Kanika Vig, public health major. "Once I saw the invite from CSUN students,...

‘Fantastic and Strange’ displays science fiction books at Oviatt Library

Natalie Rivera

September 26, 2012

The first Science Fiction magazine is on display at the “Fantastic & Strange” exhibition in the Oviatt library. Mark Joseph, a CSUN instructor in developmental mathematics department was surprised to find the Amazing Stories edited by Hugo Gernsback among the books at the exhibition.“You have...

Speakers at One Amazing Community share inspirational stories

Speakers at One Amazing Community share inspirational stories

Taylor Villescas

September 25, 2012

Eleven individuals from the Northridge community presented their stories of hardship and triumph Monday night in the Oviatt Library. The event, called “One Amazing Community,” was hosted by Unified We Serve, a club on campus that focuses on volunteer work in the community. “You get the vie...

CSUN offers scholarships to help students during tuition hikes

Nathan McMahon

September 24, 2012

>>>CORRECTION: The article reads that "students should have at least a 3.5 GPA." It should read, "Often, students should have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to qualify for a majority of the CSUN scholarships."<<<   Scholarships are a way for students to take some of the financial...

Forum details November tax initiatives

Agnes Constante

September 20, 2012

Continuous cuts made to California’s higher education system have resulted in ongoing increases to student tuition and fees, but two competing initiatives on the November ballot would earn revenue for schools by raising taxes, which could prevent further cuts. A forum on the November Tax Initiatives...

Linguists discuss the steady extinction of world languages

Alexandra Riggle

February 1, 2012

More than half of the world’s languages are spoken by 2 percent of the population, according to a presentation given by linguists Gregory D.S. Anderson and K. David Harrison Tuesday night in a packed room at the Oviatt Library. The two have traveled the world, from Siberia to Bolivia to Pap...

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

Andrew Lopez

October 2, 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...

Images of Haiti on display in CSUN’s Oviatt Library

Shi Stowers

May 3, 2011

CSUN students aim to clear misconceptions of Haitian culture with an exhibit in the Oviatt Library. Curated by CSUN anthropology students, the Images of Haiti: Selections from the Dolores Yonker Collection in the library lobby display personal drawings, journals of first hand experiences and authentic artifacts collected by a former CSUN professor of art. Students enrolled i...

CSUN’s Oviatt Library alarm malfunctions

Nikki Erinakis

March 2, 2011

The Oviatt Library was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a mechanical failure of the fire alarms in the building. A little past noon hundreds of students were asked by library employees to gather their belongings and  leave the building. Administrators, dres...

CSUN’s Oviatt Library gets new dean from SDSU

Jessica Estrada

March 1, 2011

The Oviatt Library has a new dean. Mark Stover is taking over the position after former library Dean Susan Curzon retired last semester. Stover is the interim dean of the San Diego State University library and will begin work in July 2011. “I love libraries because they are a comb...

CSUN implements new safety measures after 1994 quake

Christiaan Patterson

February 1, 2011

The magnitude 6.7 earthquake that shook Northridge at 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994 caused $400 million in damages. All buildings were damaged, including the Oviatt Library, which suffered damage to both wings and a partial collapse of the roof. Since the quake, the university has mandated that the campus...

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