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Looking back on campus life Spring 2019

Looking back on campus life Spring 2019

Emmanuelle Roumain

May 20, 2019

Spring is here! The temperatures are rising and flowers are blooming. CSUN students have found creative ways to stay cool and enjoy the weather....

(Photo Story) Landscapes of Gentrification

(Photo Story) Landscapes of Gentrification

Blake Berry

May 17, 2019

While exploring landscapes of gentrification, a small group of CSUN students went on a “taco tour” led by CSUN geography Professor Dr. Graves. The group was made up of predominantly geography majors and explored parts of east Los Angeles, a place that has bared witness to waves of immigra...

Volunteers harvest oranges to fight hunger

Volunteers harvest oranges to fight hunger

Elijah Carr

April 30, 2019

Volunteers arrived at the CSUN Orange Grove on Sunday, April 28 to take part in the Spring Orange Pick event hosted by the Institute of Sustainability in partnership with Food Forward, a nonprofit organization that advocates to reduce food waste. Event facilitators gave volunteers tools and helpful tips...

Photo Essay: CSUN Farmer’s Market

Photo Essay: CSUN Farmer’s Market

Emmanuelle Roumain

April 2, 2019

Growing up, my mom would take me to the Farmer's Market to get honey sticks every week. It became one of my favorite traditions. I loved weaving through the crowds, passing couples holding hands and babies sweetly nestled into their strollers. It felt like the weekend; people seemed so relaxed and fr...

Candyland: All That Art

Candyland: All That Art

Chelsea Hays

March 26, 2019

The University Student Union hosted “Candyland: All That Art,” an event created by Student Events Assistant Kaelyn Ryan, on Thursday, March 7 at the Plaza del Sol from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Candyland" is one of many events the USU holds throughout the year for students to relax and enjoy th...

Photo essay: Humans of CSUN

Photo essay: Humans of CSUN

Emmanuelle Roumain

February 27, 2019

I've always enjoyed flipping through pictures and quotes from "Humans of New York." It's a rare opportunity to get to peer into the window of a person's private life. Whenever I allow myself to break that barrier, and truly get to know the person next to me, I'm often met with a better understanding th...

CSUN hosts ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

CSUN hosts ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

John Hernandez

January 31, 2019

Guests filled the gray cushioned chairs of Plaza Del Sol this weekend to watch Center Stage Opera perform Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais 1784 comedic play-turned-opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "The Marriage of Figaro."The three hour long opera took 27 days to prepare and included the mariachi group, El...

Music therapy major follows her calling

Music therapy major follows her calling

Roberto Cisneros

January 31, 2019

A child of divorce, 21-year-old music therapy major Crystal Waters recalls her earliest childhood memories of having to move back and forth between her mom and dad and feeling like the peacekeeper of her family. As a young teenager, Waters decided to live with her mom, and during this time her mother...

Matador Motorsports gets ready for spring competition

Matador Motorsports gets ready for spring competition

Trevor Sena

December 5, 2018

CSUN's Matador Motorsports is currently building their 2018-2019 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) compliant vehicle in preparation for competition in spring of 2019. The team is comprised of six divisions: chassis, engine, controls, drivetrain, suspension and aerodynamics. The project...

(Photo Story) Opera program prepares for fall production

(Photo Story) Opera program prepares for fall production

Clare Calzada

November 9, 2018

Every year, CSUN's opera program puts on two theatrical productions through the collaboration of the Theatre and Music Department. This semester, under the stage direction of Ray Saar and the new musical direction of Mercedes Juan, they will perform "Serse" by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel...

(Photo Story) Biology professor maintains bee colonies on campus

(Photo Story) Biology professor maintains bee colonies on campus

John Hernandez

November 6, 2018

Many people have their own distinctive interests. For graduate Biology professor Rachel Mackelprang, it is being an Apiarist, or a beekeeper. Watching her father beekeep for the past 10-12 years peaked her interest in maintaining bee colonies herself. “Well I learned a lot from him, but I’ve learned...

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