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Their view: Don’t ask teachers to be police

Fans of arming teachers are ignoring the teachers themselves, who for the most part don’t want anything to do with guns in the classroom. Several states, including Texas, already allow individual school districts to permit teachers to carry guns. Only 300 teachers in Texas have done so — less than one in a thousand. A 2019 survey by Cal State Northridge of 2,926 teachers found that 95% said no to the idea. Most teachers believed the situation would make schools more dangerous. --The Salem News

Their view: Don’t ask teachers to be police

Fans of arming teachers are ignoring the teachers themselves, who for the most part don’t want anything to do with guns in the classroom. Several states, including Texas, already allow individual school districts to permit teachers to carry guns. Only 300 teachers in Texas have done so — less than one in a thousand. A 2019 survey by Cal State Northridge of 2,926 teachers found that 95% said no to the idea. Most teachers believed the situation would make schools more dangerous. --The Gloucester Times

Don’t expect teachers to be substitute police officers when the shooting starts

Fans of arming teachers are ignoring the teachers themselves, who for the most part don’t want anything to do with guns in the classroom. Several states, including Texas, already allow individual school districts to permit teachers to carry guns. Only 300 teachers in Texas have done so — less than one in a thousand. Both the Texas State Teachers Assn. and the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, are opposed to arming teachers. A 2019 survey by Cal State Northridge of 2,926 teachers found that 95% said no to the idea. Most teachers believed the situation would make schools more dangerous. --Daily Jefferson County Union

Licorice Pizza Ending Explained: What Alana & Gary’s Final Scene Means

Lucille Doolittle, based on actress Lucille Ball, would continue starring in Here’s Lucy for another year along with bits in TV specials, then became an assistant professor at California State University, Northridge in 1979 before passing away in 1989. Bradley Cooper’s character Jon Peters went on to produce 1976’s A Star is Born, split with Barbra Streisand, produce several Superman films, and become subject to numerous sexual assault accusations. Licorice Pizza’s Joel Wachs, played by Uncut Gems director Benny Safdie, lost his 1973 mayoral race, was on the LA City Council for 30 years, eventually came out publicly in 1999 when running for mayor, and is now president of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts in New York City. --Times News Express

Readers share memories of the Beatles, romance and more at the Hollywood Bowl

My actor husband and I, an artist with two precocious grade school daughters, had yet to achieve middle-class status through our respective arts. I was invited to teach at Cal State Northridge for a California Arts Project to inspire teachers from across the state. I was gifted four tickets to the Hollywood Bowl to see the Irish band the Chieftains. It was our first trip to the starry night stadium. The concert blew our minds, it was so good. My 7-year-old daughter Wendy said as we were leaving the concert, “I feel like I’ve been listening to their music for a thousand years!” --The Los Angeles Times

The It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Landmark That Appeared On Buffy The Vampire Slayer

According to IMDb, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was filmed in and around California. Its sets included Torrance High School, which served as the stand-in for Sunnydale High School, as well as the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Castle Green Apartments, and California State University, Northridge, just to name a few of the real-life locations utilized by the show. However, could a location in "Buffy" go on to become an iconic landmark in the modern comedy classic "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?" Was Philadelphia, like the town of Sunnydale where much of "Buffy" takes place, also built on a hellmouth? That would certainly explain some of the characters' actions on "Always Sunny." --Looper

To retain and inspire LGBT+ physicists, welcome them

Other researchers have looked across the sciences at how openness about queer identity correlates with publication rates. In two surveys, Jeremy Yoder, an evolutionary biologist at California State University, Northridge, and two colleagues found that “folks who describe themselves as not able to fully express themselves report higher workplace stress, less satisfaction, and less sense of belonging,” says Yoder. Those factors, in turn, reduce productivity, he says. Their first survey, conducted in 2013, included 633 LGBT+ scientists. In 2016 the researchers surveyed 1116 LGBT+ scientists and, for comparison, 629 scientists who were cisgender and straight. They discuss both surveys in a March 2022 paper. --Physics Today

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 2-9

CSUN Graduate Exhibition – Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts: Artists include: Janna Avner, Jasmeet Chatrath, Kristine Daily, Ixchel Hernandez, Michael Hong, Faith Ishizuka, Myung Kang, Katherine Posada, Mariana Reyes, Katia Stewart, Codruta Tolan, Montserrat Rangel Vergara. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Artists’ reception and open studios, 3-6 p.m. June 18. Exhibit runs through June 18. Use parking Lot E6 at Halsted Street and Lindley Avenue ($8). CSUN Art Galleries in the Art and Design Center, on North University Drive between Etiwanda and Lindley avenues, Northridge. 818-677-2156. www.csun.edu/artgalleries --Los Angeles Daily News

The Rise Of LA’s All-Female Car Clubs

Denise Sandoval, a professor of Chicana/o Studies at Cal State Northridge, agrees. Sandoval has researched and participated in lowriding culture for over 20 years. She said that, recently, the conversation around women’s participation in historically male endeavors has expanded to include activities outside academia and the traditional women’s movement. --LAist

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