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CSUF rookie jumper Naiah Boardingham off to record-setting start

“She’s run in front of 20,000 people. She’s jumped in front of 15,000 people,” said Don Boardingham, her father, who competed in the long jump for Cal State Northridge and also coached his daughter’s El Camino Real High School team. -- OC Register

Six tips for going to college and working full-time, from a student struggling to do both

California State University, Northridge is one of the most diverse schools in the nation. But roughly half of its students don’t graduate in six years, and many never receive a degree. To remedy this problem, California State University, which consists of 23 schools and is the largest university system in the country, has launched an initiative to double its four-year graduation rate in 10 years. Working with The Hechinger Report for this series, three students from a Northridge journalism class write about what has held them back, and what they think needs to change. -- Hechinger Report

Penn Center Aims to Boost Hispanic Faculty Pipeline

Last Thursday, the HSI Pathways to the Professoriate program announced the first group of thirty students who will participate in the program starting this summer. Students in the first class come from California State University, Northridge; Florida International University; and the University of Texas at El Paso. Faculty from five research institutions – New York University, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, and UC Davis – will partner with the program. -- Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Sucker-punched West Hills teen visits ‘The Doctors’ to discuss violent attack

After learning that Jordan loves theater, “The Doctors” staff presented him with a six week scholarship to a drama program at Cal State Northridge. They also surprised him with a pre-recorded message from professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, who personally invited Jordan to visit him in San Diego, Jordan said. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Antioch boys’ basketball program has turned the corner

He has gotten big play from 6-foot senior guard Kaleb Smith (16.5 points per game, 19.4 in BVAL action), the younger brother of former Deer Valley alums Quincy (Hawaii) and Kendall Smith (Cal State Northridge). Kaleb Smith leads Antioch in dunks, steals and “wow” plays, according to Riva. -- San Francisco Chronicle

Researchers Reveal a Simple Plan to Combat Public Sex Work

Looking to curb sex work in Los Angeles, two researchers at California State University Northridge conducted a study that they think shows simple urban planning techniques could reclaim a heavily trafficked area of the city from those who walk the streets at night. --attn

Salinas student receives top national honor

El también líder estudiantil fue seleccionado de entre más de 80 solicitantes alrededor del país. Los tres ganadores de este año son de California, pues además de Mendoza serán galardonados Joanna Beltrán Girón, de UC Santa Cruz, y Álvaro Castillo, de CSU Northridge. -- Noticias Ya! (in Spanish)