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Post navigation PUC’s annual CSUN week for sixth-graders: The near-disaster that turned into a blessing

But PUC Schools, an independent charter organization that operates 14 schools at LA Unified, has taken a different approach to the start of middle school aimed at calming those anxieties while also inspiring students to set a goal of going to college. All incoming sixth-graders at PUC’s five San Fernando Valley middle schools spend a week on the campus of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in a summer camp-like environment while getting to know their teachers and fellow classmates before school begins. -- LA School Report

Born On This Day, 1923: Don Slater

The turmoil over ONE did little to slow Slater’s activism. He helped organize a motorcade protest in Los Angeles in 1966 on Armed Forces Day to protest the exclusion of gays in the military, and he was arrested by police in 1967 when they shut down a play sponsored by HIC. In 1968, he led a picket of the Los Angeles Times for refusing to publish an ad for another gay-themed play. He continued to publish Tangents until 1973. Slater passed away in 1997 from rheumatic heart valvular disease. His HIC archives of more than 4,000 books, periodicals and pamphlets are now housed at the Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection at California State University at Northridge. -- Box Turtle Bulletin

Manager Shaun Larkin making an impact in first season with the Raptors

Larkin spent two years as a player-coach before serving as an assistant coach at several schools in Southern California, including two years spent coaching at his alma mater, Cal State Northridge. He then rejoined the Indians’ organization as a hitting coach for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Captains, before being named Lake County’s manager in 2015. -- Standard Examiner

Davidson Takes SPHS Band to New Heights

Davidson was also a drum major at Cal State Northridge, earning a degree in music, then embarking on a career of teaching and directing school bands. -- Random Lengths News

Don’t take away peaceful death option for dying Californ: Guest commentary

Michelle and I had everything to live for. We were enjoying our first few years of marriage, co-parenting our daughter, Ava, and “fur babies,” three cats and two dogs. With a passion for life and justice, Michelle dreamed of becoming an investigative reporter after graduating magna cum laude from Cal State Northridge. -- Los Angeles Daily News

AP PHOTOS: College libraries reinvented for digital age

Students Sean Aitchison, left, and Alex Aguilar study for their final exams at the newly-renovated Oviatt Library on the Cal State Northridge campus in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The facility underwent a five-year renovation that included flexible learning spaces, a creative media studio, 2,500 seats for study and 190 desktops in various locations around the library. -- My San Antonio

Metro Launches College Discount Passes Program

A pilot program to streamline and reduce the cost and hassle of purchasing college student discount transit passes has been launched by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and California State University, Northridge (CSUN). -- The San Fernando Valley Sun

Caltech Researchers Announce Fascinating Discoveries About How Animals Sleep

C. elegans, which is about the size of the comma in this sentence, can be induced to sleep by certain stressors, such as heat. Researchers have used this behavior to get at the root of what regulates the worm’s sleep. The transparent organisms, which live for only a few weeks, can be easily observed through microscopes. In 2007, a former Caltech postdoc, Cheryl Van Buskirk, now at California State University, Northridge, discovered that one cell alone, known as the ALA neuron, is responsible for inducing sleep in C. elegans; if you remove that cell, the worms cannot fall asleep. -- Pasadena Now