College fashions, II

In 1969, The Times sent one of its best and most respected writers, Art
Seidenbaum, on a tour of California college campuses: UCLA, USC,
Stanford, UC Berkeley and someplace called San Fernando Valley State.
The resulting series for West magazine was later published in
Seidenbaum’s book "Confrontation on Campus."

So in honor of all those who are taking their kids back to campus for
the fall, here’s Part 2 of Seidenbaum’s "The Troubles With Students" in which he visits what is now Cal State Northridge. Put on your
wire-rim glasses and burn your draft cards. The dress code is Army
fatigues and beards for the men; serapes and tights for the women. And
lots of revolutionary self-righteousness. Don’t worry, man. It’s cool.
We’re all pass/fail here.

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to College fashions, II

  1. Richard H says:

    “San Fernando Valley State College” is now California State University, Northridge or Cal State Northridge or CSUN. Somehow California State University, San Fernando Valley doesn’t roll off the tongue too easily. Cal State San Fernando Valley? CSUSFV?
    –Yes, I know…. I worked in The Times Valley Edition, so I’m well acquainted with the Matadors.
    –Larry

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