Fewer foreign nationals enlisting in U.S. military

Military data shows fewer foreign nationals are enlisting in the United States military, despite the promise of expedited citizenship. The annual enlistee total fell nearly 20 percent from 2001-04, and non-citizens from countries like the Philippines, Mexico, Nigeria and Germany are not enlisting as...

International student joins USU board

International student Cyro Duarte, 27, absolutely enjoys living in Los Angeles and attending CSUN, and he has no problem telling you about it. "I love Los Angeles," Duarte said enthusiastically. "I think L.A.'s the best city. (It has) people from all over the world,...

Mayoral candidates focus on education

Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn and Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa, candidate for mayor in the upcoming May 17 election, have consistently stressed improving education as a top priority, despite the fact that the Los Angeles mayor's office has little authority over education in the Los...

PoM declines pre-Big Show contract due to new clauses

PoM declined to perform in the pre-Big Show concert at The Pub, which was offered to them as a consolation for not receiving either of their two original prizes after wining the Battle of the Bands contest last October, members of PoM and Student...

No Child Left Behind a funny case of federalism

It's almost difficult to remember the good ole' days when we knew where the battle lines were in the simplest of terms: Republicans really dug small government and states' rights, and Democrats liked big government's expansive goodness. Oh, how the game has changed. Since...

Meat-eaters not justified in ‘healthy and natural’ defense

I am a vegetarian for moral and health reasons. When I debate with people about the morality of consuming meat, inevitably the conversation turns to the human body's natural predispositions and needs for protein. The assumption is, if a human being needs protein to...

Coming soon: New Cash Services fees

Starting June 20, CSUN students will have new student fees to worry about, and again, we're left with nobody to realistically blame. On that date, students will no longer be allowed to make in-person credit card payments to University Cash Services, which will only...

U.S. newspaper circulation still down, but why?

On May 2, the Los Angeles Times reported that newspaper circulation for its Monday through Saturday daily editions fell from 1,253,849 to 907,997, a drop of 6.5 percent. The Times' Sunday edition also had its circulation drop by 7.9 percent. On the same day,...

U.S. Cinco de Mayo party looks more like a circus

This past weekend, I was in Dallas working on freelance assignments and happened to drive by Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The parking lot was full of people, about 80,000 strong, but there was no game. The National Football League season doesn't...