Pledge’s ‘God’ definitely not ‘neutral’ or acceptable

In September 1892, Baptist minister Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. It read "I pledge allegiance to my flag, and the Republic for which is stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." The pledge underwent some transformation in 1923, and...

Cruel campaign to deny medication crosses the line

The next time you head to the pharmacy, beware. The personal views of the pharmacist who steps up to the counter to fill your prescription just might determine whether you actually receive your medication or not. An April 6 article in the Ventura...

Election commission begins to notice political blogs

The great American conversation over campaign finance reform has gone a bit stale since the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act went into effect in 2002. That revolutionary reform plan, devised by Sen. John McCain(R-AZ) and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), pretty much changed how politics...

G.E. reform needs advisement support

The General Education Task Force, a hodgepodge of university administrators, faculty, and student representatives, has produced their version of a G.E. Reform Plan proposal that looks to reduce the number of units required in certain G.E. course categories starting the Fall 2006 semester. The...

Water Polo ready for tough challenges after week off

After an 11-day break, the CSUN women's water polo team is getting ready to head back to action. After last playing in the LMU Invitational April 2, the Matadors will travel back to Loyola to face the Lions tomorrow at 3 p.m. Following the...

Tennis team slams home much needed victory

CSUN women's tennis got a much-needed victory over the Aggies of UC Davis Friday, shutting them out 7-0 at the Northridge Tennis Complex. The Matadors improved their record to 8-12 (3-5 in conference play) with only one match remaining in the...

CSUN students using grant to advance elderly health care

To continue their work with elderly immigrants, Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elderly has recently received a $10,000 grant to fund a variety of services available through the program. MetLife's Project SHINE will assist a CSUN project that will involve schools, anti-poverty...

Governor’s election plans face criticism

Gov. Arnold Schwarzen- egger has taken three reforms to the voters for a special election this fall, which some people say is necessary to reshape California, while others grow weary of his unwillingness to negotiate with the Legislature. Schwarzenegger had initially proposed four constitutional...

Catholics divided over direction of Church with next pope

With John Paul II's funeral over and the College of Cardinals preparing to meet next week to select the next pope, Catholics remain largely divided over the types of changes, or lack thereof, they would like to see in the Church. Regardless of...