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Thanksgiving, stuffed with colonialism and capitalism for added zest

What do colonialism and capitalism have to do with the Thanksgiving holiday? By Ryan ManciniThe theatrics of the holiday season create a seductive and aggravating...

No on Prop 46

 Let’s put it this way, no one wants a professional healthcare worker to be drunk or high off drugs while on their shift. Also,...

Electrical short prompts evacuation of Oviatt Library

An electrical short circuit in one of the elevator motors of the Oviatt Library caused smoke to spread along the basement and garden level...

Addiction to pills for depression needs to end

 “I don’t know what I’m doing anymore. There’s no purpose to this, I just want to die.”I know, that’s such a cliche line to...

Let’s end the cycle of student debt

  College is expensive. Well, no shit.By today, college is now being associated with rising tuition and an ever-increasing mountain of debt.The topic of student...

Promise zones don’t seem to be much of a promise

Remember back in February when President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address that he would find a solution to the...

Race still matters in the college admissions process

“Affirmative action was the government’s first and only program that attempted to combat institutional racism.” Those words rang loud in my head, as my high...

Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

When I tell people that hip-hop can save the world, I am usually met with confused looks, blank stares or people rolling their eyes....

AS presidential debate brings pretty words but no answers

One of the most remarkable ironies I see around the CSUN’s campus is Associated Students (AS). Bluntly put, we as students know that AS...

DACA is only a bandage for a gaping wound in America

Imagine being forced out of a place you have called home for the past several years of your life. Imagine that in order to...

Is safe sex becoming less relevant for college students?

Sex: the golden word that is on every college student’s mind. While it is a natural part of life, sex does come with consequences. Forty-six...

America should stop meddling in Venezuela’s affairs

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is anti-democratic and the protesters are facists. Those are the words being thrown around by both sides in the hazy situation...