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Chegg offers free study program for finals week

In an effort to raise morale and hope among CSUN students taking their final exams within the coming weeks, Chegg, a privately owned company, will run a free Virtual Study week on their website from Dec. 4 to Dec. 10. The study program is a first for the academic-focused company, allowing students to have their […]

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Prostitution should not be legalized

Originally born 40 years ago in El Salvador, Amber, whose name has been changed at her request, has lived in the United States for the majority of her life. Petite and strawberry blonde, I first met her two years ago while working a night shift at an adult bookstore. Amber was a former prostitute. Intrigued […]

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“The Situation” comic book, WTF

Nothing breaks up a family, not super-powered grudge matches or comic book art with scattered line work that’s reminiscent of the 1990s. Produced by Wizard World, Inc. and written by Eisner winning author Paul Jenkins, “The Situation” comic book had potential. A book produced by a nimble small company and respected author? Sounds promising. Throw […]

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Long Beach Comic Con Day 2

The Long Beach Comic Con did not disappoint on its final day, offering numerous panels that appealed to visitors from all walks of life and beliefs. Ending on Nov. 4, the first Sunday panel was a first of its kind on the West Coast; a Valiant Comics panel. The panelist included Chief Creative Officer Dinesh […]

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Students learn to love their bodies

Thursday saw the closing of Love Your Body Week at CSUN, a four-day event promoting self acceptance and debunking unattainable body standards enforced by today’s media and society. Beginning Oct. 22, Love Your Body Week, or LBYW, launched with the University Counseling Services peer groups tabling on Matador Walkway. Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (J.A.D.E.), […]

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Love Your Body week comes to CSUN

Love Your Body Week begins Oct. 22 and CSUN is partnering with the Media and Public Health Act Project (MPHA)  and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) to offer students fitness classes and food tasting. Originally started by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1998, the Love Your Body Campaign was conceived in order […]

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The struggle to survive sexual assault

The struggle to survive sexual assault

For four years Kay lived in silence before speaking up about being raped. 21-year-old Kay, who prefers to remain anonymous, was 16 at the time. She was living with her mother in Sun Valley, CA and contemplating joining the Marines after graduating high school. It occurred at her friend’s party one night. In the midst […]

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Student alters life goals after studying abroad

Student alters life goals after studying abroad

Born in Seoul, South Korea, 23-year-old Won Gi Lee traveled a large portion of the world before settling down in Northridge. With his mother and military stepfather, Won Gi Lee was kind of an Army brat who lived in Japan, New York, Tennessee and New Jersey. Lee began going to CSUN in 2007 following the […]

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Sex apps beneficial only when used in moderation

  Since what seems like the beginning of time, ticking hormone-bombs faced a wonderful dilemma: they wanted no-strings attached sex. And up until 10 years ago, people in search of partners joined niche chatrooms, awful party lines and had to cruise bars – risky adventures that didn’t always pay off. Smart phone applications like Skout […]

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Stan “The Man” Lee opens up about maintaining a career at 89-years-old

And Stan the Man is starring in those blockbusters, himself. Now, in addition to his beloved cameo appearances in films that include Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, X-Men and other Marvel superhero films, Lee is driving viewers to his new YouTube Channel, “Stan Lee’s World of Heroes.” The YouTube channel boasts nearly 40,000 subscribers, 123 individual […]

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The sex divider: how to keep your private life private from your roommate

The sex divider: how to keep your private life private from your roommate

Freshman year for Gail Castillo was excruciatingly memorable. The then 18-year-old graduated high school with honors, began a life of semi-independence in the dorms of UC Berkeley and walked in on her roommate getting nailed on five different occasions – two of them happened to occur on Gail’s bed. Containing the classic elements of a […]

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StoryCube project returns to CSUN

In an effort to record the personal stories of the CSUN community, an anthropology professor will be bringing back the StoryCube project during commencement week. The project, spearheaded by professor Patrick Polk, offers a unique opportunity for students to recount major moments in their CSUN career, in the safety of an enclosed soundproof booth from […]

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