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A.S. passes resolution to provide more affordable textbooks

Associated Students approved a resolution encouraging CSUN faculty and the Matador Bookstore to work together to provide more affordable textbook policies for students Tuesday in their final meeting for the academic school year. The resolution outlined the importance of their cooperation, as it is state law, according to the California State Assembly Bill 2477. “College […]

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Superfood Smoothie recipe

  With finals right around the corner, students scramble looking to cram in a quick meal and more frequently than not, an energy boost. Now, while most clamor for the closest energy drink or stand in line for a red eye, there are other healthier options that not only can wake you up, but sustain […]

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Lack of federal poultry regulation will harm animals, workers and consumers

Jessica Jewell Daily Sundial   The USDA put its plans on hold to allow time for more public comment after public outcry erupted over concerns of sanitation and worker safety over a USDA proposal to pull federal line inspectors out of poultry slaughterhouses, handing over the job almost entirely to chicken companies. A brilliant idea […]

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AS funds Ability Awareness Day

A.S. passed a motion Tuesday allocating $800 to the CSUN Branch of the Council for Exceptional Children to fund Ability Awareness Day, an event organized by the College of Education, presenting Jonathan Mooney from the unassigned contingency account. Senator Cinzia Lettieri thanked the board for voting unanimously on the action item. The event’s keynote speaker, […]

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AS allocates more money for Black Graduation Celebration

AS allocates more money for Black Graduation Celebration

Associated Students voted to distribute an additional $1,700, a decrease from an original request of $3,000, to Black Graduation Celebration, Tuesday after the issue had been tabled last week.The 2011-2012 annual A.S. budget allocated $3,500 to the Black Graduation Committee; but the group came back to the senate with a budget amendment requesting an additional […]

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Tahini Lemon Rice and Beans recipe

Tahini Lemon Rice and Beans This variation on a standard rice and bean staple takes a favorite classic to the next level. The mix of different unlikely flavors together create a savory delight that not only tastes amazing, but is good for you too!   Ingredients   Rice Mix: 1 c brown rice (I used […]

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Grace Potter and The Nocturnals perform at CSUN

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals perform at CSUN

  Grace Potter and the Nocturnals made a special visit to CSUN Wednesday to perform an acoustic set at The Pub for an intimate audience of about 100 people. Attendees poured into the space grabbing seats eagerly while they waited for the band to take the stage. Potter rocked oversized shades as she took to […]

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Associated Students allocate money to the alcohol awareness event Ladder of Risk

Associated Students allocated $2,050 to Pi Kappa Alpha for the alcohol awareness event “Ladder of Risk,” Tuesday. Tomorrow’s event was at risk of being cancelled if the fraternity was not able to acquire this last-minute funding. The fraternity originally asked A.S. to grant them $2,600 for the first annual event. Faculty Advisor Tom Piernik expressed […]

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Death of the honey bee is anything but sweet

Bees, an unsung hero in bringing food to you. They work hard pollinating produce aisle delights. It is a task ensuring plants reproduce and thrive— without bees, the food supply would be in peril. Well, it kind of is these days. Bees are dying and ditching their hives around the world, a scary prospect as […]

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Vegan black bean soup recipe

Black Bean Soup This soup is another recipe from Vegan Yum Yum. I love this soup for a quick fix. It’s a one-pot meal—perfect for a college budget and for when you’re in a pinch. Black beans have the added benefits of being rich in antioxidants that benefit not only the health of your skin […]

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California Faculty Association to vote on strike over lack of contract

The California Faculty Association is holding a member vote the week of April 16 and April 27 to approve a two-day “rolling” strike that would start Nov. 17 at campuses across the CSU to demand a contract agreement. According to a Q&A on the CFA website, the proposed strategy would be, “In a two-day rolling […]

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A local quality coffee shop in Gayle’s Perks

As a foodie and admitted food snob, I’m a hard egg to crack. Gayle’s Perks coffee shop is tucked away next door to a CVS; located just blocks away from CSUN, near Balboa and Nordhoff. At first glance, the location can be a bit off-putting, as it is a challenge to find it in the […]

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