Originally Published November 6, 2007 I am Mexican-American. I was raised in a household where my father was employed by a white man and from the ages of five to about eight, one of my best friends was white. But in a way, I was taught not to trust white people or “gabachos” as my parents called them.
Stress is something most college students deal with during their university life. Considering all the factors that contribute to stress such as jobs, friends, family and school. As finals week approaches, stress can consume students’ lives. Sharon Aronoff, health educator for the Klotz Student Health Center, said stress and people’s reactions to it are different for everyone.
Breakthrough, an international human rights group, has created a video game called ICED that teaches players about the “unjust nature of the 1996 U.S. immigration policies, which deny due process and violate fundamental human rights.” ICED, which is a play on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department, stands for “I Can End Deportation.
CSUN’s Department of Public Safety conducted a test of their mass emergency notification system on Monday, Nov. 19. This test-run of the system, aimed at contacting students through voice, e-mail and text messages, was first conducted with faculty and staff earlier this semester.
The Center for Sex ‘ Gender Research at CSUN co-sponsored a panel discussion with UCLA’s Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy about queer and transgender politics of prison abolition on Nov. 15. The discussion focused on how queer and trans communities and organizations are confronting issues of criminalization and imprisonment.
The University Student Union held its biannual Matador Nights festival this past Friday at the Satellite Student Union. The circus-themed event was free to CSUN students with a current student identification card and they were allowed to bring one guest with a current college identification as well.
CSUN will no longer be printing copies of the Schedule of Classes Enrollment Guide starting with the 2008 spring semester. Instead, students and faculty will have to access the schedule online through the campus Web site. Eric Forbes, director of admissions and records, said the main reason for the change was to keep all the information current.
I am Mexican-American. I was raised in a household where my father was employed by a white man and from the ages of five to about eight, one of my best friends was white. But in a way, I was taught not to trust white people or “gabachos” as my parents called them.
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