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Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell win CSUN A.S. presidential elections

Associated Students will undergo a legislative makeover for the Fall 2011 semester by eradicating the Policies Committee and reinstating the Legislative Affairs branch and clubs and organizations director, said president-elect Amanda Flavin. CSUN students elected Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell to serve as their Associate Students president and vice president for the 2011-12 academic-year during […]

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CSUN students elect A.S. senators and presidential leaders

With all but one senate seat filled and a constitutional amendment passed, CSUN students chose their peer representatives in elections held on campus and online Wednesday and Thursday. CSUN students elected Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell to serve as their Associate Students president and vice president for the 2011-12 academic year. Current senators Flavin and […]

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Retirement program available for USU student employees

University Student Union, Inc. has offered its student employees the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan for four years now but with no interest among those employees, the USU board of directors voted down a measure that would require the university to match any deposits up to 6 percent. In 2007, new laws […]

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Using laughter as medicine at the Laugh Factory

In the years after the Laugh Factory opened its doors and lit up its stage in 1979, owner Jamie Masada passed out complimentary passes for the new club to drum up support and community involvement. While canvassing Fairfax Street in West Hollywood, Masada handed out coupons valid for a free show and complimentary soda to […]

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The New York Times is going to start charging for online news, will you pay?

Information garnered from the Internet has long been free, or nearly free, prompting users to pay only their service providers rather than individual website proprietors, but the recession has highlighted how much luxury Internet users have enjoyed in accessing material online. The New York Times, one of the top publications in the United States, will […]

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CSUN student arrested in Sierra Hall

UPDATE: The unidentified CSUN student is Freddy Jesse Carias, 23, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse, a felony charge, according to court records. Carias was booked at Valley Jail in Van Nuys and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. BEFORE: An unidentified CSUN student was arrested outside of Sierra Hall Room 190 […]

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Torrential downpour floods USU games room, student recreation center not affected

Correction: The USU is a separate entity from the university and has its own custodial services. PPM was never called to do clean up in the Games Room. The new recreation center project is running on schedule and under budget despite soppy floors caused by last weekend’s torrential rains. Other areas in the USU have […]

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What actions can CSUN take to affect change in local government and policies?

The country is buzzing with controversy: education budget cuts, expensive defense spending, possible government shutdown as a result of partisan disagreement and the stripping of workers’ collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin, to name a few. The most populous state, California has not been spared from these matters. Most notably, the state’s system of higher education […]

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A.S. approves usual policy after 90 minute debate

On Tuesday, the A.S. senate discussed at length an amendment to their proposed constitutional changes citing inadequate funds, centralized power and the preservation of democracy in campus elections. Pending the approval of changing twice yearly elections to once, the senate debated to allow the next A.S. president power to appoint 11 vacant senate seats in […]

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A.S. discusses cost of buses used for demonstration in Sacramento

Busses chartered by Associated Students to send a small group of CSUN demonstrators to Sacramento Monday for a protest of statewide budget cuts costs the group $2,103, averaging $96 per attendee.  CSUN sent 21 students on a 47-passenger bus, which included five A.S. senators and two Sundial reporters. The bus was reserved for 21 hours […]

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Time to apply for CSUN A.S. senate seats is running out

With an incomplete senate and less than a week until the filing period ends, A.S. election ballots are being compiled for next year’s administrative body. All senate seats, including president and vice president positions, are available for students to run for, said Director of Elections Brittney Hoogervorst.  She added her office does not release candidate […]

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A.S. hears ways to incorporate forgotten students

Being a commuter school, CSUN’s campus may be considered less-than-lively, but leaders have presented ways of getting these students interacting with campus life. A.S. Senator Sydni Powell presented her colleagues with ideas learned at the Annual Association of College Unions International in Chicago last week. “Not every student can be involved,” said the lower division […]