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Staff Editorial, Week 16: Education after graduation

Graduation may signify the culmination of a student’s academic career but learning does not end with a diploma or cap and gown. Education becomes a choice.

Learning moves out of the classroom into daily life and professors are replaced by friends, family, acquaintances and personal experience. Simultaneously class schedules become work schedules while assignments and grades become projects and promotions.

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Graduate student Esha Momeni first to receive Academic Freedom Award

The arrest and imprisonment of Iranian-American graduate student Esha Momeni received national attention last semester when she was jailed while working on her thesis project in Iran.

Momeni, 28, was arrested and held without bail Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 for allegedly passing another vehicle illegally on Moddaress highway.’ She was held in solitary confinement at Evin prison for roughly two and a half weeks before being released and the deed to her parents’ home taken as bail.

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Students plan to spend summer at the beach

Finally the end of the school year has come. After what felt like the longest semester ever, it is time to relax and enjoy the sun over summer vacation.

One would think that living in LA means never wanting to be anywhere else since there are so many places to check out, but it seems that most CSUN students would much rather get out of the valley.

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Arts, media grads talk future

Finding a job right out of college is not the sure thing it used to be as budget cuts and layoffs plague all divisions of labor. Some arts and media majors have panned ahead and prepared themselves with jobs and internships after graduation to help them get their foot in the door, though even work experience won’t necessary guarantee a job.

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Students make directorial debut

Student filmmakers from Cal State Northridge will displayed years of hard work at the 19th annual Senior Film Showcase yesterday at the Academy of Television Arts Sciences.

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Get off the bandwagon, please, Lakers fans

There is something different about Los Angeles Lakers fans. Like an expensive, well-done, Beverly Hills’ boob job, it’s hard to tell if they are real or fake.

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Community art installation at USU

If you spend any time in the University Student Union you may have noticed the colorful, artistic mural hanging on the wall near the International and Exchange Students offices.

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Don?t panic

Last year’s NBA finalists, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics, both gave up home court advantage after dropping their playoffs second-round opener at home Monday night.’ Many people in Bean Town are probably pressing the panic button and thinking the Celtics will not get past Dwight Howard and his Orlando magic without Kevin Garnett. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, many Lakers fans left Staples Center on Monday wondering if the Lakers are tough enough to win an NBA championship.

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Obama doesn?t pass with flying colors

The United States has a terrible history of mistreatment towards African Americans in this country. Although we now have the first black president, I wonder if things have changed that much. As Attorney General Eric Holder said back in February in reference to race relations in the country, ‘Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.’

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Campus protests budget cuts and potential fee increase

A protest Wednesday afternoon, addressed Sacramento’s decisions to implement budget cuts in the California State University system. This comes as Charles Reed, chancellor of the CSU system is planning to ask the Board of Trustees to approve a 10 percent increase in student fees.

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Mass communication graduate student receives first Academic Freedom Award

Esha Momeni, a mass communications graduate student who was held in confinement in Iran last fall for 25 days while working on research for the women’s movement, received the first Academic Freedom Award Tuesday night almost seven months after she was apprehended.

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A.S. recognizes Armenian genocide

The semester’s final A.S. meeting Tuesday passed an amendment to a four-year-old senate bill recognizing the Armenian genocide.

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