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VPAC hosts conference about the future of the CSU

3:27 p.m. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Harry Hellenbrand closes the conference with a speech about the future of education, students and teachers. 1:58 p.m. Panelist Dr. Gerard Haney, executive director of MERLOT, an online collection of learning materials and provider of faculty support services, discusses the importance of “understanding the personal […]

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A.S. president urges support of bill

Associated Students President Conor Lansdale urged the senate Tuesday to support the Intercollegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act. The bill, which has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and was presented to the Senate in March, stipulates that any donation to a private non-profit student housing organization would now be considered tax deductible. Donations […]

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Earth Day: Ban plastic bags usage in Los Angeles

Earth Day is this Thursday, April 21 and it has been over 40 years since society has made a conscious effort to change. We need to continue to change more aspects of  our lives so we may conserve and protect our environment. Did you know that the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970? Since […]

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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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A.S. election results

A.S. election results are in. Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell from Strength in Diversity won the bid for the presidency. Along with deciding who their new representatives will be for the 2011-12 school year, students voted and passed the sole constitutional amendment on the ballot, which proposed to move the A.S. elections from twice a […]

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Sunny day at 2011 CicLAvia

A little wind and chill on Sunday turned into a  warm and sunny day to bike all around Los Angeles in the first CicLAvia of the year. 2011 CicLAvia brought many bike riders and joggers enjoying the route from Boyle Heights to East Hollywood. Photo credit: Julio Alberto Cruz Sunday’s route was the same as […]

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Six CSUN dorms burglarized in span of two days

An unknown suspect(s) burglarized five dorm rooms on Wednesday, March 30 at the University Park Apartments. There was another burglary and an attempted burglary on Thursday, March 31. According to the CSUN police Campus Crime Alert issued on April 1, the suspect(s) gained entry by forcing bedroom windows open and stole laptops, an X-Box game […]

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Storm Chasers Revealed

  We’ve seen them on Discovery and in Hollywood movies like Twister but what are these people attempting to do? Storm chasers, as they have come to be known as, are men and women with a fierce passion and adoration for Mother Nature’s fury. Variations of chasers range from the absolute amateur of everyday people chasing […]

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First CicLAvia of the year coming up

On Sunday, April 10 the first CicLAvia of the year will go on throughout some LA neighborhoods from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The first ever ciclovía in LA was last October and there was a great turn out that this year three events will take place. The other two will be on July 10 […]

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Energy savings from So Cal Gas Co.

California is getting an Energy Upgrade, according to the Southern California Gas Company . The new energy program extends its incentives to Southern California Gas Company (SocalGas) and Southern California Edison (SCE) customers. Some of the highlights of the incentive package: Incentives of up to $4,000 are available to shared SoCalGas and SCE customers who […]

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What Happens When Earth Can’t Sustain Us Anymore?

This planet won’t be able to sustain our exploding population and massive consumption of resources forever. We may be under a false sense of ideals that earth is where we will always inhabit but it’s just not practical. So, what’s after earth?  The March 2011 edition of Popular Science took readers into a look at […]

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Ten reasons to go organic

Before listing the ten reasons, let’s define what is organic and why buy. First, do not see “organic” as a brand, some people, from observation, look for organic products just because it seems like the “new” trend, but that is not and should not be the case. Though it helps organic growth and production, the […]

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