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Extraterrestrial Contact: How Close to Discovery Are We?

It might seem that since humanity’s technological gismos have evolved at such a rapid pace, there would be no further interest in outside worlds. For the collective bunch, this may appear to be true, however, scientists are feverishly working on contact with extraterrestrials. In the January 2011 edition of Scientific American, I stumbled across an […]

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New CSUN Club Receives Backlash

For the second week in a row, dissenting voices made themselves heard before the AS Senate regarding a potential new club on campus. The introduction of Salvadorian American Leadership and Education Fund (SALEF) to CSUN’s campus has been met with strong opposition from faculty and students in the Central American studies department. Complaints against the […]

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An Unmanned Future: Where Do Humans Fit In?

Some of us at one point have comprehended the notion of artificial intelligence being in absolute control over the military, stock market or basically everything. The time has come to start filtering those imaginative ideals into reality since the near future looks to translate Hollywood movies into absolute truth. This month’s issue of Popular Science […]

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Los Angeles county tracking homeless population

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is conducting a count of all the homeless people in the county this week. An estimated 29,000 people were recorded as homeless in the area, according to a 2009 factsheet provided by LAHSA.  It said the Metropolitan Los Angeles area has the highest density of homeless, with nearly one […]

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First AS Meeting Reflects on Past, Concentrates on Future

The Associated Students reflected on prominent news that occurred over winter break and related it to CSUN’s future during their first meeting of the semester Tuesday in the Grand Salon. The shooting in Arizona and the arrest of a former CSUN student in possession of explosives on campus were connected as relevant lessons to be […]

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Moving on Up

Student-parents at CSUN, This will be my last post on the student-parent college blog.  As I graduate and move on to my life’s next endeavors, I look back on the past five years I’ve spent in college and have to say, it’s bittersweet.  Although I will carry the burden of finding a job in this […]

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Stop being a tree killer

I have one question. Have you been naughty or nice this year? I don’t know about you, but I’ve tried my hardest to be extra good because I have my eye on a few green gifts that were posted a week ago. Can you say “iPad, please?” But no matter how hard I try to […]

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A.S. funds BSU for Black History Month

A.S. voted to allocate $6,100 to Black Student Union (BSU) for Black History Month and for monthly workshops Tuesday. During the meeting, A.S. Director of Finance Vahan Khodanian said BSU would receive supplemental funding because the organization’s initial request made in late September was pending due to the amount of funds available at the time. […]

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Out with the Old, in with the New

Student-Parents at CSUN, Holiday season is a busy time for parents of small children.  One of the reasons is because they’re always growing out of everything.  Whether it’s clothes or toys, they grow rapidly, physically and mentally.  Before the new stuff comes in, the old stuff has to go.  Since I have three children, I […]

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Best Deals are after Christmas

Student-parents at CSUN, It’s hard to believe the holidays are fast approaching, it seems like Halloween just passed.  The minute witches and spiders left the store shelves, they were replaced with candy canes and Christmas decor.  We haven’t even had a chance to sit down and give thanks, and we’re already bombarded with Christmas deals […]

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Study abroad presentation for A.S.

Have you ever thought about traveling outside of the country, or taking classes at another university, but did not know how to make it a reality or financially possible? A.S. senators got the opportunity to learn how they could spread their wings and take their education on the road, or rather via airplane, in a […]

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Banking or investing in a socially responsible way

Nowadays people are skeptical in what to do with their money, either in shopping but mainly in banking and investing. If you are into investing money Green America is a good way to go. One of its main acts has been in spending money, about $1 billion worth of investments into disadvantage communities. Green America […]

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