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The Birdkillers

About 4,000 birds were killed by the BP oil disaster last year. That’s a lot of turkey salad gone to waste. Considering 4,000 birds according to the Deepwater Horizon response’s Consolidated Fish & Wildlife Collection Report, it may look like British Petroleum is responsible for one of the greatest avian disasters of the decade, at […]

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A.S. budget ‘consistent’, will increase

As of their final meeting of the academic year, the Associate Students senate had $12,729 in their unassigned contingency fund and $21,905 in their academic related resource fund and will see their budget increase next semester. Director of Finance Vahan Khodanian said that although the fiscal year does not end until the last day of […]

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CSUN President Jolene Koester to step down and retire

CSUN President Jolene Koester will retire by the end of Fall 2011. Koester sent out an email earlier today announcing her plan to faculty and students. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Harry Hellenbrand who has worked with Koester said she will be missed. “It’s a big loss to us all – personally and […]

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Don’t hesitate to go ‘green’

If you don’t like the terms going “green,” eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, earth-friendly or any other way you spin it, it’s simply judt about taking care of the environment and ourselves. It’s not about money, even though the rest of the world is. Because of this frugal and money-savvy mentality, many are against the movement of organic-made […]

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A.S. seats still open after spring elections

Although the spring election drew a historically high voter turn-out, several student leadership positions remain unfilled. Elections, held on campus and online during April 13 – 14, garnered 2,509 votes for the presidential candidates and 2,220 votes for the constitutional amendment changing bi-yearly elections to annually. The following positions are still available, according to the […]

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Recyclable items in your trash

I visited coffee roasting company Larry’s Beans, in Raleigh, North Carolina two months ago and was surprised at their recycling initiatives. The staff already recycled, but what surprised me was their urge to know how efficient they actually are in recycling. To find out they dumped all their trash onto the pavement and went over […]

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Tis The Season For Tornadoes

It’s that time of year again! Spring in the Midwest, prairie lands, Deep South and east coast means tornado season is here. So far this season, record outbreaks have already taken place totally more than 100 in just the past week alone and more on the way. So just how do these forces of nature […]

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CSUN robotics team makes world tournament playoffs

CSUN’s Vex Robotics Team placed 14 of 35 their first time competing in the international tournament that pits robots from universities in Mexico, Brazil, China, New Zealand and the United States against one another. CSUN sent four representatives to the Vex Robotics World Championship in Kissimmee, Fla., in April, where they battled their way into […]

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Gas crunch: my possible transportation alternative is a motor scooter

So many many thing to do and people to see, but so little money for gas for the necessary commutes is the issue. Since January it seems like every other week gas prices have risen, especially here in Los Angeles. And many people have turned to driving less, using public transportation, riding bicycles or even […]

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Fight ends USU Matador Nights early

Fight ends USU Matador Nights early

A fight at Matador Nights at about 12:20 a.m., April 23, brought the festivities to an early end. Two unidentified male suspects were apprehended by police. One was knocked unconcious for about 10 minutes before he revived. CSUN police has told festival goers to evacuate. USU Matador Nights is open to CSUN students as well […]

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Every Bit Counts: How to Bump up MPG

We know that hybrid vehicles such as a Toyota Prius and Honda Insight are built for next to no CO2 emissions but what about the rest of the cars? After all in the U.S. Toyota just hit its one millionth sale and the Insight is about 21,000 after being released in 2009. So 1.2 million […]

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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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