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Places to unwind on campus

For a busy student, it might seem as though there is no time or place for relaxation. But before you give up all hope of mitigating all that stress, consider the following places around campus that students and faculty recommend for de-stressing. The Living Well Lounge located at the University Student Union offers a variety […]

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Educational Opportunity Programs then and now

Educational Opportunity Programs then and now

During the civil rights movement, activists pushed for the right to equal access to higher education. One of the ways this happened was through the implementation of Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) throughout CSU campuses. The EOP program has been thriving for 45 years as a result of a dedicated community of CSUN staff members. From […]

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Attitudes toward suicide, depression treatment varies widely across culture

Attitudes toward suicide, depression treatment varies widely across culture

  It can be a religious practice, an honorable act or a mortal sin. Suicide is viewed very differently across religions and societies throughout history, whether it be the seppuku of the Samurai, the mortal sin of the Catholic Church or deprivation of the body to find salvation. While attitudes toward suicide vary greatly, there […]

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Blues Project works toward preventing suicide, treating depression

Blues Project works toward preventing suicide, treating depression

  Samir Hamawe, 24, graduate student and the Blues Project instructor, remembers when a close friend told him he had tried to commit suicide. More than 38,000 Americans commit suicide annually, and more than 20 million adults American’s battle depression every year, according to the American Association of Suicidology. Statistics also show that suicide is […]

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Managing anxiety on a stressful college campus

Managing anxiety on a stressful college campus

  With the pressures of starting a new chapter in life, it’s only a matter of time before anxiety sets in, a common occurrence for many college students. Anxiety is often confused with the term stress because both terms appear to have the same effects. According to the American Psychological Association, anxiety is a nervous disorder […]

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Picture obsessed era welcomes the return of the polaroid

Picture obsessed era welcomes the return of the polaroid

  The key trend of the season seems to be nostalgia in products. With the influx of music festivals, throwback Thursdays, bell-bottoms and record players, young people have been obsessed with everything vintage. Along with vintage throwbacks, we are living in a picture-obsessed era. Social media is all about updating your friends on where you […]

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How to beat the heat at CSUN

How to beat the heat at CSUN

With the heat kicking in at an upcoming high of 103 degrees this coming Saturday, students are creatively finding ways to keep themselves cool and refreshed on campus. From relaxing by the pool, to getting cool refreshments from Juice it Up, CSUN students have found ways to dodge the heat and stay active. If we […]

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Strength United empowers victims of abuse

Strength United empowers victims of abuse

    Strength United, formerly known as the Valley Trauma Center, is a CSUN community agency dedicated to assisting victims of abuse. The desire to improve the community, spread awareness, provide focused aid and empower families is center to the mission of Strength United. These attributes are part of what guided their recent name change. […]

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Food Garden propels students to interact with environment

Food Garden propels students to interact with environment

  The CSUN campus is abundant with unique gardens and vegetation that provide both a tranquil atmosphere and an interactive learning experience. The CSUN Food Garden is no exception and provides students with a wonderful platform for interaction with their environment. In 2010, Dr. Erica Wohldmann founded the Food Garden with the hope of teaching […]

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Best buys on a student budget

Best buys on a student budget

  The fall semester is here, which means back to school shopping is in full force as students prepare for the upcoming semester. For college students, shopping for supplies can get expensive, especially when they need to purchase electronics for school. The National Retail Federation (NRF) anticipates up to $48.4 billion spent by college students […]

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Eating Healthy on a College Budget

Eating Healthy on a College Budget

The college life makes it difficult to eat healthy. With students on the go from one class to another, getting the necessary nutrients can be a hassle. Clinical Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator Candace Fontenette at Tarzana Hospital discusses just how troublesome it can be for students to receive the right amount of supplements. She […]

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New dean encourages art as form of communication

New dean encourages art as form of communication

For Jay Kvapil, the new dean of Mike Curb College of  Arts, Media and Communication creating art in the studio goes hand in hand with his administrative responsibilities. This might seem like an unordinary combination but Kvapil’s unique background explains this possibility. Kvapil brings a fresh perspective to the Mike Curb College by keeping a […]

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