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Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic: Student trainees take on the future of therapy

Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic: Student trainees take on the future of therapy

This isn’t your average therapy clinic, it’s a teaching program primarily led by assisted grad students. The private practice styled program, gives trainees hands on experience with patients, on and off campus. This unique approach is what drew Grad Student and trainee Kayla Caceres, to the curriculum; saying the clinics set up allows the apprentice’s […]

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Smart holiday spending strategies

Smart holiday spending strategies

While appetites and outings can be priority, so is the content of a wallet. One year ago, CSUN graduate Cat Placencia  thought the campus lacked a club that promotes responsible spending. This led her decision to create Smart Spenders, a club where students are able to address spending habits and share information and budgeting tips. […]

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Working full-time through college

Working full-time through college

Thirty years ago, the average college student would be able to pay for tuition and books by working a minimum wage job in the summers or by getting a part-time position during the school year. In today’s economy, that isn’t enough for many students who are paying their way through college. Even with help from […]

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Linguistics professor travels the world to understand language learning

Linguistics professor travels the world to understand language learning

CSUN linguistics professor Anna Joaquin is applying the science of language learning to a primarily adult audience from a unique perspective. She has taught English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language in many different settings including Southern California, Kazakhstan, East Timor, Myanmar, Uzbekistan. This year, her efforts earned her the position […]

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Student channels struggles into strength and pens inspirational book based on his life

Student channels struggles into strength and pens inspirational book based on his life

After waking up in the back of a truck with only mustard, ketchup and relish packets to eat, Sal Vance was determined to escape his state of destitution. For several months, Vance had no place to sleep and little food to eat while living in Philadelphia. Once Vance reached out to his brother, Ralph, he […]

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Pieces of an Artist

Pieces of an Artist

Photos by: Joshua Bantay/Contributor

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Outdoor Adventures reconnects students with nature

Outdoor Adventures reconnects students with nature

Imagine meeting a group of nine strangers and minutes later getting into a van and spending over eight hours traveling with them. This is a common introductory experience for those attending the CSUN Outdoor Adventures trip. Though they offer a pre-trip meeting, many students are meeting their travel buddies for the first time the day […]

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CSUN student wins Newman Civic Fellowship Award for her community involvement

CSUN student wins Newman Civic Fellowship Award for her community involvement

While many CSUN students will be enjoying the holidays with the ones they love, there are those who are not as fortunate. Twenty-year-old communication studies major Tabitha Sanchez, loves to give back to those in need. Sanchez believes that helping others is her primary purpose in life. “It is part of my mission to give […]

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Professor encourages leisure reading revival

Professor encourages leisure reading revival

  Few things can replicate the feeling of opening a book and letting the words sink in to create a lasting impression on the reader. The Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room was created in order to address the lack of leisure reading which is all-too-common among busy college students. The reading room was […]

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Class recreates highly acclaimed book The Postmortal

Class recreates highly acclaimed book The Postmortal

Finding a cure for aging is something that has not yet been accomplished in the world we live in. However, in the Postmortal world, the idea is surfacing and being discussed as a possibility of the future. Twenty-eight CSUN students from 13 different sections of University 100 rehearsed their own rendition of Drew Magary’s book […]

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The Matabots put cutting-edge designs to the test during VEX Robotics Competition

The Matabots put cutting-edge designs to the test during VEX Robotics Competition

  After putting in hours of hard work each week, the Matabots team competed in their first event which showcased their engineering skills through their intricate robot designs. On Nov. 21 the Matabots participated in the VEX University League event. This event helps them qualify for the annual VEX Robotics World Championship which occurs annually […]

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Student voices: Maintaining heritage languages

Student voices: Maintaining heritage languages

There is an overwhelming lack of foreign language education throughout schools in the United States. Many individuals experience a withdrawal from their mother tongue and either speak English with their families or drop out of foreign language programs at a young age. In Europe maintaining one’s heritage language along with learning English is encouraged throughout their education. […]

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