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CSUN students get answers to basic questions

CSUN students get answers to basic questions

Getting to know your campus is really important but it can also be confusing and difficult to learn for outsiders who don’t know anything about CSUN. CSUN is a commuter school and one of the nation’s largest universities with a very diverse student population. There were a total of 11,060 new undergraduate students as of […]

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Apps by major: an interactive way to study

Apps by major: an interactive way to study

Cramming for an exam the traditional way demands traditional tools. You’re staring at a computer screen then your eyes start to glaze over, you’re hunched over a textbook then your shoulders start to ache, you’re typing at what seems like a hundred words a minute and start wondering if you’re experiencing carpal tunnel. With more […]

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Roommate survival guide: tips for a crisis-free semester

Roommate survival guide: tips for a crisis-free semester

The roommate from hell: An obnoxious individual who insists on scattering Geronimo’s wrappers on your side of the room and listening to Gangnam Style for the hundredth time on full volume. They come back at 3 a.m. and assume you won’t hear them or their overnight guest as well as the shuffling of footsteps and […]

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10 tips on how to land your next job

10 tips on how to land your next job

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on May 2, that businesses and professional services have added 75,000 jobs in April, the most jobs in more than two years, while the unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest it has been since 2008. Employers plan on hiring 7.6 percent more from the graduating class of 2014 […]

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#selfie#nofilter#instafollow, the word selfie has been integrated into the Oxford Online English dictionary

There is always that one friend who acts as if their cell phone is a world-renowned photographer, and their social media page is their personal glamor magazine. Their Instagram is a deluge of selfies, revealing their new haircut, their time in front of the mirror at the gym, what they are eating, and how their […]

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Student musician plans to introduce music therapy to smaller village across the globe

Student musician plans to introduce music therapy to smaller village across the globe

Arsi Nami watched his brother undergo music therapy for a spinal cord surgery that left half of his body paralyzed, but didn’t realize how the experience would shape the course of his life. In 2008, his brother underwent surgery to have a tumor removed from his spinal cord. Part of the surgery required cutting through […]

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Buddytruk makes moving process easier for students in LA

Buddytruk makes moving process easier for students in LA

Brian Foley, CEO of buddytruk, was moving into a new apartment a few years back and was not familiar with driving a large U-Haul truck. When Foley attempted to park it, he accidentally tore off the bumper of a car that was parked in the street. When entering his new apartment, he soon found out […]

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Four ways to maximize your summer

Four ways to maximize your summer

It’s that time of year again, when students begin to simultaneously echo the phrase, “I can’t wait for summer.” After the excruciating hours of cramming for tests and working on term papers, the semester is immediately followed by a sigh of relief and a restful night’s sleep. Although downtime is encouraged, it is important not […]

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Students work close with their furry friends in CSUN’s Veterinarians of Tomorrow club

Students work close with their furry friends in CSUN’s Veterinarians of Tomorrow club

Kyrra Toman, 22, a biology major and vice president of Veterinarians of Tomorrow, realized she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was six-years-old. She remembers her dog’s paw getting cut after it jumped over a fence to get into a garden. “I just sat there putting band-aid after band-aid and I remember putting three […]

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Students test items in radiation lab on campus

Students test items in radiation lab on campus

  Imagine a group of students, sitting in a circle, discussing what they’ve discovered during lab time. Though it seems normal, they are actually discussing alpha, beta and gamma radiation. In Live Oak Hall 1100, physics students Charles Etienne, Jake Reschke, Jeff Lillibridge and Jess Lopez are testing different elements for radiation. The laboratory has […]

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Taming the jitters of public speaking

Taming the jitters of public speaking

Breathe. Focus. Take your time. Speak clearly. Stand tall. Make eye contact. Sweaty palms and a knotted throat. Listen to the magnified taps of feet. Watch the clock smooth its hands over every increment and avoid the blur of glares at all cost. The knots, the taps, the thumps and the ripples of uninviting glares […]

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CSUN sorority walks for Autism research and awareness

CSUN sorority walks for Autism research and awareness

Dressed in blue clothing, a group of 122 women, along with 92 other individuals who pledged to join their team, walked to support Autism Awareness Month. Around the country, fundraisers of all kinds are held, educating individuals on the seriousness of the disorder. On Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m., the sisters of CSUN’s Alpha […]

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