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Short film provides students with experience

Short film provides students with experience

Students who are approaching graduation will inevitably find professional experience, whether it’s paid or not, is absolutely essential to reaching their career aspirations. You have to check off all the right kind of boxes and no field is more difficult to break into than the film industry. As competition comes to a head, professional experience […]

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CSUN professor dedicated to fostering neglected animals

CSUN professor dedicated to fostering neglected animals

Linda Alvarez, a CSUN professor in the Central American Studies department, picked up her love for animals at a very young age. She recalled the first time she rescued an animal. Puffy was one of many feral cats who lived beneath her family’s apartment structure. At the mere age of seven, Alvarez spent a lot of […]

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Student run ROAR literary magazine addresses feminist values

Student run ROAR literary magazine addresses feminist values

The student run Sundial newspaper and Scene magazine are no longer the only publications making their mark at CSUN.  This year the Women’s Research and Resource Center in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies will be producing ROAR. ROAR is a literary publication created by students for students. It will be published each fall semester […]

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Tune in and read-out

As a reminder of the privileged wealth of information that CSUN students share on campus, the impressive archival stacks visible through the windows of the AS/RS Viewing Room in the Oviatt Library proved an appropriate setting for hosting this year’s celebration of Banned Books Week. Usually held in late September, Banned Books Week focuses national […]

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A glimpse into faculty artwork

A glimpse into faculty artwork

  Art is an experience. It represents perspectives and attitudes. It has a voice. It closes gaps and opens minds. The ability to craft thought-provoking works of art is a gift the professors in the Department of Art at CSUN posses. Lesley Krane’s “Curb” Project Professor Lesley Krane has been teaching photography from all levels […]

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Adaptive Aquatics program helps children develop their motor skills

Adaptive Aquatics program helps children develop their motor skills

When we first learned to walk, run and throw, we were going through different stages of motor development. People learn and develop those skills in a particular order. For most children, these developmental processes are intuitive. For example, when you learn to throw a ball you start by moving your arm. You may hold your […]

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Student Voices: Do emoticons influence the way we communicate?

Student Voices: Do emoticons influence the way we communicate?

As texting continues to play a large role in our daily communication, we have found ways to emulate face-to-face or voice conversations through typing a message. Emoticons, more commonly known as emojis, are just one way to do this effectively. They have the potential to punctuate a word, a thought or a feeling in a way […]

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New club at CSUN for aspiring nurses

New club at CSUN for aspiring nurses

  The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) is dedicated to helping nursing students in their professional, academic and personal endeavors. They provide students with leadership opportunities, networking experiences and enrichment through community service.  NSNA is a nationally recognized club on college campuses across the country and CSUN students recently founded the first NSNA club on […]

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Places to unwind on campus

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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