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Author speaks about various Israeli perspectives and cultures

Author speaks about various Israeli perspectives and cultures

The media has done well in depicting Israel as a nation in constant conflict, according to journalist Donna Rosenthal, and the confusion expressed by a former student of hers about the country and its peoples, was enough to write a book. Rosenthal spoke to CSUN students about her book “The Israelis” which details the complex […]

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Documentary director discusses motivation behind ‘Blackfish’

Documentary director discusses motivation behind ‘Blackfish’

“Blackfish” director Gabriela Cowperthwaite visited campus Wednesday to speak about her experiences becoming a documentarian and creating the controversial film. “Blackfish” challenges the industry of animal captivity by following the story of SeaWorld San Diego’s performing orca whale, Tilikum. The whale was responsible for the death of three people, one of which is his own […]

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Students prepare for CSUN’s 35th annual fashion show to take place this Saturday

Students prepare for CSUN’s 35th annual fashion show to take place this Saturday

Every year during the spring semester, TRENDS, a nonprofit student run organization, and the department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) put on a fashion show. This year marks 35 years of creative jaw-dropping designs. Designers must come up with an original idea that embodies the “Fantasy: Once Upon a Dream” theme.  From then their […]

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Anthropologist explores link between social bonding and exercise

Anthropologist explores link between social bonding and exercise

  Emma Cohen, a professor at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, discussed her research on the correlation between social bonding and group exercise today in the Grand Salon. The lecture, Brains, Brawn and Social Bonds: Evolutionary and Psychological Perspectives on Group Exercise, presented Cohen’s research and observations in […]

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CSUN honors life of Mexican poet-diplomat with panel discussion

CSUN honors life of Mexican poet-diplomat with panel discussion

As part of the partnership between CSUN and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Center for Mexico and Latin American Studies, held a discussion honoring the life of Mexican writer Octavio Paz. Panelists included faculty from UNAM, who spoke through interpreters, and CSUN who shared their views on Paz, who would be 100 […]

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Students brave the icy Eastern Sierras

Students brave the icy Eastern Sierras

Photo & Story By:  Christian Akers / Contributor Strapping on snow shoes and slinging on hefty backpacks across their shoulders, CSUN students venture through the snow laden mountains of the Eastern Sierras. After hiking about two miles up from Rock Creek, the crew set up base camp. They rested just below the tree line at about […]

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Voter turnout low for AS elections but still higher than years past

With an increased voter turnout this year, the 2014 Associated Students (AS) elections had one of the highest numbers of student participation among California State Universities (CSUs) in Los Angeles County. This past election had a 12.2 percent voter turnout with 4,195 students voting out of 34,301 enrolled in the spring semester. Last year’s turnout […]

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Symposium discusses sustainability concerns in the African world

The African Studies Interdisciplinary Minor Program held a symposium that discussed why Africa is having an environmental crisis and what can be done to prevent future damage. The event, Sustainability in the African World: A Call for Collective Action, focused on environmental issues in Africa, in observance of Earth Day. Tom Spencer-Walters, Pan-African Studies professor, […]

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Campus-wide recycling program helps raise environmental awareness

As the city of Los Angeles grows to be one of the top ranked recyclers in the nation, students, faculty and staff at Cal State Northridge have made it a priority to follow in the same footsteps to become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus. “[Recycling] helps the environment and we’re trying to get […]

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Zipcar use increasing among CSUN students, studies show

Zipcar use increasing among CSUN students, studies show

Two months after the introduction of Zipcar to CSUN reports show high usage as Associated Students (AS) continues to educate more students about the program. Ken Premo, Manager of Support Services for AS, oversees the Zipcar program. He said after two months of use Zipcar has reported that the usage rate for the vehicles is […]

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LADWP offers tips for water conservation

LADWP offers tips for water conservation

As everyone tries to save water during this drought, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power website has offered tips in saving water and reducing the cost of your bill. The biggest way you can conserve water is by replacing your sprinklers. The standard fan spray nozzle on sprinkler systems does not reduce run […]

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Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

In an effort to meet the goals outlined in the campus sustainability plan, CSUN’s Department of Student Housing and Conference Services is experimenting in a few new ventures, including the creation of a new themed living community (TLC) called the Matasphere, and the participation in the Campus Conservation Nationals. Randy Lesko, Matasphere coordinator, said the […]

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