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National survey shows that most Americans don’t think colleges are fully preparing students

A college degree should be a student’s golden ticket to securing a career, but higher education seems to be only doing a fair or poor job at preparing recent college graduates for the workforce according to a new study. “A lot of people just graduate and they don’t know what it’s like to work or […]

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Students take advantage of the Hollywood Hike excursion hosted by Outdoor Adventures

Students take advantage of the Hollywood Hike excursion hosted by Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventures organization is offered by Associated Students Recreation Sports and gives students the opportunity to explore and learn about their natural surroundings. Many trips are available to students, ranging from trips to Castaic Lake, Eastern Sierras, Leo Carrillo Beach, Yosemite National Park and many more. These outings take place every weekend and range […]

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CSUN students share stories in honor of National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is an annual celebration which celebrates coming out as lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender. “It was after the March on Washington that really ignited National Coming Out Day…(it) was really about visibility for the LGBTQ community and standing up for equality” said Sarina Loeb, the coordinator of the Pride Center and […]

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KCSN News Update: The Federal Aviation Administration remains concerned that radio signals from cell phones could interfere with a plane’s communications and navigation

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office is targeting staged collisions that defraud insurance companies. A record number of 21 million young adults lived in their parents’ home in 2012, in response to such factors as declining employment and a lower rate of marriage.. The Obama administration […]

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Book fair raises money to help fund library for elementary school

Book fair raises money to help fund library for elementary school

For the remainder of the week students and faculty can help fund a library for an underprivileged school by making a purchase at the Scholastic Book Fair located in Bayramian Hall 190. The CSUN University Ambassadors are hosting their annual Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  until Friday. All proceeds from the […]

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Sexual battery victim tells her story

Sexual battery victim tells her story

>>>UPDATE: The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has charged a CSUN student with filing a false police report claiming she awoke to a man standing above her touching her bare leg, earlier this month. Click to read the rest of the story. She went to sleep around 5 a.m. in her on-campus apartment never expecting to […]

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Food expiration dates create waste in the U.S.

We’ve all done it: pulled a carton of milk from the fridge and looked at the date stamped on the side. The milk looks fine, but it’s three days overdue. Down the drain it goes. The same applies to stale bread and mottled bananas. Straight into the trash. Farrah Masoumi, 21, said food waste is […]

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KCSN News Update: Employers are considering a worker’s personality traits to develop tools to help them perform more effectively

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: A Los Angeles City Councilman proposes rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of hit and run drivers. A 39 story residential tower in Century City is approved even though there was no review of the risks caused by underground earthquake faults. A mortgage fraud […]

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A.S. grants nearly $5,000 to university organizations

A.S. grants nearly $5,000 to university organizations

Associated Students (A.S.) allocated money to three different organizations during Monday’s meeting. They allocated $1,025 to Pi Kappa Phi for their “War of Roses” event. According to Pi Kappa Phi’s website, this event is a weeklong competition between all of the sororities on campus, with a winner crowned in the end. A.S. also allocated $545 […]

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E-cigarettes may not be the safer option for smokers

E-cigarettes may not be the safer option for smokers

Electronic cigarettes may not be safer than their rolled tobacco counterparts, according to a new study. The report, conducted by France’s National Consumer Institute, found that electronic cigarettes, also known as vaporizers or e-cigarettes, contain “a significant quantity of carcinogenic molecules.” Traces of formaldehyde, acrolein and acetaldehyde – all known cancer-causing agents – were present […]

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Memorial ceremony remembers the life of deceased Matador

Memorial ceremony remembers the life of deceased Matador

Ahmad Michael Jabali, who died of cardiac arrest in the Student Recreation Center (SRC) Sept. 30, was celebrated by family and friends at a memorial ceremony hosted by the Lebanese Student Association (LSA) Monday night. Jabali, a 23-year-old graduating senior was running on the SRC’s indoor track when he collapsed. Alongside Jabali was a friend […]

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Tickets sell out and Afrojack wows at Big Show

Tickets sell out and Afrojack wows at Big Show

Nearly 9,000 attendees packed the Oviatt Library Lawn for the first ever electronic dance music (EDM) themed Big Show that sold out Saturday night. Out of a $200,000 budget set aside by Associated Students (A.S.) for Big Show, Afrojack was paid $75,000 to perform.  Security for the show cost approximately $35,000 and included CSUN Police […]

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