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Growing number of Americans buying e-readers, studies show

Growing number of Americans buying e-readers, studies show

Increased ownership of e-readers during the 2013 holiday season shed light on a growing national trend in which 50 percent of Americans now own either a Nook, iPad, Kindle or some other type of electronic reading device, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. “Americans seem to like different formats for different reasons,” […]

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CSUNopoly event helps students learn about finances with unique format

The fourth annual CSUNopoly provided students information about saving money in college, and transformed the USU into a clever board game styled event reminiscent of Monopoly. Students collected information and handouts from tables around the board game themed USU. The booths were colored to create the nostalgic feel of Monopoly properties. Experts tabled at a […]

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Pan-African studies to present documentary about CSUN activism

The Pan-African studies department will present a documentary highlighting the struggles of students in the 1960s and 1970s as they sought to establish ethnic studies programs. “The Storm at Valley State” also depicts how students protested the the Vietnam War during this time. Student activists at CSUN formerly known as San Fernando Valley State College, […]

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Countdown to Graduation begins with senior gift campaign on Tuesday

Only 100 days until Graduation remain for the Class of 2014 which will be marked by the 100 Days Party Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Bookstore Lawn. As Matadors begin to order their graduation hats and gowns for the big day, they get the opportunity to leave their legacy behind by […]

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Students do not buy textbooks immediately due to cost

Students do not buy textbooks immediately due to cost

CSUN students have engaged in a nationwide trend of avoiding the purchase of textbooks at full cost by seeking alternative means for acquiring course materials. The way in which students are obtaining course materials has changed among college campuses nationwide and can be directly linked to the high cost of books, according to the January report […]

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CSUN Students for Israel ask AS to help prevent further discrimination

Representatives from the CSUN Students for Israel (CSI) attended the Associated Students (AS) meeting on Monday to call attention to an incident last November in which they say hate speech was used. The incident occurred in November 2013 when the students noticed words written in chalk on Matador Walk, which they said were anti-Israeli. Hillel […]

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Pride Center Host of LGBTQ Awareness Student Training

Original Story by Joanna Jacobo Victor Frost: It’s Monday, February 10th, and this is Victor Frost with your Daily Sundial News Brief. Your News; All Day. Here with us in-studio is Assistant Features Editor Neelofer Lodhy. Neelofer Lodhy: The Pride Center offered their next Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer (LGBTQ) Awareness training session today […]

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CSUN math professor Maria D’Orsogna fights for Italian coastline

CSUN math professor Maria D’Orsogna fights for Italian coastline

As cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead would say, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Justifying the quote is a story of a woman whose strong sense of civic duty changed the life of several citizens in Ortona, a rural town […]

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California Faculty Association, CSU negotiations moving forward

California Faculty Association, CSU negotiations moving forward

Despite Gov. Jerry Brown failing to meet the CSU system’s budget request for the 2014-15 academic year, the relationship between the California Faculty Association (CFA) and representatives of the CSU remains positive as labor negotiations progress. Brown announced on Jan. 9 a budget increase of $142.2 million for the CSUs, which is nearly 60 percent […]

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Independent film to be screened for Black History Month

As part of the offerings for Black History Month, the Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative will present a film on Tuesday entitled “Bilal’s Stand.” The movie focuses on the story of a Muslim high school senior who works at his family’s taxi stand. After he secretly applies to college he must choose whether to […]

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CalStateTEACH program adopts new Common Core standards

CalStateTEACH program adopts new Common Core standards

An online teaching-credential program has revamped their curriculum to reflect the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for K-12 education in California “We were ready for the Common Core when the Common Core came,” said Sharon E. Russell, systemwide director of CalStateTEACH, an 18-month online program that allows students to earn their […]

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Pride Center to host LGBTQ Awareness student training

The Pride Center is offering their next Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer (LGBTQ) Awareness training session on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room. The sessions are held to motivate individuals to improve the campus climate for people who identify, or question their identity as an LGBTQ person. For someone to […]

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