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Defending policy, tradition and faith

Defending policy, tradition and faith

When it comes to dictating how clubs and organizations should be led on CSU campuses, government agencies felt it was best to put an end to the InterVarsity Christian Club across all CSU campuses. In August the chancellor of the California State University, Dr. Timothy White, banned the CSUN chapter of the InterVarsity Christian Club, […]

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Ferguson’s grand jury denies justice to Michael Brown

Ferguson’s grand jury denies justice to Michael Brown

The St. Louis County grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown did not deserve to die. Wilson did, however, deserve an involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, or second-degree murder charge following the grand jury evaluation of the case. Across the nation, […]

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Student voices: reaction to Ferguson decision

Student voices: reaction to Ferguson decision

“I support it (the court’s decision).” “I have a friend who’s an officer, and another friend who was in a similar situation where somebody held a gun to his partner’s head and [the cop] tased the guy but it wasn’t working. The guy was schizophrenic and I think he was on drugs. [The taser] wasn’t […]

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Leadership from the “other faiths/non-faiths” category

Leadership from the “other faiths/non-faiths” category

I’m appalled to think that after all the bells and whistles humanity has crafted for itself, we’re still hell-bent on exercising our primitive urge to draw lines in the sand. When Dr. Timothy White, chancellor of the California State University, suspended the InterVarsity Christian Club’s local chapter at California State University Northridge, for one year […]

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Thanksgiving, stuffed with colonialism and capitalism for added zest

Thanksgiving, stuffed with colonialism and capitalism for added zest

What do colonialism and capitalism have to do with the Thanksgiving holiday?   By Ryan Mancini The theatrics of the holiday season create a seductive and aggravating period for most Americans. The capitalistic pull consumes people into buying food and gifts, and the supposed moral meaning of these special days of the year become invisible. […]

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CSUN should bring forth a universal smoking ban

CSUN should bring forth a universal smoking ban

Our species has acquired a unique ability to become addicted to our own inventions. Picture the car junkies, the comic book collectors or the Apple evolvers. Then you have those who become addicted to the chemical dependents. It is less difficult to recall what these may be, regrettably. Though the research exists that it can […]

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Greek alumni responds to administration’s decision on alleged hazing

Greek alumni responds to administration’s decision on alleged hazing

As a student of CSUN and alumni of the Greek system, I feel that the restrictions, and reaction of the CSUN administration, to the slew of hazing allegations were justified. When a student dies while participating in a fraternity activity, there should be a fast, appropriate and supportive response from the faculty and students of the […]

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Does CSUN care about its fall graduates?

Does CSUN care about its fall graduates?

Fall commencement ceremonies are something we all would appreciate. Autumn graduates, along with their families and friends, would still have the elation of finishing school. This would also give more than enough space for guests and open seats for the spring graduates. When I took the emailed commencement survey, I was very disappointed to not […]

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Condom dispensers on campus are long overdue

Condom dispensers on campus are long overdue

I would applaud the decision of the CSUN administration to place condom dispensers in various locations across campus. This action, though, would come about thirty-three years too late. In those three decades, how many CSUN students, faculty and staff have contracted a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or had an unplanned pregnancy because of a lack […]

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Nothing good comes from street harassment

Nothing good comes from street harassment

I remember one of the first times I experienced street harassment.  I was 16, just got my driver’s license, and had stopped at a convenience store to pick up a snack. I was browsing an aisle when an older gentleman stepped between myself and the selection of chips I was looking at. “Damn, girl! Are […]

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CSUN is trying to ruin graduation for us, yet again

CSUN is trying to ruin graduation for us, yet again

In a sequel to last year’s frenzy, campus administration has once again insulted the student body by serving us with yet another false dichotomy. Keep commencement at the Oviatt Library – allowing up to seven tickets – or sabotage 15 years of Matador tradition and move commencement to the North Field, offering a potential nine […]

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The focus on Occupy Hong Kong

The focus on Occupy Hong Kong

  “Arise! All those who refuse to be slaves!” This comes from the first line of the People’s Republic of China’s National Anthem, “March of the Volunteers,” creating a sense of revolution among individuals. This amended anthem follows the one that was changed in 1982 with the communist-focused agenda. The second line goes, “The Great […]

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