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Race still matters in the college admissions process

Race still matters in the college admissions process

“Affirmative action was the government’s first and only program that attempted to combat institutional racism.” Those words rang loud in my head, as my high school teacher taught my class the history of affirmative action and what the program is. And as the years progressed, I started to see why my teacher had supported such […]

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Security flatlines with the discovery of Heartbleed

Security flatlines with the discovery of Heartbleed

Whether we like it or not, we put a lot of trust and faith into the systems that carry our personal information. Our phones, our computers, and the ever-evolving “cloud,” are our repositories of the information we don’t want to memorize (phone numbers, calendar events, email archives, etc). Some of this information is private or, […]

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Pole dancing is left up for interpretation of the performers

Pole dancing is left up for interpretation of the performers

A stream of blue lights reflects across the mirrors in the dimmed studio perpetuating a Zen feel, similar to a yoga class. Stretching ensues for thirty-minutes, followed by the gradual progression into gritty aerial inversions, climbs and spins. Spotters are needed to help prevent injury in the event of a fall especially when dancers are […]

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Orcas do not deserve to be canned like sardines

Orcas do not deserve to be canned like sardines

“Blackfish” is a emotion evoking documentary following the story of a SeaWorld whale who is responsible for killing a trainer in 2010. The film has aired frequently on CNN since 2013 and thus far gained a wide audience raising concern for the treatment of orcas’ in captivity. It inspired California Assemblyman Richard Bloom to act […]

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Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

When I tell people that hip-hop can save the world, I am usually met with confused looks, blank stares or people rolling their eyes. But it’s true. Hip-hop can fight against racism, sexism and other injustices. Here’s how: First step is to forget everything you think you may know about hip-hop. I want you to […]

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CSUN needs to improve public transportation options

CSUN needs to improve public transportation options

Correction: It costs $16 a month for a Metro reduced fare pass. Commuting to CSUN is already a nightmare with congested parking and traffic almost everyday. But imagine what this commute is like for students who travel using public transportation. In order for a student or any public transportation rider to commute from  Los Angeles to […]

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The NFL slams down on fun, yet again

The NFL slams down on fun, yet again

Is the National Football League sending the message to its players, “No having fun”? Earlier this week, the league’s Vice President of Officiating announced that players would no longer be able to dunk the ball over the goal post after a touchdown. League meetings ended Wednesday with several decisions on rules and proposals. Original confirmation of the new […]

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Staff editorial: The internet, is it a privilege or human right?

Staff editorial: The internet, is it a privilege or human right?

There’s no denying that in this day and age, technology has taken over a considerable portion of our lives. Aside from cellphones, the most prominent technology to have hit our generation is the Internet. Now information, news and even people are literally a google search away. Back in 2011, the United Nations (UN) released a […]

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Peace out Fred Phelps, God hates you too

Peace out Fred Phelps, God hates you too

Though by no means a trend, hate has become an unnecessary commodity all across the world. Many nations and many people are to blame, but history seems to redeem these odious people. As the millennials of the world age and mature and begin to make social changes and choices, the number of vile people in […]

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AS presidential debate brings pretty words but no answers

AS presidential debate brings pretty words but no answers

One of the most remarkable ironies I see around the CSUN’s campus is Associated Students (AS). Bluntly put, we as students know that AS exists. We know they deal with the decision-making pertaining to the direction our school takes when it involves students. We also pay an AS fee of $172 per year ($86 per […]

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NBA must change to meet their rival, the NFL

NBA must change to meet their rival, the NFL

A whopping $1.17 billion on average is what NFL teams were worth as of last season, according to Forbes. Even a team in a godforsaken market like the Cleveland Browns sold for nearly $1 billion in 2012. For the NFL’s biggest competitor in the sports market, the NBA, the average value for their teams stands at […]

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DACA is only a bandage for a gaping wound in America

DACA is only a bandage for a gaping wound in America

Imagine being forced out of a place you have called home for the past several years of your life. Imagine that in order to stay in your home, you must apply to stay there every two years. Imagine feeling alienated from your own household because of a situation you had no choice in. That is […]

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