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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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The importance of reputation in politics

The importance of reputation in politics

  Election Day came and went. We were again presented with hundreds of advertisements, endorsed by the running political candidates. These politicians let nothing stop them. They tried to appeal to our emotions and were smart enough to know that in most cases these appeals have an impact. Most of these advertisements targeted voters reaching […]

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Undocumented students’ dreams and voices need to be heard

Undocumented students’ dreams and voices need to be heard

For many students, attending college can be a huge struggle, and I don’t mean the average challenges that come with writing papers, taking exams, getting classes and paying tuition. I am referring to the issues that undocumented students go through on a daily basis. They are often marginalized, excluded, denied resources, left to figure it […]

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Vote no on Proposition 1

Vote no on Proposition 1

Let’s face it, if we know anything about climate, we should know droughts do not just last three years. Scientist are predicting a long term 20-year drought in California. We all know who Jerry Brown is, right? But the majority of the population does not know who Pat Brown is. He is the original Brown […]

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You should be voting during the midterm elections

You should be voting during the midterm elections

Turnout for next week’s election won’t do well. There are just too many factors working against a high turnout and there isn’t much of a mobilization effort to get college voters out to the polls. Historically, midterm elections have never produced the same levels of participation as presidential ones. Factors like Election Day being held […]

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Yes on Prop 2

Yes on Prop 2

Only a few years ago the state was in a $26 billion deficit. Public schools made arduous cuts to their programs and voters approved new temporary taxes to help manage the state’s budget. Now, in the first time since 2007, the state has ended its fiscal year with a surplus and projects that are upcoming […]

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No on Prop 46

No on Prop 46

  Let’s put it this way, no one wants a professional healthcare worker to be drunk or high off drugs while on their shift. Also, in today’s society financial compensation for wrongdoings is commonplace, because money can somehow fix everything. Proposition 46 aims to address the problems of medical malpractice by doing three things, first […]

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