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Time for a new Free Speech Movement

Time for a new Free Speech Movement

In the beginning, there was the idea that “power” was with the people. Social change was to be the defiant byproduct created by swaths of citizens collectively creating a larger voice. This aim would make the dominant institutions tremble into submission. Those were days of hopeful visions of civil and social equality. We’ve fallen short […]

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Watering down California’s drought crisis

Watering down California’s drought crisis

This world is going to hell. Each generation’s elders, aged to perfection, have claimed this as their swan song, presumably since the dawn of time — each believing their predecessors have defiled what they so diligently created. But for this generation, our generation, it’s tough to pass the buck. Baby boomers not only saw man […]

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Addiction to pills for depression needs to end

Addiction to pills for depression needs to end

  “I don’t know what I’m doing anymore. There’s no purpose to this, I just want to die.” I know, that’s such a cliche line to introduce the topic of depression. But everyday I come home, I hear my mother speak those lines. In fact, for as long as I remember, my mother has always […]

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Rise in MTA fares will not benefit students

Rise in MTA fares will not benefit students

  It looks like many students who ride on the Metro are going to have to find new means of transportation starting Sept. 15. Unless riders want to empty their pockets even more, it is best to get out while they still have the chance. How will these changes in prices benefit Metro customers? The increase […]

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Understanding the ice bucket challenge

Understanding the ice bucket challenge

    The ALS ice bucket challenge brings up the question: Is it really charitable or is it just a trend?   By Leah Arzu It’s hard to miss the social media phenomenon that has become the “Ice bucket challenge.” The challenge, which began at the end of July, was started in an effort to […]

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The fable of a college education

The fable of a college education

This fall, more than 20 million new college students will be shipped off to their respective campuses for bright futures and fulfilling experiences, according to numbers from the Department of Education. Mommy and Daddy will wave their children off to what they perceive to be a better life than they had, making all their sacrifices […]

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Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

From a distance, the more fresh disasters seen in Iraq would make any reasonable person’s jaw drop. Let’s acknowledge that the United States’ unspeakable actions in 2003 had inevitably led to a conquest of Iraq at the hands of a jihadi network, taking advantage of a weak government there. So far, that all came true. […]

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Let’s end the cycle of student debt

Let’s end the cycle of student debt

    College is expensive. Well, no shit. By today, college is now being associated with rising tuition and an ever-increasing mountain of debt. The topic of student debt has become something that politicians are now using to sway favor from a growing voting population that is stumbling to pay back their student debt. Just […]

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Hazing is not just a college problem, it’s a cultural problem as well

Hazing is not just a college problem, it’s a cultural problem as well

Hazing has become a word all too familiar with humiliation and binge drinking. This is largely due to the negative attention fraternities and sororities obtain for incidents like CSUN’s own Armando Villa, who died from a hiking incident with his fraternity in an alleged hazing ritual. What happened to Armando Villa was not only tragic, […]

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FAFSA, you are not a comedian

FAFSA, you are not a comedian

In preparing for college, students from any socioeconomic level should view their next four (or more) years with a preparation for struggle regarding exams and an open mind for meeting various people and thinking differently, thoughts shifting between educational, psychological, religious, philosophical and sexual. While taking words of wisdom and warning on occasion do prove […]

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Letter to the Editor: UNAM is not a conspiracy

I am writing to correct several factual errors in Professor Acuña’s account in the May 7, 2014 Daily Sundial article about CSUN’s relationship with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).Chicana/o Studies was consulted on multiple occasions during the development of CSUN’s new Center on Mexico and Latin America. It is inaccurate to say otherwise. The […]

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It’s OK to apologize for a graduation mess-up

It’s OK to apologize for a graduation mess-up

After years — on and off a total of 13 — I finally did it. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a university. The first in my family to do so, although my brother technically beat me to it  graduating early from DeVry earlier in the year. It was a great accomplishment, in spite […]

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