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Associated Students 2014 Elections Party Spotlight – United We Thrive

Podcast Editor Victor Frost talks with Tiffany Zaich and Talar Alexanian, the Associate Students presidential and vice presidential candidates for “United We Thrive”, about their plans should they be be elected and the issues they might face in implementing them.

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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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AS honors women’s volleyball team at Monday meeting

AS honors women’s volleyball team at Monday meeting

 (AS) praised the CSUN women’s volleyball team and applauded their success during the 2013 season at their weekly meeting Monday. The team, along with coach Jeff Stork, were presented with a certificate and a bouquet of roses by Christopher Woolett, AS president and Talar Alexanian, vice president. Instituting the CSUN Tradition of the Rose, Alexanian announced […]

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Potential AS presidents hold debate before Friday elections

Potential AS presidents hold debate before Friday elections

Student communication and solidarity were the main issues at the Associated Students presidential debate on Monday in the Flintridge room. Presidential candidates, Jesus Martinez-Ramirez, of the Student Success party, and Tiffany Zaich, of the United We Thrive party, were asked questions by current president, Christopher Woolett, who moderated the event. Both presidential candidates emphasized an awareness of […]

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AS announces commencement ticket procedure at Monday meeting

Correction: Students are able to print out up to seven tickets, not only seven tickets. Students have permission to print tickets, but if more than seven are printed, the original set become invalid. Students should expect to receive an email directing them to Ticketmaster to print out their commencement tickets, Tom Piernick, director of Office of Student […]

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AS holds open forum for proposed fee, one student shows up

Only one student attended the Associated Students (AS) open-forum to discuss the possibility of a new $4 student fee to fund the California State Student Association (CSSA), a group that advocates for CSU students in legislative affairs. Frankie Vasquez, a sociology major, attended the meeting for an extra credit assignment. Despite being a graduating senior, […]

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Unified We Serve talks ‘TRASH’ and promotes sustainability awareness

Unified We Serve talks ‘TRASH’ and promotes sustainability awareness

Students participated in activities to promote awareness of sustainability on campus and their everyday lives, at the Let’s Talk TRASH (Together Rise and Serve Humanity) event held at the USU yesterday. Unified We Serve transformed the USU into a festival of sustainability. Booths lined the Plaza Del Sol with activities and crafts to provide students […]

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Students, staff talk what college means to their lives, careers

Students, staff talk what college means to their lives, careers

It is no secret that attending a degree-granting university benefits students in the long run when it comes to monetary factors. But a recent study by the Pew Research Center suggests that a college education leads students to many other benefits in addition to earnings. Forty-five percent of millennials end up married if they earned a […]

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A starter guide for students interested in Zipcar service on campus

A starter guide for students interested in Zipcar service on campus

Kenneth Premo, manager of support services at the Associated Students office on campus, said Zipcar has been a long time coming. “Our campus student housing doesn’t have any r0eally good way to get students to a grocery store… and the bus systems don’t go directly where people would like,” said Premo. The service offers members […]

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AS honors men’s soccer team, introduces water refilling stations

AS honors men’s soccer team, introduces water refilling stations

The men’s soccer team attended the Associated Students (AS) meeting on Monday to accept a bouquet of roses for winning first place at the Big West Conference Tour. The team finished with a 15-7-1 record, matching their Division 1 record. In September, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ranked the CSUN NCAA Men’s Soccer team […]

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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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AS approves funding for organizations, appoints new senators

AS approves funding for organizations, appoints new senators

Associated Students met for the second time today and voted on allocating funds to various clubs and organizations. The organization that received the most funding was the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). They received $9000 to help build a Formula SAE race car and enter it into a race in April. AS President Brian Woolett […]

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