More than 2,500 U.S. citizens arrested abroad

More than 2,500 U.S. citizens are arrested abroad each year, according to U.S. State Department statistics. According to a circulation signed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, approximately half of the over 2,500 yearly arrests are on narcotics charges. A legal drug in...

Dance Mex class keeps folkloric tradition alive

Ten students, who range in skill from beginning to advanced, are part of Professor Miguel Diaz's Chicano/a studies Dance Mex I class. The class may be small, but students walking into Jerome Richfield Hall can hear the loud steps of the dancers. Diaz said...

Orange County district ends study abroad program in Spain

The trustees of the South Orange County College District voted Feb. 28 in favor of terminating a 15-year-old study abroad program to Spain, citing Spain's withdrawal of its troops from Iraq as one of the reasons for ending the program. According to Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo,...

Student discounts not widely publicized by businesses

While a handful of businesses close to campus offer 10 percent student discounts, many choose not to advertise the deals, leaving students unaware that such discounts exist. Advertisements are expensive, and students usually find out where the discounts are by shopping around or by...

Sumo event brings Japanese culture to CSUN students

Looking to promote the learning of Japanese culture, the Project Graduation Really Achieves Dreams (GRAD) Los Angeles organization brought to campus large sweaty men wearing no more than revealing mawashis. The event was held March 16, sponsored in part by the College of Humanities...

Tulikihihifo as serious as they come on the court

Ofa Tulikihihifo hates to lose. She works hard during the season and in the off-season to help the team win. When the team doesn't win, Tulikihihifo takes it very seriously. If she plays a bad game, she puts it upon herself to do better...

Churchill reveals pay discrepancies

Thanks to Sam Richard for his excellent cover story, "Churchill was offered campus position, sources say," on March 10, which reported the possibility of Ward Churchill being offered a position at CSUN in 1991. When I read that, the salary figure and job title...

CSU should develop clean energy plan

The California State University Board of Trustees met the week before spring break to discuss a prospective clean and renewable energy policy. This is a highly relevant issue in the San Fernando Valley and on the CSUN campus, which is constantly surrounded by pollution...

Remedial courses compromise CSUN

Looking for a high school math class in college? Then step right up, because CSUN has got just what you're looking for, and just enough of them to accommodate about half of all our incoming freshmen. Yes, that's right, half. As recent as Fall...

Studies show financial aid loans near $19,000

Students are much more likely to depend on loans to fund their college educations than ever before, according to the results of studies conducted by the Nellie Mae Educational Foundation and the College Board. In a 2002 study by the Nellie Mae Foundation, over...