Being cheated out of holidays began in grade school

There was only one thing I appreciated more in my carefree days as an elementary schoolboy than summer vacation. Holidays that led to three day weekends. Summer vacation, by all means, is incomparable to any other holiday. It is, after all, the mother...

Bloggers become new watchdogs in the media

E ason Jordan's resignation from CNN has seemed to make many people aware of a new revolution that's taking place. And much like Gil Scott Heron predicted in the 1970s, this revolution will not be televised, and it will not...

Faculty housing plan proposed

To help recruit and retain faculty that may be otherwise disinclined to relocate to Southern California because of the high cost of living, CSUN is proposing to build faculty and staff housing on campus, said Harold Hellenbrand, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs....

Black History Month

February 2005 California State University, Northridge Thursday, February 17 Panel Discussion "What Black Men Owe Black Women" Location TBA 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 18 Black Film Series Black House 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Monday February 21st Unity Through Awareness NPHC: Oviatt Steps 12:00 p.m....

Car-trains could provide alternative means of transportation

A Thousand Oaks company has developed a system that will allow trains to operate as car ferries to alleviate freeway traffic. Frank Randak, president and founder of the Advanced Vehicle Transportation Corporation said he came up with the idea 18 years ago while sitting...

A little off track

Hiroki Taka, 21, finds the best way to get focused as he relaxes before a workout at the CSUN track on Feb. 16. Taka, an exchange student, is gearing up to rejoin his track team at the University of Aichi in Nagoya, Japan.

California faculty and students propose CSU budgetary goals

During a telephone conference Wednesday, California Faculty Association President John Travis and Communications Director Alice Sunshine addressed three goals they have for the CSU system: a reduction in student fee hikes, more money for enrollment growth, and more hiring of full-time faculty. In...

Matador Involvement Center fosters student involvement on campus

The Matador Involvement Center offers students a chance to participate in over 200 campus activities, helping them more involved at CSUN. "(MIC has) been around for a full year and started as a place for students to get their paperwork taken care of,...

When illegal drugs become study aids

With a 3.4 grade point average in his fourth year as a pre-med student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Eric, 21, is at the top of his academic game. He has interned at two reputable hospitals, including Cedars-Sinai. He currently holds two...

Workers’ compensation costs on the decline

The costs of workers' compensation in California is declining due to reforms that now require employees to receive treatment from doctors who are part of a medical establishment that is associated with each place of employment. The change, which took effect in April...