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Do we still need the Second Amendment?

To be clear, I love guns. I own all the Rambo movies. If it weren’t such an expensive and impractical hobby, I would probably...

The top five: worst 2010 election candidates

Earlier this month, voters in Brazil elected illiterate clown Francisco Everardo Oliveira  Silva “Tiririca” to their Congress. And no, that wasn’t a jocular insult....

The top five: most erroneous political talking points

Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity comes to our nation’s capital on Oct. 30.  I’d like to take this opportunity to lay my political...

The top five worst businesspeople turned politician of the past 10...

Republican Meg Whitman has been touting her experience as chief executive officer of eBay as her primary qualification to be governor of California. But...

Eating disorders have a hold on college students

Aaron Helmbrecht When we think of an eating disorder, most of us might conjure up an image of a privileged Caucasian woman with nothing else...

Where’s a real candidate?

Aaron Helmbrecht Contributing reporter California had already long since been in a state of economic turmoil when the country was hit by the 2008...

Weighing the good and the bad on health care reform

By: Aaron Helmbrecht Contributing reporter Now that the health care reform bill appears to be in its final stages, what are we getting? Will it achieve...

Some alternatives before we break out into protests

Aaron Helmbrecht CSUN operated in the midst of an approximately $41 million budget cut in the Fall 2009 semester, which led to cutbacks, including faculty furlough...

Conference sought to promote advocacy and break Iranian stereotypes

A CSUN conference about the different views on Iran and Iranian women was held yesterday in the Oviatt Library presentation room in an attempt to make students more aware of the discrimination towards women in Iran.

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