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President’s Report

Abel Pacheco

March 29, 2010

Hello fellow students, This is Abel Pacheco with another update from Associated Students. Elections are coming up, and I encourage you to support the following referenda: l The GPA requirement for Senators will be raised from 2.0 to 2.5. This will promote a more responsible Senate that can spend l...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

December 1, 2009

Devan Baez is a freshman deaf studies major at CSUN. Baez grew up in Monterey Park, Calif., but is currently living on campus with her best friend, but likes going back home to see her family. “It’s my first time away from home, but I like going home on the weekends...I can never miss hom...

Associated Students President’s Report

Abel Pacheco

November 20, 2009

Hello fellow students, During recent weeks, my administration has been looking for ways to ease the pain of students when it comes to budget cuts. Here’s what we have accomplished in the last few weeks: * CSUN Associated Students’ (A.S.) first successful online election was completed on Nov. 4. We expect this to make elections in the future...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

November 17, 2009

Deon Goggins' interest in dance began as he watched his little sister during her dance class. What was then a passing interest of a 16-year-old can now only be described as a passion he hopes to pursue for the rest of his life. As he watched his sister in dance class for eight hours every Saturday, his interest in dance grew, but he was always discouraged to pursu...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

November 10, 2009

For Yeami Kim, playing the flute and following her heart has led her to pursue a major and future career in music. The 25-year-old music performance major began taking an interest in the flute in the third grade when she first heard and saw her mother playing. Kim used to watch her mother in awe as she played the flute in the house, dreaming that one day she c...

Associated Students President’s Report

Abel Pacheco

October 28, 2009

As we are halfway through our semester, I would like to update students on some projects that my administration is currently working on and successes Associated Students (A.S.) has experienced this month. •A Big Show Event where students were able to enjoy themselves and clubs were able to fundr...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

October 28, 2009

Shanell Mondane, a 20-year-old business major, is currently working as an actress on a dramatic film. She loves acting and is trying to establish herself in the field. During her off time, she attends church with her brother. “I feel like nothing is impossible. I mean, as long as God is around, nothing is impossible,” Mondane said. Raised in San Di...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

October 22, 2009

Alexander “Z” Kuretski waited patiently for his dad to pick him up from day care each day as a 3-year-old. His thoughts were filled with excitement to leave day care and head over to the nearby train tracks with his dad. “We would wait for half an hour sometimes to see if the train wa...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

October 12, 2009

Triphena Denise Georgette Lawrence is a bubbly, enthusiastic, passionate freshman mechanical engineer major. Lawrence, the only child of Jamaican immigrants, said she was inspired to become a mechanical engineer during her senior year in high school after reading a speech by President Barack Obama in wh...

Spotlight: 1 in 36,000

Abel Pacheco

October 6, 2009

Joel Garcia is a 24-year-old English graduate student at CSUN, who first completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA where he doubled majored in Spanish and English. His main focus is on creative writing because he wants to eventually teach at a community college. In order to qualify for the creative writi...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

September 30, 2009

For Terrance Stewart, being a leader on campus is not only a way to pad a resume, but it has become his passion, one he discovered during his freshman year at CSUN.   Stewart, a 20 year-old criminology major and president of the Black Student Union (BSU), said that even in high school he recognized the importance of being a good leader b...

Associated Students President Abel Pacheco, hopes to ‘create a community among CSUN students’ with Big Show 9 and other programs

Abel Pacheco

September 29, 2009

Aside from addressing student concerns, Associated Students (A.S.) is charged with providing spirited programs and events that help create a community feel. One such successful event was recently completed in collaboration with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the University Student Union (USU): the India.Arie concert. On Saturday, Oct. 3, the biggest ...

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