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Over half of college students considered suicide

Adolfo Flores

September 17, 2008

She was three and half hours away, but the voice on the other line was locked in her bathroom and contemplating suicide. Using what the Canoga Park native learned as a psychology major, Iris Melo, kept making deals with her friend telling her not to commit suicide for an hour, then two hours and eventually th...

Family of train crash victim files claim against agency

Adolfo Flores

September 16, 2008

In the aftermath of the Metrolink train accident, the family of Aida Magdaleno, the sophomore CSUN student who lost her life in the accident, filed a claim against Metrolink yesterday. The family alleged that the accident could have been avoided had rail line opted to use the safety technology 'Positive...

CSUN student among the 25 dead at Metrolink crash

Adolfo Flores

September 13, 2008

Like many undergraduates, Aida Magdaleno wasn't sure what she wanted to do with the rest of her life until last week when she decided to be a social worker after taking some sociology classes. 'Last weekend she told me that's what she wanted to do, she wanted to help people,' her sister Gabriella Magdaleno...

CSUN student is among missing in Metrolink crash

Adolfo Flores

September 13, 2008

Update: CSUN student among the 25 dead at Metrolink crash CSUN student Aida Magdaleno is among those missing in the Metrolink commuter train and Union Pacific freight train head-on collision that occurred around 4:23 p.m. in Chatsworth. 'I was waiting for her at the Moorpark station and she never arr...

A.S. discusses switching to Gmail

Adolfo Flores

September 10, 2008

If the move to Gmail is implemented it would take place before spring 2009 finals, said vice president of student affairs Terry Piper. Mirapoint currently provides student email accounts. It would cost nothing to use Gmail and will give students more space. 'The university would save $125,000 a year by...

Online universities gain acceptance with students

Adolfo Flores

September 9, 2008

Six years ago the prospects of teaching an online class was a joke to urban studies professor Ward Thomas. Today as he teaches an introductory urban studies, to keep up with the demand of online classes, his views on online classes have changed. 'Six years ago online classes sounded like a joke and ...

Siblings killed in crash remembered

Adolfo Flores

September 4, 2008

The first time CSUN animation students Lindsay Poggio and Miguel Wilson went to Wizard World, the comic book and pop culture convention, two guys in one of the Japanese animation booths were surprised at how much Lindsay knew about the subject, asking questions they didn't have the answers to. 'She...

A.S. allocates $48,000 for next A.S. Elections

Adolfo Flores

September 3, 2008

Allocations for the campus elections, Associated Students' stand on how the revenue from the Campus Quality Fee is allocated and funds for the recycling center were discussed at yesterday's A.S. meeting. The A.S. student government was also sworn into office minutes before the meeting by Terry Piper...

CSUN spirit comes to life?

Adolfo Flores

September 2, 2008

CSUN isn't necessarily known for its school spirit, but the 'Presidents Picnic' last Thursday showed Melody Mahtban that CSUN is more than just a commuter school. 'I like how everyone is sitting down together like a little family,' said Mahtban, a senior psychology major. 'I feel like I'm at home.' ...

Financial aid hurt by budget cuts

Adolfo Flores

August 28, 2008

Like many students he's feeling the crunch despite Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's May revision of the state budget, which restored $97.6 million to the California State University system, reducing the gap in state funding to the CSU system to $288 million. The general fund doesn't have the money t...

Zelzah?s speed limits face possible changes

Adolfo Flores

August 27, 2008

CSUN students running late may no longer be speeding on Zelzah if the proposed plan, by the Los Angeles' transportation committee to increase the speed limit on certain parts of the street is put into place. The speed limit on Zelzah could be changed from 30 to 35 mph between Rinaldi Street and San...

A.S. holds first meeting, allocates funds to groups

Adolfo Flores

August 27, 2008

Club fund allocations, future events and the reduction of the world's nuclear threat were some of the issues brought up at the Associated Student's first meeting of the semester yesterday afternoon. The funding for 13 clubs and organizations was up for a vote with all of them receiving the funding th...

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