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Armenian Christmas: A personal tale

A table set with dishes, such as zook, that are eaten during Armenian Christmas dinner . Photo credit: Karin Abcarians

Alin Boughousi

January 6, 2018

Armenian Christmas occurs every Jan. 6 and is celebrated by all Armenian religions such as Catholic, Apostolic and Christian. It is a day for family to come together, break fast and be merry.This holiday holds a special place in my heart since I am Armenian, and it gets me closer to my culture.On Jan....

Crime Blotter 11/29-12/5

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Alin Boughousi

December 8, 2017

Crime Blotter 11/29-12/5   11/29:   At the UPA 15, four residents were referred to alcohol law violations. At UPA 15, one resident was reported to disciplinary actions for drug violations. An unknown suspect stole a victim's bag that was left alone at UPA 5. A known suspect...

Five indicators of common learning disabilities

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Alin Boughousi

December 8, 2017

Have you ever noticed a problem with processing information that could come easily? For some people, such as criminology major Gerardo Lopez, certain subjects such as math, are hard for him to process..Although Lopez may not suffer from a learning disability, there are students on campus who need reso...

Crime Blotter 11/20-11/27

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Alin Boughousi

December 6, 2017

11/20/17 At parking structure B3, CSUN police arrested a suspect for having an unauthorized disabled placard. The suspect was then released. 11/21/17 At the UPA 4, a victim received bothersome electronic communication at unknown times from a known suspect. The investigation is ongoing. At...

Iran earthquake kills scores of people

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Alin Boughousi

December 1, 2017

Iranians were devastated from an earthquake that occurred on Nov. 13, which caused massive damage felt in multiple countries and has left the region devastated.The earthquake which was a magnitude 7.3 and was located at the Iran-Iraq border in the town of Kermanshah which is the largest Kurdish speaking ...

Magic Mushrooms might be decriminalized in California

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Alin Boughousi

November 28, 2017

The legalization of psychedelic drugs might be coming to fruition in California with a potential plan to decriminalize them for use. Psilocybin, better known as magic mushrooms, are the psychedelics in question. If the initiative gets to 365,880 signatures it would pass a hurdle for decriminalization in Califo...

Students find daylight savings time to be beneficial

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Alin Boughousi

November 8, 2017

Imagine being able to sleep more and get extra rest after a long day or week. Since daylight savings time occurred on Saturday, many students are happy to catch up on a much-needed relaxation. Daylight savings set the clocks back, so people will able to get an extra hour of sleep and wake up rested. A...

Iran nuclear deal in jeopardy

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Alin Boughousi

October 30, 2017

Earlier this month, President Trump announced his decision to cancel the Iranian nuclear deal that former President Obama set.The Iranian nuclear deal was created in 2012 due to negotiations about how the country would handle nuclear weapons. The House of Representatives recently approved a bill for ...

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

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Alin Boughousi

October 28, 2017

Catalonia, Spain, has been struggling to liberate itself from Spanish rule, and earlier today, Spain imposed direct rule over Catalonia, rejecting the region's government. This comes a day after Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and lawmakers voted to pass a declaration of independence from Spain.The Catalan l...

My mother’s fight against breast cancer

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Alin Boughousi

October 18, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month affects everyone; about one in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. The affected are our mothers, children, siblings, friends and co-workers - in short, almost everyone will one day have a loved one diagnosed with breast cancer. Some...

A few students’ home remedies for the flu

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Alin Boughousi

October 15, 2017

Imagine being able to cure right an illness with home remedies rather than having to buy medicine from stores. That is what some students are doing to get rid of their illnesses that are bothersome to them.While others think over the counter medications are last resorts if all else fails, these remedies ...

“Fleeing massacre,” Rohingya Muslims escaping persecution from their home country of Burma

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Alin Boughousi

October 8, 2017

Being able to live freely and having a safe life in your home country is something that is easily taken for granted. Rohingya Muslims, like others before them, are fleeing Myanmar due to persecution. They are being killed for their religious beliefs and for being minorities. Myanmar has a Buddhist...

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