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What may seem like a step back is actually a step forward

What may seem like a step back is actually a step forward

Allessandra Lopez

April 29, 2015

After graduation, college students are launched into the “real world”. A world where careers start and independency begins. For those students living with parents, they may look at graduation as a way to leave the nest and start new. Instead of looking for ways to flee the nest, students sh...

A happy commencement—each semester end

A happy commencement—each semester end

Allessandra Lopez

April 23, 2015

Getting through college is definitely no easy task. On average, it takes college students four to six years to graduate. With long semesters, never ending homework and a few cups of coffee, graduation couldn't come fast enough. A perfect reason for why graduation should be held at the end of every se...

Employment—Any rise is a good rise

Employment—Any rise is a good rise

Allessandra Lopez

April 15, 2015

For those of us who have had to search for jobs, we know that job hunting is not the easiest thing to do.Filling out applications, having numerous interviews and still not getting the job that you want can be a huge letdown. One might simply feel discouraged but one must not simply give up. Unemploym...

Boycott Indiana

Boycott Indiana

Allessandra Lopez

March 31, 2015

We are a nation divided when it comes to same sex marriages, and now the divide is even more intensified, thanks to Indiana Governor, Mike Pence. Pence signed a bill known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act—allowing businesses in Indiana the right to exercise their religious beliefs. Alt...

Islam is not terrorism

Islam is not terrorism

Allessandra Lopez

March 25, 2015

Muslim immigrants and the United States need to join forces. President Barack Obama provided a press conference two weeks ago in the attempt to show that western communities can coexist together. The United States has had difficulty with accepting Muslims for so long that we sometimes lose track o...

NFL cap increased by 10 million—for players and fans

NFL cap increased by 10 million—for players and fans

Allessandra Lopez

March 13, 2015

The NFL salary cap increase shouldn’t frustrate people. Sure there is a lot of money being spent, but that money is being put towards a means of entertainment for fans and the players.When the NFL season comes around, some Americans watch with anticipation while others don’t seem to care much for ...

Put A Cap On It

Put A Cap On It

Allessandra Lopez

March 12, 2015

By putting a cap on the number of transfer students who can attend CSUN, more classes will be available to already enrolled students, and the campus won’t be so crowded.With more individual’s seeking a higher education, universities are exceeding enrollment figures. CSUN is accepting too many applicants into the system, so President Harrison, in her ...

Uber drivers—Conveniently driving off with your personal information

Uber drivers—Conveniently driving off with your personal information

Allessandra Lopez

March 11, 2015

Uber is a transportation company that was discovered in 2009. Similar to that of a taxi service, its main purpose is to help individuals get from point A to point B safely. Although it may be convenient to many people, Uber is not safe. Students shouldn’t use Uber because personal information ...

Pop Goes The Measles

Pop Goes The Measles

Allessandra Lopez

March 3, 2015

Disneyland is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth” to many people but in December, “The Happiest Place on Earth” turned into a disaster for some. A measles outbreak occurred and now many people are in fear for their health. In order to prevent the measles from sickening others, C...

We All Have A History Worth Celebrating

We All Have A History Worth Celebrating

Allessandra Lopez

February 25, 2015

One of the great beauties about the CSUN community is that it is very diverse, with 37,000 students. Which is why we should always celebrate the history of different heritages—Not just Black History Month. In fact, our university is ranked number 94 for best college diversity nationwide. Students come fro...

A Death For All To See

A Death For All To See

Allessandra Lopez

February 24, 2015

  Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath Al-Kaseasbeh was caged and burned alive on February 3 by ISIS. Al- Kaseasbeh’s plane crashed in December when he was held hostage under ISIS control. To make matters worse, Fox News aired the horrific death of Al-Kaseasbeh leaving many of its viewers ...

In Cops We Trust

In Cops We Trust

Allessandra Lopez

February 17, 2015

The Ferguson incident stirred much debate around the nation and at CSUN. Some believed that Michael Brown was pestering Darren Wilson, while others thought Wilson was doing his job. No matter what we choose to believe, no one will fully understand what happened that day because we simply weren’t ther...

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