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California minimum wage increase plays catch-up with rising living costs

California minimum wage increase plays catch-up with rising living costs

Anne Christensen

October 22, 2013

The mundane tasks of flipping burgers while wearing a hairnet or cleaning offices in the middle of the night have been considered a reliable way for college students to pay for their education while attempting to enter a competitive job market. But as living expenses across the nation have continued to rise, t...

Food expiration dates create waste in the U.S.

Anne Christensen

October 8, 2013

We've all done it: pulled a carton of milk from the fridge and looked at the date stamped on the side. The milk looks fine, but it's three days overdue. Down the drain it goes. The same applies to stale bread and mottled bananas. Straight into the trash. Farrah Masoumi, 21, said food waste is a proble...

CSUN Orange Grove provides fruit for those in need

CSUN Orange Grove provides fruit for those in need

Anne Christensen

September 17, 2013

The crowd of 35 volunteers gathered in the shade of CSUN’s historic orange grove in the name of charity. Volunteers from the Institute for Sustainability and Food Forward, a non-profit organization that connects food banks with local produce that would otherwise go to waste, gathered at the grove...

Sallie Mae accused of mistreating student veterans

Sallie Mae accused of mistreating student veterans

Anne Christensen

September 11, 2013

The student loan company Sallie Mae is under investigation for allegedly violating federal laws protecting student veterans. The company is accused of excessive interest charged on veterans' student loans despite clear legislation prohibiting such practices. In 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Co...

California implements the first comprehensive transgender law for K-12 students

Anne Christensen

September 4, 2013

California became the first state to pass legislation allowing transgender K-12 students to choose restroom facilities and participate in physical education or sports based on their self-defined gender identity. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1266, the “School Success and Opportunity Act” into l...

Binge drinking can lead to failure, death

Anne Christensen

September 1, 2013

Students around the country have started the fall semester after a long summer break, and ahead lies several weeks of buying last-minute supplies, signing up for clubs and getting lost on huge college campuses. Adjusting to life in college may also include a ubiquitous, but wildly unhealthy, part of t...

GM seeds; a new global threat

GM seeds; a new global threat

Anne Christensen

April 17, 2013

A debate simmers over the threat to global seed stock diversity posed by agricultural corporations using genetically modified seeds to dominate farming industries. In the aftermath of California’s rejection of Proposition 37, which would have required food companies to label consumer products conta...

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