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Tips for surviving the semester

Antoine Abou-Diwan

September 8, 2010

Question: Everyone knows that the first few weeks of the semester are the most stressful and most overwhelming. I’ve been having a hard time trying to get back into ‘school mode’ when all I want to do is sleep in, stay out all night and spend my days at the beach. How can I make this s...

CSUN’s Motorcycle Patrol Unit to help with traffic congestion

Antoine Abou-Diwan

September 7, 2010

In an attempt to address traffic congestion this semester, the Department of Police Services has brought back the Motorcycle Patrol Unit, refocusing its mission and dubbing it the Traffic Safety Unit. “We are pleased and excited about our new version of the motorcycle unit,” said Anne P. Glavin, chief...

Let the Bush tax cuts expire

Antoine Abou-Diwan

September 7, 2010

Tax cuts that were signed into legislation by President Bush in 2001 and 2003 will expire next year, unless Congress votes to extend them. President Obama has said that he favors extending the tax cuts for individual taxpayers who earn less than $200,000 per year and households that earn less than...

Local farm provides fresh produce for students and staff on campus

Antoine Abou-Diwan

September 1, 2010

In an effort to provide CSUN students and staff with healthier and more sustainably grown produce, the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics has partnered with Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. “It saves stud...

New bicycle compounds coming to B5 and G3 parking structures

Antoine Abou-Diwan

August 31, 2010

CSUN has approved the construction of two more bicycle compounds in the B5 and G3 parking structures in an effort to decrease bicycle theft and encourage a more economical and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. “They should be up and running by October if things stay on schedule,” said Christina Villalobos, special assistant to the chief of police and comm...

Know your ballot: vote yes on proposition 21

Antoine Abou-Diwan

August 31, 2010

Proposition 21 aims to establish a vehicle license surcharge to help fund state parks and wildlife programs.  Surcharged vehicles will have free admission to all state parks. I can hear the moaning already:  Times are tight!  No more taxes! This is true.  With the California Employment Development...

Undocumented immigration’s reality

Antoine Abou-Diwan

March 3, 2010

 It’s no secret that undocumented immigrants are a problem in the United States.  From people who overstay their visas to people who sneak across our borders, the ease with which people can get into this country is frightening. One should expect a lot from a sovereign country—and even more...

The National Anthem of insult

Antoine Abou-Diwan

February 16, 2010

Antoine Abou-Diwan There is a health insurance provider whose primary motivation is money. This healthcare provider has a propensity to drag its feet or refuse medical care because of a loophole, technicality in its policy, even if you paid your bill every month. Would you still trust this healthcare provid...

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