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?Debates should be a cornerstone, not a tombstone?

Ashley Gordon

March 18, 2009

Affordable education was the focal point at the A.S. presidential debate on Wednesday as candidates vying for the presidential and vice presidential seat met to solidify why their slate is best suited to govern the student body. There was disagreement among the different slates on what would be the be...

Meet your A.S. candidates

Ashley Gordon

March 17, 2009

1. If you have held a leadership position in the past what have you accomplished? 2. What issue(s) are currently affecting students most? 3. What is the biggest obstacle to accessible education? 4. If elected where will you channel your resources? Mariel Reyes Running for: At-large senator Year: Junio...

Unemployment contributes to increase in students applying for graduate school

Ashley Gordon

March 10, 2009

For Rachel Serrano, a senior recreation and tourism management major, the choice of going to graduate school wasn't just about increasing her education, but job security. Hers is a concern many graduates currently share. 'I'm afraid that if I graduate now and I'm out of school I'm not going to be abl...

They call them boundaries for a reason

Ashley Gordon

March 3, 2009

On an average day you log on to your Facebook to track what's new in the lives of your friends and what events are taking place in your local area. You notice a friend request and as you open the link to see who has found you, a picture of the person you'd least like to see in this platform appears: yo...

Unemployment up among students and young adults

Ashley Gordon

March 1, 2009

California's Employment Development Department (EDD) released data Friday putting the unemployment rate for the state at 10.6 percent for January, an increase from 9.9 percent in December. 'These are unprecedented numbers,' said Juan Millan, a labor market consultant with EDD, who added that this is t...

CSUN aids student vets

Ashley Gordon

February 23, 2009

Marine Corps Sgt. Jeff Wyatt enrolled at CSUN ready to leave his life in the military behind. 'It was refreshing actually thinking I could have my life back,' said Wyatt, a 25-year-old Northridge resident. After spending four years in active duty, two years overseas and one year in Arizona, Wyatt spent one-...

CSUN students deserve a better tram system

Ashley Gordon

February 17, 2009

I've never used the Matador Tram. There, I said it. The reality is, not only have I not taken the tram, I really have no inkling to do so in the near or distant future. I think it might have something to do with needing to get somewhere other than Student Housing or the University Student Union (USU). The Ma...

But must the show go on?

Ashley Gordon

February 15, 2009

Taking a darkened stairwell down one level to the basement of Nordhoff Hall would leave most wondering the last time the space was used. But making a right turn into a dressing room used by the theater department leads to a space bustling with activity. As music pumps from a laptop computer and the d...

Elevators running on expired permits

Ashley Gordon

January 28, 2009

The inspection license posted in the B3 parking structure's elevator is dated Aug. 16, 2007 and written on the same permit is the expiration date: one year. Various elevators on campus have been running with expired inspection licenses since August of 2008.' With the start of the semester students ...

Overdue textbooks may stall new rental program

Ashley Gordon

January 25, 2009

A pilot textbook rental program is still working out its glitches while continuing to provide reduced price books for the spring semester. During the fall term only 35 percent of the books rented from the Matador Bookstore were returned by the Dec. 19 deadline, said Amy Berger, director of the Matad...

Colleagues room exclusive to faculty and staff

Ashley Gordon

January 21, 2009

The Colleagues Room opened its doors exclusively to CSUN faculty and staff Jan. 12, offering employees the opportunity to meet around linen-covered tables with centerpieces of fresh-cut flowers and a second floor aerial view of the campus. As students ascend the stairs to the Sierra Center's second fl...

CSU Budget cuts means ‘dreams deferred’

Ashley Gordon

January 19, 2009

Former CSUN student Iris Pupo, 20, was prepared to return to her status as a CSUN student after spending a semester at Los Angeles Mission College. However, as a former recipient of full financial funding at CSUN, she was not prepared to hear that she would have to pay for her tuition out of pocket. 'I wou...

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