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Professor links religion with modern-day issues at CSUN lecture

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 27, 2011

Harvard professor Dr. David Carrasco used stories of self-discovery, ancient Meso-American cultures, and research by various historians to connect and emphasize the importance of religion and current immigration issues. “Carrasco spoke at Borderlands and Immigration The Power of Religious Sy...

CSUN tests for radiation from Japan nuclear reactor

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 26, 2011

A class at CSUN has been testing rainwater for radioactive elements that may have escaped a nuclear reactor damaged in the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11. The class has not detected an increase in levels of radiation, but facilities with more advanced equipment ha...

CSUN to host discussion about religious symbols and political resistance

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 26, 2011

Harvard professor David Carrasco aims to connect ancient cultures of the Mesoamerican era to current immigration issues in Borderlands and Immigration: The Power of Religious Symbols and the Politics of Resistance being held at the University Student Union Theater. The lecture will look at the impact...

Marketing student launches art-based fashion line

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 26, 2011

Junior Donna Adi Yehuda, has recently taken on a new venture. She has just launched a new line for the clothing company she has been running for the past three years. Point Blank LA is a T-shirt company that focuses on Los Angeles art and culture. The line uses 100 percent organic cotton and features a blog that Yehuda, 20, describes as an online magazine, meant to inform the public abou...

CSUN’s Writing Project encourages collaboration to raise writing skills

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 14, 2011

The CSUN Writing Project, a professional development model helps teachers share their knowledge and discuss innovative ways to incorporate writing into their classrooms. The goal of the Writing Project is to recognize how important teachers are to education reform and help students improve their test...

CSUN A.S. considers advertising fundraiser for victims of Japan tsunami

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 13, 2011

A.S. will discuss the allocation of $1,500 for advertising a concert fundraiser that will raise money for victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami next Tuesday. Senior Devon Johnson, a music industry studies major, organized the fundraiser, Hope for Japan, after learning about the rec...

Student headed for the spotlight on stage

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 11, 2011

Many people aren’t lucky enough to find their life-long passion as a child, but DeAnne Destler found just that at 6 years old when she discovered acting. Destler, 21, theatre major, said she first discovered acting after seeing a family friend in a play. Immediately awestruck, Destler convinced ...

Student organization tries to ban smoking on campus

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 30, 2011

A student organization concerned with the effects of second-hand smoke  presented A.S. with a petition to ban smoking on campus. The petition presented during Tuesday’s meeting by Campuses Organized and United for Good Health (COUGH) stated CSUN should be a smoke-free campus with the exception of parking areas. “We’re a student organization that fo...

Smashion combines social networking and fashion

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 24, 2011

Fashion enthusiasts have been connecting for years by using the accessibility of a cyber community. The business world has caught on to the idea, and Smashion, a website that allows users to connect through buying and selling the latest trends, is one the latest companies to jump on the bandwagon. “The concept is a social fashion site to connec...

A.S. allocates funds for Pilipino Cultural Night and intramural basketball team

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 23, 2011

Associated Students gave $7,000 to A.S. Recreational Sports for an intramural basketball team to travel to Texas for a championship as well as $5,000 to Filipino American Student Association (FASA) for the Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN), during a meeting Tuesday. While the basketball team has already...

CSUN student balances school and work

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 23, 2011

Like many college freshmen, Sarah Pasio came to CSUN wondering how she would find the time to balance a job, a full time school schedule, time with her family and boyfriend, joining clubs and making new friends on campus. She is now in her second semester and moving forward. Between working at a Vons gro...

States’ abortion bills threaten womens’ freedom of choice

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 22, 2011

Abortion rights are being hotly debated after as many as seven states proposed or passed bills in the last two months that make access to abortion clinics more difficult for women. Limiting this access will put women’s health and futures at risk and give those who are economically disadvantaged...

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