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Student leaders critique their first semester

After a semester of experience leading A.S., student government president and vice president, Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell are prepared for the upcoming months. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor
Brandon Hensley December 12, 2011

It’s not that Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell, student government president and vice president, didn’t know what they were signing up for. After all, both served as senators for Associated Students...

History major reinvigorated after traveling abroad

Kristin Contreras, history graduate student. has done plenty before finding her niche in history. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor
Brandon Hensley December 1, 2011

Like many others her age, 26-year-old Kristin Contreras can relate to the book’s themes of uncertainty and exploration after a whirlwind of travels in her early 20s. Newly enrolled as history graduate...

Weekly Column: Despite nightmare season, there’s reason for optimism in Dodgertown

Outfielder Matt Kemp, who signed an eight-year deal last week to stay in Los Angeles, was one of the bright spots for the Dodgers during a rough season. Kemp led the National League in home runs and RBI this past season. Photo Credit: Courtesy of MCT
Brandon Hensley November 22, 2011

Maybe the shadows were a sign. The ones that covered the Dodger Stadium field on a late Thursday afternoon on Opening Day, the ones that make it so hard for hitters to see the ball during start times...

Occupy movement slowly growing on California college campuses

A woman standing on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall speaks to occupiers on Friday, November 11. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor
Brandon Hensley November 15, 2011

College students have risen in solidarity across Southern California and joined the Occupy movement, albeit in small numbers. “It’s my life right now,” said USC student Alexandra Howland. Howland...

Occupy CSUN to celebrate Halloween demonstrating in front of local banks

Brandon Hensley October 30, 2011

Occupy CSUN is leaving the campus and taking its protests to the banks, inviting people to “Trick or Treat with the 99%.” The movement will meet at 1p.m. Monday in front the Oviatt Library before...

Congress defeats jobs bill for second time in two weeks

Brandon Hensley October 25, 2011

Congress defeated a bill for the second time in two weeks that could have potentially allowed California to support 37,300 education jobs. The Senate voted down a $35 million piece of President Obama’s...

CSUN-al discuss pest management methods for home gardens

Brandon Hensley October 23, 2011

The CSUN-al Gardening series came to a close Saturday morning as the over 50 attendees learned about pest management for their home gardens.Jerry Turney, a plant pathologist for the L.A. County Agricultural...

Founders Day brings alumni together

Mildred Wells, 99, holds up a photograph of herself in her cap and gown. She was part of the first graduating class at CSUN in 1958. Matthew Rubinfeld / Contributor
Brandon Hensley September 25, 2011

Alumni, faculty and students came together to see how much CSUN has changed through the years and celebrate the fourth annual Founders Day, Friday. “There were no buildings, this stuff (today)...

CSUN’s communication department ranked eighth in bachelor’s degrees earned by minorities

Brandon Hensley September 23, 2011

CSUN’s communications department ranked eighth in the nation, out of the top 100 schools that awarded bachelor’s degrees to minority students in communications by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education...

Craft Corner offers CSUN students chance to tap creative side

Brandon Hensley September 21, 2011

Students can turn back the clock, conjure memories of kindergarten or grade school and simply be a kid again, at Craft Corner every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the USU. “I think sometimes...

CSUN Scores High in Diversity Rankings

Brandon Hensley September 21, 2011

CSUN’s communications department ranked eighth in the nation, out of the top 100 schools that awarded bachelor’s degrees to minority students in communications by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education...

Study finds more Latinos enrolling at colleges

The Hermanos Unidos de CSUN stand in front of their booth on the first day of class, helping lost students find their way around CSUN.
Brandon Hensley September 11, 2011

Latino college enrollment increased 24 percent from 2009 to 2010, making them the largest 18-to-24-year-old minority group on university campuses, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. “We all...

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