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CSUN Matador patrol provides much more than safety escorts

CSUN Matador patrol provides much more than safety escorts

Jason Gallaher

March 18, 2013

During the day at CSUN, thousands of students hustle on walkways lit by the Southern California sun. At night, however, walking around campus in the dark can be a different experience. For those who find the night version of campus disconcerting, there's a service for students, staff, and facul...

Cause of Moodle service failure still unknown

Cause of Moodle service failure still unknown

Jason Gallaher

March 17, 2013

The cause for the server outage that led to the March 12 Moodle shutdown is still unknown, according to CSUN's office of Information Technology. Ernie Perez, director of instructional technologies, said a Dell Data Center in Texas runs the Moodle server and had an unexpected outage that caused Moodle and many other D...

St. Patrick’s Day themed drinks

Jason Gallaher

March 13, 2013

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and while it may have originated as a religious holiday, even the U.S. government acknowledges it. It is now a celebration of all things Irish. St. Patrick may be rolling in his grave that his special holiday has lost its religious meaning, but that doesn't me...

CSUN weather station provides local forecasts

CSUN weather station provides local forecasts

Jason Gallaher

March 11, 2013

Just east of the baseball field sits a tall, yet unassuming metal structure. The fenced in slender tower looks like it couldn't be much, but looks can be deceiving. That tower is CSUN's very own weather station operated by the geography department. "The weather station records information such ...

Vice president of faculty affairs announces retirement, goes back to teaching

Vice president of faculty affairs announces retirement, goes back to teaching

Jason Gallaher

March 5, 2013

  Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs, Dr. Penelope Jennings, announced March 1 that she will retire in August after 12 years in the position. Jennings will not be leaving the campus community and will stay to teach in the department of business law, where she began her caree...

Obama’s proposal to increase federal minimum wage brings mixed feelings

Obama’s proposal to increase federal minimum wage brings mixed feelings

Jason Gallaher

March 4, 2013

During his State of the Union speech earlier this month, President Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 by the end of 2015. Under Obama's proposed plan, the national minimum wage would be raised $1.75 over nearly three years in small increments an...

Traffic signal to be installed at intersection of Reseda and Dearborn

Jason Gallaher

February 27, 2013

After several hit-and-run accidents, including one on Sept. 12, 2012, that left a woman hospitalized, a traffic signal is set to be installed at the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Dearborn Street.Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander said a contractor is being selected to install the signa...

Daniel Seddiqui to speak about “50 Jobs in 50 States” at Grand Salon

Jason Gallaher

February 26, 2013

Daniel Seddiqui, author of "50 Jobs in 50 States: One Man's Journey of Discovery Across America," will be speaking to the CSUN community on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m.Seddiqui will discuss his journey across America in which he held a job for one week in all 50 states.Seddiqui's jobs varied greatly fro...

City council approves third medical marijuana measure to appear on May ballot

Jason Gallaher

February 24, 2013

After medical marijuana dispensaries were put in jeopardy of a ban last July, the Los Angeles City Council voted 8-4 to approve its own medical marijuana measure to appear on the May ballot.Ordinance No. 182443, the measure proposed by Councilman Paul Koretz, would allow roughly 100 medical marijuana d...

Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic to perform at VPAC

Jason Gallaher

February 20, 2013

Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic will be performing for a sold out audience Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Valley Performing Arts Center.Karadaglic, who goes by the stage name Milos, will be playing guitar pieces with Latin American, Moorish, Greek, Turkish, and Montenegrin influences.30-year-old Milos b...

On-screen couples to learn from

On-screen couples to learn from

Jason Gallaher

February 13, 2013

  Whether or not you're in a relationship this Valentine's Day, there are some love stories in pop culture we can all learn from. Here are a few of them to take apart and grab the bits and pieces you love the most to create your ultimate love story.   The Sweep You Off Your Feet...

Senators reintroduce legislation to make private student loans forgivable in bankruptcy discharge

Senators reintroduce legislation to make private student loans forgivable in bankruptcy discharge

Jason Gallaher

February 12, 2013

Six senators from the Midwest and East Coast have reintroduced legislation to forgive private student loan debt when an individual files for bankruptcy protection. The Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2013 was reintroduced Jan. 23, aiming to reverse legislation enacted in 2005 that allows ...

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