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Non-local transfer students face stricter admission requirements

Non-local transfer students face stricter admission requirements

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January 25, 2016

By Javier Cabrera, Maria Cortez and Wendy Paniagua Transferring has always been the goal for Rio Hondo College student Carolina Live. Like many of her friends at community college, Live finished applying to a list of CSUs and UCs and is waiting for a response. CSUN is one her list. “I wan...

Matadors back into the win column with a strong showing

Matadors back into the win column with a strong showing

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January 4, 2016

After being tied at the half, the Matadors took control of the game against Morgan State Bears and cruised to a double-digit victory. Sophomore guard Micheal Warren helped lead the Matadors to an 88-74 victory over the Bears by scoring a game-high 28 points. Warren had a complete stat line by shooting...

Registering for classes each semester is an ongoing struggle

Registering for classes each semester is an ongoing struggle

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December 29, 2015

Why is it always incredibly difficult to get the classes students need? It is the same issue every semester. The process is difficult and, in my opinion, unnecessarily stressful. Why can’t something be done to make the process go smoother? We sit in front of our computer days before our registration...

Pushing to graduate in 4 years is easier said than done

Pushing to graduate in 4 years is easier said than done

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December 26, 2015

It is no question that college students are under stress. Papers, exams, projects, midterms, finals and everything in between are just some of the reasons that cause stress. Not to mention the balance with extracurricular activities, work, having a social life and trying to get sleep at night. It's...

Students can’t be informed about campus events without signs

Students can’t be informed about campus events without signs

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December 23, 2015

Signs are an everyday forgotten aspect within society. Think about it, there are signs around people every day. There are posters in rooms, directions and labels on packages of food, other personal effects, signs on the road and directions on paperwork. My point: signs are everywhere and without...

Long commute hurts the college experience for students

Long commute hurts the college experience for students

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December 19, 2015

Finally, we have graduated from the torment we call high school and taken a step towards adulthood. As a freshman, I was filled with excitement. I knew that I would be on a campus where students got involved. Sadly, CSUN is considered a commuter school. A commuter school is defined as "a sizable percentage of students who commute to class. A commuter school ha...

Enrollment program would make school easier for students

Enrollment program would make school easier for students

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December 16, 2015

Finals are around the corner, and along with the stress of turning in papers and exams comes the stress of choosing next semester's courses. The later the registration date means the greater stress level the student will reach. At CSUN, class discussions are heated when talking about how to get...

CSUN campus in need of healthier food options

CSUN campus in need of healthier food options

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December 9, 2015

- Brian Tin, 20, is a communication major at CSUN. Finding healthy food options at CSUN is like finding a needle in a haystack — almost impossible. Entering the New Year, I wanted to change my lifestyle. I wanted to start exercising often and eating healthier. The only problem is that my hea...

Required-attendance policy detrimental to sick students

Required-attendance policy detrimental to sick students

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December 9, 2015

We have all sat in class with that one student that won’t stop coughing. The whole time you sit there, you are breathing in his or her coughs and pray your immune system is strong enough to fight off the virus. You hope you don't catch the cold. That student should have stayed home, but did not...

Parking congestion to continue unless another structure is built

Parking congestion to continue unless another structure is built

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December 7, 2015

CSUN students face a frustrating problem in their everyday commute to class –parking. This problem doesn’t affect the entire student population, but it does affect the majority. Approximately 80 percent of CSUN students commute to campus, according to a report by the Institute for Sustainability. That’s 35,600 students out ...

Consider advance care planning while in college

Consider advance care planning while in college

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December 3, 2015

We live in Southern California – home of minuscule and catastrophic earthquakes. People have earthquake kits in their homes and in the trunks of their cars. We don’t ever expect it to happen, but we stock up on necessary supplies so we are prepared, just in case. Every few years, an earthquake...

Letter to the editor: in response to diversity on campus

Letter to the editor: in response to diversity on campus

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December 2, 2015

- Shannon Ashford, 21, is a CSUN communication studies major. I’m voicing my concerns about the article “Student organizations deliver letter to President Harrison to emphasize diversity on campus,” because I believe that the real issue is that some students on our campus need to realize the amount o...

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