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Proposed act lowers student debt with good grades

Proposed act lowers student debt with good grades

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December 1, 2015

What could $6,549 do for a student? According to CollegeData, that amount is the average price for in-state tuition at CSUN. That amount is too high. It's a price students struggle with even after they graduate. To help this problem, I propose we instate a Grade Eligibility Tuition Waiver Act. T...

Increase the number of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

Increase the number of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

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November 30, 2015

CSUN emphasizes how inclusive and diverse our campus is, yet still manages to isolate a large part of our student population – our transgender and gender-nonconforming community. Recently, CSUN implemented gender-neutral restrooms in the Oasis Center that opened in August. Not only did the campus gain a place...

Don’t get stirred up by Starbucks’ plain red cup design

Don’t get stirred up by Starbucks’ plain red cup design

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November 27, 2015

It’s that time of the year again for Starbucks to bring out their holiday cups. However, there's something different causing a major controversy. Each year, Starbucks brings holiday cheer to the community by decorating their coffee cups with snowflakes, Christmas tree ornaments, wreaths, and different...

Sensitivity on college campuses has limited what students want to and can say

Sensitivity on college campuses has limited what students want to and can say

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November 16, 2015

In June of this year, a college professor contributed a story to Vox, which they published under the title, "I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me” under the use of a pseudonym for the protection of his identity. The author says, “Things have changed since I started teaching. The...

Poll: Do you agree that American intervention in the Middle East led to the attacks in Paris?

Poll: Do you agree that American intervention in the Middle East led to the attacks in Paris?

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November 14, 2015

After the terrorist attacks occurred in Paris on Nov. 13, many suggestions have been made for as to what led to the attacks and what can be done now. The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, calling the "first of the storm." The deaths of over 120 people, including a Cal State Long Bea...

Poll: Should the president of the University of Missouri have resigned after claims of unreported racism?

Poll: Should the president of the University of Missouri have resigned after claims of unreported racism?

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November 9, 2015

The president of the University of Missouri system, Tim Wolfe, stepped down from his position after it was reported that the school was doing very little in dealing with racism at its campus. Members of the football team promised that they would boycott team activities, and a graduate student group has asked for faculty to walk out of classes.  ...

Letter to the editor: The zero-policy on hazing is still very much in effect in the Greek community

Letter to the editor: The zero-policy on hazing is still very much in effect in the Greek community

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November 9, 2015

Individuality is something that all CSUN students easily express, specifically proven since we were rated one of the most diverse college campuses in the state of California. Every person is different, every fingerprint is different, and every student organization is different. Now, with that being ...

Reggie Theus on recruiting

Reggie Theus on recruiting

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November 4, 2015

Recruiting is an essential part of being a college basketball coach, and the bottom line is that our success is due to my solid, hard-working staff. My veteran assistant coaches outwork our peers. Coach Pompey has incredible connections on the East Coast and in the Midwest, Coach Levy has great SoCal...

Poll: Who do you think won the Republican debate?

Poll: Who do you think won the Republican debate?

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October 28, 2015

The 15 GOP candidates have joined again to debate one another on issues that need and "need" to be discussed. Candidates Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Rick Santorum and Lindsey Graham will take part in a smaller debate, whereas the rest of the gang of heavy-hitters will be onstage for prime time. Of those...

eSports challenges conventional sports

eSports challenges conventional sports

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October 28, 2015

Football, basketball and baseball used to be the marquee sports, but now games such as "League of Legends," "Defense of the Ancients 2" and "Starcraft 2" are being welcomed at the same table. Interest has increased sharply in those games, which are classified as eSports, in the last half decade. Since t...

Editorial: “All Lives Matter” misses the point

Editorial: “All Lives Matter” misses the point

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October 28, 2015

By now, most of you have likely heard the expression "Black Lives Matter" (BLM), or at the very least seen it as a hashtag somewhere on social media. It has made a significant mark on how society looks at itself today regarding police brutality. It arose after the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown,...

That Democratic debate was pretty…pretty…pretty…good

That Democratic debate was pretty…pretty…pretty…good

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October 22, 2015

  "Saturday Night Live" fulfills people's wishes to have the legendary Larry David portray Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a sketch on the Democratic debate. Oh, the joy....

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