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Let’s ban the single-use bottle by 2019

Let’s ban the single-use bottle by 2019

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September 29, 2018

“Hey Dr. Melkonian, haven’t I seen you show up in class with a cup of coffee in a throwaway cup?”Yes, and my students will probably continue to see that. But I won’t be showing up with single-use plastic anymore. You see, even teachers are capable of learning things, and IR...

Letter to the Editor: We are not disposable! No to EO 1100-R and EO 1110

Letter to the Editor: We are not disposable! No to EO 1100-R and EO 1110

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September 28, 2018

I am on sabbatical and this is an invaluable time that should be spent reading, writing and preparing my next book, tentatively titled "Doing Life and Social Death: Latinx Lifer Experiences in California Prisons."Instead, I find myself immersed in the struggle against the implementation of Executive...

Letter to the Editor: Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs addresses concerns surrounding Section F

Letter to the Editor: Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs addresses concerns surrounding Section F

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September 18, 2018

To the Editor, I understand that many in our campus community feel uncertain about CSUN’s General Education plan, particularly Section F, and the future of our historic ethnic, cultural, gender and women’s studies departments and programs. I want to reiterate: there is no change to Section F...

Understanding your rights: What students should know

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September 12, 2018

Understanding the rights you have as a student and the policies that establish what professors and faculty are able to do are pivotal to the success of your time while attending CSUN. As students, we are supposed to adhere to a certain code of conduct that is highlighted dutifully on CSUN’s website as Student Conduct Code. Using these rules and p...

The big business of modern day slavery-human sex trafficking

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August 29, 2018

Human Sex Trafficking is one of the largest international human rights issues facing the world today. It is also one of the most profitable.According to the Human Trafficking Center’s website, human sex trafficking is estimated to earn $99 billion a year. Human sex trafficking is defined as a form...

Letter to the Editor: When Will CSUN Protect Students, Faculty and Staff of Color?

Letter to the Editor: When Will CSUN Protect Students, Faculty and Staff of Color?

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May 9, 2018

Almost 10 years ago on March 4, 2010, four CSUN students and one Los Angeles Valley College student - all students of color - were arrested on Reseda Boulevard near CSUN for protesting against harmful cuts to education and bloated administrator salaries. A beautiful assembly of 7,000 students, teache...

Class of 2018: How to deal with harassment in your future workplace

Class of 2018: How to deal with harassment in your future workplace

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May 9, 2018

Ten years ago on a sweltering August day, I stepped foot on this campus for the first time as a freshman student. I was excited to start my college career, confused about where all the buildings were, and sweaty from the running (I accidentally enrolled in two classes ten minutes apart, located at the...

A girl menstruates, and the international world fails her

A girl menstruates, and the international world fails her

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May 8, 2018

A girl in Uganda menstruates and misses 8 days of class in one term. This teen sacrifices her education for bullying and improper school sanitation areas. She sometimes makes a makeshift pad out of dry leaves. According to The Guardian in 2014, “these girls are dealing with a lack of materials, ...

Our World Now: Not the Solution

Our World Now: Not the Solution

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May 3, 2018

Political Cartoon by Marissa Matich, an Arts Integration major and senior. This art was originally created for Professor Edie Pistolesi's ART 380, Children's Art and Lab....

Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter to Dean Say & the Larger Central American and CSUN Communities Regarding the Situation in Central American Studies

Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter to Dean Say & the Larger Central American and CSUN Communities Regarding the Situation in Central American Studies

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April 25, 2018

Dear Dean Say,We write you as concerned members of the core group of alumni and former faculty that founded the Central American Studies minor (CAS) at California State University Northridge (CSUN). Like you, we take great pride in the fact that the CAS minor, and then the major, were the first programs ...

Students dish it out at Iron Matador

Students dish it out at Iron Matador

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April 24, 2018

The Student Dietetic & Food Science Association held their annual “Iron Matador” event last Wednesday. Four teams competed to see who would take home prizes in the categories of appetizers, entrees, desserts, and overall.Judges were Jake Hagen, winner of the previous three Iron Matador competi...

Our World Now: Military Spending

Our World Now: Military Spending

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April 23, 2018

Political Cartoon by Araceli Garcia, a mathematics major and senior.This art was originally created for Professor Edie Pistolesi's ART 380, Children's Art and Lab....

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