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How meditation helps me relieve stress during finals

How meditation helps me relieve stress during finals

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December 5, 2017

The dread is creeping in as we get closer and closer towards finals week. The stress of it feels completely uncontrollable. There is a constant desire for just one measly day to relax, one that does not involve heavy textbooks, confusing essays or frustrating word equations to complete. When will we...

What happened to Johanna’s pursuit of happiness?

What happened to Johanna’s pursuit of happiness?

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December 4, 2017

I was always raised to believe that America was the best place to live, land of opportunity and equality for all. But after watching the documentary “Becoming Johanna” during Trans* Awareness Week and seeing the difficulties she faced, my perception on the subject truly changed. Through the docum...

Give Matadors a break

Give Matadors a break

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November 30, 2017

Thanksgiving -- it's a time many of us look forward to during the fall semester. Families come together, memories are made and quality family time is spent. However, as the holiday approaches and you look forward to meeting your family there is just one problem -- you can't afford to miss your Wednesday cl...

A blind eye on humanity

A blind eye on humanity

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November 29, 2017

On the morning of Nov. 12, the deadliest earthquake of 2017 hit the border of Iran and Iraq with as a 7.3 magnitude. It left 530 dead and more than 7,000 people injured. When natural disasters like this happen, leaders from around the world should put aside all the political differences and come to r...

Refuge denied: Temporary protected status terminated for refugees

Refuge denied: Temporary protected status terminated for refugees

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November 29, 2017

The termination of the temporary protected status was announced on Nov. 6, 2017. More than 300,000 refugees were protected by TPS from countries such as El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. TPS allowed them to legally be in the United States, temp...

A world of double standards

A world of double standards

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November 28, 2017

Imagine this: you’re on your way to work, minding your business, when a person you don’t know tells you that you should smile because it would look better than frowning. The first time you don’t mind this much but by the sixth time you’re just about ready to attack the next pe...

Feminism: opportunities for all

Feminism: opportunities for all

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November 28, 2017

Men, feminists and the media have always been very sensitive topics in our society, and when you combine all three together it makes it that much more interesting. Men in our society are expected to be tall, broad and muscular. Women are expected to love men who lift and have sculpted jaw lines. With stan...

CSUN student involved in Northridge four-person crash to have funeral service Wednesday

CSUN student involved in Northridge four-person crash to have funeral service Wednesday

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October 24, 2017

The second California State University, Northridge student involved in the four-person Northridge street-racing crash will be buried Wednesday. Amanda Alfar, 22, a CSUN student, will be having a viewing service at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood on Wednesday evening from 5 ...

Investing in diversity pays off

Investing in diversity pays off

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August 4, 2017

Earlier this year, I let out a sigh of relief after hearing that Congress rejected President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) budget by 20 percent. Instead, it was increased by $2 billion. However, considering the anti-science priorities of this Administration, I know I must expect and be prepared for future attacks on...

Matadors battle to seventh place in Big West Championship

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April 25, 2017

After round one of the Big West Championship at Oak Quarry Golf Club in Riverside, the Matadors took seventh place after shooting a score of 305.CSUN is 16 strokes off the pace, trailing Cal Poly at 289. The team is not far behind the top three, however, as they are just eight strokes behind UC Davis ...

Students weigh in on repeal of internet privacy protection

Students weigh in on repeal of internet privacy protection

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April 6, 2017

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order which repealed the Obama-era regulations that were put on internet privacy. Now, broadband internet service providers can track a person's online activity without their permission. Also, these service providers can now sell a c...

Sports calendar for 3/8-3/13

Sports calendar for 3/8-3/13

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March 7, 2017

Wednesday 3/8Beach Volleyball vs. Concordia-Irvine, @ Concordia-Irvine, 1 p.m.Men's Volleyball vs UC Santa Barbara, @ UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.Baseball vs. Holy Cross, 2 p.m.Thursday 3/9Men's basketball vs Cal State Fullerton @ Anaheim, 2:30 p.m.Friday 3/10Men's Volleyball vs. Loyola Chicago, 5 p.m.Men's Track an...

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