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The “Burning Wall Street” exhibit goes up in flames

The “Burning Wall Street” exhibit goes up in flames

Christina Cocca

October 13, 2012

The “Burning Wall Street” installation, a miniaturized “Occupy Wall Street” made of matchstick banks, twist-ties and candy wrappers, went up in flames at its closing ceremony Saturday. Edie Pistolesi, art education professor at CSUN, organized “Burning...

Vice presidential candidates debate for their first and last time

Christina Cocca

October 11, 2012

>>CORRECTION:  Biden said although he personally believes “life begins at conception,” he refuses to impose that belief on others, not Romney as stated in the story. Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan met for their first and only vice presidential debate for th...

Students’ loan debt may not be worth the cost of college

Christina Cocca

October 9, 2012

Some students may be forced to consider the payoffs of college when paying off the loans after student loan debt hit the $1 trillion mark last year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the CSU Graduation Initiative, CSUN’s average graduation rate is less ...

Second annual ‘Zumbathon!’ raises money for breast cancer research

Second annual ‘Zumbathon!’ raises money for breast cancer research

Christina Cocca

October 5, 2012

The second annual “Party in Pink: Zumbathon!” welcomed 200 CSUN students, alumni, faculty and staff Thursday to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.The event held in the Matadome raised more than $2,100 and donated all proceeds from ticket sales to the Susan G. Komen for ...

Brown signs bill for Dreamers to get a drivers license

Christina Cocca

October 1, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that will allow dream students who are granted deferred action to apply for a California driver’s license. Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) presented Assembly Bill 2189 to Brown and said the passing of the bill is a “victory for those who were ...

Jeff Biggers will speak on Arizona immigration laws at CSUN

Jeff Biggers will speak on Arizona immigration laws at CSUN

Christina Cocca

September 30, 2012

The speed limit: 65. The car speed: 80. Police lights begin the strobe of red and blue as a siren hollers and the 80-mile-an-hour car is directed to the side of Interstate 10 leaving Phoenix. As the cop approaches, he sees a man who appears to be Latino. The man rolls down the window, and the officer...

USU’s first ‘Soulful Saturdays’ event of the semester

USU’s first ‘Soulful Saturdays’ event of the semester

Christina Cocca

September 30, 2012

>>CORRECTION: Soulful Saturdays is a monthly event, not weekly as stated in the article. Singers and CSUN alumni Jessica Samiere and Angelica Abrams performed a collection of songs for students and guests, earning cheers and applause from the seat-filled Pub Sports Grill at theUSU’s first “...

CSUN alumni serenade students and guests at the USU’s first ‘Soulful Saturdays’ of the semester

CSUN alumni serenade students and guests at the USU’s first ‘Soulful Saturdays’ of the semester

Christina Cocca

September 30, 2012

>>CORRECTION: Soulful Saturdays is a monthly event, not weekly as stated in the article. Singers and CSUN alumni Jessica Samiere and Angelica Abrams performed a collection of songs for students and guests, earning cheers and applause from the seat-filled Pub Sports Grill at the USU’s fir...

Acasola keeps music alive through its sixth year

Acasola keeps music alive through its sixth year

Christina Cocca

September 26, 2012

  Passers-by hear distant sounds and peer toward the suspected source. Continuing to seek out the music, they change path and move toward the vocal symphony. Alas, the evidence of a musical arrangement is found and the former passers-by become the audience. The crowd looks in amazemen...

Acasola – Many voices, one vision

Acasola – Many voices, one vision

Christina Cocca

September 26, 2012

Passers-by hear distant sounds and peer toward the suspected source. Continuing to seek out the music, they change path and move toward the vocal symphony. Alas, the evidence of a musical arrangement is found and the former passers-by become the audience. The crowd looks in amazement as the melodies...

Online university for undocumented students cancelled

Christina Cocca

September 18, 2012

The National Dream University (NDU) that could have allowed undocumented students to receive higher education was shut down last week after a California lawmaker publicly scrutinized the program. The university would have been an accredited online college. It was  a collaboration between the University...

A new drink recipe: Fruit stripe gum cocktail

Christina Cocca

September 10, 2012

Reminiscing over your favorite 90s snacks is difficult when they are rarely seen in stores. When was the last time you saw a case of Mondo, a box of Dunkaroos or, my favorite, a pack of Fruit Stripe Gum? Now you can have the joy of Fruit Stripe Gum in your adult life with the Fruit Stripe Cocktail....

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