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CSUN foreign exchange and international student enrollment rates on the rise

Christina Pembleton

December 4, 2012

CSUN foreign exchange and international student enrollment rates are on the rise amidst enrollment freezes on other groups of incoming students. The number of enrolled foreign exchange students for the Fall 2012 semester  has increased by about 3 percent since Spring 2012 and 11 percent since Fall...

Demand for remedial courses on the rise

Christina Pembleton

December 3, 2012

>>>CORRECTION: There are 7, 740 students enrolled in remedial courses, not between 3,800 and 3,900 like the story stated. Also, it read the number of students enrolled in English remedial courses has increased this year. In fact, as of Fall 2011, the university no longer offers remedial compos...

Private gift pays the bill for CSUN’s campus initiative

Christina Pembleton

December 2, 2012

The ongoing CSUN initiative to seek community input has a pricetag. Developing the platform cost $167,639.66, which was allocated for the advancement communication initiative that led to CSUN Shine, said Carmen Ramos Chandler, director of news and information at university advancement. The funds...

‘Modern Family’ recap (11/28) spoiler alert

Christina Pembleton

November 29, 2012

“Modern Family” returned to ABC’s Wednesday lineup after a Thanksgiving break. This episode feature Hayley picking up trash for community service, a one-up showdown between Phil and Jay, and Cam as a cat in a tree. Jay and Phil have to take Manny and Luke  to a friend’s olympic-themed birthday...

‘Modern Family’ Recap (11/14) spoiler alert

Christina Pembleton

November 15, 2012

The ultimate miscommunication mishap occurred on Wednesday night’s episode of “Modern Family” when Phil Dunphy met Cam’s gay friend at the gym and invited him over to watch their alma mater’s football game. Unbeknownst to Phil, Cam sends his gay friend Dave, played by Matthew Broderick, to ...

Modern Family Recap (11/7) spoiler alert

Christina Pembleton

November 8, 2012

During a night of college partying, Haley Dunphy gets busted by police for underage drinking, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest on Wednesday’s “Modern Family.” Claire, Phil and Mitchell, the token lawyer, take an early-morning trip to post her bail and retrieve her from jail. Naturally, the whole family finds their wa...

Scholastic advantage can vary by family income

Christina Pembleton

November 8, 2012

Pablo Estrada’s freshman year at CSUN was the hardest school year of his life. During his time in middle school at James A. Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles, Estrada’s teachers were eager to help and they cared about their students’ progress, but once he entered high school, the educatio...

‘Modern Family’ recap (10/31) spoiler alert

Christina Pembleton

November 1, 2012

In case you were greeting trick-or-treating pirates or visiting every West Hollywood kickback, Wednesday night’s new episode of “Modern Family” tackled the theme of hiding secrets. Jay and Gloria help their son Manny and his cousin Luke with a charity yard sale for their school, and secrets c...

Wine down, wine glasses up

Wine down, wine glasses up

Christina Pembleton

October 31, 2012

With midterms creeping up at the semester’s half way point, relaxing and distressing after long study sessions is an important part of maintaining composure. While alcohol may not be the solution to all problems, winding down with a glass of wine can be a great way for students over 21 to take a me...

Men deserve more attention during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Christina Pembleton

October 28, 2012

Every year, my Facebook inbox starts overflowing with for-women-only messages. I had nearly forgotten this yearly ritual when I recently opened my Facebook page to a new battle cry for women. The message read: “Without replying to this message, put a heart on your wall; no comment, just a heart. Ne...

Unconventional classes spark critical thinking at CSUN

Unconventional classes spark critical thinking at CSUN

Christina Pembleton

October 24, 2012

It’s not everyday a guest lecturer is 10 years old. Some courses at CSUN offer an unusual experience. Classes like Harry Potter (ENGL 495HP), popular culture (ENGL 313), the supernatural (ANTH 424) and the politics of hip-hop (PAS 368) may not seem like university appropriate coursework, but...

Best Late Night Foods

Christina Pembleton

October 24, 2012

During evening adventures or up-all-night cram sessions for midterms, hunger is bound to hit. Many locations are open late, but any student can vouch that most nights don’t stop before the clock strikes midnight. Northridge and surrounding communities have late-night food options from sweets to a hearty...

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