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Congo conflict in our hands

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February 22, 2011

By Hansook Oh Ten years ago, the diamond industry went through massive changes when consumers in the west found out they were buying blood diamonds, which financed wars in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Angola. Today, activists are raising awareness about conflict minerals in our cell phones, laptops...

Heart-to-heart on helmet-to-helmet

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February 21, 2011

By Alex Valladares With the professional football season culminating in the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl victory, the National Football League prepared to release its annual injury report. One of the most glaring finds of the report states overall injuries fell, but concussions were on the rise...

Is it worth risking one life to create another?

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February 21, 2011

By Allison Garnett A 61-year-old woman recently gave birth by caesarean section to her own grandson at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.  Kristine Casey may be the oldest woman to give birth in Illinois. Ten years after menopause, Casey acted as a surrogate to help her infertile...

#revolution: Social media fueled Egyptian uprising

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February 21, 2011

By Ryan Fonseca The world watched for weeks as the people of Egypt stood together against their longtime president Hosni Mubarak and prevailed in ousting him from power. We’ve learned a lot of lessons watching these events unfold, but the one that resonates loudest is this: Tweets are more powerful...

Smelly trees should be expelled

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February 16, 2011

PRO By Ariele Macaluso At first glance, a walk by the Oviatt appears to be lovely. It is a beautiful library and the trees are blooming pretty white flowers. But wait…what’s that smell? Your perfectly nice walk on campus has been ruined by something mysterious and horrendous. The question...

Every month should be Black History Month

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February 14, 2011

By David M. Johnson Another February, another Black History Month, where we celebrate achievements African Americans have made throughout U.S. history. Initially just one week, Negro History Week, which began in 1926, was allocated to educating black and white Americans of such accomplishments....

College athletics: pay for play

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February 10, 2011

By Wilson Trang For most of us, the purpose of college is to get an education but it seems today it’s just a way for athletes to turn pro. Professional athletes are getting paid for their talent, why can’t collegiate athletes receive the same or at least a fraction of the benefits of professionals? S...

Review for The Go! Team’s ‘Rolling Blackouts’

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February 10, 2011

By Andrew Lopez The biggest problem with how The Go! Team approaches music is also their greatest strength. The English six-piece does not conform to just one or two genres. Instead, they make it a point to blend as much culture and sound into every song they can. While that sounds impressive, there’s a drawback to this chaotic me...

U.S. should let Egyptians decide their own political fate

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February 9, 2011

PRO by James Nelson Contributor The United States should not be involved with the protests going on in Egypt. They are their own country and the United States has no right, nor responsibility to help Egypt through its government’s issues. The United States’ involvement with the Egyptian protests...

Winter trends to look forward to

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December 9, 2010

Cold nights snuggling under a blanket, sipping on hot cocoa and roasting marshmallows over an open fire is what comes to mind when most think of winter. But for all of you fashionistas out there, winter time means changing your wardrobe by getting out those coats and scarves from the back of your closet. During winter, it is necessary to wear a lot of la...

Plummer street to be repaved after 60 years of patchwork

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December 9, 2010

Just a block from the CSUN campus lies a quarter-mile stretch of Plummer Street that locals said they have been hoping to see fixed for decades.  This section of the road is under the jurisdiction of the city of Los Angeles and has been maintained by the Bureau of Streets Services for nearly 60 years. ...

Fans irked about new NBA technical foul rule

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December 7, 2010

By Quan Luong Most NBA fans are certainly not happy about the new technical foul rule in the league, especially if it’s going to affect the 2010-11 season. Fans who attend games or watch them live on television seem to be irritated with the NBA for expanding the rules this season. List of examples would be: 1. Players making aggressive gestures such a...

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