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Students return to school for master’s degrees due to economy

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December 6, 2010

One week after Neal Winn, 30, graduated from Connecticut College in 2002, he was employed with the Hartford Insurance Group.  It took Winn a year before he realized insurance was not his business and set out to find a more interesting field to lend his skills. Within a few months, Winn was working...

Leaving negative past behind

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December 6, 2010

During her years in grade school, no one would have expected 21-year-old Moranda Glasper to be at the point she is now. As a fourth-year graduating senior at CSUN, she has excelled and done more than be a student. Growing up as a typical trouble maker, she ditched school, pretended to be sick and became fairly well acquainted with the principal’s office. This c...

Clearing up misconceptions about campus living

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December 6, 2010

As a dorm resident, there are a number of things I find CSUN students presupposing about the residence halls. Before you decide to either stay at the dorms or leave, make sure you don’t believe one or more of these misconceptions. The Resident Advisors are out to get you RAs are obligated ...

Helping and not helping: The Salvation Army, CSU Trustees

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December 6, 2010

Helping: The Salvation Army Chelsea Turner Contributor In light of hard economic times, the Salvation Army is committed to helping collect clothes, toys, and money for those in need across America.  During the holiday season, bell ringers can be found outside thousands of stores across the na...

CSUN Art Gallery showcases assemblage art made of recycled material

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December 1, 2010

Assemblage art has made its way to the CSUN art gallery this fall semester in the exhibit “Outside.” “Outside” has been up since Oct. 23, and it features assemblage artists Esteban Bojorquez and Kai Bob Cheng. To work in assemblage means the artist takes recycled products that are normally th...

Students abusing pills to study should be expelled

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December 1, 2010

Arguing for the government: Ana Gladys Rivera Some of those alternatives are not always the right ones. Students caught using Adderall and Ritalin for academic enhancement should be immediately expelled from university due to the health hazards and academic dishone...

Alehouse offers unique dining experience for all

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November 30, 2010

Ladyface Alehouse, located in Agoura Hills, gives its customers the feeling of stepping into a medieval pub. The restaurant, approximately 30 minutes from CSUN, features old-fashioned photos that decorate the dark walls, and welcomes people of all ages. Groups filled the crowded restaurant on the Sat...

Getting sleep even with a snoring roommate

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November 30, 2010

The snoring roommate scenario is  well-known within all dorm room communities. These roommates can cause severe irritation for the other party. Many students need eight hours of sleep in order to function well in class. A problem like this can come between two perfectly good roommates, so in an effort to help the situation, it’s important to talk to your...

John Grisham’s latest novel, “The Confession,” lacks a unique story line but is well-written

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November 29, 2010

What would you do if a lanky ex-con walked into your office, plopped down on a chair and proceeded to tell you that he had raped and murdered a high school cheerleader and that, worst of all, someone else was going to die for his sins? In “The Confession,” John Grisham’s latest legal thriller, a humble,...

Letter to the editor

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November 23, 2010

The longer a student will stay at CSUN, the more she will pay. Here is why. California is a state in denial. We are forever blowing financial bubbles; we indulge short-term speculation and forego long-term investment. We borrow beyond our means, betting on suckers to buy our follies. Then when bubbles...

Spending Thanksgiving in the dorms

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November 22, 2010

Not all students can go home this Thanksgiving break, so rather than panicking or sinking into a pie-less depression right before finals, here are some tips that make a semi-homemade Thanksgiving accessible right here on campus. Gather a Crowd The more the merrier. You won’t be the only person on campus during the holiday, create a Facebook event page and invite y...

In search of the solution to bullying (parts one and two)

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November 20, 2010

Kevin L. McCrudden Part one In recent weeks there have been tragic stories in the media about young gay people that have committed suicide. Unfortunately, teen suicide has been on the rise in recent years, not just among gays, but amongst teens in general. There are a variety of reasons why a tee...

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