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Working towards becoming the first to graduate

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November 18, 2010

With the new semester approaching, transfer student Lizbeth Gutierrez, 23, is reflecting on why she to chose CSUN as her final step in accomplishing her educational goals. As a full-time student working towards a business management degree, she said the switch from Ventura College to CSUN was...

Selling toys with unhealthy meals should be banned

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November 17, 2010

Arguing for the government: Armine Aleksanian If you’re thinking San Francisco’s ban on toys with unhealthy Happy Meals wasn’t making news worldwide, consider this. The Center for Science in the Public Internet (CSPI) plans on suing McDonald’s if the fast-food chain continues to use toys to promote Hap...

Student’s hobbies express spirituality

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November 17, 2010

Where many may see a dualism, one student sees a deep connectivity between body and spirit. Mike Bunch, a 23-year-old senior anthropology major, runs, rock climbs, shoots, practices martial arts and does body art to enhance and express his inner spirituality. “I’ve had some of my best ideas...

Valuable movie posters on display in Manzanita Hall

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November 15, 2010

With just six posters left to go, the new installation of film posters that reside in front of Armer Theater and in the corridors of Manzanita Hall is near completion. The posters comprise film favorites such as “Singing in the Rain” and legendary Charlie Chaplin’s “The Thief Catcher.” These...

Helping and not helping: Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Sen. Mitch McConnell

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November 15, 2010

Chelsea Turner Helping: Defense Secretary Robert Gates In addition to his commitment to slash wasteful spending from the U.S. military budget, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has made clear his position to give homosexuals the right to serve openly in the military. And why not?  Are we still so backwards in our ment...

Aspiring cinematographer practices passion through photography

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November 15, 2010

Most people have something they are passionate about. Some  tend to let their passions vanish as they grow older, and begin to face the world at hand. Dominick Aznavour, Dom to his friends, is not one of those people. He has had a hold of his life’s passion for some time, and has no plans on letting i...

Forget the Matador, go Fightin’ Squirrels

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November 12, 2010

Katherine Gould So the Alumni Association is raising money for a Matador statue they hope will increase school spirit. I think it’s a noble goal, but misguided. I don’t have any problem with school spirit, it’s a wonderful thing and we have a lot to be proud of at this university. Unfortunat...

Human trafficking—an internal issue

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November 8, 2010

Narineh Karaian When citizens of America, hear, read or talk about human trafficking acts, we think and refer to foreign countries and hardly consider looking closer to home—America. Human trafficking is a serious issue around the world that generates billions of dollars in revenue each year...

Professor gets the opportunity to participate in rare excavation

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November 8, 2010

Suspended from a rope, anthropologists descend into a remote underwater Romanian cave to excavate 35,000 year-old bones of Neandertal. What they find results in a significant contribution to early modern human discoveries in Europe. CSUN paleoanthropologist Dr. Hélène Rougier was one of the select particip...

Latest makeup tips for the fall season

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November 8, 2010

Makeup is an essential part of a woman’s life, some even compare it to showering or eating. However women may define makeup, most agree it’s a part of our daily routine. Foundation is the first step. Most see celebrities and wonder how they achieve that glamorous, yet seemingly effortless beauty. Lucky for you ladies, here are 10 helpful tips ...

Professor incorporates hands-on learning into curriculum

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November 5, 2010

After visiting many countries and always having a passion for geography, CSUN Professor Gregory Schwartz, at California State University, Northridge said he feels strongly that we need to be benevolent individuals in order to save our planet. Three years ago, Schwartz started teaching geography to CSUN st...

Protesting military funerals should be illegal

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November 3, 2010

Arguing for the government: Whitney Villarreal The Phelps group has been picketing military funerals across the country, saying American troop deaths are God’s punishment for America’s embrace of homosexuality. There is an appropriate time and place for demonstrations and soldier’s fune...

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