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Letter to the editor: students respond to professor Ng’s defense of BigBabyKenny.com

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October 19, 2010

After the Daily News broke the story of Professor Kenneth Ng’s “sex tourism website” in April 2010, the Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies Departments issued a joint statement, asserting that Professor Ng’s activities were fundamentally at odds with “the values and p...

We are human: MEChA and CAUSA’s response to the AB540 controversy

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October 19, 2010

Megan Magers’ uninformed and misguided article titled “Starve the Beast.” Magers’ discourse is racist and violent, especially as she asks, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” It seems to be the case that Magers has forgotten about the Constitution’s 13th Amendment, which...

Honor student and advocate for the LGBT community overcomes personal struggles

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October 18, 2010

Imagine just wrapping up an eight-hour school day just before 5 p.m., and the sun is beginning to set. You only have 15 minutes to ride your bicycle to work, five miles away, where you will be making smoothies at the local Jamba Juice until closing. Repeat this cycle, mix in attending various clu...

No use for plastic

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October 15, 2010

D’Ana Spencer While water is undoubtedly the most important beverage in our lives, drinking it from plastic bottles is a poor choice for our wallets, our bodies and our environment. Due to the rising importance of all of these issues, CSUN should take the first step in insuring their students are...

Congress should repeal the Small Business Jobs Act

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October 13, 2010

Arguing for the government: Gabe Cwern Recently President Obama signed a $42 billion small business-lending bill into law. Although the intent of the bill was to put money into banks and local governments to help small businesses, all it will do is act as a cover for the government to say “look we...

Writing across the emotional spectrum

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October 13, 2010

When people think of the word “swag,” most tend to think of the colloquial term that some online urban dictionary’s define as “the way one carries their self” or the “style that he or she presents themselves [with]”. But when you ask Senior Jessica Samiere what swag is, she define...

90 minutes of Fran Healy’s sweet, calculated pop

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October 13, 2010

People started lining down the alley well over an hour early eager to get a good spot to see Fran Healy at the Hotel Café in Hollywood. Other people waited off to the side, hoping someone wouldn’t make it and a ticket would free up. Listening to people in the line gave the impression that Healy was...

Beating to the drum of life

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October 12, 2010

Behind the pupil of the human eye is a layer comprised of light-sensitive patches known as rods and cones that help the eye to focus on light and darkness. Rod-cone dystrophy is the underdevelopment of rods in the back of the eye, which results in a diminished ability to focus light properly. This state of near-blindness is what Umair S. Ibrahim, a Muslim Amer...

Letter to the editor

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October 12, 2010

Editor, I want to report a crime. It was a crime when the CSUN Symphony Orchestra performed Friday (Oct. 1) and the Performance Hall was just slightly more than half full. Our symphony orchestra is spectacular. It would be hard to hear better music anywhere in Los Angeles, and I include Downtown. This...

Helping and not helping: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Matthew Francis, Christopher Orlando

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October 11, 2010

Krystal Brooks HELPING Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Rarely would I ever speak positively of our public education–killing governor. However, this week he has managed to earn my praise and potentially alter my negative feelings of him. Schwarzenegger signed SB 1440, the Student Transfer Achievement...

Sept. 11 survivor realizes true passion in life

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October 10, 2010

At just 33 years old, creative writing graduate student Brian Palagallo has traveled the country, tested the waters of corporate America, witnessed a national tragedy and ultimately found his passion. Reading “Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing” in the Sierra Hall lobby, Palagallo kept...

Northridge men’s soccer loses to UC Davis

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October 10, 2010

Ample scoring opportunities weren’t hard to come by in the Matadors’ 1-0 loss to visiting UC Davis in a Big West Conference match on Saturday night. Pressure by the Aggies’ front four earned them multiple early looks on goal but a free kick from John Joslin proved to be the deciding factor. “...

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