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More funds are needed for prisons

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March 30, 2011

Amanda Beene Contributor Many people protest that the money being spent on prisons is outrageous and unnecessary, but budgeting money for prisons is very important and crucial to the safety of the public, community and inmates. Prisoners are already subject to terrible living conditions but they...

How to enjoy your spring break on a budget

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March 29, 2011

By Gayane Jerome After the last paper has been turned in and the midterms are over, most students are ready for spring break, a time when they can relax and have some fun. But for many students the fear of going broke is the reality, which prevents them from having a good time during the break. Is it possible to have fun and mind your budget at the ...

Letter to the Editor: Help for stutterers

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March 27, 2011

Dear editor, I enjoyed your article “CSUN program helps students, community reduce stuttering.” Some points made in the article were right on target. For instance, the article stated that boys are more likely to stutter than girls. This statement is definitely true, as over the years, I have read...

The Affordable Healthcare Act starts covering college students now

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March 23, 2011

By Hilda L. Solis A year ago this week, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law enacts significant health insurance reforms that will take effect over the next several years. But one very important piece of that law is already in place.  And it may directly benefit you. The Affordable...

Students should carry guns

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March 22, 2011

PRO By Myles Schulman Contributor In April 1999, students Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris stormed their high school in Littleton, Colorado killing twelve students, one teacher and themselves.  Armed with guns, knives and explosives, they reportedly hoped to wreak even more havoc than they did by killi...

Softball: CSUN goes 2-3 in San Diego

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March 21, 2011

By Diana Romero The Cal State Northridge softball team (12-15) played in the San Diego Classic II at SDSU & USD over the weekend. This Sunday, the Matadors won 7-6 against Ohio at USD and fell short after facing USD (9-11) with a 4-3 loss in extra innings. “We weren’t as sharp as ...

Leave labels off modified food

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March 16, 2011

By Maria Orellana Genetically modified foods have been roiled in controversy recently over their safety, process, and distribution, not just in the U.S., but all over the world. But genetic modification is already safely applied in many of our food produce. “Today, about two-thirds of United...

Plastic bags bad for planet

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March 16, 2011

By Elizabeth Na Plastic bags are extremely harmful to the environment, as are most plastics, and they have become extremely misused in normal everyday life. If Californians seriously care about the planet, then we need to do something to stop the hazardous effects that millions of invincible, everlasting...

Letter to the Editor

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March 15, 2011

By Todd Thornton CSUN Alumnus Journalism ’92 Dear editor, CSUN Men’s Basketball coach Bobby Braswell deserves thanks from the Northridge community for guiding the Matadors to two spots in the NCAA tournament during his 15 year career.  On balance, however, Braswell’s career .500 record, coupled...

Cutting education in California stunts students’ personal growth

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March 15, 2011

By Hansook Oh A college degree should not be viewed as a tool solely for making money. That is a very important component, no doubt, but higher education offers our society so much more than that. In an attempt to close California’s $26 billion budget gap, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed to slash...

An open letter to CSUN’s March 2 protesters

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March 10, 2011

By Oswaldo Sergio Sanchez I agree with your message, but not with your method. We should protest fee hikes, but protest in ways that do not interfere with our ability to have normal classes. In other words, stop the walkouts and find new ways to protest. It seems that everyone, not just college...

Letter to the editor

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March 10, 2011

Dear editor, The CSUN chapter of the CFA was surprised by your recent article on the March 2, 2011 student march on campus and its mischaracterization of our organization. We wish to tell another side of the story – one where the faculty at CSUN supported the students; a story where the students...

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