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U.S. should legalize illicit drugs

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March 9, 2011

PRO By William Sandifer Contributor In June of 1971, President Richard Nixon officially declared the war on drugs, calling drug abuse “public enemy No. 1” in the United States.” What followed during the Reagan administration was the institution of drug policies that would shape the development of a generation...

Letter to the editor: Women shouldn’t serve in combat roles

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March 8, 2011

Eric Lopez is a senior studying political science, writing in response to the Daily Question published March 1, 2011. There has been talk for years on whether women should be allowed to sign up for combat arms jobs such as infantry, scout and combat engineer, field artillery and armor. While th...

No sympathy for journalists captured by North Korea

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March 8, 2011

By Joe Galli In Euna Lee’s book “The World is Bigger Now,” she recounts her experience of being captured in North Korea while trying to film a documentary on North Korean refugees. The book is also on the CSUN Journalism Department’s suggested reading list and some classes have it as mandatory...

CSUN women’s basketball: Matadors lose on Senior Night 63-49 to Tigers

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March 6, 2011

By Diana Romero The Matadors’ season ended the way it started. The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team ended its year with a loss against Pacific on Saturday afternoon, 63-49. The Tigers gained the eighth place in the conference, taking the last spot in the Big West Tournament. ...

Letter to the Editor

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March 3, 2011

Lucia Strojnik is a 21-year-old senior in communications. As a nature enthusiast and environmental activist, I disagree with the author’s claims that these trees need to be removed. Trees are considered to be one of the foundations of life. Not only do they intake carbon dioxide and chemically p...

Destroyer’s new album ‘Kaputt’ delivers

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March 3, 2011

By Andrew Lopez Dan Bejar, who has released nine albums under the “Destroyer” name for over 10 years, has always been distinct in sound and style. From the often-indecipherable poetry that are his lyrics, to complex song structures that challenge most first-time listeners, Bejar has found permanency in the eclectic. On...

Matadors softball team heads to Cal State Fullerton for DeMarini Invitational

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March 2, 2011

Julian Reyes Contributor A tough week awaits the Matadors, who will play four games in the DeMarini Invitational this weekend at Cal State Fullerton and are looking to make up ground in the standings. The Cal State Northridge softball team (5-8) will play No. 14 Stanford, Murray State, Northwestern,...

CSUN women’s basketball: Matadors play their last two home games against UC Davis and Pacific

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March 2, 2011

Diana Romero Contributing Reporter CSUN women’s basketball team is closing its season this week with the last two home games against UC Davis and Pacific at the Matadome. The Matadors (4-24) are seeking a win after their two losses on the road against CSU Bakersfield 71-46 last Wednesday and...

Abstinence education should be taught in public schools

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March 2, 2011

PRO By Karishma Warudkar Contributor Although in recent years the percentage of teenagers who are sexually active has gone down, the U.S. still has a higher rate of sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy than any other industrialized nation in the world. According to the Henry J....

Radiohead’s ‘The King of Limbs’ doesn’t have legs

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February 24, 2011

By Andrew Lopez Radiohead has made a name for themselves by challenging the way listeners think of music. Where we see a platform for verses, chorus and a bridge, Radiohead sees a platform to experiment with sound, time and space. After 18 years of making unclassifiable music, is seems their s...

Lower the drinking age to 18

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February 23, 2011

PRO by Domenick Booker-Pomata In my college experience, I have witnessed numerous accounts of underage drinking leading to trouble with authority.  Why must young adults be persecuted for trying to enjoy themselves after an excruciating week of studying and working? It is time for the legal drinking...

CSUN marine biology class studies ocean organism at sea

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February 22, 2011

At 1 p.m. last Thursday, a group of CSUN students departed from Fish Harbor in Long Beach aboard the Yellow Fin vessel and headed out onto the choppy waves of the Pacific Ocean. Dr. Michael Franklin of the CSUN marine biology department led students from his marine biology 421 class on an excursion from the South...

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