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Prop S, 94 – 97 win, others fail to pass

Danielle Directo

February 6, 2008

California voters passed all four propositions supporting referendums on amending Indian gaming compacts, while a measure that would modernize communications taxes and three other propositions for transportation funds, community college fees and limits to legislators' terms in office were rejected, ac...

Thousands wait outside for Sen. Hillary Clinton

Danielle Directo

January 18, 2008

By 2 p.m., the line of Hillary Clinton hopefuls trailed past the corner of Vincennes Street and Bertrand Avenue on the east side of the University Student Union building, with waves more of her supporters lining up. Though the New York senator's rally in support of her presidential campaign was set to...

Star student killed in the prime of his life

Danielle Directo

December 10, 2007

Originally Published August 23, 2007 Three weeks ago, Michael Lynn Presley II received a letter in the mail from CSUN congratulating him on earning a grade point average surpassing the 3.5 mark. He was now eligible to join Sigma Alpha Phi, a university organization for students who have maintained such c...

Students hit by TV writers’ strike

Danielle Directo

December 6, 2007

Three months into working as a night runner on the CBS series, "The Big Bang Theory," second year film student Jacob Murray found himself out of a job when the Writer's Guild of America began its strike Nov. 5. With finals week set to soon hit full effect, Murray said the unexpected vacation was "some...

Jewish community activist Jordan Elgrably speaks to students

Danielle Directo

December 6, 2007

Levantine Cultural Center co-founder and director Jordan Elgrably spoke to humanities and history students last Tuesday about the struggle that Middle Eastern Jews endure finding their identities, along with the discrimination Jews face within their own communities. Elgrably, who was invited to speak ...

Student group combats prejudice

Danielle Directo

December 6, 2007

Standing Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP), a new multicultural student organization, held an interactive speaking event yesterday in front of Jerome Richfield Hall in order to raise awareness about discrimination and encourage students to stop using racial slurs in their everyday speech. Speech professor...

OneRepublic delivers motivating lyrics and catchy tunes

Danielle Directo

December 5, 2007

In every social circle, there's the one friend who always offers the shoulder to cry upon, the sleeve to wipe your nose on and the reassurance that everything will be alright, but they won't do you the favor of shaking you to your senses, telling you to buck up and take it like an adult. OneRepublic's latest al...

CSU EU negotiations stall over allocation of .25 percent

Danielle Directo

November 27, 2007

Salary contract negotiations between California State University and the CSU Employees Union have reached a standstill after both parties were unable to reach an agreement on how to allocate an additional pay raise of a quarter of a percent for CSU service employees. After a Nov. 1 meeting that was ...

Slain student remembered by family, friends

Danielle Directo

November 20, 2007

Shontae Treniece Blanche was always the peacemaker of her family. When her aunt and mother, Pauline and Mildred Hayes, argued, Blanche would break them up. "She'd give me that look and all of a sudden I'd freeze," Pauline Hayes said. "All the negative force would come out of me. She was like a little ...

CSUN awarded $275,000 grant

Danielle Directo

October 31, 2007

CSUN was awarded a $275,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the Federal Aviation Agency to develop technology that researchers say would better monitor an increase in air passenger traffic and cargo control. Researchers say the grant, funded through the FAA's Nex...

Radiohead sets precedence, could force music industry to change

Danielle Directo

October 22, 2007

The first ten seconds of "15 Step," the first song on Radiohead's latest album, "In Rainbows," opens with the sound of digital flutters and electronic claps, followed by the sleepy voice of Thom Yorke. Forty-one seconds into the song the guitars finally kick in, sliding up and down until drum machine la...

Taking it to the streets

Danielle Directo

October 15, 2007

Hundreds of cars are speeding underneath the feet of about 30 bicyclists, who are standing on a chain link-gated concrete bridge that overlooks the White Oak Avenue exit off the 101 freeway. For a Tuesday night in October, the weather is fairly bike-friendly - not hot enough to make a rider sweat bu...

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