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Bush sees error of ways, dumps military for kids

Editor in Chief

December 6, 2005

In a stunning move, President Bush on Monday signed a budget cuts package that included a stark slash in defense spending, some $300 billion, signaling the end of the war in Iraq and a retreat back into what he called "socially minded" spending. In the Oval Office surrounded by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-M...

Fresh views needed in debate on immigration

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November 30, 2005

President Bush will conclude his two-day trip to the south and southwest today as he continues his efforts to keep immigration law reform on the national agenda. But unlike Social Security reform, this particular issue might have some legs, and as with anything that this president manages to get his h...

Tips for freshmen who look to escape CSUN alive

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November 22, 2005

I can't believe it's almost over. I am less than four weeks away from being a graduate of Cal State Northridge and I am the happiest boy on Earth. And while everything is progressing quite nicely for me at this point, I still wish someone had given me the following pointers on how to survive at CSUN ...

New PAC, Matadome should share priority

Editor in Chief

November 17, 2005

If CSUN and CSU officials commit themselves to dramatic facilities renovation and construction plans in the next five years, will students and community members respond in a way that makes such a move fiscally responsible? In a state that lets the Department of Finance and the Legislature's minority membe...

Bureaucratic meddling likely in new changes

Editor in Chief

November 17, 2005

The evidence is mounting: It's as if Californians want people to do jobs that don't belong to them, all at the expense of 405,000 CSU students. Consider for a moment the recent scheduling changes likely to be rolled out at CSUN in the next year or so. The university is just finishing off its transiti...

Schwarzenegger loses big in special election debacle

Editor in Chief

November 10, 2005

So that's the end of that little experiment. Phew. With the results of Tuesday's special election a resounding "no vote" against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whatever dreams he once had of reforming state government are "terminated" (excuse the pun). As pundit after pundit has already said, the rejectio...

Voters should leave critical tax decisions to Legislature

Editor in Chief

November 7, 2005

In the same way that we shouldn't let California prisoners decide whether they want to remain incarcerated or be executed, we should not allow California taxpayers an opportunity to decide something as insanely serious as Proposition 76. Proposition 76, arguably the most far reaching of any of the i...

CIA leak case exposes flaws in Iraq strategy

Editor in Chief

November 1, 2005

I wish I could take more pleasure in watching George W. Bush squirm amid one of the worst weeks in his presidency, but I can't. The situation is too serious for partisanship. The indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, "Scooter" Libby, last Friday on five charges centered on his alleg...

India has a computer! We need education reform, fast!

Editor in Chief

October 31, 2005

The folks from the National Academy of Sciences must be crazy. That's the only explanation I can think of. Earlier this month, and I'm sure almost every year since India got its first computer, a committee from the NAS urged the U.S. government, in very specific terms, to wake up to the decline of A...

White Sox deliver big blow to ‘loveable losers’ theory

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October 31, 2005

Not since the Bolshevik revolution has the view from the Dan Ryan Expressway been so sweet. Thank you, Chicago White Sox. Thank you. As a recent Chicago emigrant living it up in beautiful Southern California, what I remember most about my childhood, like everyone else, are the special things that relate ...

Students must act to end tuition hikes

Editor in Chief

October 27, 2005

OK, California. We get it. This whole "access" to higher education thing you were talking about is outdated. The world is changing, and so should education in California, right? I'd like to think there was a time in California or some other U.S. state when education wasn't just a privilege, but also a r...

Africa Week expands horizons for students

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October 26, 2005

My knowledge of Africa is limited to what two African teachers have provoked me into learning, and I am thankful for that. Growing up in the Midwest and attending predominantly white private and public schools never really afforded me much opportunity to learn about Africa. My K-8 education never includ...

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