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Film explores Hollywood vilification of Arabs

Grace Chon

May 23, 2007

Originally Published April 18, 2007 CSUN's Muslim Student Association presented a documentary called "Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies A People" for a screening and discussion during Islamic Awareness Week on April 10 in the Flintridge Room. The film is based on a book with the same title by Dr. J...

Asbestos still embedded in 21 buildings on CSUN campus

Grace Chon

May 23, 2007

Originally Published February 27, 2007 A California State University, Northridge English teacher assistant shares a Santa Susana room with five other faculty members. Not too long ago, Cynthia Glucksman received a notification through e-mail that the room had asbestos in its tile floor. But she and her ...

ADD medication gaining popularity as weight-loss drug

Grace Chon

May 16, 2007

In a society where chronic obesity runs rampant, life is becoming faster and faster-paced, and medication is the solution to almost everything, Adderall is becoming a prevalent off-label diet pill for many. Adderall contains four different types of amphetamines and is often called amphetamine mixed salts. I...

Depression counseling sees increase in young patients

Grace Chon

May 15, 2007

Approximately one out of four Americans, age 18 and older, suffer from a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. These Americans, who comprise 23 percent of the overall population, reflect the struggle of college-age students as they juggle family life, friendships, romantic ...

CSUN clubs and organizations honored at ceremony

Grace Chon

May 14, 2007

About 100 seats, red, black and white balloons, and an assortment of food filled the room for students from organizations and clubs at CSUN who were eager to hear their names be called for awards. Twenty-five awards were given out at the Clubs and Organizations Awards Ceremony, "Celebrating the Spiri...

Graphic designers go head to head in competition

Grace Chon

May 2, 2007

The rain on a Friday evening did not seem to hinder students, alumni and instructors from coming to campus for the head to head competition of eight graphic design arts students. "I was definitely impressed by the turnout," said Joe Bautista of the more than 70 people in attendance, an instructor at CSUN w...

Students against fee increase to strike for quality education

Grace Chon

April 24, 2007

Students associated with the California Faculty Association and affiliated with the CSU organization, Students for Quality Education, are still moving forward with plans for a potential student strike designed to halt the proposed ten percent tuition fee increase and save the Educational Opportunity Pr...

Film explores Hollywood vilification of Arabs

Grace Chon

April 17, 2007

CSUN's Muslim Student Association presented a documentary called "Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies A People" for a screening and discussion during Islamic Awareness Week on April 10 in the Flintridge Room at 12:30 p.m. The film is based on a book with the same title by Dr. Jack Shaheen, a profess...

Students raise awareness of world hunger with dinner

Grace Chon

April 10, 2007

The CSUN National Society of Collegiate Scholars members presented a unique presentation to students who came for a free meal at the World Hunger event on March 28 at the Shoshone Room in the Satellite Student Union. The NSCS wanted to gather CSUN students and inform them about the poverty, hunger, a...

Coffee chain forms label for up-and-coming artists

Grace Chon

March 20, 2007

Starbucks places quotes on their recycled cups to inspire the minds and hearts of consumers. They also sell music to "inspire the soul." But Starbucks is now taking a step further into their music plans. Starbucks and Concord Music Group joined efforts to create Hear Music, a Los Angeles-based music lab...

CSUN students help lend support to faculty’s fight

Grace Chon

March 16, 2007

More than 500 CSUN students filled out yellow survey cards that declared their opposition to the student tuition increase from a necessity to increase the quality of their education by marking "yes" to strike. In order for their stance to be heard and taken seriously, Educational Opportunity Program s...

From slave to grave, history of Saint Patrick’s Day revealed

Grace Chon

March 15, 2007

Around this time of year, the color green becomes the theme. A pinch is given to those who dare to forget to wear green, beer is dyed green and elaborate parades are just not right without green. Many Americans participate in St. Patrick's Day without knowing much about the day. Everyone just becomes I...

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