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US Student organizations boycotting Israeli academic institutions

US Student organizations boycotting Israeli academic institutions

Hansook Oh

February 26, 2014

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White made a statement in early January denouncing a controversial move by a major academic association to boycott academic partnerships and investments made between American and Israeli universities. In December 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) ...

The pleasure principle: why masturbation for women can be an act of feminism

The pleasure principle: why masturbation for women can be an act of feminism

Hansook Oh

February 12, 2014

Valentines day encourages men to get their women things like diamonds, chocolates and flowers. But the best thing you can do for your female partner is to become cliterate. Cliteracy is a term coined by New York artist Sophia Wallace, who recently received media attention and was featured on the Huffi...

CSU will help students enroll in Covered CA as deadline approaches

CSU will help students enroll in Covered CA as deadline approaches

Hansook Oh

February 5, 2014

As the deadline for enrolling for healthcare is approaching, the Cal State University system is working to encourage students to sign up. As of Jan. 1 of this year, all American citizens are required to have health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as O...

Obamacare website malfunctions cause further confusion for Americans

Obamacare website malfunctions cause further confusion for Americans

Hansook Oh

October 27, 2013

At a time of controversy and confusion surrounding “Obamacare” and the malfunctioning federal health care website, representatives from the CSU Health Insurance Education Project  (HIEP) will be holding forums on campus this week to teach students how to access Covered California. The White Hou...

Government shutdown is now a reality

Hansook Oh

September 30, 2013

The 113th Congress caused a “shutdown” of most federal government agencies today due to its failure to complete the standard yearly process of funding the government for the coming fiscal year (FY). The failure was caused by a disagreement between Senate Democrats and House Republicans over Republica...

CSU Health Insurance Education Project aims to teach students about healthcare reform, new California health insurance exchange

Hansook Oh

September 17, 2013

<<< CORRECTION: The Chair of the Department of Health Sciences is Dr. Anita Slechta, not Dr. Bethany Rainisch. Dr. Slechta was interviewed for the story, not Dr. Rainisch. Over the three years since congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, changes in health care poli...

Boxing club teaches boxing basics to students

Boxing club teaches boxing basics to students

Hansook Oh

May 8, 2013

Jab. Jab. Cross. Bob. These combos are thrown furiously in the air as students warm up for the Matador Boxing team practice. Meeting since 2007 after being founded by former CSUN student and present co-coach Peter Christianson, it offers a space for students interested in fitness through the art of boxing. “There is a s...

Immigration reform bill to be reviewed by Senate Judiciary Committee

Immigration reform bill to be reviewed by Senate Judiciary Committee

Hansook Oh

May 6, 2013

The Senate’s "Gang of Eight" will pass over their final draft of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The gang, made up of four republicans and four democrats, has been in the process of drafting the reform bil...

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Hansook Oh

April 30, 2013

In his education budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15, President Obama has requested almost $155 billion in federal student aid assistance, which includes certain higher education programs, a modest increase in the maximum Pell Grant award, campus-based aid and changes to loan interest rates and tax benefits....

Emergency protocol requires updated contact information

Hansook Oh

April 25, 2013

The CSUN Police Department provides emergency protocols on their website for students, faculty and staff, called the “Emergency Desk Reference.” It includes a recommended procedure for emergency situations such as earthquakes, fires, bomb threats, seeing suspicious objects and encountering acti...

A.S. awards organizations and discuss current Supreme Court cases

Hansook Oh

March 29, 2013

The Associated Students approved several finance awards for student organizations as well as the Code on the A.S. Annual Recognition Banquet at their meeting Friday. A.S. awarded the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) $1,900 for their Annual Filipino Culture Night, though they requested $3,350....

DOMA unlikely to stay in place

Hansook Oh

March 28, 2013

The United States Supreme Court is likely to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, with an 80 percent probability according to analysts writing for SCOTUSblog. Five justices–Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy–are likely to...

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