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Alumni Relations Center moves to increase visibility on campus

Hansook Oh

October 17, 2011

CSUN’s Alumni Relations center has relocated from University Hall to a more centralized location next to he bank building, northwest of Jacarada Hall. The center manages opportunities to get alumni connected with the campus, said Shellie Hadvina, associate director of alumni relations. “Moving is...

Misunderstanding religion leads to homophobic attitudes

Misunderstanding religion leads to homophobic attitudes

Hansook Oh

October 12, 2011

Devoutly religious people of the three major faiths--Christianity, Islam and Judaism--sometimes seem most hateful toward Queer Americans, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or questioning. For example, statements like, “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and St...

FAIR Education Act will make us more American

FAIR Education Act will make us more American

Hansook Oh

September 28, 2011

Politically conservative and religious groups are scrambling to gain 550,000 signatures in order to place a proposition on next year’s ballot to repeal Senate Bill 48, the “Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act.” The FAIR Ed act, approved by Governor Jerry Brown in July, would revise t...

CSUN commuter students face challenges getting involved in extra-curricular activities

CSUN commuter students face challenges getting involved in extra-curricular activities

Hansook Oh

September 28, 2011

Every morning, hundreds of students head to CSUN on congested freeways, crowded buses, bicycles and skateboards to make it to class on time. CSUN is known to locals as a commuter school with students traveling dozens of miles to further their education. Thirty percent of CSUN freshmen and only 9 ...

Employers screen applicants’ social media profiles

Employers screen applicants’ social media profiles

Hansook Oh

September 19, 2011

A growing number of employers are using social-media in background checks to examine prospective and current employees, making students rethink what opinions and images they show to the world. Eighty percent of employers use search engines like Google to research their employees’ online presence...

Flying Pig Food Truck serves a mediocre attempt at Asian Fusion at flying prices

Flying Pig Food Truck serves a mediocre attempt at Asian Fusion at flying prices

Hansook Oh

September 14, 2011

I don’t understand the craze over most fusion-food trucks, part of the growing “roach-coach” takeover of Los Angeles. With long lines, less-than-exciting attempts at food fusion and deceptively high prices for snack-sized menu items, I’m skeptical of most. Pigs don’t fly, and the Flying Pig food truck is no ex...

Big lineup comedy show impresses CSUN students

Big lineup comedy show impresses CSUN students

Hansook Oh

September 12, 2011

The Northridge Center was filled with laughter during CSUN’s second annual “Got Jokes,” headlined by stand-up comedians Loni Love and Pauly Shore Friday night. “The show was a big success,” said Amari Canada, public relations major and event coordinator. “Even the big comedians sat with the audi...

Higher Education, CSU funding down, enrollment follows

Hansook Oh

August 26, 2011

Public higher education in California has been pushed into a precarious predicament over the past few years due to a slew of state-sponsored budget cuts and university fee hikes. Are our policy makers truly “tightening the belt” and “cutting out the fat” or are they grafting from our education to save a little face? It is difficult to tell if the rise in the cost of education for ...

We need the enemy. We are the enemy.

Hansook Oh

May 9, 2011

After the death of Osama Bin Laden, America celebrated in euphoric victory. President Obama’s approval ratings went up and the Navy, not usually in the headlines, got some good public relations points for killing “Public Enemy No.1.” Americans took the news as an opportunity to party. In Washington...

Education for undocumented students shouldn’t be a pipe dream

Hansook Oh

May 2, 2011

Last month, the California State Assembly re-introduced two bills representing the California Dream Act. Assembly Bill 130, which allows qualified non-resident students access to university-sponsored scholarships was passed in April. This week, the house will again debate AB 131, which would allow qualified...

Period piece about Korean Peasantry? Get me Timberlake: Hollywood whitewashing continues

Hansook Oh

April 25, 2011

Hollywood still demands blonde bombshells above anyone else, so start heading back to the internment camps, you Asian American actors. Hollywood’s days of using offensive and racist buffoonery such as “yellow face” (i.e. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charlie Chan) are over, but the phenomena of...

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