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Trumpcare on its way to the Senate after being passed in the House

Tom Price speaks to men after taking away the affordable care act
Heidi Weinrich May 5, 2017

The House of Representatives passed Trumpcare to replace Obamacare, according to CNN.House Republicans celebrated early Thursday morning while playing the "Rocky" theme song.For the past seven years, Republicans...

A closer look at destructive cults and their influence

Rod Ferrell sits in court looking content wearing an orange jumsuit
Heidi Weinrich April 28, 2017

Marriage and family therapist Rachel Bernstein took the podium of the Whitsett Room Wednesday night to discuss the characteristics of destructive cults and the behaviors of the people who participate...

Negative symptoms cause students to kick caffeine habits

Freudian Sip barista makes a drink
Heidi Weinrich April 25, 2017

A feeling of breathlessness came over Nijole Ubonas as she was sitting in class in the middle of the day. She thought about every breath she took with fear running through her body. She suffered a shortness...

CSUN students express creativity at Poetry Palooza

Caleb Word is performing spoken word poetry for Poetry Palooza wearing a matching light brown suede hat and shirt
Heidi Weinrich April 24, 2017

The Creative Writing Circle put together Poetry Palooza, where Vocal Artillery was first to take the stage at the Oviatt Lawn on Thursday afternoon.The event started in front of the library and migrated...

Documentary explores political tension, freedom of expression

Rayan Mahfouz pictured looking very thoughtful
Heidi Weinrich April 18, 2017

Students gathered in the Armer Theater Monday night to watch a documentary about political satirist Bassem Youssef.The political science and cinema and television arts department chairs hosted the screening...

Vibroacoustic Therapy reduces stress for CSUN students

David Boyns and Briauna Johnson proudly displaying the portable version of the device used to produce pulses to the users body while listening to music as a form of healing. Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda
Heidi Weinrich April 11, 2017

Sociology professor David Boyns and special education professor Ivor Weiner have teamed up to use new technology to share the benefits of sound healing at CSUN.Sound healing is an ancient practice that...

Paleontologist emphasizes the importance of nature in our world today

doctor sampson pictured while giving a lecture
Heidi Weinrich April 5, 2017

Dr. Scott Sampson discussed the importance of children experiencing nature and his book "How to Raise a Wild Child" Monday night in the USU.Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist, the author of multiple...

CSUN beach volleyball takes the win against Sacramento

Athletes participate in a game of volleyball
Heidi Weinrich April 3, 2017

The CSUN women's beach volleyball team beat Sacramento State in a 4-1 win Saturday in Huntington Beach. CSUN secured a winning streak in all spots of their first four matches. The tournament contained...

U.S. downgraded to ‘flawed democracy’ while Norway stays on top

photo shows donold trump surrounded by papparazi
Heidi Weinrich March 27, 2017

According to the NBC News article, "Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why," the United States was downgraded to a "flawed democracy," with Norway claiming the title as...

Students reveal if politics are more important than their homework

students pictured sitting at desks in the Oviatt Library
Heidi Weinrich March 16, 2017

After the 2016 Presidential Election, students find it hard to decide what is more important to them, their homework or current political events. Chair of Elections for Associated Students, Jaelin Palmer,...

DSU podcast: philosophical origins of current events

Professor Dungey pictured in his office with his feet rested on his desk
Heidi Weinrich March 9, 2017

Professor of Political Science, Nicholas Dungey, aims to expand the knowledge of his audiences through a project podcast called, Dungey State University (DSU).DSU is a project that teaches people how to...

CSUN Republicans to bring more perspectives to campus

CSUN students crowd the walkways between classes
Heidi Weinrich March 9, 2017

The CSUN Republicans group on campus is in the process of being approved as an official club as a result of students feeling that the university needs more points of view. Spencer Ceurvorst, vice president...

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