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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 have been determined to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As reported by CNN, with more Republic...

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 in them.Bernstein discussed how cults in America recruit new members, also known as "love bombing,"...

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 of breath, which is a common symptom of caffeine consumption.According to Ellen Bauersfeld, registere...

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 to Jerome Richfield Hall where students could win prizes and raffles. Featured poets throughout the day w...

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 of "Tickling Giants."Youssef is an Egyptian native who hosted "Al Bernameg" or in English, "...

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 is commonly practiced in sound baths, a group experience where sounds are produced to go along wit...

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 books and the host of "Dinosaur Train" on PBS.Sampson said the relative distance of children and nat...

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 six teams from the Big West Conference where CSUN began with Sacramento State to move on to play...

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 the world's best democracy for the sixth year in a row. Norwegian journalist Solveig Svensen said the st...

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, feels that although school is important, politics are what shape the world. The 22-year-old...

DSU podcast: philosophical origins of current events

Professor Dungey pictured in his office with his feet rested on his desk

Heidi Weinrich

March 10, 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 expand their consciousness about the world around them when it comes to political philosophy.The podcast is non-i...

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 of the aspiring club, said the club would be a branch of the College Republican National Committee...

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