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A.S. presidential veto policy on chopping block for next fall

Ivette Lopez

November 30, 2011

The state legislature could change Associated Students presidents’ ability to veto policies beginning next fall. “As your A.S. president, I don’t like it,” said CSUN’s student government president, Amanda Flavin, during Tuesday’s senate meeting. According to CSUN’s Internal Affairs...

Middle Eastern culture becomes Americana

Middle Eastern culture becomes Americana

Ivette Lopez

November 16, 2011

Middle Eastern culture has been a point of obsession in the United States dating back to the 19th century, said Jonathan Friedlander, former assistant director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies. “The Middle East has become a brand name in the U.S.,” Friedlander said during the sec...

CSUN football hopes dashed because of finances

Ivette Lopez

November 1, 2011

Correction: In both the print and online versions of this story, Mr. Benson's name was spelled incorrectly on first reference.   A petition to bring back Matador football was rejected by the Associated Students judicial court, which decided to temporarily refuse moving the proposal forward...

Associated Students get details about new Student Recreation Center

Associated Students get details about new Student Recreation Center

Ivette Lopez

October 26, 2011

There are only a few months until the new Student Recreation Center (SRC) opens, and the facility is undergoing its ‘punch list’ phase, when the building is inspected. Associated Students heard a special presentation Tuesday that gave last details of the center, scheduled to open Jan. 26. “You’re going to want to be there, it’s going to be amazing,” said Shannon Kra...

A.S. discuss technological ideals in CSUN classrooms

Ivette Lopez

October 18, 2011

A California state organization would like to see state campuses make more technological advances in classrooms to promote learning. Associated Students Vice President Sydni Powell addressed the senate and asked for suggestions Tuesday on how to move CSUN forward technologically, to direct to the...

CSUN student lobbies A.S. to support taxes on oil companies to benefit state education

CSUN student lobbies A.S. to support taxes on oil companies to benefit state education

Ivette Lopez

October 11, 2011

CLARIFICATION, Thursday, Oct. 13: Wednesday’s article “Taxing oil for school” did not specify what entity at Cal State Los Angeles supported AB 1481, the proposition calling for a new severance  tax on oil, the proceeds from which would go toward state education. Cal State LA’s Assoc...

Campuses Organized and United for Good Health propose designated smoking areas

Campuses Organized and United for Good Health propose designated smoking areas

Ivette Lopez

October 4, 2011

A CSUN organization would like to see unrestricted cigarette use on campus go up in smoke. Campuses Organized and United for Good Health (COUGH) presented a proposition to the Associated Students senate Tuesday that would create designated smoking areas around campus. “We’re not against smokers, we’re...

AS increases ‘Big Show’ budget to prevent cancellation

Ivette Lopez

September 28, 2011

Big Show received a $26,559 bonus during Tuesday's Associated Students (A.S.) senate meeting.  The allocation was approved to prevent this weekend's campus event from being cancelled. “I think that it is very unfortunate that this happened, but I want every student to have a safe and fun experience,”...

A.S. increases ‘Big Show’ budget to prevent cancellation

Ivette Lopez

September 27, 2011

Big Show received a $26,559 bonus during Tuesday's Associated Students senate meeting.  The allocation was approved to prevent this weekend's campus event from being cancelled. “I think that it is very unfortunate that this happened, but I want every student to have a safe and fun experience,”...

Associated Students may increase funding for California State Student Association

Ivette Lopez

September 20, 2011

Correction: A.S. did not propose increased fees to support CSSA, but proposed an increase in the amount A.S. gives CSSA per student at CSUN. If passed, the AS would increase funding from 48 cents to $2 per student. The choice to donate to the organization is made independently by each A.S. govern...

A.S. graduate student representation in jeopardy

A.S. graduate student representation in jeopardy

Ivette Lopez

September 13, 2011

Emotions ran high at Tuesday’s Associated Students (AS) meeting after the board failed to pass an amendment that would allow graduate students to leave meetings an hour early to accommodate class schedules.  Standing rules require senators to be available from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays for...

Preview of freshman convocation, matador statue at Associated Students

Ivette Lopez

September 6, 2011

Associated Student plans to make new matadors feel welcome at this Thursday’s freshman convocation and the unveiling of the new matador statue. “It’s their symbolic journey into becoming a matador,” said university advisor Tom Piernik. The convocation will welcome the freshman class Thursday night at t...

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