Saturday night students from the Central American Studies (CAS) Field Work 270 class gathered at a house in the valley for some carne asada (BBQ meat), pupusas, beans, rice, fried bananas, music and ambience. Not usual for a house party, there was a $5 entrance fee.
Every Thursday night members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) convene in the Thousand Oaks room above the Associated Students office. Two years ago the alliance had less than twenty active members, today their numbers have nearly doubled.
There was little mention of the fact that there is only $2,300 left to be allocated to over 300 clubs and organizations for the rest of the semester as President-elect Abel Pacheco reprimanded the current Associated Students (A.S.) administration for their relationship, or lack thereof, with the University Student Union (USU).
The ballots collected for the candidates vying for the Arts, Media and Communication (AMC) senate seat will be nullified due to an error that excluded one candidate from the ballots.
A multiple-choice exam begins and students hurry to take out their pencils and scantrons. They all have fifty minutes to complete the exam. Fifty minutes spent in a lecture room with 100 students tapping their pencils, anxiously scribbling, flipping pages, and teachers making last minute announcements, while students concentrate on successfully finishing their test.
'School spirit' and 'pride' were echoed constantly during the debate at the Plaza del Sol. For these candidates, the need for more school spirit amongst their contingency was one of the priorities they set out to achieve while disagreeing on everything else.
Accusations flew as the candidates for president and vice president for Associated Students discussed issues such as campus security, school spirit and director stipends during Tuesdays debate.
In a unanimous vote Associated Students (A.S.) voted to support Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) students, a move that two years ago would have caused controversy.
A recent CSUN math graduate has been arrested and is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for the alleged murder of his mother.
The discussion held at the Associated Students meeting Tuesday was whether A.S. is promoting clubs and organizations on campus to use resources on campus, such as professors as public speakers instead of brining in outside speakers.
Associated Students (A.S.) repealed a referendum designed to cut senators' term limits in half yesterday, as well as discussing other important issues.