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Central American Studies students fundraise for women’s artisan group

Jacky Guerrero

May 4, 2009

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. Money raised from the gathering went to b...

CSUN’s LGBTA membership growing

Jacky Guerrero

April 19, 2009

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. 'When I first started, in 2004, there...

Little money, big problems for A.S.

Jacky Guerrero

April 15, 2009

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 St...

‘Mistakes Happen’

Jacky Guerrero

March 24, 2009

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 ballot. If there is a scheduled run-off for the primary elections the candidates for AMC will be added to the ballot. If not, t...

CSUN Center on Disabilities breaking stereotypes and advocating for educational equality

Jacky Guerrero

March 20, 2009

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 announc...

Freshman status and school spirit all they had in common

Jacky Guerrero

March 18, 2009

'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. Freshmen candidates for the Associated Students ...

Basurto calls for broader focus

Jacky Guerrero

March 12, 2009

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. It came as a surprise for the audience when Malik Basurto, who?is running for?president,?stated early in the de...

A.S. votes to support AB 540 students

Jacky Guerrero

March 11, 2009

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. Since 2001 AB 540 has allowed undocumented students to pay instate tuition fees at any CSU and community college as long as they have attended ...

Find jobs, keep track of your IOU’s, get donations, and be notified when the item you want gets cheaper!!!

Jacky Guerrero

March 6, 2009

OK, so I know it has been forever since I last wrote a post. But, I will make it up to you! Here are some awesome websites that you will find VERY useful! Job Compass: This helps you find job listings around your area. All you need to do is insert the job field you want, your zip code and the mile radius you want to your job search to be in. You can even check ...

A.S. discusses the redistribution of resources

Jacky Guerrero

March 4, 2009

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. 'A.S. is spending all their money on outside resources when they coul...

Former math student arrested in stabbing investigation

Jacky Guerrero

March 4, 2009

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.' John Soria, 23, is being charged with one count of murder, if convicted he faces 28 years to life in prison. Soria, lived in Chatsworth where the...

A.S. repeals term-limit referendum

Jacky Guerrero

February 25, 2009

Associated Students (A.S.) repealed a referendum designed to cut senators' term limits in half yesterday, as well as discussing other important issues. Some of these issues included a new precedent for organization funding and the future of a five-year strategic plan. The referendum would allow CSUN...

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