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A.S. supports fundraiser for late CTVA student

Jacky Guerrero

February 11, 2009

In the wake of Diron Rivers' death Associated Students (A.S.) have allocated $1,300 for a fundraising event that is intended to help the Rivers family raise money for funeral costs. The money will be taken out of unassigned contingency, an account that any student can ask to receive funds from. A.S. agre...

Free Anti-Virus through CSUN

Jacky Guerrero

February 8, 2009

I didn't know how long my anti-virus had been expired but I know it had been awhile. Then I remember that CSUN students could get "free" (I use the word "free" freely because technically we pay for it through tuition, although it does come at a low price)  anti-virus through the Information Techono...

RIAA softens up

Jacky Guerrero

February 8, 2009

The Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) has discontinued issuing lawsuits against college students and is now focused on working with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to create initiatives to reduce the use of illegal music sharing, said RIAA officials. The reason behind the change in tact i...

Record low A.S. funds

Jacky Guerrero

February 4, 2009

Three weeks into the semester the Associated Student's (AS) funds for clubs and organizations are at their lowest in 10-years according to officials. While the specific amount isn't certain senators estimated during the meeting the deficit is about $20,000. However that number should change by next w...

Students don’t read the fine print on their loans

Jacky Guerrero

February 1, 2009

When Melissa Castaneda took out a loan from Bank of America three years ago to help pay her tuition, she didn't know the difference between a federal and private loan. It was a technicality that cost her. Because the loan wasn't subsidized, Castaneda now struggles to work full-time and be a full-time...

Snuggie vs. ShamWow

Snuggie vs. ShamWow

Jacky Guerrero

January 26, 2009

I was astounded today when I learned what Snuggies and ShamWow's are. It took me awhile but I finally looked into them. I can believe the credibility behind the ShamWow, which recently won a "As Seen On TV " contest on CNBC.com, by being voted #2 in the best Household/ Automotive section and beating the Snuggie in round 2. Now th...

Get ready for Spring On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Jacky Guerrero

January 25, 2009

The Spring On-Campus Interviews are a great way to check out what job's are being offered off-campus. If you're looking for a job it is important to make sure that you attend any type of job fair being offered in order to increase your chances of finding a job or internship. From the Career Center w...

Mint.com: Making it easy to save and budget

Jacky Guerrero

January 25, 2009

Mint, is possibly one of the scariest yet helpful websites ever! Why is it scary, you may ask? Well, because it puts everything into perspective all in one screen. This website inputs your bank account information, your loan's, your credit card debt and anything else you might have accumulate. It infor...

The too Big Show

Jacky Guerrero

January 21, 2009

The Big Show committee accumulated nearly $40,000 in debt and is asking for a $12,000 transfer from Student Production and Campus Entertainment (SPACE) to help relieve them. The leftover debt will be settled by taking funds from other event programming committees. No money has been requested from un...

Bad Experience: Eyebrow Waxing

Jacky Guerrero

January 19, 2009

On my quest to save a trip to the beauty salon I decided to wax my own eyebrows. The waxing kit only cost $3.28 and it came with eyebrow shaper's that I could use time and time again. As opposed to a trip to the salon that would cost me $8 every time. Unfortunately, that was an unwise investment b...

Tips: Reduce Your Expenses and/or Seek a Debt Management Counselor

Jacky Guerrero

December 12, 2008

For Debt Management Counseling call: Gregorio Alcantar, Financial Aid Counseling email: gregorio.alcantar@csun.edu call: 818 677-4085 He is just one of many counselors on campus who can help you with your questions or concerns Here are a few more tips that will help you reduce your expenses. Stop using...

Debt. Whose fault is it?

Jacky Guerrero

December 10, 2008

As a college student I know that the money I earn combined with the little money I get back from financial aid is barely enough to support my lifestyle, which by the way is not grand. After a few very bad experiences with over drafting, credit card payments, and loans, I feel that I have learned my lesson...

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