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CSUN sociology alumnus helps with HIV prevention

Jason Gallaher

April 15, 2013

Being surrounded by drugs, HIV, and prostitutes doesn't sound like your typical office environment. But for Jesse Fletcher, who received his bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology from CSUN in 2004 and 2006, this is just a regular day at work. "We have to be in the trenches of what's going on...

Retired department chair remembered for his love of music

Retired department chair remembered for his love of music

Jason Gallaher

April 3, 2013

CORRECTION: Wiggins was 88 at the time of his death, not 66 as stated previously. Dr. Clarence Wiggins, emeritus music professor and retired chair of the music department, died March 28 at 88. He had been recovering from brain tumor surgery, chemotherapy and radiation since last fall. People who knew W...

Student loan debt collectors may lose out on commission rates

Jason Gallaher

April 3, 2013

Private collection agencies and the U.S. Department of Education remain unclear about the specifics on their new contract conditions that began in March to limit private debt collection agency commissions. According to a representative of the U.S. Department of Education, who wished to remain on back...

Bars, restaurants may get option to serve alcohol until 4 a.m.

Jason Gallaher

March 26, 2013

Northridge-area bartenders support a bill proposed in the California State Senate that would extend alcohol service in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. Bartenders said the bill, SB 635, will bring in more revenue to the local community. “I’ve been in this business for 20 year...

Assemblyman introduces bill to eliminate state sales tax on textbooks

Assemblyman introduces bill to eliminate state sales tax on textbooks

Jason Gallaher

March 24, 2013

A bill has been introduced to the California State Assembly to help counterbalance the rising cost of college tuition by making the purchase of textbooks exempt from state sales tax. AB 479, the Textbook Tax Relief Act, was introduced Feb. 19 by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), who said a majo...

Barclays’ under new ownership but still awesome

Jason Gallaher

March 20, 2013

Studies show that music helps the brain, so for those Matadors who need a little mental boost, there's a coffee shop not too far from campus that offers multiple live music options each month. Barclays Coffee & Tea Co., located on Tampa Ave., has jazz and singer/songwriter performers almost ...

Psychology professor talks about her 42 years at CSUN

Psychology professor talks about her 42 years at CSUN

Jason Gallaher

March 19, 2013

Everyone has favorite memories. Maybe it's that Christmas when Santa brought the perfect gift, a graduation after years of hard academic work, or an unforgettable birthday party. But what if those favorite memories weren't real and the mind made them all up? It's that process of memory fabrica...

Religious representatives discuss spiritual activism

Religious representatives discuss spiritual activism

Jason Gallaher

March 18, 2013

Five representatives of various religions came together in Cypress Hall Monday to deliver a panel discussion on spiritual activism as a part of the Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative. The purpose of the discussion was to encourage using spirituality as a means to end social injustices includin...

Black and Latino communities share similar struggles

Jason Gallaher

March 12, 2013

Black and Latina/o communities have many similarities in immigration, three guest speakers said during the “Black and Latina/o Migrant Relations” presentation Monday night. According to the presenters, the struggles of these two ethnic groups have been very similar, and recognizing these simil...

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