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Men should lead the anti-sexual-violence movement

Jeffrey Zide

October 30, 2012

Why did this happen? What did I do to deserve this? What I’m going to tell my parents? These are some of the many possible questions that go through the mind of a sexual assault victim in the moments after sexual assault or rape. Yet, we rarely expect to think think that the victim might ask,...

A.S. begins live tweeting from meetings, discuss Big Show

A.S. begins live tweeting from meetings, discuss Big Show

Jeffrey Zide

October 5, 2012

The Associated Students met today to discuss upcoming changes at meetings. A.S. will be live tweeting as a new way to reach out to students. People who are unable to attend can ask a question online and it will be read at open forum during the next meeting. Kevin Morjardi, marketing coordin...

High incidence of mental illness in college aged students causes concerns

Jeffrey Zide

May 11, 2012

With finals just around the corner and student stress at a high, some students and faculty are concerned about the mental health of students during finals week. With budget cuts, hunger strikes and long lines for mandatory tests, it’s not that hard to imagine that many students and faculty are feeling...

Don’t let the man bring you down

Don’t let the man bring you down

Jeffrey Zide

May 9, 2012

The same thing that makes many men a “manly” man is also the same thing that leads men to die, on average, 5-10 years before their female counterparts: masculinity. Some argue that this difference is due to the sex hormone, testosterone, which makes younger men prone to make rash decisions. While higher testostero...

Mental Health Awarness Fair

Jeffrey Zide

May 6, 2012

The Mental Health Awareness Fair was held in front of Sierra Tower on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring JADE(Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating) and the Blues project. Both are programs supported by the University Counseling Service. ...

Autism Speaks does not represent the voices of autistic people

Autism Speaks does not represent the voices of autistic people

Jeffrey Zide

April 23, 2012

If you decide to donate money for Autism Awareness Month this April, be mindful of where your money is going. There are many viable autism charities — the Dan Marino Foundation, Autism Self-Advocay Network and Aspies for Freedom — but I beg you not to donate to one organization: Autism Speak...

CSUN Young Democrats president worries that Politcal Apathy is an epidemic

CSUN Young Democrats president worries that Politcal Apathy is an epidemic

Jeffrey Zide

April 8, 2012

“If you’re trying to get into politics, don’t try to get involved to promote yourself because you’ll only be uncomfortable and make everyone else uncomfortable in the meanwhile. It is more important that you find a passion and go with that instead.” This is the advice that current CSUN Young ...

San Francisco increases minimum wage, but may do little to help

San Francisco increases minimum wage, but may do little to help

Jeffrey Zide

March 21, 2012

As of Jan. 1 of this year, the city of San Francisco has the highest minimum wage of any place in the nation. The current minimum wage in the city is $10.24 an hour, $3 more than the national minimum wage. San Francisco is one of three cities with its own minimum wage, the others being Sante Fe, N.M. and Wa...

CicLAvia hosts lecture to expand and create bike lanes

CicLAvia hosts lecture to expand and create bike lanes

Jeffrey Zide

March 11, 2012

Expanding bike routes and creating new ones in Los Angeles is a new aim for CicLAvia, a group that strives to make streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike, said Jon Linton, co-founder of the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition and CicLAvia member, during a lecture Thursday. About 20 people cam...

Student with Asperger’s syndrome speaks against changing definition of autism

Jeffrey Zide

January 31, 2012

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association is scheduled to make changes regarding the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, Autistic Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). The APA is hoping to put all three disorders under the broad diagnosis of autism s...

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