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Audible Aura rocks the Roxy with style

Jillian Ballard

May 15, 2007

Imagine being a teenager going to New York City for the first time, and the only thing you can remember is seeing a girl overdosing, possibly on heroin, at the counter of a store called "Funhouse." Fast-forward 10 years, and Maura Murphy stands on stage at the Roxy singing about her experience at th...

English 436: Rape your alma-mater

Jillian Ballard

April 30, 2007

When English professor Joseph Thomas got back to his car on Monday he was pleasantly surprised to find his green Mini Cooper, located in Lot B-2, covered with Post-it notes. His car gained a lot of attention with the colorful array of Post-it notes which had quotes handwritten on them. The car's windows we...

Unexpected encounters sometimes lead to soulmates

Jillian Ballard

April 18, 2007

Do you believe in soul mates? I met my boyfriend 5 years ago in the Dominican Republic on vacation. Before we met I was a pessimistic lover. Similar to most people, I thought that love didn't exist and that it wasn't meant for me. I was in a relationship when we met, with an emotional and physical abuser. I...

Valentine’s Day is about showing love

Jillian Ballard

February 14, 2007

Many people have marked Valentine's Day as a "Hallmark Holiday" but if you're in a committed relationship you're expected to celebrate this romantic holiday. Although you should show your significant other love on a daily basis, Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday for showing that person how much ...

Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam gets a facelift

Jillian Ballard

February 12, 2007

All CSUN students must take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam in order to graduate. Students are eligible to take the exam after completing a total of 56 semester units and after completing the lower-division writing requirement. Last year, the format of the UDWPE was changed after an assess...

Myths and tricks of the mind: Urban legends of today

Jillian Ballard

December 15, 2006

Originally Published October 26, 2006 Do you happen to look through the window in your back seat before you get in to make sure no one's there? What about not warning someone if their lights are off by flashing your high beams for fear of a gang initiation? How many people will stand in front of a mi...

Web site offers low cost way to trade CDs

Jillian Ballard

November 30, 2006 is a new online music site that allows members to legally trade CDs for $1, and become DJs (for free) by creating custom radio stations for anyone to listen to. offers students on a tight budget the cheapest legal way to get and discover new music. According to, they are a ...

Language center beneficial for eager learners

Jillian Ballard

November 14, 2006

When Zsuzsanna Burger waved goodbye to her family and friends eight years ago, at Budapest Ferihegy International Airport in Hungary, she was not afraid to leave home. Her main goal for coming to the United States was to learn English, and she was determined to do just that. As she reflects on her ti...

Integrated teaching program links new teachers with local students

Jillian Ballard

November 13, 2006

The Integrated Teacher Education Program-Freshman Option is a teacher preparation program designed for entering freshmen who plan to earn a B.A. and a Preliminary Multiple Subjects Credential. All coursework is aligned with the California State Academic Content Standards and State Curriculum Framework...

U.S. in need of math and science teachers

Jillian Ballard

November 13, 2006

The United States is in desperate need of qualified math and science teachers for high schools across the nation, according to a report by the California Council on Science and Technology. The report concluded that there is a lack of certified science and math teachers for schools around the natio...

Oviatt Library’s art exhibit emphasizes work of illustrators

Jillian Ballard

November 9, 2006

Remarkable Impressions" is an exhibit from the Oviatt Library's collections devoted to the legacy of the great illustrators of the 18th and 19th centuries. The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 22, and is located on the second floor in the C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery. Included in the exhibitio...

Rudeness in class remains a problem

Jillian Ballard

October 31, 2006

In recent years, students have become more rude in the classroom. The question is why. Paying attention in class has become harder for students due to new technology. Students cannot seem to break away from their technology for even an hour-long course. Students are constantly text messaging with thei...

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