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High school students ready to enter college

Jocelyn Swartz

May 16, 2007

College is an institution for higher education, but education is more than merely academics. A complete higher education includes becoming knowledgeable about life lessons, such as finances, communication and responsibility. Being an intellectual individual means that you are articulate, open to new id...

Cell phones detract from student networking

Jocelyn Swartz

May 15, 2007

Networking can be done in so many different ways and can benefit a person personally and professionally. With technology being at the peak that it is and with over three separate generations experiencing the newly developed technology, it enables many people to meet, form relationships and most importantly ne...

Credit cards teach students financial lessons

Jocelyn Swartz

May 14, 2007

Credit card marketing and applications are prevalent on campuses across the nation. Credit card applications are passed out in courtyards and are thrown into bags at the bookstore. The plethora of applications can be considered to be convenient by those students who wish to build up their credit scores wi...

Attendance not reflective of intelligence

Jocelyn Swartz

May 14, 2007

Throughout this semester, the students at Cal State Northridge have been educated on the matter of where their tuition money is headed, courtesy of the disagreements between the California Faculty Association and the CSU administration. Talk of a strike contributed to the interest by many students to...

Rejecting students same as rejecting future

Jocelyn Swartz

May 8, 2007

California State University personnel have reported a record number of rejection letters have been sent out to high school seniors this past semester. Would be freshman are being rejected simply due to the fact that the Cal State system is overcrowded. These high school seniors have decent grades an...

Men also need to remain aware HPV

Jocelyn Swartz

April 16, 2007

In doctor's offices and hospitals across the nation there are visible flyers, posters and brochures asking women to talk to their daughters about the human papillomavirus, or HPV, and to make future appointments to be vaccinated against the virus. But why is the male population being ignored? Twenty million p...

Groups have to reserve right to deny membership

Jocelyn Swartz

March 27, 2007

When a student calls home to discuss college with their parents or a childhood friend, each one is bound to mention a group that they are, or perhaps are not, a part of. They may deeply wish to be a part of this group but were never admitted, or in some cases did gain access and were later asked to le...

CSUN groups support charity concert

Jocelyn Swartz

March 8, 2007

Faith Jam '07, a featured event of the Let My People Sing Festival, will be taking place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo. The event will bring together musical groups from around the world to perform as a benefit to stop genocide in Darfur...

Expansion of I-405 will affect CSUN commuters

Jocelyn Swartz

March 6, 2007

Plans to widen the 405 between the 10 and 101 have come to fruition and construction has begun. The 405 project, or the Sepulveda pass project, as it is referred to, will create a northbound carpool lane, on I-405 between National Boulevard, which is south of Interstate 10, and Greenleaf Street, which is ...

Laptops, cell phones in class impede education

Jocelyn Swartz

March 2, 2007

In classrooms across campus, computers are being fired up. Not the computers in the labs, but our individual laptops, the electronic notebook that we hope will assist us in furthering our education. But are the expensive laptops that we received for our birthdays, high school graduation or purely ou...

Faculty to picket at CSUN on Feb. 7

Jocelyn Swartz

January 31, 2007

CSUN faculty will be picketing on campus Feb. 7 to raise awareness of the deadlocked contract negotiations with the California State University administration. The California Faculty Association, the union representing CSUN professors, has been in negotiations with the CSU over a new collective bargainin...

Movie theaters bring sold-out matinee nights at the opera

Jocelyn Swartz

January 31, 2007

The box office at the AMC Theater in Woodland Hills was flourishing with people of all ages looking to purchase tickets for a night at the opera. A man stood in front of the box office quietly holding a sign that simply read: "I need one ticket to the Magic Flute." The Metropolitan Opera in New York ...

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