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Seven gifts no one needs

Karoline Steavenson

December 7, 2010

The atmosphere in the Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks over Thanksgiving  weekend was fun and festive. I was at the mall to do some walking, not consuming. I had nothing but my car keys with me but that didn’t stop me from window shopping. I browsed The Pottery Barn, wish...

Airport security making us the United States of ‘Afraid’

Karoline Steavenson

December 5, 2010

I’m tired of living in “Afraid,” America. The latest manifestation of our corporate fear is in the current debate over pat- downs vs. full body scanning machines at the airport. The Transportation Security Administration recently admitted their newest version of the pat-down is more invasive than ...

Pre-law information session to help students prepare for LSAT

Karoline Steavenson

November 15, 2010

Two CSUN alumni, a judge and a practicing attorney, will speak to students about the pros and cons of going to law school. The speakers include Judge Gerald Rosenberg, a 1972 CSUN graduate, attorney David Schwartz, 1992 CSUN graduate, and Tom Stern, marketing manager for the Princeton Review testing...

Re-elect Debra Bowen secretary of state

Karoline Steavenson

October 18, 2010

The incumbent secretary of state of California Debra Bowen is running for re-election. Prior to holding this office she was a state assemblywoman and a state senator representing communities in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. As secretary of state, Bowen’s office is responsible for oversee...

CSUN community attends Oviatt Library’s used book sale

Karoline Steavenson

October 12, 2010

Oviatt Library volunteers sold a wide variety of titles Tuesday for $1 or less during one of their regular used book sales. Joe Russo, 83, retired chemist and volunteer chairman of the Gift Book Collection, has seen thousands of books filter through the library in his 11 years of service to CSUN. He said ...

Vote John Chiang for state controller

Karoline Steavenson

October 11, 2010

One of the most important elected positions in state government is the office of the state controller. The state controller is responsible for managing taxpayer dollars collected by the state. The controller’s office oversees the accuracy of the state payroll, performs audits of all state programs and of...

Overcoming single-parenting and financial insecurity for education

Karoline Steavenson

September 19, 2010

Graduate student Kim Kramer didn’t plan to complete her master of science degree in geology as a single parent living in student housing while raising her 5-year-old son. When she realized her marriage was over, the 46-year-old mother of a kindergartner and two adult sons, decided to attend...

Students decorate journals as part of National Suicide Prevention Week

Karoline Steavenson

September 12, 2010

The University Student Union (USU) was bustling with activity during midday Thursday as students took advantage of the chance to make free arts and crafts at the weekly Craft Corner sponsored by the USU Arts and Film Committee. Jessica Balfour, 24, the committee’s chairwoman and senior marketing major , came up with the idea to give each Craft Corner a theme. T...

Neon Nights offers students a chance to play video and arcade games

Karoline Steavenson

September 2, 2010

The University Student Union (USU) is holding the first Neon Nights of the semester in the CSUN Games Room where students can play with the free video games offered. Neon Night’s is held on the first Thursday of each month when the Games Room is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Games Room offers...

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