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Question of the Day: Will you be transferring money to non-profit credit unions on or before Nov. 5?

Kat Russell

October 24, 2011

Los Angeles gallery owner, Kristin Christian, caught the public’s eye when she created the Facebook page, on Oct. 9, entitled “Bank Transfer Day”, which calls for consumers to transfer their money from big banking institutions to non-profit credit unions on or before Nov. 5 and has over 21,000 ‘like...

LA protestors call for Murdochs’ resignation from News Corp

LA protestors call for Murdochs’ resignation from News Corp

Kat Russell

October 23, 2011

While News Corp. shareholders held their annual meeting inside the 20th Century Fox studio in LA, Friday, protesters rallied outside the studio against the media giant’s mishandling of the phone hacking scandal and calling for the resignations of Rupert and James Murdoch. British Parliament member and Ne...

Mural memorializes members of Chicano Studies Department

Mural memorializes members of Chicano Studies Department

Kat Russell

October 9, 2011

The mural in Jerome Richfield Hall room 130, was dedicated to Chicana/o studies teachers and faculty members who had died. Attendees shared stories and memories of those they lost. The mural project began about a year ago when senior Daniel Santana-Hernandez, Chicana/o studies and history major, took hi...

Istanbul Adventures III: New student, new school

Istanbul Adventures III: New student, new school

Kat Russell

October 4, 2011

Four days into my trip to Istanbul, and it was time for my study-abroad program to begin. My classmate Liv, whom I met on my first day due to us staying in the same hotel, loaded our things into a van and made our way to the dorms that were to be our new home for the next month. We were to share the dorms with 12 other girls, ranging in age from ...

Istanbul Adventures II: Travel Treasures

Istanbul Adventures II: Travel Treasures

Kat Russell

September 27, 2011

My perfect travel treasure was a backgammon set. For days I scoured the markets, bazaars, and shopping promenades, turning my nose up at the typical cheap and cheesy souvenirs, in search of the perfect set. I knew exactly what I wanted: large, wooden, elaborately engraved, and shiny with fresh varnis...

Question of the day: Does the government need to devise a protocol to supervise and constrain medical marijuana dispensaries?

Kat Russell

September 19, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill last week intended to strengthen local authorities’ ability to adopt and enforce regulations restricting the establishment, locations, and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. Government officials have been concerned by the seeming lawlessness of dispensaries...

BREAKING: Grocery strike avoided with tentative health care deal

Kat Russell

September 19, 2011

Representatives from three major grocery chains and Southern California unions have reached a tentative agreement on employee health care, staving off a strike that has loomed for months, according to a recorded message from the union’s update hotline. “We are pleased to announce that we have...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries

Kat Russell

September 18, 2011

Local law enforcement now have the authority to regulate the operation and locations of marijuana collectives in California, according to a bill signed Aug. 31. AB 1300 will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012, and was created to clarify what local authorities are entitled to regulate and what restri...

CSUN plays host to its largest freshman class yet

CSUN plays host to its largest freshman class yet

Kat Russell

September 5, 2011

CSUN’s freshman class has reached its highest number yet this semester, at about 5,200 students, according to Dr. Cynthia Rawich, vice provost and vice president for academic affairs. The past decade has seen steady growth and although the increase from 2010 to 2011 was not a large one, it has be...

Southern California Grocery Workers Vote for Strike

Southern California Grocery Workers Vote for Strike

Kat Russell

August 30, 2011

Union members representing 62,000 Southern California Vons, Ralphs, and Albertsons employees voted in favor of a strike on Aug. 20 after six months of contract negotiations. “We don’t want to strike, last time it was terrible for everybody,” said Mike Shimpock, union spokesman. “It’s a terrible position to put everyone in, but if thes...

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