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Former A.S. director, Misak Sevlian, confronts president at senate meeting

Kristopher A. Fortin

August 25, 2009

The Associated Students (A.S.) president refused yesterday to respond to a former assistant director’s inquiry at the A.S. senate meeting to the reason why he was terminated from his post. Misak Sevlian, former assistant environmental affairs director, was removed from his post Thursday, without much reas...

The desert is revealed through the CSUN art gallery

Kristopher A. Fortin

August 24, 2009

The desert has been a transformative place for civilizations, prophets, and even musicians. “Arid Eden,” the new art exhibit at the CSUN main gallery that opened yesterday, shows how places perceived as barren and lifeless can transform itself and people right before their eyes. ‘Arid Eden’ which takes its name f...

Public vs. Private institutions

Kristopher A. Fortin

August 24, 2009

The choice between public and private education is always considered when researching the best colleges and universities. California State University students have been sold on the idea that one can receive a quality education at a public university without having to shell out more than $25,000 for a pri...

Fashion students flaunt their finest

Kristopher A. Fortin

April 26, 2009

The new crop of CSUN's fashion designers sent their work down the runway at Thursday's TRENDS fashion show, 'The World is Your Runway.' With a wide range of styles from ghetto-chic to Star Trek-inspired apparel, each designer took their first steps into the fashion world. 'It's a stepping stone ...

Unstable job market, preliminary exams lead to a drop in enrollment

Kristopher A. Fortin

April 15, 2009

The College of Education's enrollment dropped 113 students in the 2008-2009 school- year from its peak two years ago, and will continue to drop in the coming years. An unstable job market for teachers, specifically in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and CSU requirements for students to pass p...

The evolution of the great Darwin debate

Kristopher A. Fortin

February 8, 2009

Professor Jeffrey F. Thomas showed slides of the anatomy of a bat wing, a dolphin's dorsal, mole's claw, and a man's hand during his lecture on homogeneity between species. 'That's a digger,' he says as he showed the mole claw, and then he points to the human hand, 'and that's a doorknob opener.' The kicker, T...

Students to present study to NSA

Kristopher A. Fortin

February 1, 2009

They met in the basement of the Oviatt Library, room 316, sat around confidential documents and reported their findings to a faceless representative from the National Security Agency via web cam. CSUN's Intelligence Community meeting on Jan. 23 is what spy novels are made of. The meeting open to the pu...

Student and ranking officer doubles as care facilitator at Veterans Affairs hospital

Kristopher A. Fortin

November 10, 2008

First Lieutenant Leah McGowan said that she didn't have much of a choice whether or not to go into the military. 'My dad picked me up from work one day and dropped me off in front of two recruiting stations.' Her father said, 'Pick one, and I'll pick you up later.' She chose to go to the army. Eight y...

Safety concerns change routine at Matador Nights

Kristopher A. Fortin

October 29, 2008

New safety measures are in place for Matador Nights Halloween on Friday in response to safety concerns from the previous Matador Nights event in September. Attendance is now limited to CSUN students only and a new security contractor is in place for the evening. 'We needed more security,' student chair of ...

A.S. allocates $41,000 to help boost voter turnout

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 24, 2008

Carla Benegas, sophomore business and marketing major, has no idea what Associated Students is or what it offers. '(A.S.) doesn't catch my eye or attention,' Benegas said. Brian Sanchez, Junior Mechanical Engineering major, lives across the street from campus but says A.S. is not well known to him. Be...

Community mourns Metrolink crash victims at memorial

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 21, 2008

In the distance, Alexis, broke down in tears in front of a fireman at the memorial for the Metrolink crash victims in Chatworth. She said that she knew him and that he was one of the first people at the scene of the Metrolink accident in Chatsworth. Alexis, who wished not to be named, said that she di...

Retail investment fails community

Kristopher A. Fortin

February 1, 2008

The Chesterfield Square in South Los Angeles has done little to raise housing value and sales, reduce crime and stimulate job growth since it opened in 2001, stated a study published by a CSUN professor in December. John Sides, CSUN history professor and research coordinator, detailed crime rates, ho...

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