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Porn star goes to law school

Kriti Sood

May 16, 2007

Porn Star Goes to Law School is the tag line of Traci's, aka Anita Cannibal's, MySpace profile page. These few words describe her excitement these days as she recently got accepted to The University of West Los Angeles School of Law. A graduating senior at CSUN, Traci has been in the porn industry ...

Student a cappella group, Acasola performs at the SSU

Kriti Sood

May 14, 2007

Sol Train' was the title that Acasola group members agreed upon for their first funky performance held in a concert-like setting Saturday night at the Satellite Student Union. After considering everything from "Corn Fest" to "Humerus: Not just a bone in your body," the relatively new CSUN a cappell...

Helping to improve autism awareness

Kriti Sood

May 9, 2007

Autism has been termed as the largest growing developmental disability in the United States. A 2007 study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that about 1 in 150 8-year-old children in multiple areas of the United States had an Autism Spectrum Disorder, an increase from th...

Research on indigenous religions, spirituality shared at Oviatt

Kriti Sood

May 7, 2007

Indigenous religions were discussed on Wednesday night at the Oviatt Library's presentation room as professors spoke about the importance of ancestral religions and traditions in modern society. The panel included three Cal State professors who shared their research on the indigenous religions in differ...

Comedienne spotlights eating disorders

Kriti Sood

April 23, 2007

Eating disorders and fretting about one's body image has been an issue of discussion for quite a while, however, many people are able to see humor in the disease. Comedienne Michelle Garb presented as part of "U-MATTER"-dor week. "Fat Brain, Skinny Body," is an hour-long presentation about various e...

High winds can’t keep vendors at CSUN’s 37th Earth Fair down

Kriti Sood

April 23, 2007

Strong winds and flying pamphlets did not detour 82-year-old Coby Siegenthaler from raising awareness of her group's cause: Informing CSUN students about veganism and animal rights. Siegenthaler was among many at the Earth Fair on Wednesday trying to provide students with resources to make informed ...

CSU freshmen worse in math, English than last year

Kriti Sood

March 27, 2007

A recently released CSU study sheds light on the significant number of incoming freshmen who enter CSUs unprepared for the rigors of university-level math and English. System-wide, 37.5 percent of regularly admitted first-time freshmen in Fall 2006 needed remediation in mathematics compared with 36.2...

One story of getting through college in three years

Kriti Sood

March 23, 2007

Someone dying of extreme joy might not be a common sight at the commencement ceremonies. Happy as I am for my upcoming graduation, I am equally petrified of having to experience a shock. It seems like mere exaggeration but it is not for someone who has toiled days and nights to reach the final step in t...

A different kind of advertisement

Kriti Sood

March 16, 2007

Subvertisements: Using Ads and Logos for Protest" is an upcoming art exhibition that takes advertising, a pervasive element in U.S. consumer culture, and portrays it in a different kind of light. The show was put together using subvertisements from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. Through popular c...

CSUN VP of student affairs oversees student success

Kriti Sood

March 13, 2007

Spending most of his day in the University Hall Student Affairs office, Terry Piper is at ground zero for student life on campus. "My sense is that I do make a personal connection with the students because of and through staff," said Piper, 54, vice president of student affairs. "I can't physically meet ever...

Latest Matador Nights event brings in more donations

Kriti Sood

February 27, 2007

More than 1,000 people endured chilly winds at the University Student Union on Friday night to sing karaoke, munch on free food, watch masquerade balls and have their palms read as part of the fourth-ever Matador Nights event. The event was open to CSUN students from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with loads of ...

Vietnam, Iraq veterans speak out against war

Kriti Sood

February 20, 2007

The recently scheduled court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, a 28-year-old conscientious objector, is creating uproar among anti-war organizations and peace activists against the War in Iraq. There are currently numerous organizations, old and new, that have resolved to put a stop to the violence....

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