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CSUN student inspires underprivileged people with autobiography

Laura Davis

May 8, 2012

CSUN sophomore Demontae Thompson, born and raised in Compton near South Central, was taken into foster care as a young child due to his parent’s severe addiction to drugs and inability to properly take care of him. Thompson said a hard-working, wise 88-year-old uncle along with his wife, took him and his twin brother unde...

CSU study abroad program to Israel reinstated amid controversy

Laura Davis

May 7, 2012

The CSU Chancellor’s Office has reinstated its study abroad program to Israel, which has been suspended since 2002, and is currently accepting applications from interested students. The program was initially suspended due to a state-issued travel warning near the University of Haifa, the CSU host school, according to ...

Autistic teens and children struggle with cyber addiction

Autistic teens and children struggle with cyber addiction

Laura Davis

April 24, 2012

Jackie Osorio’s son was about 2-years-old when she noticed a measurable delay in his speech, but she could not pinpoint why he was developmentally behind and noticeably less social than other children his age. Osorio, an office technician at an LAUSD school, was concerned with finding the appropri...

CFA releases report saying CSU is turning into for-profit system

Laura Davis

April 23, 2012

The California Faculty Association released a report last month in response to recent decisions made by the CSU board of trustees that lean toward transforming the CSU into a for-profit higher education system, similar to schools like University of Phoenix and American Career College. "For-Profit...

CSUN to get Metro bus station

CSUN to get Metro bus station

Laura Davis

April 17, 2012

The commute to school may soon be a little easier. A Metro bus transit center at CSUN will open this June, allowing students to be conveniently dropped off directly onto campus. Two bus lines, the 167 and the 741, will stop at the transit center on Vincennes Street, between Darby Avenue and Etiwanda Avenue,...

CSUN supports National Autism Awareness Month

Laura Davis

March 28, 2012

April is National Autism Awareness Month and non-profit organizations such as Autism Speaks have paired with local and national sponsors to raise funds for their cause by promoting events such as 5k walks and collect donations at Gelson’s supermarkets. Autism has been recognized as a medical condition...

Small turnout nation-wide for National Day of Protest for Education

Laura Davis

March 4, 2012

Students and supporters of the Occupy Education movement gathered Thursday to protest funding cuts in education at dozens of schools and universities across the country. Demonstrators shut down the UC Santa Cruz campus, according to the San Fransisco Bay Guardian. But at many other schools, the num...

Students for Quality Education to make documentary about budget cuts

Laura Davis

February 19, 2012

The CSUN group, Students for Quality Education, is filming a documentary on campus about how budget cuts have directly affected the community. The documentary, filmed in Jerome Richfield Hall, features the testimonies of students and professors, according to CTVA senior Eduardo Zamora, one of the f...

LA city council will vote to ban medical marijuana dispensaries

LA city council will vote to ban medical marijuana dispensaries

Laura Davis

February 16, 2012

The Los Angeles City council will vote this month for a ban on all L.A. county medical marijuana dispensaries and collectives until they are legalized by the Supreme Court. Dozens of illegal pot shops are opening on a consistent basis and have lead to crime in the community such as robberies and und...

Asbestos found in several campus buildings

Laura Davis

February 9, 2012

The CSUN environmental health & safety department disseminated a report in January that lists 18 buildings on campus with remnants of asbestos-containing materials. The California Health and Safety Code requires the university to put out an annual notification to alert people of exactly where...

Kinesiology department unveils new outdoor excercise center

Kinesiology department unveils new outdoor excercise center

Laura Davis

February 2, 2012

The Kinesiology Department has recently unveiled a new outdoor “ExerCircuit” parcourse for CSUN students, faculty and the surrounding community. The 15-station course, located at the corner of Lindley and Plummer, provides a full-body cardiovascular workout  free of charge, said Steven Loy, CSUN kinesiology professor. “T...

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