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Student geeks out over winning blog at the first annual Geekie Awards

Student geeks out over winning blog at the first annual Geekie Awards

Lisa Anderson

December 8, 2013

Emily Kelley, a self-proclaimed “seventh year senior,” is finishing up her college adventures here at CSUN, bringing with her several writing awards to the big finish line. Most recently she won a Geekie Award in August alongside her boyfriend for the blog they created together. “The whole night we we...

405 southbound lanes reopened after 8-vehicle collision

Lisa Anderson

December 4, 2013

All 405 southbound lanes have been reopened after an 8-car collision at Sherman Way. The accident resulted in the shutdown of all southbound lanes, and two northbound lanes Wednesday morning, according to ABC 7 News. The accident was reported at 9:31 a.m. and 11 people were reported injured. Five were...

University Ambassadors serve as the face of CSUN

University Ambassadors serve as the face of CSUN

Lisa Anderson

November 26, 2013

For over 15,000 prospective students each year, University Ambassadors make up the face of the campus by showing potential Matadors around CSUN. University Ambassadors join the organization voluntarily, but they are given priority registration and textbook discounts. However, as Peer Sangngern, a CSUN ambassador and biotechnology major, and some other ambassado...

VRC helps veterans transition into college life

VRC helps veterans transition into college life

Lisa Anderson

November 11, 2013

The number of veteran students in higher education has been on the rise since WWII, and CSUN’s Veteran Resource Center (VRC) is one of the institutions that help ease the transition for veterans into college life. The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers more assistance to veterans than the prior Montgomery GI Bill, bu...

Veganism: good for you and animals

Veganism: good for you and animals

Lisa Anderson

October 28, 2013

Veganism is increasingly gaining momentum, and as the “World Vegan Month” of November approaches, it may be a good time to consider why. Full disclosure – I am vegan, and therefore biased, but I’m also reasonable (yes, it’s possible). I’d like to explain why I’m vegan while also addressing s...

Stop lying to yourself about these midterm myths

Stop lying to yourself about these midterm myths

Lisa Anderson

October 23, 2013

As midterms arrive, are you finding yourself increasingly curled up in the fetal position, pondering the plausibility of time travel through a caffeine-induced fit of tears? If so, it’s possible you’re not studying correctly. Here is a list of some common study myths that probably got you into this position.   Myth: Cramming Amidst ...

Solitary confinement has to be reformed

Solitary confinement has to be reformed

Lisa Anderson

September 10, 2013

On the surface, the debate of solitary confinement is about torture, but this is only part of a bigger issue. Are some people actually deserving of this treatment, even if it is a form of torture? The California prison hunger strike in opposition to solitary confinement recently ended on Sept. 5, but the matter is far...

Free beef and veggie burgers served to students at CSUN’s President Picnic

Free beef and veggie burgers served to students at CSUN’s President Picnic

Lisa Anderson

August 28, 2013

President Harrison welcomed students and teachers back for the fall semester at the President’s Picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The picnic was held on Bayramian Hall Lawn, and is an annual event that takes place at the beginning of the school year. “I think it’s a great way to get our new studen...

Joining the military to pay for college carries serious risks

Joining the military to pay for college carries serious risks

Lisa Anderson

August 25, 2013

We are all aware, and some of us painfully so, that the economy has seen better days. Between that and the always-increasing cost of higher education, joining the military to utilize the GI Bill may be an option that’s growing more alluring. However to further explore the benefits of the GI Bill, there are ...

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