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Helping and not helping: Salvatore A. Giunta, L.A. supervisors

Mandi Gosling

November 30, 2010

Helping: Salvatore A. Giunta Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta is an exemplary model of helping.  He is the first living soldier since the Vietnam War to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was awarded the medal for his extraordinary acts of heroism on the warfront. In October of 2007, while w...

Event to question violent acts against women, LGBT youth

Mandi Gosling

November 18, 2010

What makes a man? This is the question that will be discussed at “Man Up! – The Culture of Violence and the Path Towards a New Masculinity.” Lectures and activities aim to draw awareness to the correlation between masculinity and violence as part of Feminist Awareness Week, said John Anderson,...

Colors of a Soprano – Maria Elena Altany

Colors of a Soprano – Maria Elena Altany

Mandi Gosling

November 16, 2010

A multimedia personality profile of CSUN graduate student Maria Elena Altany who starred as Elizabeth “Baby Doe" Tabor in the CSUN production of "The Ballad of Baby Doe" from October 22 - 31, 2010. Colors of a Soprano - Maria Elena Altany from Mandi Lynn Gosling on Vimeo....

Students hit the polls for the Gubernatorial race

Students hit the polls for the Gubernatorial race

Mandi Gosling

November 3, 2010

Pot and pollution were the issues that brought a record number of CSUN students to the polls Tuesday. Susan Levin, poll inspector at the Satellite Student Union (SSU), said nearly 600 voters turned out at the SSU polling booth Tuesday.  This was an enormous increase compared with the 13 voters...

Students solve crime at USU’s Murder Mystery Show and Dinner

Mandi Gosling

October 31, 2010

A rock star named Shamu with green-spiked hair stumbled around the Grand Salon of the University Student Union shrieking in agony. He had a knife wedged in his chest and blood spilled all over his crocodile-skin leisure suit. He died a short while later. This “whodunit” and two other murders kept CSUN students baffled for several hours at the Murder Mystery Dinner and ...

Vote Brown for governor

Mandi Gosling

October 30, 2010

A Jesuit seminarian, a former governor, and a humanitarian ambassador all walk into a bar to discuss solving California’s problems.  A student of Zen Buddhism, a former mayor, and an attorney general join them.  Each of them is asked to introduce themselves.  They all have the same name – Jerr...

Re-elect Boxer as senator of California

Mandi Gosling

October 25, 2010

As the American public continues to voice their frustration with Washington, there is a temptation to channel that discontent into voting out incumbents, the people perceived to have created the burdens we currently carry as a country. This idea that we can just “clean house” and elect a bunch ...

Phenomenal Women Awards and Fundraiser honors local women for community activism

Mandi Gosling

October 24, 2010

As CSUN professor Kathleen Young presented a 2010 Phenomenal Woman award to her mentor, Roberta Madison, she compared the achievements of the evening’s honorees to another phenomenal woman. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire could do, but she did it backwards and in high heels,” Yo...

CSUN singer portrays “Baby Doe,” a lonely widower in an infamous affair

CSUN singer portrays “Baby Doe,” a lonely widower in an infamous affair

Mandi Gosling

October 20, 2010

As a teenager in San Francisco, when Maria Elena Altany’s parents would go out for the night, she threw a party like no other kid her age was having. But, she wasn’t blasting Beyonce or Christina Aguilera from the speakers like the other girls her age.  Those pop stars couldn’t riff anything...

Tips for making friends with new co-workers

Mandi Gosling

October 20, 2010

Question: “I recently started a new job, and I want to make a good impression. However, I really feel left out. Not only am I overwhelmed with all my new responsibilities, but I feel like all my co-workers have a special bond. I’ve made an effort to be outgoing, but they still exclude me from t...

With student voter apathy, organizations set up registration booths

Mandi Gosling

October 13, 2010

When supplemental instruction leader Jocelyn Duarte asked her Central American Studies 113A class how many of the students were registered to vote, she was surprised when less than half the class raised their hands. “Almost the whole class was eligible, but have not registered,” Duarte ...

Student activist speaks at Civil Discourse and Social Justice lecture

Mandi Gosling

October 11, 2010

When Jonnae Thompson woke up on the morning of March 4, 2010, she didn’t know how, but she knew her life was about to change. “I woke up that morning with my mind focused on educational freedom,” said the 23-year-old English major.  “At the time I did not realize that a mind s...

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