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Discrimi-Nation: Mexican-American

Maria Martinez

December 10, 2007

Originally Published November 6, 2007 I am Mexican-American. I was raised in a household where my father was employed by a white man and from the ages of five to about eight, one of my best friends was white. But in a way, I was taught not to trust white people or "gabachos" as my parents called them....

Health center offers students relief to finals week stress

Maria Martinez

December 6, 2007

Stress is something most college students deal with during their university life. Considering all the factors that contribute to stress such as jobs, friends, family and school. As finals week approaches, stress can consume students' lives. Sharon Aronoff, health educator for the Klotz Student Health Ce...

Game educates on immigration

Maria Martinez

December 4, 2007

Breakthrough, an international human rights group, has created a video game called ICED that teaches players about the "unjust nature of the 1996 U.S. immigration policies, which deny due process and violate fundamental human rights." ICED, which is a play on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Departmen...

Public Safety tests emergency message system

Maria Martinez

November 27, 2007

CSUN's Department of Public Safety conducted a test of their mass emergency notification system on Monday, Nov. 19. This test-run of the system, aimed at contacting students through voice, e-mail and text messages, was first conducted with faculty and staff earlier this semester. "This was a mammoth te...

Matador Nights held by USU

Maria Martinez

November 21, 2007

The University Student Union held its biannual Matador Nights festival this past Friday at the Satellite Student Union. The circus-themed event was free to CSUN students with a current student identification card and they were allowed to bring one guest with a current college identification as well. ...

Panel discusses life trials for transgender prisoners

Maria Martinez

November 21, 2007

The Center for Sex ' Gender Research at CSUN co-sponsored a panel discussion with UCLA's Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy about queer and transgender politics of prison abolition on Nov. 15. The discussion focused on how queer and trans communities and organizations are confr...

Campus offers course schedule only on Web

Maria Martinez

November 14, 2007

CSUN will no longer be printing copies of the Schedule of Classes Enrollment Guide starting with the 2008 spring semester. Instead, students and faculty will have to access the schedule online through the campus Web site. Eric Forbes, director of admissions and records, said the main reason for the c...

Discrimi-Nation: Mexican-Americans

Maria Martinez

November 6, 2007

Disclaimer: Containing today, the Opinion section of the Daily Sundial is publishing an article series on discrimination in and around the nearby community. Reporters agreed to write stories in regard to how their lives are affected because of their race, culture and/or disability. Stories of how indivi...

L.A. County event promotes saving energy

Maria Martinez

November 5, 2007

An event to encourage people not to use electricity if it's not essential in powering their homes, offices, or where they are from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. was held on Oct. 20. Southern California Edison partnered with the offices of Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke for the County of Los Angeles and Wendy Greuel, p...

For the multimedia generation, lectures, presentations go high tech

Maria Martinez

October 25, 2007

CSUN is creating new opportunities in teaching and learning by integrating networking, digital and audio visual technologies into classrooms throughout the campus with media packages. Standard "chalk-talk" lectures can't hold the attention of a generation whose brains are wired to MTV, YouTube and MySpa...

Firm chosen to design new student center

Maria Martinez

October 11, 2007

The University Student Union has chosen LPA, Inc. as the design firm for the new Student Recreation Center. CSUN students voted last April to approve an increase in the USU fee to support building the center. LPA, Inc. previously designed a 55,000-square foot recreation center, which was completed in...

Move over British pop, the Swedes are coming

Maria Martinez

October 4, 2007

In the 1960s America called the influx of English artists into the states "The British Invasion," but it seems that Sweden has now taken the pop crown away from the Brits. Sweden is now the third biggest exporter or pop music-behind the U.S. and the U.K. When you think of Swedish music, you probably thi...

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