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Cohabitation before marriage: Happily ever after or recipe for disaster?

Marina D. Sandoval

May 1, 2011

As the saying goes, he won’t buy the cow if he can get the milk for free. Mothers and fathers have said this for years to caution their daughters from living together before marriage. Even in this day and age, people second-guess the benefits of couples living with one another before marriage. “Never...

Best travel spots in California

Marina D. Sandoval

March 29, 2011

Since California is surrounded by beautiful cities, mountains and beaches, any one of these locations can be a prime destination for spring break. Depending on your interest, here are five destinations that range from soaking up the sun, floating down the river to hiking through a desert. Kern River V...

CSUN selects new book for common reading program

Marina D. Sandoval

March 15, 2011

Every year the Freshman Common Reading program chooses a book that will bring freshman together as part of the campus community, “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls was chosen out of 13 other books for the 2011-12 selection. “The Glass Castle” is a memoir of Walls’ unstable childhood. ...

CSUN students take stand for equal marriage

Marina D. Sandoval

March 15, 2011

The gender and women’s studies student association (GWSSA) organized a photo shoot  on campus Tuesday to address the issue of marriage equality.  It was similar in concept to the NOH8 campaign, in which people from all walks of life are photographed with their mouths taped shut. John Anderson, ...

Proposed budget will impact Pell Grant availability

Marina D. Sandoval

February 27, 2011

Sophomore Maria Hernandez has received both Pell Grants and federal financial aid since she started college. She said she has noticed that each semester her financial aid is decreasing and has heard rumors the Pell Grant funds are decreasing. This has her concerned. “I have heard rumors that the...

CSUN students using financial aid to support their families

Marina D. Sandoval

February 15, 2011

The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA conducted a conference call Tuesday morning to discuss their recently issued report that examines the impact that state budget cuts have had on our student body. Patricia Gándara and Gary Orfield surveyed more than 2,000 students at CSUN...

Black Swan review

Black Swan review

Marina D. Sandoval

February 10, 2011

In a world where ballet is serene and beautiful, “Black Swan” portrays a conflicting world of darkness. This thriller, directed by Darren Aronofsky, intensely focuses on the physical and psychological pressures on a ballerina and shows the surreal beauty and tragedy that a performer will endure for the...

CSUN’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon lends a hand with Habitat for Humanity

Marina D. Sandoval

February 6, 2011

Habitat for Humanity is building homes for low-income working families in Pacoima. On Saturday, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a fraternity at CSUN, spent the day helping out. In the early morning the Sigma Alphas were knee deep in dirt and sewage. Twenty three  fraternitybrothers joined together to build, dig an...

Go F#*% yourself, LA is No. 1

Marina D. Sandoval

January 31, 2011

The City of Angels' cherubic face has been given a black eye. In a 2010 survey conducted by "Travel & Leisure" magazine that questioned residents and visitors alike, 35 US cities were ranked in various categories and Los Angeles was judged to be the rudest. Being a native Angeleno, it comes as...

Photographer Richard Fish’s widow donates work for Oviatt Library exhibition

Marina D. Sandoval

January 27, 2011

The Oviatt Library is extending its exhibit of the work of Richard Fish, a prolific, California-based photographer. Fish (1919-2005) is known for photographs that covered a variety of subjects for publications like the Los Angeles Times Home magazine, Sunset magazine, Better Home and Gardens and Chicag...

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