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State of the Union offers promising changes

State of the Union offers promising changes

Melisa Fumbarg

January 21, 2015

  A new year means new laws and a new agenda. Like many people, the president too makes New Year's resolutions. The State of the Union Address seems like just that. It is a chance for the president to address the American people and members of Congress in order to present new ideas and an upco...

As CSUN professor’s cancer returns, university, Be the Match organize bone marrow drive

As CSUN professor’s cancer returns, university, Be the Match organize bone marrow drive

Melisa Fumbarg

December 9, 2014

Two years ago, the CSUN community found out about Dr. Shane Frehlich, a CSUN faculty president and kinesiology professor who was diagnosed with cancer and was declared cancer free after four rounds of chemotherapy. On Nov. 6, Frehlich was admitted to the hospital because his cancer came out o...

Professor encourages leisure reading revival

Professor encourages leisure reading revival

Melisa Fumbarg

November 28, 2014

  Few things can replicate the feeling of opening a book and letting the words sink in to create a lasting impression on the reader. The Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room was created in order to address the lack of leisure reading which is all-too-common among busy co...

CSUN’s new celestial astronomy club

CSUN’s new celestial astronomy club

Melisa Fumbarg

November 15, 2014

The members of the CSUN Astronomy Club share a passion for anything and everything celestial and host numerous activities that engage the whole CSUN community, from movie nights to discussions. “I noticed that we had no astronomy club…there was no place for anyone that’s into astronomy to get toget...

CSU Board of Trustees has busy schedule this week

CSU Board of Trustees has busy schedule this week

Melisa Fumbarg

November 10, 2014

The California State University System Board of Trustees (BOT) will be meeting to address the issues of the CSUs this week. From Wednesday, Nov. 12, to Thursday, Nov. 13, the BOT will hold various meetings at 401 Golden Shore in Long Beach. The meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday...

The Nine Drink Minimum: Professor meets stand-up comedy

The Nine Drink Minimum: Professor meets stand-up comedy

Melisa Fumbarg

November 6, 2014

English professor turned comedian, Jose Alvarez started off by studying English with a creative writing emphasis during his undergrad years at CSUN. It was when he took a comedy writing course during his last year that he first explored the fun side of writing. So how does one go from professo...

Undocumented students’ dreams and voices need to be heard

Undocumented students’ dreams and voices need to be heard

Melisa Fumbarg

November 5, 2014

For many students, attending college can be a huge struggle, and I don’t mean the average challenges that come with writing papers, taking exams, getting classes and paying tuition. I am referring to the issues that undocumented students go through on a daily basis. They are often marginalized, excluded,...

Yes on Prop 47

Yes on Prop 47

Melisa Fumbarg

October 29, 2014

“Let the criminals out of jail,” would be the end of any conversation. That is until Proposition 47 was introduced. With the elections quickly approaching, it can be difficult to understand the meaning behind the propositions. However, in this case I recommend voting yes for Proposition 47. Proposition 47 is a p...

Student voices: best and worst of growing up with Halloween

Student voices: best and worst of growing up with Halloween

Melisa Fumbarg

October 28, 2014

  Growing up means a change in the Halloween spirit. Things are never quite the same but college students find new ways to celebrate the holiday that are age appropriate. “Now only a few houses give out candy since most of us are grown up. Although it’s bittersweet I still find fun th...

Students take a stand for social justice

Students take a stand for social justice

Melisa Fumbarg

October 14, 2014

It’s not every day that students are offered the chance to listen to and discuss issues that have an impact on the society they live in. That was the case Tuesday afternoon for the CSUN town hall “Taking a Stand for Social Justice” sponsored by the Cal State Northridge Civil Discourse a...

Rohr Chabad House builds Sukkah at monthly barbecue

Melisa Fumbarg

October 7, 2014

For the small Jewish population at Cal State Northridge, the Rohr Chabad House offers students a chance to connect with their peers and experience their faith. Despite having monthly evening barbecues on the first Monday of every month, the Chabad’s event on Monday night proved to be of spec...

CSUN building marshals trained to protect the community

CSUN building marshals trained to protect the community

Melisa Fumbarg

October 3, 2014

Each year a group of volunteers participate in a rigorous training program aimed at protecting CSUN and the surrounding community. These soon to be building marshals, are taught through the Building Marshal Program sponsored by the Department of Police Services which shows them how to prepare fo...

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