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Students without healthcare

Mercedes Aguilar

May 3, 2009

Being left with no choice but to wear a halo brace for three months was not on Mary Ann Yezadzhyan's mind when she was driving on Victory Boulevard headed towards CSUN. She was driving to school to go to the Oviatt library to do research for a paper, when her car was struck and the consequences of having no h...

A student’s academic goal surpass economic woes

Mercedes Aguilar

April 1, 2009

Life changes you. An unexpected event and what follows can transform a college student from a carefree spending machine to a conscious and humble human being. Alex Fernandez, a 22-year-old Central American Studies major at CSUN, had a life changing event that brought him to enroll at Los Angeles City Coll...

A.S. recommends $6.7 million for annual budget

Mercedes Aguilar

May 6, 2008

The Associated Students Senate approved a $6.7 million annual budget for the 2008-2009 academic year after debating over 35 amendments during a six-hour meeting on April 29, followed by a continuation meeting on May 1. The annual budget was calculated assuming a total student population of 33,750 fo...

A.S. votes to support DREAM Act resolutions

Mercedes Aguilar

May 2, 2008

The Associated Students Senate approved two DREAM Act resolutions, with 13 votes in favor, two oppositions and one abstention. Bills AB 2083 and SB 1301 "would allow eligibility to institutional financial aid to students that are California state residents that qualify for AB 540 status," as stated...

Comedian brings light to clinical depression

Mercedes Aguilar

April 30, 2008

A former standup comedian diagnosed with clinical depression performed an act showing his 20-year struggle with depression in a humorous lecture on April 24. Brian Wetzel, who has opened for comedian George Lopez, shared his autobiographical one-man show with students at the West Valley Room at the Un...

Vote recount results in a tiebreaker

Mercedes Aguilar

April 22, 2008

The tie in the Associated Students elections has changed after a recount was held on April 17, resulting in a score of 805-811, making Adam Haverstock and Alex Shahin the winners. However, Haverstock and Shahin had to file a judicial complaint after the six votes in favor of Miguel Segura, candidate...

Argument ensues at talk with former Black Panthers

Mercedes Aguilar

April 16, 2008

Former Black Panthers Henry "Hank" Jones and Rey Boudreaux address a question posed by an audience member at a student discussion event sponsored by Students of Arts and Politics. Jones and Boudreaux came to discuss the controversy surrounding a 36-year-old case against them that was reopened, naming th...

Online voting canceled, 232 votes lost

Mercedes Aguilar

April 10, 2008

Students were told they needed to recast their votes after the online elections website was shut down. (Danielle Directo, Daily Sundial) Online presidential elections for Associated Students were canceled after technical difficulties occurred Tuesday at 8 a.m. The two slates, Students First and Edu...

USU offers students series of dance lessons for free

Mercedes Aguilar

April 9, 2008

Afree hip-hop class provided by University Student Union on April 3 was the second of the three free dance classes that the USU is sponsoring this semester. Dance lessons are expensive at professional dance studios, so CSUN is offering students some lessons for free because they have shown an intere...

‘Stop-Loss’ delivers strong social meaning within war

Mercedes Aguilar

April 8, 2008

With the five-year anniversary of the Iraq war and the 4,000 U.S. soldier death toll, not much has been mentioned about the dissenting views from U.S. soldiers on the war by mainstream media. But "Stop-Loss," an MTV film, tries to shows the other side of war without being completely against it on th...

Iranian youth continue sexual revolution against government

Mercedes Aguilar

March 26, 2008

A seven-year research study has revealed that Iranian youths are embarking in a sexual revolution, or 'enqelab-i-jensi' in Iran to revolt against the government's laws. Pardis Mahdavi, assistant professor at Pomona College, conducted research from 2000 to 2007 in the urban city of Tehran where she inter...

Panelists speak on East L.A. Walkouts

Mercedes Aguilar

March 13, 2008

Five panelists, in dedication to the 40th anniversary of the East Los Angeles Walkouts, came together to speak about the contribution the San Fernando Valley students gave to the walkouts in 1968. The event was held at CSUN on March 11 at the Shoshone room in the Satellite Student Union. In 1968, 4,000 stud...

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