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Undocumented L.A. students ‘Wise Up’

Rabeeah Patail

July 20, 2007

With the number of Hispanics in the nation reaching 41 million, the figures of undocumented students also face changes. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, there are about 50,000 to 65,000 immigrant students who have spent their entire lives in the United St...

iPhone created buzz, but are hardware defects inevitable?

Rabeeah Patail

July 6, 2007

Months before the iPhone was even released, the buzz created by the new gadget was felt nationwide. Everyone and their mother knew what the iPhone was. Apple did such an amazing job advertising the product that once the phone was released on June 29, thousands of people nationwide stood in line for ...

Summer kite exhibit flies in Oviatt lobby

Rabeeah Patail

June 29, 2007

A myriad of colored kites hanging from the ceiling under a dimly lit lobby have become the main attraction in the Oviatt Library. The "Art In the Sky" exhibit, which has been on display since June 13, has come back by popular demand since its first viewing last summer. Faculty, staff, students and com...

Summer CSUN-al series starts

Rabeeah Patail

June 29, 2007

Cymbidium orchids are sold by the millions each year for occasions like prom night and are extremely popular in flower arrangements. Due to their versatility, they have become a favorite for San Fernando Valley gardeners; they are easy to grow, and they can also flourish under low humidity and can to...

Business student Paraprofessional of the Year

Rabeeah Patail

June 22, 2007

Standing behind the front desk, Vanessa Zamora answers the phone. She sits back down to schedule an appointment while assisting incoming students. Standing back up again, Zamora looks at the clock that has just struck 11 a.m. She then stares at the packed lounge occupied by students. "It's a busy day...

Star power for the Galaxy or Hollywood?

Rabeeah Patail

June 19, 2007

David Beckham has recently captured headlines because of his $250 million contract with Major League Soccer team the Los Angeles Galaxy, but he has also put soccer and MLS on the front page of almost every major newspaper. With a huge transition in progress, fans in Los Angeles are curious about how...

Surf’s Up movie review

Rabeeah Patail

June 19, 2007

It has been a successful year for penguins. They have walked, marched, tap danced and now they are surfing. With its mockumentary style approach, directors Ash Brannon and Chris Buck 's new computer animated film "Surf's Up" fails to compete with some of their previous work - "Toy Story", "A Bug's Lif...

Federal grant for CSUN intel

Rabeeah Patail

June 19, 2007

CSUN recently received $57,500 from the federal government as part of a new program aimed at teaching language and culture to future intelligence professionals. This past April, California State officials opened the new Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (CSU-ACE), a seven-campus consortiu...

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