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Cloning Neanderthals could answer questions of human evolution

Cloning Neanderthals could answer questions of human evolution

Ron Rokhy

September 25, 2011

Humans have been struggling to find the origins of life for quite some time, and in our attempts to do so, we’ve stumbled upon something grand: the ability to create life ourselves. Researchers in Japan’s Kyoto University plan to resurrect the woolly mammoth within the next four years, af...

Metro’s 30/10 initiative aims to improve city by building 12 new mass transit systems over 10 years

Metro’s 30/10 initiative aims to improve city by building 12 new mass transit systems over 10 years

Ron Rokhy

September 25, 2011

Los Angeles hopes to boost its economy, improve transportation and maybe make a dent in its 13 percent unemployment rate by completing its 30/10 initiative, which aims to broaden the Metro system. The initiative plans to use revenue from the 2008 voter-approved Measure R sales tax as collater...

Virtual reality could be cure for death in near future

Virtual reality could be cure for death in near future

Ron Rokhy

September 18, 2011

Imagine waking up one morning in the future and while doing your daily routine, a stray bullet suddenly flies through your window and rips through you. You’re badly hurt and you know it, you feel your breathing slow down and worse - you’re bleeding out. Your vision begins to blur and slowly fade as y...

CSUN receives $2.3 million to aid middle and high school students

Ron Rokhy

September 18, 2011

CSUN received $2.3 million from the federal government to help low-income, first-generation sixth - twelve graders graduate high school and have an opportunity to attend college. The funds, which were given through two U.S. Department of Education TRIO grants, will provide assistance to over 1,000...

Question of the day: Did any of the candidates change your opinion on any issues in Monday’s GOP debate?

Ron Rokhy

September 14, 2011

Hopeful presidential candidates Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Hermain Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum all brought up different points in the CNN Tea Party Republican Debate in Florida on September 12. The debate was centered around Social Security, balancing the national...

Weekly column: America’s Team’s quarterback becomes America’s biggest choker

Weekly column: America’s Team’s quarterback becomes America’s biggest choker

Ron Rokhy

September 13, 2011

Only one week’s gone by in the 2011 NFL regular season and we can already see it’s going to be a a year dominated by quarterbacks, even with Peyton Manning out of action. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers did what was expected of them; Cam Newton and Ryan Fitzpatrick went well beyond what anyon...

DHS replaces color-coded alert system

Ron Rokhy

September 7, 2011

Department of Homeland Security replaced its iconic color-coded terror alert system on April 27 with a simpler version, according to homeland security officials. Created in 2002 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Homeland Security Advisory System featured five threat levels, which notified citizens of the probability of a terrorist attack. The Homeland Security Adviso...

Weekly column: NFL tackling itself with new “safety” rules

Weekly column: NFL tackling itself with new “safety” rules

Ron Rokhy

September 6, 2011

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith decided to purposely put his team at a disadvantage during its preseason opener against the Bills on Aug. 13. Instead of taking the kickoff from the 35-yard line, as a new NFL rule stipulates, he took it from the 30. He did this twice before an NFL official called Soldier Field and told him to stop. After the game,...

Infamous hacking group Anonymous targets San Fransisco’s BART in recent attack

Infamous hacking group Anonymous targets San Fransisco’s BART in recent attack

Ron Rokhy

September 5, 2011

What do Sony, the Westboro Baptist Church, the Iranian government and the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) have in common? They irritated infamous hacking group Anonymous enough to have targets painted on their firewalls. Anonymous, an Internet hacking group that claims to promote fre...

NBA players hope to scare owners into submission by threatening to go overseas

NBA players hope to scare owners into submission by threatening to go overseas

Ron Rokhy

August 30, 2011

Much like the NFL’s lockout situation this summer, the NBA is having its own set of problems between team owners and the Player’s Association. However, unlike in the NFL, NBA players can take matters into their own hands; they can play professional basketball and get paid millions without the NB...

GRE change should not deter hopeful graduate students

Ron Rokhy

August 30, 2011

About 1,500 students are admitted into CSUN’s graduate program every year, but those who want to apply after Aug. 1 will have to take a revised version of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). “The test had a major overhaul,” said Zach Crutchfield, the Executive Director of the Princeton Review, w...

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