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Buying eco-friendly furniture

Roxanne Estrada

March 8, 2010

Environment Furniture is making one person’s scrap wood into another person’s chic furnishings. This L.A. based company has a mission to create furniture in a completely green process. They have showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Orange County, and Dublin and design everything from beds...

Abuse center helps victims, outlet for volunteers

Roxanne Estrada

March 3, 2010

The Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) works to combat sexual abuse by helping victims and educating about prevention in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Community outreach is one of the most critical issues of sexual abuse because victims often think they’re all alone in the situation, said Anne Lague, a forensic nurse examiner for CATS. “It lets people ...

How to be green and save money while doing it

Roxanne Estrada

February 23, 2010

Here are some tips for greening your personal life.  We’ve heard a lot of tips before like turning off lights and conserving water.  But hopefully here are some you haven’t heard before that you can start applying to your daily life.  Besides being environmentally friendly, these tips will also...

CSUN rainforest entered in contest

Roxanne Estrada

February 23, 2010

CSUN’s sub-tropical rainforest has been entered in the National Wildlife Federation’s “Chill Out Contest 2010.” The Student Design program entered the sub-tropical rainforest into the national competition, after last year’s fuel cell entry and win, said Tom Brown, executive director and facility...

Students with criminal records

Roxanne Estrada

February 15, 2010

Safety at a university can be a top concern when deciding where to apply or when to schedule a class. According to mybackgroundcheck.com, one of the largest providers of “student-supplied” background check services to colleges and universities, at least one-in-29 college students have criminal records. Currently,...

Podcast series launched

Roxanne Estrada

February 15, 2010

The University Student Union (USU) will host the “Lunch and Launch” event on Feb. 17 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Plaza del Sol to promote a new series of podcasts about life skills. Matt Eickhoff, program coordinator of training and development, is organizing the promotion. “We’re just...

Print journalism is down, but not out

Roxanne Estrada

February 14, 2010

The sleek and shiny iPad is hitting stores next month and igniting a buzz in the literary world.  Now that the all-mighty Apple has joined the e-book craze, writers are left worrying about the future of print journalism. Consumers can buy and read books, magazines and newspapers on devices like the iPad...

Using natural disasters to spread the word of God, good or too much?

Roxanne Estrada

February 1, 2010

It is quite common to relate disaster with environmental issues: global warming, oil spills and droughts for instance. But religion and the environment? Not as much. In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, international groups and individuals are sending food, money and medical supplies. But,...

CSUN to be re-accredited

Roxanne Estrada

January 31, 2010

Officials from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will visit CSUN from Feb. 3-5 as the second step in the university’s attempt for re-accreditation. Every 10 years, universities and colleges undergo a process to renew its accreditation status to be considered a proper educational...

Looking for bombs, finding family jewels

Roxanne Estrada

January 27, 2010

Since the near bombing on Christmas Day, the threat of in-flight terrorism has reawakened the American conscious. Scrambling for some peace of mind, the newest solution is installing full-body scanners at airport security checkpoints. But this new generation of technology isn’t as simple as a metal dete...

Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Terry Piper, takes indefinite leave

Roxanne Estrada

January 17, 2010

Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Terry Piper, who was diagnosed with melanoma, a malignant type of skin cancer, will be taking an indefinite amount of time off from his duties to focus his attention on his health. Dr. William Watkins, who has served as Dean of Students, will be taking o...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Roxanne Estrada

November 16, 2009

By Roxanne Estrada To Ricardo Rodriguez, music is more than just a few notes strung along a treble clef; it’s a way of life. “It’s the music, the scene, the whole culture of music, it’s almost like a ritual, a religion,” he said. Rodriguez is an amateur roadie for his many friends ...

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