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Healthcare should be a requirement for U.S. citizens

Savannah Dawkins

May 9, 2008

In 2006 the National Center for Health Statistics found that 43.3 million Americans under the age of 65, and 9.3 percent of children under the age of 18 did not have health insurance. The United States "is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage," according...

Alternative classes offered at CSUN

Savannah Dawkins

May 6, 2008

Did you know you could go water skiing and wakeboarding for course credit? What about sailing or planning recreational events? Well all three are listed under Leisure Studies and Recreation - LSRC 265, 267/L and 202/L respectively - and a student looking to pick up a few extra units can take any of th...

Upcoming summer movies: something for everyone

Savannah Dawkins

May 6, 2008

This summer is shaping up to be a great one for movies, with a lot of highly-anticipated blockbusters hitting theaters over the next few months. Opening May 9 is "Speed Racer" directed by the Wachowski brothers, the guys behind the Matrix movies. The movie, based on the 1960s cartoon, is about a race ca...

Yellowcard rocks out at Matador Nights

Savannah Dawkins

April 28, 2008

Yellowcard's hour-long acoustic set at Matador Nights pumped up fans with songs off their most recent album as well as older fan-favorites. They opened with "Fighting" off their newest album "Paper Walls" and closed with "Rough Draft" off their 2003 album "One for the Kids." The lack of a drummer gav...

FDA’s policy prohibing gay men from donating blood is discriminatory

Savannah Dawkins

April 25, 2008

The FDA has a policy that men who have had sex with other men since the start of the AIDS epidemic in 1977 are not allowed to donate blood. This policy is unfair and discriminatory because it bans even those men who practice safe sex, have had only a few partners, or are currently in a monogamous relations...

LGBTA showcases films on teen sexuality during festival

Savannah Dawkins

April 23, 2008

CSUN's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Alliance held their second annual Out For Reel film festival last week at the USU Theater. The first night of festivities included "Gay Tube," which showcased a collection of LGBT-themed short films on YouTube. Highlights included the MAD TV sketch, "It's a F...

Campus offers self-defense class for women at police department

Savannah Dawkins

April 16, 2008

CSUN's Rape, Aggression, Defense (RAD) training program will hold classes on April 16 and April 22-23 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the campus police department. RAD is a self-defense class offered only to women, which teaches crime prevention, safety measures and martial arts. The classes cost $10 ...

Healthcare should be a requirement for U.S. citizens

Savannah Dawkins

April 14, 2008

In 2006 the National Center for Health Statistics found that 43.3 million Americans under the age of 65 and 9.3 percent of children under the age of 18 did not have health insurance. The United States "is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage," according...

‘Tommy’ makes musical debut at CSUN with live band

Savannah Dawkins

April 8, 2008

The Who's rock opera "Tommy," is a bizarre and disjointed musical that might seem to appeal to only specific cult audiences, but for fans of The Who or those who favor darker plot lines, "Tommy" might be what you're looking for. The plot follows a young British boy named Tommy, who becomes blind, de...

‘Unhitched’ off to lackluster start for Sunday night television

Savannah Dawkins

March 25, 2008

If you thought the Farrelly brothers would be able to make a TV show nearly as funny as some of their movies, you would be wrong. The stars of Fox's "Unhitched," a show about four singles navigating the tumultuous dating scene. Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the creative force behind hit movies like "Th...

If you pay for college, you can decide when to go

Savannah Dawkins

March 15, 2008

Many students receive lower grades than they deserve in classes where absences unfairly affect their overall grade. The idea that in 15 weeks a student can only be absent twice before their grade in a class goes down an entire letter grade is ludicrous. Students who do the work and earn an A in a c...

Campus programs help promote student safety

Savannah Dawkins

March 6, 2008

CSUN students, faculty, staff and public safety officers will walk around campus looking for safety issues during the Night Safety Walk, which is currently planned for mid-April. "The purpose of the safety walk is to get a group of people to really comb the campus and look for all different types of ...

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