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Smart holiday spending strategies

Smart holiday spending strategies

Silvia Gutierrez

December 10, 2014

While appetites and outings can be priority, so is the content of a wallet. One year ago, CSUN graduate Cat Placencia  thought the campus lacked a club that promotes responsible spending. This led her decision to create Smart Spenders, a club where students are able to address spending habits and sh...

Final Flip gives students a break

Final Flip gives students a break

Silvia Gutierrez

December 4, 2014

http://youtu.be/BqtifA2mgZg Associated students (AS) provided students free pancakes, fruit and drinks on Wednesday Dec. 3 from 7pm to 10pm at the Oviatt library. Final Flip is a tradition that helps students relax from finals.

International and Exchange Student Center holds open house

Silvia Gutierrez

November 18, 2014

For the first time on Monday, the International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) held an open house for CSUN faculty and staff at their location in the University Student Union. The open house kicked off the department's International Education Week. During the special week, the IESC hopes to make...

Midterm election nears

Silvia Gutierrez

October 29, 2014

Associated Students (AS) recently held a campaign titled Rock the Matador Vote to encourage students, if they haven’t already, to register to vote in the general elections on Nov 4. The campaign served as a reminder that voting is essential. “It exercises the right for us, as human beings in...

Grad student driven to succeed despite challenges

Grad student driven to succeed despite challenges

Silvia Gutierrez

October 27, 2014

At the age of 12, Mayra Roxi Diaz, a graduate student enrolled in a masters program for counseling, was put in her grandmother's custody while her mother faced issues with drug addiction and her father was never present. Diaz who was raised by women through her life, has always focused on stayi...

Rock the Matador Vote

Rock the Matador Vote

Silvia Gutierrez

October 20, 2014

http://youtu.be/mvxRAS625Lo Associated Students organized an event to encourage students to vote on Oct. 20 from 10 am-3pm. After walking through an informative tent, students were rewarded with a free burger from The Habit.

Karla Lara: Artist of Honduran Resistance

Karla Lara: Artist of Honduran Resistance

Silvia Gutierrez

October 17, 2014

http://youtu.be/Bgh0Km8lOZU Through music, Karla Lara participates in the resistance against the Honduran dictatorship. She is prideful of the people who are part of the same fight, which is "La Vida," she said. Lara spoke and performed in the Nobbes Auditorium at CSUN on October 15.

Project DATE speak out on the date rape nail detector

Project DATE speak out on the date rape nail detector

Silvia Gutierrez

October 15, 2014

http://youtu.be/-rC9-TspdkA Students from Project DATE, as well as the Department Chair of Gender & Women's Studies, speak out about a nail polish that can help detect drugs in liquids. The nail varnish is an idea that was developed by four male students from North Carolina State University. Their...

Plastic pollution is ‘everybody’s problem’

Silvia Gutierrez

October 1, 2014

Plastic pollution is "everybody's problem," said Angela Sun, director of the independent film "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch," screened on campus as part of a Breaking Plastic event to promote awareness on the issue of plastic pollution. Sun hosted the Breaking Plastic event...

Graduate & Professional School Information Day

Graduate & Professional School Information Day

Silvia Gutierrez

September 30, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbIUWcJ_Y6Y Over 80 graduate and professional schools participated in the Graduate & Professional School Information Day held at the Northridge Center at the USU on Sept. 29. Students had a chance to meet and speak with representatives. http://amara.org/v/FSoU/

CSUN professor dedicated to fostering neglected animals

CSUN professor dedicated to fostering neglected animals

Silvia Gutierrez

September 30, 2014

Linda Alvarez, a CSUN professor in the Central American Studies department, picked up her love for animals at a very young age. She recalled the first time she rescued an animal. Puffy was one of many feral cats who lived beneath her family’s apartment structure. At the mere age of seven, Alv...

Banned Books Week Read-Out

Banned Books Week Read-Out

Silvia Gutierrez

September 25, 2014

http://youtu.be/lORT5tZqxB4 Students and faculty gathered in the AS/RS Viewing Room on September 24 to read and listen to excerpts from books that have been banned in the past. The event featured Craig A. Williams, author of "Mom, Have You Seen My Leather Pants?"

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