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A Stanford graduate student tests a steak from a blue fin tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean for radiation./Courtesy of MCT

Our seafood could possibly be contaminated with radiation

Steven Maiken April 30, 2014

The federal government needs to comprehensively test seafood coming from the Pacific Ocean for radionuclide contamination because of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and make this data...

Panelists talk immigration, political participation as part of discussion

Steven Maiken April 30, 2014

Professor from various colleges spoke at a panel discussion regarding immigration and political participation as part of Central American studies symposium on migration. Political science associate professor...

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A renewable energy economy is possible and needed for our future

Steven Maiken April 23, 2014

    Trillions of dollars have gone to bailout Wall Street fraudsters, provide tax-breaks for the wealthy, maintain our military and the pointless wars and operations since Sept. 11. If...

USC sociology professor to speak about demographic shifts

Steven Maiken April 14, 2014

Manuel Pastor, professor of sociology and American studies at USC, will be the speaker at CSUN’s final spring 2014 Dialogues with the Provost lecture, titled The Next California: Demographic Shifts,...

Illustration by Jae Kitinoja/Illustrator

CSUN needs to improve public transportation options

Steven Maiken April 1, 2014

Correction: It costs $16 a month for a Metro reduced fare pass. Commuting to CSUN is already a nightmare with congested parking and traffic almost everyday. But imagine what this commute is like...

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Oil companies: Stop fracking LA up

Steven Maiken March 6, 2014

Thankfully, the LA City Council voted unanimously Friday to advance a motion to zone fracking for fossil fuels outside the city of Los Angeles, essentially establishing a moratorium. Until the...

Communications Association holds 'Gatsby' themed meet and greet

Communications Association holds ‘Gatsby’ themed meet and greet

Steven Maiken February 25, 2014

Several students and other participants dressed up in Roaring 20s-themed garb during the Communication Association meet and greet, which had a “Great Gatsby” theme. Students interacted and socialized...

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Single-payer health care system is needed to insure all Americans

Steven Maiken February 10, 2014

Canadians don’t drop dead or delay care due to the lack of health insurance. However in America, thousands will continue to face death according to Harvard researchers. About 25 million people will...

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Obamacare is not true universal health care while under corporate control

Steven Maiken February 6, 2014

It’s great that millions of Americans will now have health care with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare). People with pre-existing health conditions...

Los Angeles plastic bag ban hits small CSUN stores July 1

Los Angeles plastic bag ban hits small CSUN stores July 1

Steven Maiken January 23, 2014

For now, CSUN has avoided the recent single-use plastic bag ban which went into effect on Jan. 1 in Los Angeles, which affects large grocery, pharmacy, retail and convenience stores that have $2 million...

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