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Recycling Takes a Collective Effort

Wendy Peters

May 3, 2010

The CSUN community has about 200 recycling bins throughout campus and with a number of food courts and trash bins, this creates a draw for scavengers around campus who have become eyesores. Recycling has become quite a big business especially in larger communities and with the economy’s s...

Local students participate in Earth Day event

Wendy Peters

April 28, 2010

  Light rain greeted the middle and high school students as they arrived for the on-campus 40th anniversary of Earth Day Celebration hosted by the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology departments along with Noyce scholars. About 200 local middle and high school students were invited on April 20 to participate in science projects designed and implemented by CSUN students, ...

CSUN aware of compost benefits, possibility for future

Wendy Peters

April 21, 2010

CSUN’s part in recycling aluminum cans and paper products today is commonplace and composting is not too far behind, as we see the benefits of turning once living things into fertilizer useful in enriching garden soil and houseplants. CSUN Director of Publications Randy Thomson’s colleagues hail him as having a “passion” for composting. Composting “contributes less to landfill...

Collision causes traffic on Nordhoff Street and Reseda Boulevard

Wendy Peters

April 19, 2010

Traffic came to an abrupt halt as a Ford Mustang and city trash truck collided in the intersection of Nordhoff Street and Reseda Boulevard, both vehicles attempting a left to southbound Reseda. The mid-afternoon collision attracted a lot of attention and congestion to the busy intersection as buses and cars curiously, but carefully, maneuvered around the two vehicles and police ...

Lady Gaga Intensifies Shock Value

Wendy Peters

April 19, 2010

A few years ago, Nelly’s “Tip Drill” video was quintessential of the depths an “artist” would go to create controversy while at the same time lining their pockets on the backs of women. Never mind anything that has to do with decency because the concept of right and wrong is oftentimes lost...

Don’t take the census for granted, benefit from it

Wendy Peters

April 14, 2010

Those with the “I just don’t care” attitude, who fail to return the 10-question, 2010 census form by the April 17 deadline, will receive visits in the upcoming months from enumerators, who will collect the data necessary to complete the count in person. Fortunately, some unemployed Americans...

The brain of psychopathic killers

Wendy Peters

April 12, 2010

[audio:|titles=Fallon (Part 1)] [audio:|titles=FallonPart2] As part of CSUN’s Richard W. Smith lecture series, Dr. James Fallon, a neuroscientist at the University...

For better or worse: The life and love of Phyllis and Harold

Wendy Peters

April 1, 2010

The memories and special moments captured on film filled the sparsely occupied screening room in Beverly Hills as the audience gathered to see "Phyllis and Harold." The opening animation and those sprinkled throughout the 84 minutes of this heart-warming story were precious. This engaging documentary of the filmmaker's parents, Phyll...

Live and Let Live

Wendy Peters

March 22, 2010

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, in a necessary two-steps forward and one-step back approach, is sponsoring a charter school serving grades seven through 12. The school, geared toward providing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals an opportunity to obtain a quality education...

Cloud of bankruptcy looms over the City of Los Angeles

Wendy Peters

March 17, 2010

The city of Los Angeles is living beyond its means. Vital cuts needed to mitigate the city’s current and future financial crises are being stalled by high-salaried individuals with agendas of their own. Someone needs to step up and make the same unpopular and life-changing decisions many private industry e...

‘Bagels’ captures the morning after, senior style

Wendy Peters

March 15, 2010

Star rating: 4 out of 5 The door leading from the street opened into a small cramped room with about seven chairs on the corresponding wall. There was a shelf alongside the opposite wall with bottled water, candy and a jar for donations. A few feet ahead was a modest table and chair and beyond it, my entry to ...

Compromise Leads to Repeal

Wendy Peters

February 10, 2010

Some lawmakers have no problem lying, since this is the manner in which they conduct their personal and professional lives. So, not surprisingly, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) falls well within the policy in Washington. My hat goes off to President Barack Obama who called for an end to the DADT...

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