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Memorial set for deceased physics and astronomy professor

Yolanda Becerra

December 14, 2006

A memorial gathering for Stephen Walton, 50, CSUN professor of physics and astronomy, will take place at CSUN's Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Walton, the oldest of seven children, was diagnosed with Cancer in 2003. He died Nov. 11, 2006 at his home in Lancaster, Calif. Al...

10 tips to survive finals

Yolanda Becerra

December 11, 2006

Finals week is always a hectic time for college students. While some rely on flash cards, study groups and notes, there are those who in desperate times resort to osmosis. So, in an effort to make this stressful week go as smoothly as possible, here are some tips that might help you out, a sort of "F...

Evangelicals moving toward the American mainstream

Yolanda Becerra

December 7, 2006

Evangelicals are not generally what comes to mind when one thinks of mainstream America, but that may very well change. These culturally adaptive experts have managed to infiltrate every aspect of our daily lives. From movies like "Ray" and "Narnia" to MTV, fiction books and politics, evangelicals ha...

‘You Can’t Take It’ With You brings family comedy to CSUN

Yolanda Becerra

November 30, 2006

In the midst of the hustle and bustle around the CSUN theater department during the Nov. 28 rehearsal of "You Can't Take It With You," it is easy to see how everything is coming together for the Dec. 1 opening of what has been called America's favorite comedy. The cast is working on their timing wh...

Natural disasters panel offers perspective on Katrina

Yolanda Becerra

November 27, 2006

Attempting to explore and explain the cultural and political implications of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, three panelists presented their perspectives and experiences to CSUN students in the Whitsett Room on the fourth floor of Sierra Hall on Nov. 20. The natural disasters lecture series be...

Professor knows her flora and students well

Yolanda Becerra

November 22, 2006

How she finds sanity and order in an office that seems to be overtaken by an endless workload is a mystery. Her small office is filled with books and her desk is stacked with papers and more books, an ominous vision of the endless workload of an overworked professor. To an outsider this might be overwhelming, bu...

Students reject increase in A.S. and I.R.A. fees

Yolanda Becerra

November 13, 2006

CSUN students voted down two referendums Nov. 7 and 8 that would have raised Associated Students and Instructionally Related Activity Fees in the coming years. CSUN students did approve Referendum 1, which proposed an amendment to the A.S. mission statement for the inclusion of the word "size" in anti-d...

Prop. 1D subject of statewide debate

Yolanda Becerra

November 6, 2006

Voters will again face a proposition on Tuesday that promises to improve California schools. The Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act, better known as Proposition 1D, would issue $10.4 billion to improve public school facilities. There is little opposition to the measure beca...

‘Staffing issues’ slow down tram service

Yolanda Becerra

October 30, 2006

A very popular student service has been facing "staffing issues" which have caused several students to be late to class and made countless others face the dreaded walk from the dorms to the campus. Approximately 50,000 to 60,000 tram trips are taken every month, according to transportation coordinat...

Reza Aslan kicks off lecture series

Yolanda Becerra

October 24, 2006

Speaking on the future of Islam last night at the Plaza del Sol performance hall, Reza Aslan, author of "No God but God" and CBS Middle East political analyst, offered a new perspective on the Iraq war, cleared up misconceptions about Islam, and spoke out against the controversial cartoons that appeared in...

More work put into A.S. recycling program than some students realize

Yolanda Becerra

October 16, 2006

You probably have passed by them and subconsciously noticed them and moved on, not giving them a second thought. There are 37 recycling bins located around the campus and 15 bins around housing that students seldom look at twice. The recycling program is a certified community service program that is o...

New literature course will focus on post-colonial writers

Yolanda Becerra

October 9, 2006

The Anglophone Postcolonial English course is contributing more than just dead British guys to the English department. The course will study famous authors from countries like India, Africa, Ireland and parts of the Caribbean, with authors like Chinua Achebe, Merle Hodge, Earl Lovelace and James Joy...

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