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Students, faculty react to iniative to return affirmative action in California

Illustration by: Sarah Cascadden/Contributor

Brionna Lewis

April 11, 2014

In January, California lawmakers attempted to revive affirmative action programs in public universities that were previously banned by Proposition 209 in 1996. The initiative was dropped due to unexpected backlash from the minority community that has historically supported affirmative action initiatives. State democ...

Tiffany Zaich elected Associated Students president for 2014-2015

Tiffany Zaich celebrates her new position as AS president for 2014-2015 school year with the current AS president Christopher Woolett on Wednesday.

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 2, 2014

UPDATED WITH UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS Tiffany Zaich and Talar Alexanian are elected Associated Students (AS) president and vice president for the 2014-2015 school year. “I look forward to going to work with (current AS president) Chris (Woolett),” Zaich said. Among her goals for her presidency i...

Documentary explores struggle over privatization of water in El Salvador

Documentary explores struggle over privatization of water in El Salvador

Jamie Gonzaga

April 2, 2014

  Activist and documentary filmmaker, Jason Wallch, came to campus to screen his documentary which explores the problems of privatization of water, and the fight over water decentralization in El Salvador. His film, 'Until the Last Drop,' is the product of Wallch living in El Salvador fr...

Filmmaker puts cameras in hands of indigenous youth in Panama

Brionna Lewis

April 2, 2014

Panamanian filmmaker, Anayansi Prado, visited CSUN to share her experience working with indigenous youth in Panama to create short documentaries about their communities on Tuesday. “We were teaching them how to make films about their communities, their cultures, and their struggles,” Prado said....

Online voting, burger truck spark increased AS election participation

Talar Alexanian, journalism major, encourages Dayana Tobar, cell and molecular biology major to vote in the AS elections during the final hours of polling. Alexanian was re-elected AS vice president with Tiffany Zaich elected to AS president.

Devan Patel

April 2, 2014

As voting for the AS elections concluded April 2 at 6 p.m, members have seen a dramatic increase in voter participation as a result of Tuesday’s Habit Burger truck giveaway and the transition to complete online voting. Taylor Davis, sophomore communications major, said there was quite a noticeable...

CSUN developing drones as part of mechanical engineering project

Rohit Ghosh

April 2, 2014

While use of drones has traditionally been a military function, recent improvements in technology have allowed for these unmanned aerial vehicles to invade college campuses across the nation. As experts continue to debate whether or not domestic use of drones is a step in the right direction, dozens o...

Associated Students 2014 Elections Party Spotlight – United We Thrive

Victor Frost

April 1, 2014

Podcast Editor Victor Frost talks with Tiffany Zaich and Talar Alexanian, the Associate Students presidential and vice presidential candidates for "United We Thrive", about their plans should they be be elected and the issues they might face in implementing them....

AS elections begin Tuesday, students can vote in person or via their Gmail account

Jonathan R. Diaz

March 31, 2014

Associated Students (AS) Elections will be held April 1 beginning at 8 a.m. Students can vote via email through their CSUN Gmail account or in person at polling stations at Matador Square, Arbor Grill and the Matador Bookstore. Students will have the opportunity to vote for AS president and vice president c...

More students applying for financial aid in California, studies show

Araceli Castillo

March 30, 2014

In the last academic year the number of students applying for financial aid in California has increased. This includes freshmen, graduate students and students who haven’t applied before but now need aid. There has been a rising amount of students at CSUN. “In the last five years we have seen...

Central American studies to host two documentary filmmakers this week

Jonathan R. Diaz

March 30, 2014

Central American Indigenous Studies Lecture Series will present a film screening entitled,  “Life and Empowerment Through the Kuna and Embera Lenses. Panamanian Documentary filmmaker Anayansi Prado will talk about the community of Akua-Yala in Panama. She will screen two short films produced by th...

Alumni host discussion on how to make it in video game industry

Dalan Musson, screenwriter for video games, features and television, spoke about what it's like working as a game tester, and gave advice on how to break out of the lower level jobs in the video game industry during the video game panel on March 26, 2014. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp / Daily Sundial

Lauren Reyes

March 30, 2014

Two CSUN alumni spoke to a crowd of video game enthusiasts as part of a panel discussion about producing, designing and writing for the video game industry. Video game developers Jim Martin, J.J. Pomegranate and Dalan Musson addressed a full room of CSUN students interested in potential careers in ...

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