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Consequences of childhood bullying

Consequences of childhood bullying

Jordan Campbell

February 20, 2019

We've all been bullied at one time or another. I remember one morning in seventh grade when I was frantically searching for a piece of gum before the class session began. Before heading off to school, I had a few boiled eggs for breakfast and was overly concerned that my breath would stink during my...

How big companies use blackface

How big companies use blackface

Jordan Campbell

February 19, 2019

The racist, disrespectful act of blackface developed during the 19th century. Widely recognized as “The Minstrel Show,” white performers popularized the idea of transforming into characters of African descent by putting on black face paint and drawing over-exaggerated big, red lips. In ad...

Be a victor not a victim

Be a victor not a victim

Ashley Hawn

February 13, 2019

In recent years many people around the world have become proficient in the art of "being oppressed." There is conflict between choosing the victim or victor mindset in how one chooses to live.“Your attitude determines your altitude,” says American author Zig Ziglar. The victimhood narrative...

How students cope with loss

How students cope with loss

Katharine Charnay

February 6, 2019

While many students were gearing up to head back to school after a long winter break, perhaps dreading having to deal with the habitual grind of being back in the classroom, I was dreading something different. For the past few weeks, I had been taking care of my dad who had recently been told that he o...

The heightened use of plagiarized essay services

The heightened use of plagiarized essay services

Jordan Campbell

February 5, 2019

Plagiarism is becoming an increasingly complex and common problem in schools, especially in universities. It’s becoming more difficult for professors to find out when students are plagiarizing. If a student is suspected of plagiarizing, professors have usually relied on copying and pasting a pi...

How to be sure your New Year’s Resolutions stick

How to be sure your New Year’s Resolutions stick

Ashley Hawn

January 29, 2019

Your New Year’s resolution may be just as daunting as your holiday list. Maybe the start of the new year is when you look to eat less, exercise more, make new friends, travel more, eat better or pay your debt. January is a time to think about what you want to accomplish within the upcoming 12 months....

Editorial: New semester, old problems

Editorial: New semester, old problems

Marja Ziemer

January 22, 2019

As we return to the grind of the new semester, and make new resolutions for 2019, let’s not forget nor ignore the impact that the shooting threat left on our community and campus. To repeat the sentiment that has been expressed by students on campus in the past: Our lives are no joke. Threats like...

Threats or student’s lives, which one is more important?

Threats or student’s lives, which one is more important?

Destiny Nadeau

January 21, 2019

To the CSUN administration, To say you handled last semester’s mass shooting threat with meticulous attention would be a gross understatement. In this current political climate, where both President Donald Trump and Republican senators would much rather line their pockets with donations from the ...

The new democrats and the division in Congress

The new democrats and the division in Congress

Ashley Hawn

January 17, 2019

The new era of divided government is underway and many Americans are eager to see their elected officials get to work. Americans of all demographics made their voices heard in this past midterm on major issues. Much of the elected democrats in the new Congress sway strongly left and are yearning to ha...

The common misconception about expressing emotions

The common misconception about expressing emotions

Jordan Campbell

December 3, 2018

Have you ever cried and in response to those emotions someone told you, “Please don’t cry, don’t be sad”? Or when you’ve experienced legitimate anger someone has tried to minimalize your justification by telling you to “calm down.” Or after a near-death experience pe...

Thank you CSUN

Thank you CSUN

Luke Natali

November 27, 2018

It took me about two years to figure out what I wanted to study. I declared my Major: Cinema and Television Arts. Option? Screenwriting. I loved movies and I knew I wanted to make them, so what better place than one of the best places in the nation to learn?What I learned early on is how hard this indu...

The true meaning of Thanksgiving

The true meaning of Thanksgiving

Jordan Campbell

November 27, 2018

According to historical documents, Thanksgiving is celebrated because of some ancient feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans back in the 17th century. Most of the things we believe about the first Thanksgiving are not true. For one, there was no engraving on the Plymouth Rock in 1620. The P...

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