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Letter to the Editor: Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs addresses concerns surrounding Section F

Letter to the Editor: Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs addresses concerns surrounding Section F

Contributor

September 18, 2018

To the Editor, I understand that many in our campus community feel uncertain about CSUN’s General Education plan, particularly Section F, and the future of our historic ethnic, cultural, gender and women’s studies departments and programs. I want to reiterate: there is no change to Section F...

Understanding your rights: What students should know

Contributor

September 12, 2018

Understanding the rights you have as a student and the policies that establish what professors and faculty are able to do are pivotal to the success of your time while attending CSUN. As students, we are supposed to adhere to a certain code of conduct that is highlighted dutifully on CSUN’s website as Student Conduct Code. Using these rules and p...

Climate change reveals hurricane conditions could affect California

Climate change reveals hurricane conditions could affect California

Benjamin Verheiden

September 6, 2018

Considering recent Hurricane Lane in Hawaii and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria last year, many might now be wondering what this entails with climate change and our state. The thing is that there are many oceanic and atmospheric variables that go into tropical cyclone formation and strengthening bo...

The importance of media literacy in our media-driven culture

The importance of media literacy in our media-driven culture

Raychel Stewart

September 4, 2018

The average American spends up to 12 hours each day interacting with media, according to eMarketer’s latest report. More time is spent watching TV and scrolling through social media than getting a good night’s rest. Our society has become a media-driven culture, yet few universities offer cl...

The big business of modern day slavery-human sex trafficking

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August 29, 2018

Human Sex Trafficking is one of the largest international human rights issues facing the world today. It is also one of the most profitable.According to the Human Trafficking Center’s website, human sex trafficking is estimated to earn $99 billion a year. Human sex trafficking is defined as a form...

The horrific reality of gun violence in 2018

The horrific reality of gun violence in 2018

Madison Parsley

August 28, 2018

The United States has had 234 mass shooting in 2018 alone, according to the Gun Violence Archive, making Sunday’s Jacksonville, Florida shooting the most recent tragedy of gun violence this year.David Katz, 24, opened fire on fellow competitors of The Madden NFL 19 Tournament killing two, incl...

Ten podcasts to listen to during your commute to CSUN

Ten podcasts to listen to during your commute to CSUN

Thania Garcia

August 28, 2018

1. "Dissect" by Spotify Orginal Podcast "Dissect" is a podcast based on the analyzation of music. Lyric by lyric, host Cole Cuchna dissects completed albums one song at a time. Each season is dedicated to a particular album. The first was Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" followed by Kanye West's...

The Republican Origin of ADA

The Republican Origin of ADA

Benjamin Verheiden

August 21, 2018

The Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, was signed into law proudly in 1990 by former President George Bush Sr. who said, "This historic act is the world's first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities -- the first. Its passage has made the United States the international le...

Letter to the Editor: When Will CSUN Protect Students, Faculty and Staff of Color?

Letter to the Editor: When Will CSUN Protect Students, Faculty and Staff of Color?

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May 9, 2018

Almost 10 years ago on March 4, 2010, four CSUN students and one Los Angeles Valley College student - all students of color - were arrested on Reseda Boulevard near CSUN for protesting against harmful cuts to education and bloated administrator salaries. A beautiful assembly of 7,000 students, teache...

Class of 2018: How to deal with harassment in your future workplace

Class of 2018: How to deal with harassment in your future workplace

Contributor

May 9, 2018

Ten years ago on a sweltering August day, I stepped foot on this campus for the first time as a freshman student. I was excited to start my college career, confused about where all the buildings were, and sweaty from the running (I accidentally enrolled in two classes ten minutes apart, located at the...

A girl menstruates, and the international world fails her

A girl menstruates, and the international world fails her

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May 8, 2018

A girl in Uganda menstruates and misses 8 days of class in one term. This teen sacrifices her education for bullying and improper school sanitation areas. She sometimes makes a makeshift pad out of dry leaves. According to The Guardian in 2014, “these girls are dealing with a lack of materials, ...

A little bit of college, and a whole lot of grace

A little bit of college, and a whole lot of grace

Leeza Maisyan

May 3, 2018

If I had a dollar for every time someone said “college is the time where you find out who you are,” I’d be one of the richest people on earth. But honestly, they’re right. College has been a street parade and a battlefield for me. I have rejoiced over good times, and broke do...

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