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Our World Now: Not the Solution

Our World Now: Not the Solution

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May 3, 2018

Political Cartoon by Marissa Matich, an Arts Integration major and senior. This art was originally created for Professor Edie Pistolesi's ART 380, Children's Art and Lab....

Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter to Dean Say & the Larger Central American and CSUN Communities Regarding the Situation in Central American Studies

Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter to Dean Say & the Larger Central American and CSUN Communities Regarding the Situation in Central American Studies

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April 25, 2018

Dear Dean Say,We write you as concerned members of the core group of alumni and former faculty that founded the Central American Studies minor (CAS) at California State University Northridge (CSUN). Like you, we take great pride in the fact that the CAS minor, and then the major, were the first programs ...

Preserving papers: Student newsrooms at risk

Preserving papers: Student newsrooms at risk

Andrea Esparza

April 25, 2018

The First Amendment and the Freedom of the Press allow journalism outlets to publish stories with the liberty to speak openly and without fear of government restraint. This philosophy carries over into the academic setting through student newspapers, which must remain at least partially free from fi...

Our World Now: Military Spending

Our World Now: Military Spending

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April 23, 2018

Political Cartoon by Araceli Garcia, a mathematics major and senior.This art was originally created for Professor Edie Pistolesi's ART 380, Children's Art and Lab....

Letter to the Editor: We Need to Acknowledge and Address Our Biases, Not Ignore Them

Letter to the Editor: We Need to Acknowledge and Address Our Biases, Not Ignore Them

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April 19, 2018

RE: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast Graduation rates and course grades for underserved student populations (Black, Latinx, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, and American Indian students) in STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at CSUN are considerably lower than for better-...

Our World Now: Islands in Peril

Our World Now: Islands in Peril

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April 19, 2018

Political Cartoon by Hannah Goldblatt, a Language Arts major and senior.This art was originally created for Professor Edie Pistolesi's ART 380, Children's Art and Lab....

Learn from the past (or we’ll all be doomed to repeat it)

Learn from the past (or we’ll all be doomed to repeat it)

Benjamin Verheiden

April 19, 2018

The Cretaceous asteroid impact is probably the most well-known mass extinction event, but it is the 250 million-year-old Permian mass extinction event that applies to our current planetary situation. The parallels are alarming. It is potentially apocalyptic, even by mass extinction standards. A re...

Letter to the Editor: From an Older, Elder Advocate.

Letter to the Editor: From an Older, Elder Advocate.

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April 17, 2018

Dear Editor, Every day on the local and national news, we hear stories about sexual assaults, domestic violence, child abuse, harassment, police abuse, discrimination, school shootings, and a host of other issues that affect our lives and the lives of others. These subjects are discussed at length...

The necessity of safe spaces

The necessity of safe spaces

Steven Workman

April 16, 2018

Chances are you’ve heard of safe spaces, perhaps in a debate on free speech. You’ve probably heard a lot of negativity towards them; the very idea sends some flying into a rage, that safe spaces stifle discussion in classrooms. The reality is that the people who claim to not need safe sp...

Share your opinion: Conflict in Syria

Share your opinion: Conflict in Syria

Samantha Fuller-Hall

April 12, 2018

There has been increasing controversy over whether the international community should get involved in increasing violence in Syria, which recently culminated in a suspected deadly gas attack. Despite pressures to cease their support of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose regime is implicated in th...

Stepping beyond your limits

Stepping beyond your limits

Samantha Fuller-Hall

April 10, 2018

At the beginning of this year, not a single person born in the 90s was left a minor. Millenials, so long held as naive children by older generations, are fully set into adulthood. Arguments that we have no right to speak in defense of our world and our culture, that we’re too young and too inexperienced, ar...

Our World Now: This just in…

Our World Now: This just in…

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April 10, 2018

Political Cartoon by Alexis Jansen, a Science major and senior. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, recently expressed his doubts, in contradiction to the EPA's own findings, as to whether global warming poses a threat to humanity. He commented that it's "fairly arrogant for us to think t...

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