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Brothers: a new movie making old mistakes

Kristopher A. Fortin

December 2, 2009

Not since the Academy Award-winning “The Deer Hunter” has a film expressed so viscerally the human cost of war like Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers.” Running one hour and 50 minutes, the film was able to touch on themes like family, war, love, forgiveness, redemption and guilt without undercutting...

Singer finds inspiration through Stevie Wonder’s music

Michelle Nelson

December 2, 2009

Growing up in a Christian household with a father who was a minister, Bryant Paul Mills was never allowed to listen to secular music. In high school, he would hear “For Your Love” play on the radio and always asked himself “who sings this song?” “My parents wouldn’t allow me to listen to R&B music…we listened to Maranatha, Sandy Patti … ...

U.S. is bullying Iran’s nuclear program

Sara Nasrallah

December 2, 2009

Sara Nasrallah Owning nuclear weapons seems to be controlled by the elite countries of the world: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom (England), France, and China. The power structure of the Middle East, and the “peace process” in general, are controlled by the United States. The...

Staff Editorial: A sliver of activism brightens CSUN


December 2, 2009

The other day in class I witnessed something I have never seen in the four years of my college life. It happened during what I expected to be a three-hour lecture about media law when a student from our class received permission from the professor to speak to us about something that affects us all: the budget cuts. This came as a surprise to me becau...

The skinny on bicycling

Yazmin Cruz

December 2, 2009

Many students missed out on the Associated Students Environmental Affairs bike repair clinic yesterday. The clinic, which was held in front of the bookstore, lacked advertisement. Those who learned about the clinic through Facebook where able to get minor repairs done to their bikes. For those w...

Under the Sea

Raspina Jannesar

December 2, 2009

A Pelagic Red Crab is seen on a CSUN biology class trip. Pelagic Red Crabs ride on the ocean currents traveling thousands of miles. Biology 325 is a class about life in the sea that helps students learn about a different world. A vessel in San Pedro is designated to students of all universities who wa...

Contenders to win Super Bowl XLIV

Kendall Capps

December 1, 2009

The NFL regular season is coming down the stretch, and it is becoming clearer who the real threats to win the Super Bowl are. Following the blowout on Monday night, the New Orleans Saints remain unbeaten and should be considered the clear-cut favorite to win it all. Yes I know that the Indianap...

Pay cut for finance committee

Kristopher A. Fortin

December 1, 2009

The Associated Students (A.S.) Senate voted to decrease the stipend amount for finance committee members from last year and eliminated one member from the recipient list. The annual budget hearing stipends were decreased for finance committee members to $200, $50 less from last year. Finance committee Senate representative Domingo Gonzal...

New Web site lists local discounts for CSUN students

Kristopher A. Fortin

December 1, 2009

The Web site compiles discounts available to CSUN students from businesses like phone companies, hair salons and local restaurants. What started as a habit during Tuesday’s Associated Students (A.S.) Senate meetings for At Large Senator Bobby Tofig, the Web site’s creator, has turned into a campaign to make CSUN students aware of the discounts av...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

December 1, 2009

Devan Baez is a freshman deaf studies major at CSUN. Baez grew up in Monterey Park, Calif., but is currently living on campus with her best friend, but likes going back home to see her family. “It’s my first time away from home, but I like going home on the weekends...I can never miss hom...

A change of venue for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Pam Tapper

December 1, 2009

United States Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. was met with criticism from Republican senators when he announced recently, that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators will be tried in a New York federal court. Some Republican senators fear that the trial could free some of t...

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