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CSU board of trustees vote for tuition increase at meeting turned violent

CSU board of trustees vote for tuition increase at meeting turned violent

Andrew Lopez

November 17, 2011

CSU board of trustees voted to increase Fall 2012 tuition 9 percent while protesters turned violent outside after being removed from the Chancellor’s Office Wednesday. Trustees voted 9 to 6 to raise full-time undergraduate tuition by $498 a year, bringing the total annual cost to $5,970. ...

Online gaming experiences turn racial

Ron Rokhy

November 17, 2011

Rag head. Bomb maker. Camel jockey. These are just some of the racial slurs online gamers use to provoke each other. “It goes back to the beginnings of man,” said CSUN anthropology professor Christina Campbell. “As long as there’s been people interacting with each other who look diffe...

CSUN students and faculty showcase original dance performances

Dancers perform in

Christianna Triolo

November 17, 2011

The lights on the Plaza del Sol stage came on Tuesday evening to illuminate the smiling faces and dancing feet of students and faculty from the CSUN Department of Kinesiology. The department premiered their fall dance concert, Colaboratoria, to an eager audience. The concert is a showcase of st...

Asexuality in a world of the highly sexual

The downward-pointing triangle is the symbol for asexuality, similar to the triangle logo for homosexuality. Illustration by Kristin Hugo / Opinions Editor

Katherine ONeill

November 17, 2011

Sex can be rough. It seems like though our society condemns sexual promiscuity, it tells us that sex is also the key to happiness and fulfillment – if you can’t find sex in your city, go become a hermit and live in a cave. If you are happy not getting any and you have no desire to get lucky, tell people who pressure you to get laid to go screw...

Students for Quality Education hold mock presidential selection on campus

Susana Garcia (center), 18, plays 'Candidate 3' in SQE's mock presidential selection meeting, mimicking a marionette under the control of the Board of Trustees. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Katherine ONeill

November 17, 2011

CLARIFICATION, Nov. 17, 5:03 p.m.: Associated Students President Amanda Flavin was reported as having said students can "use of the rooms available to them to communicate their thoughts," but rather said "they can use one of the avenues available to them" to demonstrate effectively. Flavin said SQE wa...

W-Vball: CSUN trails UCSB by a game in standings, take them on at home

The Matadors need to win their last two Big West games to get at least a share of second place in the standings. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina/ Visual Editor

Ron Rokhy

November 17, 2011

The Matadors (14-12, 8-6 Big West) plan to keep their hopes of finishing in second place in the Big West Conference alive as they once again face the Gauchos (16-11, 9-5) Friday night at the Matadome. The teams faced off on Nov. 9 with UC Santa Barbara coming up with the 3-0 victory and knocking CSU...

M-Bball: Matadors travel to Boise, look for first win

Stephan Hicks (3) scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds against Hawai'i. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina/ Visual Editor

Gilberto Manzano

November 16, 2011

The Matadors were only down four points at halftime against Hawai’i Tuesday morning, but a 11-2 run by the Rainbow Warriors to start the second half paved the way for CSUN’s 86-67 lopsided loss. Fatigue could have played a factor in the Matadors’ second-half collapse with a long flight to Honolulu and a 11 p.m. (1 a.m PST) tip-off time, ...

W-Bball: Matadors try to stay unbeaten, face Pac-12 teams

Haley White and the Matadors travel up north to face Oregon State and Washington. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina/ Visual Editor

Anthony Carpio

November 16, 2011

Defense was the key factor that has placed the CSUN women’s basketball team in a 2-0 start to its season. The Matadors round out their four-game road trip with games against Oregon State (2-0) tonight and Washington (1-1) Saturday. Though the Matadors have played two games this season, stats show their effectiveness so far...

“Caucasian Chalk Circle” opens at CSUN

Karlee Johnson

November 16, 2011

The CSUN theatre department’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s classic “Caucasian Chalk Circle” opens Friday, Nov. 18 in the VPAC’s Experimental Theatre. “Caucasian Chalk Circle,” based on a Chinese parable of two women who claim one child as their own, is one of experimental playwright...

Question of the Day: Should barking dogs be a fineable offense?

Andres Aguila

November 16, 2011

The Los Angeles City Council has recently approved a law that will fine residents who have dogs that bark a lot. Those who get a first offense will get fined $250, the second offense will cost $500 and the third offense will have dog owners paying a $1,000 to the city.  A Department of Animal Services...

Learn how to become gluten-free at CSUN lecture

Joelle Katz

November 16, 2011

Correction >> Nov. 16 The Gluten-Free CSUN event on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Sequoia Hall 112 called “Gluten-Free 101” will discuss a gluten-free diet and celiac disease, and feature topics including disease causes, treatment, common misconceptions and current research. These topics will not...

Resolution opposing unit cap discussed at AS meeting

Andrew Lopez

November 16, 2011

Associated Students senate members did not come to a complete agreement during their first reading of President Amanda Flavin’s proposed resolution opposing the 15-unit cap on spring registration announced last week. “It’s basically a response to the fact that students are being impacted by...

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