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Text messages and peer mentoring help the college transition

Text messages and peer mentoring help the college transition

Melissa Simon

April 30, 2013

In a recent paper published by two Harvard graduate students, it was found that the use of text messaging and peer mentoring kept students from falling through the cracks before entering college. Ben Castleman, a doctoral candidate in the Quantitative Policy Analysis program at the Harvard Graduate...

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Hansook Oh

April 30, 2013

In his education budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15, President Obama has requested almost $155 billion in federal student aid assistance, which includes certain higher education programs, a modest increase in the maximum Pell Grant award, campus-based aid and changes to loan interest rates and tax benefits....

Education is more than just classes

Education is more than just classes

Michelle Reuter

April 30, 2013

Ah, spring! The weather is getting warmer, birds flutter through the soft California breeze and, on college campuses throughout the state, students are beginning to realize the end is nigh. Well, the end of the spring semester, anyway. Finals are upon us. Semester projects and research papers are coming due. Some of us will even see the culmination ...

NHL first round playoff predictions

NHL first round playoff predictions

Suzanna Bezyan

April 30, 2013

Eastern Conference Pittsburgh v. New York Islanders – Pittsburgh will take this because of their stacked roster of all-star players from the past and present. Avoiding injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evegni Malkin will be necessary to advance. If their roster remains intact they can make the final...

Barber shop LA City Clips in Boyle Heights thrives

Barber shop LA City Clips in Boyle Heights thrives

Luis Rivas

April 29, 2013

Starting a business takes courage, creativity and an understanding of market saturation. But Alonso Romo, 26, was only motivated by two things: he wanted to cut hair and not have a boss. He opened up LA City Clips on Fourth Street in Boyle Heights seven months ago. Success or failure was not pa...

CSUN PD to hold K-9 unit fundraiser

Cynthia Gomez

April 29, 2013

The CSUN Department of Police Services K-9 Unit will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday at Maria’s Italian Kitchen. The fundraiser is from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. A flyer must be presented at the fundraiser and 20 percent of each purchase will be donated to the K-9 unit. The flyer is available for download ...

CSUN’s Steel Bridge team takes first place, advances to national contest

CSUN’s Steel Bridge team takes first place, advances to national contest

Melanie Gaball

April 29, 2013

The CSUN chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Steel Bridge team won first place at the Pacific Southwest Conference earlier this month for their 92-pound bridge and will be advancing to nationals. They will compete against the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Techno...

Campaign seeks to require disclaimer on Photoshopped images

Campaign seeks to require disclaimer on Photoshopped images

Shaleeka Powell

April 29, 2013

At a Media and Public Health Act (MPHA) Campaign meeting last semester, one girl shared her practice of stacking fashion magazines on a scale until they weighed as much as she did. "When she would lose weight via her eating disorder, she would remove some of the magazines so her weight would mat...

Jason Collins comes out as first openly active professional sports player

Jason Collins comes out as first openly active professional sports player

Kevin Kiani

April 29, 2013

NBA veteran Jason Collins has become the first male athlete in a major professional sport to come out as gay during his career. The seven foot center has played for six different teams over his 12 year career, appearing in two NBA finals. This is a major step in the right direction for not only pro...

Tech reprograms humanity

Tech reprograms humanity

Benjamin Andrews

April 29, 2013

We are all aware of the positive advancements the Internet and mobile technology have created. We’ve also seen how social media has changed the world and brought us into a dynamic new global era. However in the frenzied march to the information era, have we taken the time to reflect on the imp...

STEM event pushes for more science and engineering class in K-12 schools

Jason Gallaher

April 29, 2013

The college of engineering and computer sciences and the Michael D. Eisner college of education came together Monday night to host “Enhancing the T-E in STEM – Technology and Engineering.” The event, held in Nordhoff Hall, emphasized introducing engineering into K-12 curriculum and getting childr...

CSUN students cross-examine Los Angeles judges

Michelle Reuter

April 29, 2013

Students filled the USU's Grand Salon on Thursday night for the chance to ask questions of eight Los Angeles Superior Court judges. The Department of Political Science hosted the long-running program to give students a look at what a judge's job is all about and how the judicial system really works....

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