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Learning Commons grand opening to come this Thursday

Learning Commons grand opening to come this Thursday

George Benitez

September 30, 2013

The Oviatt Library will celebrate the Grand Opening of  the Learning Commons Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Beginning last semester construction workers began to renovate the library. The entire entry of the library has been transformed and students are now welcomed to a redesigned floor, new study spaces, m...

Government shutdown is now a reality

Hansook Oh

September 30, 2013

The 113th Congress caused a “shutdown” of most federal government agencies today due to its failure to complete the standard yearly process of funding the government for the coming fiscal year (FY). The failure was caused by a disagreement between Senate Democrats and House Republicans over Republica...

“Theatre of Possibility for Autism” coming next Friday

Vera Castaneda

September 30, 2013

Playwright Lauren Goldman Marshall will direct a three-day workshop at CSUN for adults who have learning disabilities or want to learn theater techniques that can enhance communication skills for individuals with learning disabilities. The workshop, called “Theatre of Possibility for Autism” will take place at ...

Why should you care about Obamacare?

Why should you care about Obamacare?

Mona Adem

September 30, 2013

By Lisa Anderson To say the 2,000-plus pages constituting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, are complicated is an understatement. Alas, there are certain core problems many acknowledge. First, it doesn’t affect everyone equally, including students. T...

CSUN students feel the sisterly love at Sistahood group therapy sessions

CSUN students feel the sisterly love at Sistahood group therapy sessions

Ana Rodriguez

September 30, 2013

Young African-American female students, a population that does not traditionally seek counseling, will now have the opportunity to safely and comfortably obtain those services with the formation of the Sistahood Community. Paulette Theresa, of the University Counseling Services, saw the need am...

MLB: National League playoff preview

MLB: National League playoff preview

Megan Diskin

September 30, 2013

It is officially October and to baseball fans everywhere that means it’s the start of an anxiety-filled postseason. It all starts tonight when the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates play each other for the wild card spot. Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates - Led by star outfielder Andrew M...

MLB: American League playoff preview

MLB: American League playoff preview

Andrew Martinez

September 30, 2013

The road to the World Series will go through Boston, as the top-seeded Red Sox surprised everyone and dominated the American League. Boston will await the winner of the Wild Card, as the Cleveland Indians will battle the Tampa Bay Rays for the last playoff spot. In the second Division Series, the Oakland At...

CSUN event tickets now sold on Ticketmaster, A.S. awards member of the month

CSUN event tickets now sold on Ticketmaster,  A.S. awards member of the month

Elizabeth Ohanian

September 30, 2013

Associated Students (A.S.) learned that the CSUN community can now purchase tickets to events on campus through Ticketmaster. A.S. General Manager David Crandall announced on Monday that CSUN President Dianne Harrison approved the proposal and that Ticketmaster is now up and running with CSUN e...

KCSN News Update: College students are spending up to 1,200 dollars a year just to purchase textbooks

Brittany Chenelle

September 30, 2013

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN:  Fifty eight percent of drivers surveyed by the Auto Club believe that talking on a cellphone while behind the wheel is a very serious safety threat. People are keeping their cars longer due to improved quality and trying to avoid monthly pa...

Food for thought: cheap campus eats for CSUN students

Food for thought: cheap campus eats for CSUN students

Darko Debogovic

September 30, 2013

Ah, if only food were free. Imagine going restaurant to restaurant, eating what you want when you want without the fear of failing to make rent or depleting your bank account. Unfortunately, a utopia like this doesn’t exist yet. Food isn’t free and we do have to worry. Eating out can drain funds quic...

Governor Brown signs new bills increasing student trustee votes on the BOT

Champaign Williams

September 29, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed two bills that will allow CSU student trustees a greater voice in the decisions made regarding CSU campuses. The newest bill, Assembly Bill (AB) 447,  allows students to vote at every board of trustees (BOT) meeting. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Das Willi...

Chancellor Timothy White holds student press conference for student media on all 23 campuses

Chancellor Timothy White holds student press conference for student media on all 23 campuses

Darko Debogovic

September 29, 2013

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White held a student press conference Sept. 27 at the Dumke Auditorium in Long Beach to discuss enrollment growth, student success programs, online concurrent enrollment safety and health. “I don’t think there is a single one-size-fits-all ...

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