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Tim Draper’s Six Californias is a joke

Tim Draper’s Six Californias is a joke

Leilani Peltz

March 10, 2014

In yet another episode of “Bright Ideas that Rich People Have”, Tim Draper, multimillionaire, has decided that he doesn’t like California as it currently stands. Rather, he wants to split the state into six new states. Count ‘em. Not two or even three, but six. And for whatever reason, Secretar...

Petition to separate California into six states approved for signatures

Petition to separate California into six states approved for signatures

A.J. Circhirillo

March 9, 2014

California is no stranger to change. The Golden State is considered one of the most diverse states in the country, and a Silicon Valley venture capitalist is looking to give California a massive makeover. Last month, Tim Draper’s petition to divide California into six separate states was approved to collect s...

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Devan Patel

March 4, 2014

In the wake of the ethnic studies debacle at Cal State Los Angeles, educators believe the forecasted change in California’s demographic profile represents a significant event and could become a catalyst for debate, not only in diversity reform throughout all levels of education, but in hiring practic...

End the injustices in America, end the prison industrial complex

End the injustices in America, end the prison industrial complex

Calvin Ratana

February 19, 2014

After years of violating human rights, California’s prison addiction has been called out by the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court found that California’s overcrowded prisons violated human rights and has ordered Governor Jerry Brown to reduce the prison population. Brown asked for an extensio...

Campus taking steps to address California drought

Campus taking steps to address California drought

Devan Patel

January 27, 2014

As the drought and record-low rainfall have weakened California’s water supply, CSUN remains committed to sustainability as it has enacted a number of measures to reduce water consumption on campus. The dry weather only produced 3.60 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, breaking previous rec...

New prison population reduction law is a step in the right direction

New prison population reduction law is a step in the right direction

Calvin Ratana

September 23, 2013

In an effort to comply with a federal court demand for California to reduce its prison population, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law with two plans to reduce the population size in prisons. The law orders either the relocation of non-violent prisoners to mental health and substance abuse facilities or the relocation of pris...

If signed into law, new abortion bills will allow non-physicians to perform abortions by medication or aspiration techniques

If signed into law, new abortion bills will allow non-physicians to perform abortions by medication or aspiration techniques

Mercedes Ortiz

September 15, 2013

Saturday afternoon, Heather Mechanic clutched her “8th Week of Life” abortion poster at the Odd Fellows Cemetery to remember the lives of more than 16,000 unborn children that were buried there. Mechanic and her husband traveled from San Diego to Los Angeles to participate in the National Day...

CSU chancellor announces endorsement for alcohol awareness program on all 23 campuses

CSU chancellor announces endorsement for alcohol awareness program on all 23 campuses

Melanie Gaball

September 1, 2013

Cal State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White recently announced a commitment to implement a binge-drinking awareness program on all 23 CSU campuses. The decision was made after an emotional presentation from the parents of 18-year-old Carson Starkey, a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student who d...

Deferred action program may temporarily help undocumented students

Deferred action program may temporarily help undocumented students

Gabrielle Moreira

September 30, 2012

Deportation has often been a fear for undocumented students, but now some students are worrying less because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Ana Miriam Barragan was 10-years-old in 2001, when she and her family crossed the border into the U.S. from Mexico with the help of a...

Olympic medalists should not pay taxes on reward income

Andrew Clark

August 27, 2012

What do volleyball legends Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings, tennis duo Bob and Mike Bryan, and soccer star Alex Morgan have in common? All won gold at the London Olympics and are Southern California natives. Nearly 25 pecent of American Olympians reside in the Golden State, according...

Let’s stand up for education together: A California assemblyman’s work to save education

Contributor

March 12, 2012

By California Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield I was thrilled last week when thousands of students from across California rallied around the State Capitol to speak out against further budget cuts at our public universities.  I share their frustration with these cuts and encourage you, the students and un...

California outlaws open carry of unloaded handguns

Matthew Ashman

February 1, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown has outlawed openly carrying unloaded handguns despite heavy resistance from gun enthusiasts. Though it was already illegal to openly carry loaded handguns, AB 144 expands California's firearm regulations by nixing people from openly carrying an unloaded handgun outside of a person's...

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