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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...

Pope offers limited LGBTQ support

Pope offers limited LGBTQ support

Vera Castaneda

September 29, 2013

While holding hands with a former girlfriend on a Los Angeles metro rail, a middle-aged woman pushed toward the front of the metro car to face us. She screamed verses from the Bible. At first, passengers stared at the unfolding drama. As minutes turned an amusing spectacle into an awkward moment, they...

Men also struggle with eating disorders

Men also struggle with eating disorders

Joshua Khabushani

September 29, 2013

If you need professional counseling, contact University Counseling Services which provides online assessments, personal counseling, group counseling, outreach and consultation to all CSUN students. To make an appointment, call (818) 677-2366 between the hours of 8 .a.m and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ...

Japan must apologize for sex crimes

Japan must apologize for sex crimes

Won Choi

September 24, 2013

About the author: I am a member of the Korean American Forum of California, an organization dedicated to advocating for Comfort Women. After I wrote this piece, Sun-soon Choi, a Comfort Woman, passed away on Aug. 24 at the age of 87. She was kidnapped and drafted to a Comfort Station at the age of 16...

NFL teams who won’t bounce back from 0-3 starts

NFL teams who won’t bounce back from 0-3 starts

Kevin Kiani

September 23, 2013

It is still September and the playoff aspirations for certain NFL teams with seemingly high expectations have already been derailed. With six teams sitting at 0-3 , here are three teams that have crashed and burned early in the season with little to no chance of reviving their putrid start. New Yor...

Ciudad Juárez is not just drug wars

Ciudad Juárez is not just drug wars

Michael Arvizu

September 22, 2013

Ciudad Juárez. Its very mention connotes images of shootouts in the streets, bodies lying on the roads, mass graves and newspapers filled with the photographs of yet another score of young men and women gone missing in what once made Juárez the murder capital of the world. The Juárez I describe is not the Ju...

Female athletes still face inequality

Female athletes still face inequality

Ana Rodriguez

September 18, 2013

As the WNBA moves into the final stretch of its 15th season, attendance rose along with TV viewership and is at its highest since 2005. ESPN also reported that the network’s 12 regular-season broadcasts drew an average of 270,000 viewers, an increase from last year. Even with all this obvious success an...

Eating organic isn’t always healthier

Eating organic isn’t always healthier

Jake Fredericks

September 17, 2013

Shopping organically has been the trend among younger generations filled with the idea that organic products have higher nutritional value than their conventional counterparts. New York Times best-selling author and “locavore,” (someone who eats locally grown or produced food) poster boy, Michael Pollan, urges that consumers move “beyond the barcode.” ...

Can strip clubs empower women?

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 17, 2013

STRIPPERS ARE GREAT; IT’S THE CLUBS THAT ARE THE PROBLEM “I’m an exotic dancer.” With the way strip clubs are portrayed in movies, music videos and television, hearing someone say this would have you picturing big, flashy clubs with huge stages and young, attractive crowds. Unfortunately, f...

Punk rock: appropriated but not dead

Punk rock: appropriated but not dead

Neelofer Lodhy

September 15, 2013

I still remember my first rock show: I was about 12 years old and was headed to the Long Beach Arena to catch No Doubt headlining with The Distillers and Garbage as the opening act. Upon my arrival I couldn’t help but feel intimidated by the large amount of people covered in tattoos and piercings. The signifi...

Re-read those books from high school

Re-read those books from high school

Joshua Khabushani

September 11, 2013

During an intimate conversation with Holden Caufield, Mr. Antolini, Holden’s former English teacher, introduced a quote in hopes that he would convey to him the importance of persevering, despite any reservations we may have because of the challenges we face. “The mark of the immature man is ...

Solitary confinement has to be reformed

Solitary confinement has to be reformed

Lisa Anderson

September 10, 2013

On the surface, the debate of solitary confinement is about torture, but this is only part of a bigger issue. Are some people actually deserving of this treatment, even if it is a form of torture? The California prison hunger strike in opposition to solitary confinement recently ended on Sept. 5, but the matter is far...

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