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AS presidential debate brings pretty words but no answers

AS presidential debate brings pretty words but no answers

Calvin Ratana

March 25, 2014

One of the most remarkable ironies I see around the CSUN’s campus is Associated Students (AS). Bluntly put, we as students know that AS exists. We know they deal with the decision-making pertaining to the direction our school takes when it involves students. We also pay an AS fee of $172 per year (...

A.S. passes resolution to allow rent-a-car service on campus

A.S. passes resolution to allow rent-a-car service on campus

Elizabeth Ohanian

December 2, 2013

CSUN Associated Students (A.S.) passed a resolution this Monday to provide the services of Zipcar on campus. Zipcar is a car rental service that allows students to rent a car of their choice either for a couple of hours or for an entire day. Natalie Iorlano, the vice chair of Environmental Affairs f...

University official confirms graduation changes at A.S. meeting

University official confirms graduation changes at A.S. meeting

Elizabeth Ohanian

November 25, 2013

  >>>CORRECTION: A final decision has not yet been made regarding the use of the Oviatt Lawn. Seats will be added to accommodate guests but it won't be 500,000 as stated in the article. CSUN commencement ceremonies are about to get a little complicated due to new regulations propose...

Professor advocates using technology as teaching tool at AS meeting

Professor advocates using technology as teaching tool at AS meeting

Elizabeth Ohanian

November 18, 2013

An associate professor in the CSUN Health Science Department made a special presentation about her course redesign at this week’s Associated Students (A.S.) meeting. Sloane Burke focused her presentation on the redesign of her pubic health courses from a traditional classroom setting to an onli...

CSU Health Education representative teaches AS about healthcare options for students

CSU Health Education representative teaches AS about healthcare options for students

Elizabeth Ohanian

November 4, 2013

A representative from the CSU Health Education program attended this week’s Associated Students meeting to further educate the senate on new healthcare laws that will take effect at the start of 2014. Valerie Ojeda, the representative, went over the two options for healthcare that will now be avail...

A.S. approves resolution to provide healthcare information to campus community

A.S. approves resolution to provide healthcare information to campus community

Elizabeth Ohanian

October 28, 2013

CSUN Associated Students (A.S.) approved a resolution to provide the campus community with more information on new healthcare options available for both students and their families. During this week’s A.S. meeting, Vice President Talar Alexanian felt that students on campus should become more aware of res...

A.S. informed of future Wellness Center

A.S. informed of future Wellness Center

Elizabeth Ohanian

October 21, 2013

>>>CORRECTION: Kingson Leung is the coordinator of special initiatives for the USU, not the SRC. Plans for the new $4.1 million CSUN Wellness Center were presented to the Associated Students (A.S.) Monday. Both Jimmy Francis, director of the Student Recreation Center (SRC), and Kingson Leung, the...

A.S. business senator resigns, organization grant decreased

A.S. business senator resigns, organization grant decreased

Elizabeth Ohanian

October 14, 2013

Following a heated debate, Associated Students (A.S.) voted not to pass an amendment awarding the Urban Planning Students of Northridge more than $1,000 for an upcoming event. The Urban Planning Students of Northridge (UPSN), which is an organization that provides support to students in the urban...

A.S. grants nearly $5,000 to university organizations

A.S. grants nearly $5,000 to university organizations

Elizabeth Ohanian

October 7, 2013

Associated Students (A.S.) allocated money to three different organizations during Monday’s meeting. They allocated $1,025 to Pi Kappa Phi for their “War of Roses” event. According to Pi Kappa Phi’s website, this event is a weeklong competition between all of the sororities on campus, with a winner crowned in the end. A.S. also al...

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...

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