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Election season begins for Associated Students

Daniel Dell-Cornejo

February 25, 2015

It’s election season again at CSUN, which means all 24 Associated Students representative positions are up for grabs. Aspiring Associated Students officers are able to file for candidacy electronically through the A.S. website until March 9 at 5:00 pm, with voting taking place from April 1 to Apri...

You should be voting during the midterm elections

You should be voting during the midterm elections

Manny D. Araujo

October 29, 2014

Turnout for next week’s election won’t do well. There are just too many factors working against a high turnout and there isn’t much of a mobilization effort to get college voters out to the polls. Historically, midterm elections have never produced the same levels of participation as preside...

Yes on Prop 1

Yes on Prop 1

Ryan Mancini

October 29, 2014

The Uruguayan journalist and critic, Eduardo Galeano, wrote in his recent book “Children of the Days” that from “water life bloomed. Rivers of water are the blood that nourishes the earth, and of water too are the cells that do our thinking, the tears that do our crying, and the recollecti...

Potential GOP candidates aren’t as competent as they think they are

Potential GOP candidates aren’t as competent as they think they are

Ryan Mancini

April 23, 2014

As everyone reaches a certain age, we all learn that the fairy tales we were told by our parents (or saw in Disney films) were explanations for how we should be moral and how to make reasonable choices. These were stories where we as young people build our own ethics. These tales helped us as childr...

Associated Students 2014 Elections Party Spotlight – United We Thrive

Victor Frost

April 1, 2014

Podcast Editor Victor Frost talks with Tiffany Zaich and Talar Alexanian, the Associate Students presidential and vice presidential candidates for "United We Thrive", about their plans should they be be elected and the issues they might face in implementing them....

Associated Students see small turnout for presidential debate

Associated Students see small turnout for presidential debate

Natalie Rivera

March 25, 2013

CLARIFICATION: The quote “Out of 36,000 students, we should have more people here today," was said by Sahar Maknouni, not Talar Alexanian as stated in the story. Associated Students held their first and only presidential debate Monday on Bayramian Lawn. Both presidential candidates, Bijan Na...

Write-in candidates step up in A.S. election

Liana Hofer

November 14, 2010

A.S. closed their two-day voting polls Wednesday night, in what turned out to largely be an election of write-ins. While there were 11 Senate seats available to be filled, only three (Lower Division, Upper Division, and Social & Behavioral Sciences) had candidates running for office this term. Raunika...

CSUN students to vote on referendum and senate seats on Nov. 9, 10

Krista Daly

November 3, 2010

A.S. will be holding elections Tuesday and Wednesday where students will have an opportunity to vote for senators as well as a referendum that would lower the GPA requirements for A.S. members. The referendum will lower the GPA from 2.5 to 2.0. In last year’s spring elections, students voted...

Students hit the polls for the Gubernatorial race

Students hit the polls for the Gubernatorial race

Mandi Gosling

November 3, 2010

Pot and pollution were the issues that brought a record number of CSUN students to the polls Tuesday. Susan Levin, poll inspector at the Satellite Student Union (SSU), said nearly 600 voters turned out at the SSU polling booth Tuesday.  This was an enormous increase compared with the 13 voters...

Re-elect Boxer as senator of California

Mandi Gosling

October 25, 2010

As the American public continues to voice their frustration with Washington, there is a temptation to channel that discontent into voting out incumbents, the people perceived to have created the burdens we currently carry as a country. This idea that we can just “clean house” and elect a bunch ...

A call to action

Adria Brodie

October 3, 2010

With the governor’s race fast approaching, CSUN students cannot wait for politicians to approach us about issues concerning unemployment, healthcare, increased fees and limited seats in classrooms because our issues may fall by the wayside. We have to be proactive and make politicians aware of s...

Know your ballot: Vote no on Proposition 23

Mandi Gosling

August 24, 2010

During my internship at a television network, we were told that in an effort to be more environmentally responsible, the company was no longer going to stock paper coffee cups.  In other words, hang on to your mug because come tomorrow morning, you’re going to need it. Well, I didn’t bring a...

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