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Army veteran describes transition to student life at CSUN

Caroline Marriott

May 6, 2015

Tae Yoo was sitting on a hill re-transmitting radio signals when he came under fire. The bullet shattered the computer screen behind him and he immediately took cover.“A bullet missed my face by two inches,” Yoo said. The incident happened back in September 2011, while Yoo was serving in K...

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Ryan Mancini

August 28, 2014

From a distance, the more fresh disasters seen in Iraq would make any reasonable person’s jaw drop. Let’s acknowledge that the United States’ unspeakable actions in 2003 had inevitably led to a conquest of Iraq at the hands of a jihadi network, taking advantage of a weak government there. So far...

Enroll in college and don’t ever enlist in the service

Enroll in college and don’t ever enlist in the service

Luis Rivas

November 11, 2013

For this Veteran’s Day, I’d like to encourage everyone to honor the memory of fallen service men and women of this country by lighting the American flag on fire and burning down military recruitment centers - so that the cycle of creating veterans can end. But if that doesn’t seem appropriat...

Joining the military to pay for college carries serious risks

Joining the military to pay for college carries serious risks

Lisa Anderson

August 25, 2013

We are all aware, and some of us painfully so, that the economy has seen better days. Between that and the always-increasing cost of higher education, joining the military to utilize the GI Bill may be an option that’s growing more alluring. However to further explore the benefits of the GI Bill, there are ...

Operation Gratitude accepting donations for military care packages

Cynthia Gomez

March 25, 2013

The Veteran’s Resource Center is accepting donations for care packages for veterans starting March 25 until May 6 with stations across campus. The purposes of the program, known as “Operation Gratitude,” is to show members of the U.S. military they are appreciated and have the support of peopl...

Student Veteran Organization and NAACP to raise money for returning service personnel

Nayeli Pelayo

September 8, 2010

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Student Veteran Organization (SVO) chapters on campus have united to put together an open mic, poetry and talent show. The show’s purpose is to raise funds to meet the needs of veterans on campus, said Tamir Lawson, 30, the...

Common Sense: An extreme makeover: American history edition

Harrison Leonard

March 29, 2010

Harrison Leonard Contributing columnist American History needs a makeover. Those who lament our current status as a military superpower often employ isolated examples from the Founding generation to “prove” that America was never intended to aggressively engage in foreign affairs outside of commerce....

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