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Get to know: Cinnamon Lister

Get to know: Cinnamon Lister

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December 5, 2013

Questions: Major: Communication studies   Favorites: Food: Any Mexican food Band/Artist: The Dream Athlete: Ticha Penicheiro and Rajon Rondo Sports Team: Boston Celtics   Life: Hardest part of being a student-athlete: Balancing school and getting extra time in the gym Greatest accomplishment: Sign...

Women’s Rugby: A CSUN rags to riches tale

Women's Rugby: A CSUN rags to riches tale

Laura Pierson

December 5, 2013

A group of students made an attempt to start a women’s rugby club at Cal State Northridge three years ago to no avail. The CSUN sports club denied their request and the students were told to try again next year. The eight students refused to give up, so they recruited a team, found a coach and an off campus field to practice on. The group o...

CSUN Jewish organizations celebrate final night of Chanukah

CSUN Jewish organizations celebrate final night of Chanukah

Bianca Santillan

December 4, 2013

Nine fully lit candles stood 10 feet tall in front of the Oviatt Library. The candles hold special meaning to the Jewish community in Northridge as it is the last night of Chanukah. More than 50 students, faculty, staff and community members sang as they watched the Rabbi light the menorah. The ...

International enrollment at U.S. colleges continues to go up

International enrollment at U.S. colleges continues to go up

Shira Moskowitz

December 4, 2013

Although 19-year-old Fiasal Alkhamees, a CSUN international student from Kuwait studying engineering, says he is homesick, he is thankful he has the opportunity to get an American college degree. “When I will get my degree from CSUN, it will mean I will have a U.S. degree, so when I go back to Kuw...

Katy Perry: an unconditional racist

Katy Perry: an unconditional racist

Calvin Ratana

December 4, 2013

It was just a regular Sunday night after a busy shift, one hour before closing. My co-worker decided to change the TV channel to view the American Music Awards (AMA). Some odd twist of fate led me to witness the beginning of Katy Perry’s performance and that sense of dread creeped on me and I couldn't...

Stopout, a growing and concerning trend among college students

Stopout, a growing and concerning trend among college students

Elizabeth Ohanian

December 4, 2013

The term college dropout describes a student who decides college isn’t working out the way they thought it would so they leave and never look back. However, a new report shows that a college “stopout” is becoming even more common amongst college students. The term “stopout” is use...

CECS department professors share projects, research at “Brown Bag” seminars

CECS department professors share projects, research at “Brown Bag” seminars

Jake Fredericks

December 4, 2013

A small conference room on Jacaranda Hall’s ground floor has been dedicated to the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Brown Bag Research Seminars since 2012. The “Brown Bag Series,” as the seminar is regularly called, is an informal conference hosted and maintained through t...

Immigration reform not fast enough

Immigration reform not fast enough

Won Choi

December 3, 2013

“Hey, I’m going to Vegas tomorrow,” Matt said. “Lucky,” I answered. “I’m stuck in school doing my midterms and you’re going off to party. Good life.” “No girl,” Matt said. “I have to get my license there.” Matt (an alias used for this story) is an undocumented immigrant who lived in the U.S. for about 20 years....

African-American enrollment drops

African-American enrollment drops

Luis Rivas

December 3, 2013

Dawaun Lucas, 21, an African-American senior majoring in marketing and finance, and also a member of the Black Student Union (BSU) and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has noticed the low numbers of African-Americans at CSUN. “It’s evident,” Lucas said. “Coming in as a freshman until now, I’...

Marissa Alexander case is not unique

Marissa Alexander case is not unique

Mona Adem

December 3, 2013

Does “justice for all include everyone, regardless of gender, race or aristocratic dichotomies?” The only appropriate answer to your question, Marissa Alexander, is absolutely no, especially if you are a black woman living in a capitalist, white, patriarchal society. I know. Most of you probably feel inc...

CSUN partners with law school to offer accelerated degree program

CSUN partners with law school to offer accelerated degree program

Chandelor Armstrong

December 2, 2013

California State University, Northridge recently signed a partnership agreement with Southwestern Law School that will allow students interested in the program to earn their law degrees in less time. The 3+3 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program will begin in Fall 2014 an...

CSUN Ballet Folklorico shares Mexican tradition with campus

CSUN Ballet Folklorico shares Mexican tradition with campus

Jonathan R. Diaz

December 2, 2013

The sound of dance shoes hitting the ground and Mexican music echoed through Jerome Richfield Hall on a Friday evening. Following the sounds led to room 118, where Ballet Folkorico Aztlan de CSUN (BFA de CSUN) practices every week. The group was founded in 1970 and is composed primarily of students who w...

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