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Studies show depression affects academic progress, causes stress and chemical imbalance

Studies show depression affects academic progress, causes stress and chemical imbalance

John Saringo-Rodriguez

November 21, 2013

There are many myths associated with depression. As mentioned in the article “7 Myths of Depression,” people often misinterpret depression as a phase that is not serious and will fade over time. Another misconception is that depression only affects the weak and lonely, and that medicine can hel...

Students rise beyond the blues of depression and suicide at ‘Candlelight Vigil’

Students rise beyond the blues of depression and suicide at 'Candlelight Vigil'

Abigaelle Levray

November 21, 2013

The Beat the Blues and Trans Awareness Week hosted a combined candlelight vigil to commemorate the lives of those lost to suicide and to strengthen and encourage those who have experienced depression. Guest speaker, Finn McMillan spoke about his own depression and struggle to feel comfortable as a transgender man. McMillan, 23, was born with female sex ...

‘Transvisible’ documents love, acceptance within the life of a transgender activist

'Transvisible' documents love, acceptance within the life of a transgender activist

Roy Azoulay

November 20, 2013

In celebration of Trans Awareness week, the Chicano/a Studies Department, MeChA, F Word and CSUN’s Gender and Women Studies department hosted a film screening on Wednesday afternoon where they showed “Transvisible: the Bamby Salcedo story.” In the presence of Salcedo and the filmmakers themselves, ...

CSUN’s Big Comedy show features comedians from the Chelsea Lately show

CSUN’s Big Comedy show features comedians from the Chelsea Lately show

Clarissa Perkins

November 20, 2013

The 2nd annual “Big Comedy” show featuring Jo Koy, Josh Wolf and Natasha Leggero, all comedians featured regularly on Chelsea Lately , sold out Tuesday night at the Northridge Center. Eric Planas, 21, senior communication studies major and senior producer for Associated Students (A.S.) Productions said Jo Koy starred in the hit comedy show last M...

The 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’ is nigh

The 50th anniversary of 'Doctor Who' is nigh

Yoscy Perez

November 20, 2013

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121116756" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Everywhere Whovians are gathering their sonic screwdrivers in anticipation of the long awaited 50th anniversary of BBC’s “Doctor Who,” which airs in two days. The special, titled “The Da...

CSUN PRSSA named most successful student chapter in L.A., hosts first induction ceremony

CSUN PRSSA named most successful student chapter in L.A., hosts first induction ceremony

Clarissa Corona

November 20, 2013

>>>CORRECTION: CSUN PRSSA has not officially been named the most successful student chapter in Los Angeles. However, it is the largest student chapter in Los Angeles. CSUN’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has been named the most successful student chapter in Los Angeles. As such, the CSUN chapter celebrated and held its...

‘Beat the Blues’ volunteers distribute information, free tacos to students

'Beat the Blues' volunteers distribute information, free tacos to students

Jazzmyne Bogard

November 20, 2013

As part of the ongoing “Beat the Blues Week” the Blues Project hosted a tabling fair Tuesday to distribute information about how to deal with factors that may cause depression in students. “The Blues Project is a program that is here to raise awareness about suicide prevention, depression pr...

Professor educates students about the nonviolent history of Islam

Professor educates students about the nonviolent history of Islam

Ana Rodriguez

November 20, 2013

A professor of Islamic studies educated students regarding the history of Muslims and the religion of Islam in an effort to combat the negative stereotypes that are often portrayed in the media. “I’m trying to show that after 9/11, we have a tendency, especially in North America, to think o...

Sexual assault continues to be a problem on college campuses

Sexual assault continues to be a problem on college campuses

Shira Moskowitz

November 20, 2013

Despite a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires college campuses to notify every sexual assault case to the U.S. Department of Education, colleges nationwide have admitted that they have underreported the number of cases in recent years. The lack of action by colleges has raised ...

Guest speaker says transgender research is biased

Guest speaker says transgender research is biased

Vera Castaneda

November 19, 2013

At the Trans Awareness Week event “Rethinking Trans,” Dr. Rachel Levin emphasized the biases in past transgender scientific research in an effort to help students depend less on science in terms of claiming identity. Levin, a Pomona College associate professor, began her research regarding transgen...

Geek culture is a safe space for diversity

Geek culture is a safe space for diversity

Jonathan R. Diaz

November 18, 2013

Nerd, geek, weirdo, fanboy. If you had called me those names 15 years ago, I probably would have been a little offended, but not so anymore. Nowadays, mainstream culture has welcomed and even celebrated “the geek.” Terms like “geek squad” and “geek chic” are commonplace. One only needs to ...

Sleepless nights pay off for former AS senator

Sleepless nights pay off for former AS senator

Taylor Villescas

November 18, 2013

Paying for school wasn’t easy for Austin Ysais. Taking out loans was his biggest fear. But he managed to pay everything out of pocket by reaching into the money he had saved from working full time. “My biggest struggle was paying for grad school. I was lucky to have my parents pay for my unde...

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