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Obama’s legacy to be questioned by new administration

President Barack Obama meets with Donald Trump in the Oval Office

Nathan Hickling

January 16, 2017

Post-Barack Obama's departure, Americans anticipate which policies will remain on the books and which will be changed by the future White House administration and Republican-controlled Congress. CSUN students express concern over policy changes affecting them. One policy change likely to affect students...

ICYMI: ISIS and the issue of free speech

Illustration by Kristine Delicana / Illustrations Editor

Ryan Mancini

May 5, 2015

Given the now periodic headlines that instill disgust and anger, ignoring the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not an option. The recent video released Oct. 4 (Oct. 3 in the US) shows captive Alan Henning, wearing Guantanamo-esque orange clothes. The British aid worker is kneeled bes...

Campus Sustainability Day

Campus Sustainability Day

Gabriela Rodriguez

October 9, 2014 President Obama is in Los Angeles; ISIS continues to move in on the border town of Kobane in Syria. Matador News reporter Charne' Ingram is in the Sundial Studio with Department Coordinator of the CSUN Institute of Sustainability, Sarah Johnson. Producers:...

President calls for immigration reform, wage increase in State of the Union address

Brionna Lewis

January 29, 2014

President Barack Obama called for bipartisan immigration reform in his fifth State of the Union address to Congress last night. “When people come here to fulfill their dreams, to study, invent, contribute to our culture, they make our country a more attractive place for businesses to locate and cr...

President Obama’s limited strike proposal in Syria gains support among lawmakers

President Obama's limited strike proposal in Syria gains support among lawmakers

Mona Adem

September 4, 2013

President Barack Obama won the support of important lawmakers Tuesday in his campaign for a military response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons on Aug. 21, which killed 1,400 Syrians according to the Obama administration. While congress remains divided, top House Republicans and Democrats have expressed support for limited military ...

Immigration bill could effect 11 million undocumented immigrants, if signed into law

Immigration bill could effect 11 million undocumented immigrants, if signed into law

Shira Moskowitz

September 1, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives will soon make a decision on the Senate approved immigration reform bill, possibly providing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Jesus Jevenal, co-chairman of the pro-immigration rights group ‘Dreams To Be Heard’ at CSUN for the past two years,...

50th anniversary of March on Washington raises discussion about social and economic inequalities

50th anniversary of March on Washington raises discussion about social and economic inequalities

Champaign Williams

August 28, 2013

President Obama addressed a crowd of more than 10,000 people on Aug. 28 to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The celebration took place at the nation's capital on the steps of Lincoln Memorial. Obama was one of many speakers who addressed t...

Obama and Romney duke it out: town hall style

Christina Cocca

October 16, 2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney met for their second debate Tuesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., to answer directly to voters. Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent, moderated the town hall debate, which featured 82 undecided voters chosen by Gallup, a polling organization. After Obama admitted Romney’s performance outshined his own at their first debate, he said he was ...

Drop in unemployment rate could benefit President Obama

Natalie Rivera

October 5, 2012

The national unemployment rate fell to its lowest percentage in the last four years, suggesting job growth during the summer. The drop could shift the presidential election and be a possible boost for President Barack Obama. The  report, which is conducted monthly by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics,...

Lecture on language of presidential elections brings insight on campaigns to CSUN

Gabrielle Moreira

September 28, 2012

Henry De Sio, Jr., former deputy assistant for President Obama, spoke before 200 people at the USU Grand Salon Thursday night about his experiences as chief operating officer of the Obama for America campaign in 2008. In his lecture, “How Language Will Shape the 2012 Election,” De Sio shared his...

CSUN political science department discusses Obama presidency

Nikki Erinakis

March 3, 2011

The political science department hosted a discussion of the Obama presidency Tuesday night, in which President Obama’s atypical approach to problem solving was explained. Michael Haas, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Hawaii and author of “Barack Obama, The Aloha Zen President”...

Congress should repeal the Small Business Jobs Act


October 13, 2010

Arguing for the government: Gabe Cwern Recently President Obama signed a $42 billion small business-lending bill into law. Although the intent of the bill was to put money into banks and local governments to help small businesses, all it will do is act as a cover for the government to say “look we...

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