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Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Yazmin Cruz

October 20, 2009

Tracy Shu’s life is at a standstill. The 21-year-old sociology major has missed a week of classes because “my heart is not in the right place.” “School isn’t my thing,” she said. “It’s not that I don’t get the material – I just think I have a calling for something else.” Shu has b...

Spotlight: One out of 36,000

Jaclyn Rymer

October 16, 2009

Many people can sing. Many people can play an instrument. Some can write music. Andrew Papillon can do all three. This 23-year-old CSUN student is majoring in liberal studies, but has always had a passion for music. “I’m the only one with musical talent in my family. It’s really funny. My brother, my mom and my ...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Aprile Sumague

October 14, 2009

For Cyle Zezotarski traveling is not all about staying at swanky hotels and visiting the usual tourist spots. Traveling for him is learning the culture of one’s country or state, being able to meet new people and enjoying someone’s couch. Zezotarski, a 20-year-old junior majoring in Japanese languag...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Michelle Nelson

October 13, 2009

A free college education did not come without its costs for international student Elinor Temple, originally from Sweden. Temple, a 28-year-old business accounting major, said it was the freedom of the education system in the United States that enticed her to give up her free education in Swede...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

October 12, 2009

Triphena Denise Georgette Lawrence is a bubbly, enthusiastic, passionate freshman mechanical engineer major. Lawrence, the only child of Jamaican immigrants, said she was inspired to become a mechanical engineer during her senior year in high school after reading a speech by President Barack Obama in wh...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Wendy Barba

October 12, 2009

The inspiration to help at-risk teenagers achieve success comes from her personal struggles. Vanessa Bustamante, a Chicano studies and communication studies major, used to be a high school student that was barely getting by. Now, she is recognized for her outstanding academic achievement and still finds time to actively participate in various organizations in ...

Spotlight: One in 36,000

Rodney Williams

October 8, 2009

La’Shay Clifton has experienced her fair share of triumphs and setbacks but she hopes to one day become a motivational speaker and be able to inspire people to continue to reach for their goals. Clifton is a 19-year-old sophomore who came to CSUN from Oakland Military Institute High School in Oakland, California where she was the student body president for three...

Spotlight: 1 in 36,000

Abel Pacheco

October 6, 2009

Joel Garcia is a 24-year-old English graduate student at CSUN, who first completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA where he doubled majored in Spanish and English. His main focus is on creative writing because he wants to eventually teach at a community college. In order to qualify for the creative writi...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

September 30, 2009

For Terrance Stewart, being a leader on campus is not only a way to pad a resume, but it has become his passion, one he discovered during his freshman year at CSUN.   Stewart, a 20 year-old criminology major and president of the Black Student Union (BSU), said that even in high school he recognized the importance of being a good leader b...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Jaclyn Rymer

September 28, 2009

Growing up without a male father figure since the age of seven was difficult for CSUN student Anthony Barajas. Despite his loss, the benefits of being raised and growing up around all females served to the 22-year-old’s advantage as he learned things about women that many men are unaware of. “I’m not as h...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Yazmin Cruz

September 25, 2009

During the beginning of the semester, 26-year-old Daehyan Kim's future looked bleak. Like others, he was not able to get into the classes he needed due to the effects of the budget crisis. Kim is an international student from Korea who transferred from Santa Monica College. As an international...

Spotlight: One in 36,000

Wendy Barba

September 23, 2009

Deaf student Allison Kent, 20, is using her time at CSUN to recreate her life and to shed light on communities that are not entirely being represented on campus. Kent, a sociology major, is currently a University Student Union (USU) Board Director, a Resident Advisor (RA) in the dorms and part of an organization within CSUN housi...

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