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Share your opinion: Conflict in Syria

child passed out with air tank while man in dressed in blue holds him

Samantha Fuller-Hall

April 12, 2018

There has been increasing controversy over whether the international community should get involved in increasing violence in Syria, which recently culminated in a suspected deadly gas attack. Despite pressures to cease their support of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose regime is implicated in th...

Trump orders military strike on Syria

photo shows the aftermath of the battle of Kobani with a destroyed car pictured on top of a collapsed structure

Nathalie Ramirez

April 6, 2017

According to L.A. Times, President Trump authorized the Pentagon to launch 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase on Thursday. In its seventh year of conflict, the attack will be the first time the U.S. has targeted Assad's military in Syria's civil war. The U.S. has been focused on targe...

CSUN students share how the travel ban has affected them

People protest the travel ban

Nathan Hickling

February 17, 2017

When something becomes as controversial as the recent travel ban, targeted towards seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, it's difficult to remember exactly where the idea began and where the rhetoric took over. When President Donald Trump issued the executive order last month barring travel from Iran, Iraq, Lib...

Blindly staying in the Middle East is our new approach to foreign policy

(Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)

Sergio Monreal

October 27, 2015

How does U.S. foreign policy affect the typical CSUN student? Well, you are stuck with the bill: approximately $4 to $6 trillion. Yes, your taxes for the coming decades, long after you graduate, will go towards paying for the catastrophic interventions by the United States. While running for President ...

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:...

Pre-Doc Coordinator Hedy Carpenter on CSUN’s 16th Annual Advancement to Graduate Education Conference

Pre-Doc Coordinator Hedy Carpenter on CSUN's 16th Annual Advancement to Graduate Education Conference

Gabriela Rodriguez

October 7, 2014 Air strikes continue over Syria. Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw is under pressure to win this afternoon. Matador News reporter Sabella Scalise talks to CSUN Pre-Doctoral Coordinator Hedy Carpenter about the Advancement to Graduate Education Conference. Producers:...

CSUN students react to Syrian air strikes

CSUN students react to Syrian air strikes

Gabriela Rodriguez

September 24, 2014

President Obama speaks at the United Nations. Matador News reporter Stephanie Lopez has student reaction to U-S air strikes in Syria. Reporter Andrew Pitters talks about National Punctuation Day with CSUN English Professor and Director of Composition Irene Clark. Producers: Rachel Benshah, Ros...

Banned Books Week at CSUN

Banned Books Week at CSUN

Gabriela Rodriguez

September 23, 2014

President Obama explains his strategy against Islamic militants in Syria, and heads to the United Nations for today's Climate Summit. Matador News reporter Sharell Huey reports live from campus on the CSU plan to place confidential advocates for sexual assault survivors on all 23 campuses, with rea...

Israel, you don’t get peace with war

Israel, you don't get peace with war

Calvin Ratana

November 13, 2013

War never changes. Ambiguous reasons, propaganda, pointed fingers, supposed peace talks and heated debate flow into a confused public all while people are losing their lives to reasons unknown to them. On Oct. 30, Israeli planes attacked a Syrian military base. To Israel, I ask to stop acting with a...

American amnesia may lead to war with Syria

American amnesia may lead to war with Syria

Luis Rivas

September 4, 2013

President Obama just recently announced that he is seeking congressional approval for a military strike against Syria. This time though really guys, he said, it’s gonna be different. Like, seriously. More or less, that’s what the president said, with witty paraphrasing done by the author of thi...

Media curtain blinds Americans from imperial war against Middle East

Katherine ONeill

February 7, 2012

A truly democratic nation must rely on journalism to provide accurate information to its citizens so they can make decisions and analysis based on fact, not on sensational hype or rumor. In the globalized world we live in today, where technology allows the spread of information to have more transnational impact, an accurate and fair media is crucial to the stabilization ...

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