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Brief history, meaning of Veterans Day

Members of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment prepare to place American flags in front of the more than 220,000 graves at Arlington Cemetery on May 2014, in Arlington, Va. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Joseph Jackson

November 11, 2015 Veterans Day gives Americans the chance to remember the sacrifice and service made men and women in the United States. Veterans Day was first known as Armistice Day, which honored the end of World War I in 1918. A Congressional Act approved in May 13, 1938, dedica...

Army veteran describes transition to student life at CSUN

Caroline Marriott

May 6, 2015

Tae Yoo was sitting on a hill re-transmitting radio signals when he came under fire. The bullet shattered the computer screen behind him and he immediately took cover.“A bullet missed my face by two inches,” Yoo said. The incident happened back in September 2011, while Yoo was serving in K...

Student veteran unveils her voyage

Kelli Serio, 25, U.S. Navy Veteran, followed the steps of her family when she decided to join the Navy. Despite running into dangerous situations while serving she has learned many life lessons. Photo Credit: Rasta Ghafouri/ The Sundial

Leah Arzu

November 12, 2014

Veterans Day is a time to reflect and be grateful for the sacrifices of the men and women who have and continue to fight for this country’s freedom. It is a time to acknowledge the strides we’ve made and remember those who’ve fallen, but whose memory and sacrifices are never forgotten. ...

VRC welcomes new students with open house

Junior Perla Palacios assists students with para-bracelets at the Veterans Resource Center Spring Kick-off Event on Tuesday.

Pete D. Camarillo

February 4, 2014

The Veterans Resource Center kicked off the spring semester by welcoming students with activities and information about services available to veterans on and off campus. Students walked to tables obtaining information and handouts from representatives of various veterans resources on-campus and off-...

Enroll in college and don’t ever enlist in the service

Enroll in college and don't ever enlist in the service

Luis Rivas

November 11, 2013

For this Veteran’s Day, I’d like to encourage everyone to honor the memory of fallen service men and women of this country by lighting the American flag on fire and burning down military recruitment centers - so that the cycle of creating veterans can end. But if that doesn’t seem appropriat...

Fallen men and women honored at Veteran’s Day Celebration

Fallen men and women honored at Veteran's Day Celebration

Lucas Esposito

November 7, 2013

Over 700 names of fallen men and women were called during CSUN's first National Roll Call at the Plaza Del Sol, USU Thursday Nov. 7, 2013. The event included food, speeches and a craft table.

Sallie Mae accused of mistreating student veterans

Sallie Mae accused of mistreating student veterans

Anne Christensen

September 11, 2013

The student loan company Sallie Mae is under investigation for allegedly violating federal laws protecting student veterans. The company is accused of excessive interest charged on veterans' student loans despite clear legislation prohibiting such practices. In 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Co...

Assemblyman proposes bill to help veterans in college

Assemblyman proposes bill to help veterans in college

Megan Diskin

April 28, 2013

California State Assemblyman Rocky Chavez has proposed a bill that would grant in-state tuition to recently discharged military members even if the student is not a current California resident. Chavez, representing the 76th district, passed AB 13 through the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee, which wou...

Operation Gratitude accepting donations for military care packages

Cynthia Gomez

March 25, 2013

The Veteran’s Resource Center is accepting donations for care packages for veterans starting March 25 until May 6 with stations across campus. The purposes of the program, known as “Operation Gratitude,” is to show members of the U.S. military they are appreciated and have the support of peopl...

Post-9/11 G.I. Bill continues to help further education

Post-9/11 G.I. Bill continues to help further education

Shaleeka Powell

March 19, 2013

On the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War’s beginning, veterans continue to be afforded college education and benefits through the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Chapter 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill provides student veterans on CSUN's campus with financial support for education and housing, including full paid in...

Unemployment rates for veterans are higher than the national average

Tanya Ramirez

February 19, 2012

Despite the federal government’s attempt to create new career resource programs for veterans, there are an estimated 300,000 veterans struggling to find work. According to a Dec. 11 report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment among veterans has risen above 13 percent. The veteran unemp...

CSUN USU allocates space for three groups

Samantha Tata

April 26, 2011

University Student Union (USU) board of directors allocated space in the student union for a veterans’ resource center, bicycle co-op and an LGBTQ resource center, the representatives of which appeared in droves to the make their case before the board Monday. The tenants must submit a detailed p...

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