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Ferguson’s grand jury denies justice to Michael Brown

Ferguson’s grand jury denies justice to Michael Brown

Thomas Gallegos

November 25, 2014

The St. Louis County grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown did not deserve to die. Wilson did, however, deserve an involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, or second-degree murder charg...

NFL players’ misconduct caused by violent culture of football

NFL players’ misconduct caused by violent culture of football

Shaka Dixon

September 25, 2014

Football’s violent culture Junior varsity football is an eye-opening experience. It starts the during the fading weeks of the summer  as a one or two week training camp premised on the purported character building qualities of violence and depravity. In it you learn the 5 or 10-year-old pads assigned to you protec...

CSUN hosts annual Take Back the Night event

ReAnne Rogers

March 20, 2013

The Women’s Resource and Research Center will be hosting the 10th annual Take Back the Night rally on Thursday at 6 p.m. Students, student groups, and activists will meet at the University Student Union Plaza Del Sol where they will rally together to protest violence against women. As explained ...

The peacefulness of Muslims: Violence over ‘Innocence of Muslims’ not reflective of true Islam

Michelle Qubadi

September 26, 2012

Over the past few weeks, a crude, low-budget film called "Innocence of Muslims" has been causing outrage and even instances of violence at U.S. embassies around the world. According to the Associated Press, “enraged Muslims have demanded punishment” for the filmmaker and that a “Pakista...

Two young men challenge traditional ideas about gender and masculinity

Fredy Tlatenchi

May 9, 2012

He doesn’t look gay. In your life have you muttered that statement or at least of thought it? It’s a sentence that relies heavily on old stereotypes produced by our culture. He doesn’t look gay because he doesn’t have a limp wrist, hates musicals and packs on the muscle like it’s going...

Syria’s people will suffer with more outside intervention

Katherine ONeill

January 24, 2012

Bloodshed continues to rise in Syria since the 10-month uprising began last March. After a month of sending 165 monitors to Syria, the League of Arab States imposed more sanctions on 22 Syrian officials and eight entities that support the Assad regime and has demanded President Bashar Al Assad step down and peacefully transfer all power to a Syrian Vice President. S...

Event to question violent acts against women, LGBT youth

Mandi Gosling

November 17, 2010

What makes a man? This is the question that will be discussed at “Man Up! – The Culture of Violence and the Path Towards a New Masculinity.” Lectures and activities aim to draw awareness to the correlation between masculinity and violence as part of Feminist Awareness Week, said John Anderson,...

Israel has no partner for peace

Cayley Lazarus

October 12, 2009

Israel has no partner for peace because the Palestinian leadership hasn’t prepared their people for peace.  Palestinian society has limited access to ideas and information outside of their society, as they are a totalitarian government that limits free speech and expression.  The vast majority of...

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