Why? CalState Northridge, is not Worth Attending, it’s The most RACIST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER BEEN SUBJECTED TO. Too many white administrators, the President is always a White Woman and over paid. The majority of people who work on campus are white, for the exception of some teachers, because diversity is needed. The disability has a high number of racist workers especially Ann Smith who works in the disability center.
Let me describe this nasty cunt and her abusive behavior she had towards me, because I wouldn’t tolerate her bullshit. The financial aid office was filled with racists bitches, I was subject so much abuse from teachers, to staff, admin, and discrimination with work study, as I was continuously be rejected, because it was left primarily for the white kids.
As for Brenda who did numerous horrible actions towards me I emailed her boss and placed a very bad review about her behavior too. That bitch is a cripple with a vindictive side to her. However, college at one time seemed like the thing to do after high school to gain the career you wanted or at least to gain direction in your life. I still believe it is, but with entrepreneur – ship on the rise and the internet, who needs it? New ideas can be born without education from over priced institutions, SO THINK TWICE!
Many people have the notion college was only for kids whose parents had money or if you were talented in some area you could achieve a scholarship to a prestigious university. Having good grades and a perfect attendance with awesome recommendations was all a person needed. Not at CSUN, any ass-wad with a “D” average can get in and they have!
Or maybe just daddy’s money to reassure your way in. Over time as the economy has changed, for the worst and so did these notions. Many older adults were going back to school and reinventing themselves or just wanting to go to college because they were trying to play catch up in needing a career to secure their well being. That was me.
The gaps in my education are too many years in between. Now being 50, I’m just not sure if going back for a masters is worth continuous debt. Let me share my experience of Cal State North-ridge. Its a lovely campus with prices that bleed you dry, and while your attending, your still broke.
Looking for a place to live: Whether your on campus or not, this school will charge you obscene rent and the food meals, gauge at prices that could feed a third world country. Now living off campus might seem like the better way to go, but all these ass-wads renting to students are STEALING from you. It’s time consuming and very frustrating dealing with far too many Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personalities. You have the single woman who rents every room in her house, charging you for utilities without showing you a single bill. Just a typed receipt she made up on her calculator, which will cost you $75 to $100 dollars monthly. The real motive is charging $500 to $750 dollars for a room. Not only is every student paying for high rent, but also supporting the landlord and providing the owner with a healthy profit. That is the intent is too PROFIT and rape the students financially!!!
This is my favorite, you spot an ad for a $300 hundred dollar room with a brief description of amenities, only to speak to a married woman her runs her own business. She is trying so hard to convince you, she’s here to help and giving you a bargain on the room. The catch is as long as you watch her kids after school, feed them and of course you are responsible until she gets home. Oops.. I forgot, help the kids with their homework, its a bargain!!! I love it when people take advantage, don’t you?
Finally those brilliant ads with very accommodating prices, only to find when you get there, the rent just went up a few hundred dollars. Let’s not forget you have to pay for cable another $100, but hey, you get lots of channels on the subscription. It’s a real win win situation! Most people are going to screw you out of money to support their bills and a profit in their pocket, it’s their INTENT!
Adjusting to College life: I didn’t feel out of place all that much given my age at the time. I just think my expectations were to high and I was quickly disappointed. When a person observes their teacher behaving in the same manner your 20 year lesbian classmates do. I have to question is this person capable of giving me what I need in my education? Let me describe the “women’s center”, which of course is for all aged females, younger and older who are supposed to support each other, and work actively in creating change. Yeah, change was getting an old box ad writing DONATIONS, on the front, to place it at the front door!!! When it comes to activism here at CSUN, too many whores partying, having sex, getting pregnant, you get the message.
The women’s house was once in the center of campus until a fire broke out and burned it to the ground. It was later rebuilt far off campus which basically was a 15 to 20 minute walk if you were say near the entrance of the school. It was filled with young hipsters and lesbians or at least most of them were. Let’s not forget the majority of teachers were dykes as well, with too much favoritism and nepotism in the mix. So if you get a raw deal with a teacher, don’t expect the chair of the department to understand, she will blackball you in a heart beat. Better take it up to a higher admin. As for the house, it’s a waste of time, I could never study, because of the racket with laughter and stories of partying and who is fucking who?
Now that was just one area, the Women’s Study Offices to see your teacher, sat two STUPID young girls who were clueless most of the time, sitting on their ass performing a soft skilled job. It didn’t require much thinking at all. For some reason though when I asked a question, I could never get a straight answer. This was the receptionist I had to deal with before speaking to an instructor. I was so fed up with this STUPID protocol, after I would march in as if they didn’t exist. The other problem most of the time I could never catch a teacher at their desk, or if I made an appointment it was rushed so I never got, what I really needed out of it. The advisers were the worst, lazy, lazy and very lazy! They NEVER INFORM STUDENTS OF WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW AND IT’S THEIR FUCKEN JOB TO DO JUST THAT. NOBODY WORKS AT THEIR JOB. PEOPLE ARE FUCKEN LAZY AT THIS SCHOOL!
The icing on the cake to the entire women’s department was 1) lazy professors 2) the hypocrisy and lies being told and what we were learning about racism and discrimination only to attend an institution that practices this very thing daily, everyday, all day. 3) Some of the most racist people work here, mostly administrators.
Lets not forget the students …………………..and many teachers support their fucked up racist behavior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because they are white! An example would be. Love Your Body Day was celebrated on campus every year. Basically the message is love yourself being a plus size woman, BECAUSE BEING SKINNY SENDS A NEGATIVE MESSAGE WITH HORRIBLE REPROCUSSIONS. However, the person who represented this campaign was only a white girl. That’s fine, but why can’t it be women of different nationalities? No it never was, it was always a white girl. All I got from this event was it’s okay to be fat, just be white!
All together I came to find many people who work at this school are some of the most incompetent ass kissers on the planet. It was all so fake. There was an essence missing from this institution. For the few teachers I really liked I attached myself too them, did my best and worked the hardest in their class, because I wanted that A. For those I had strainful relationships with I worked on not losing my temper since they held my grade in their back pocket. It was no secret how vindictive these bitches really are. I am referring to teachers in the department. Believe me they love to blackball if given the opportunity.
Teachers In High School
In high school I never had any support and its unfortunate a school will pass students with very poor grades, such as C’s and D’s. For this I was embarrassed, because I wanted to learn and apply so much in the real world. In this particular time in my life my intention was to earn it and use what I learned in a productive way in my life, to benefit someone or something. The whole purpose of educating yourself is to have an understanding of the world we live in and how to live in it. As cruel and unfair as it is. Women Studies is just not about women, it’s about patriarchy and how it has evolved and how it still exists, about racism, sexism, violence, crime, politics, feminism and many other areas all rolled into one.
This program is one of the hardest to complete regardless of false assumptions. Yet it should never be considered as a Bachelor Degree, unless you have a solid plan and you can quickly complete a strong masters to back it up. Let’s not forget you still need to make a living from it. If you do decide to take Women Study classes, apply it as a minor or just as an elective. the real problem is, its not a specific program. (I found this out way to late from another adviser at another school). So therefore you can’t make a living from it alone.
Graduating: My whole life, well at least since after high school I just wanted to walk with my class, and feel proud of what I had accomplished, but I didn’t. Where I found myself living (a women’s dorm) they had strict rules and didn’t care I wanted my education. I was expected to drop out, work, save money and get out. The worst day was graduation dinner and I got there so late everyone was just about gone. The reason this happened was because I was out job hunting and had to seek a uniform so far away to a crappy job that didn’t work out anyway, only to be late. Then my father died. I never made it with my class it was so disappointing I just wanted to hide in a hole. Soon after I had to find a place to live and never really got the work I needed and still haven’t. The only thing I got was debt, which usually happens to most students.
Student Loans: The only thing I can say about this is ………………………
After Graduation: I can’t stress this enough have a plan months before you graduate, so you have an idea of where to live, where to work, where you need to go or should go. You don’t want to be with nothing and no home, no money. If this happens you may not make it to your last level of education. Its not easy to get back up once you fall off. Don’t allow others to distract you, people talk big about their plans and usually their full shit anyway. Just have a plan and a back up plan. If you want to achieve a masters, then get those letters and applications months before you graduate with Bachelors.
Get all your ducks in a row, no one is going to do it for you. So you can make an easier transition to the next level. Some people like to take breaks in between, its not worth doing that for the reason that your mind is in educational mode. Just full steam ahead really, is the wiser. Choose a Masters degree you can make a decent living from.
Don’t let some guy get you pregnant or get caught up in the moment, be selfish and think of yourself first. Relationships will pull you down during this time in your life and will take you down a different path. Do what you need to do for yourself first. Avoid the parties, drugs and drinking. If your a young man, same advice, keep your mind clear of distractions and obligations and don’t get anyone pregnant. BE SMART!!!
This program confirmed what I already knew, this society was built on abuse and RACISM, so white people can benefit from it and fuck the rest of us. I am not religious by any means and this is NOT A CHRISTIAN country, like Martha Garza thinks!!!
The entire time I was attending I would 666 everywhere. It is the number of creation and destruction. It’s apart of my spiritual path, but the end result is up to me. So struggling through this racist school I can’t say it was worth it, but I did work hard for that degree and I earned it. When it comes to racism, which is fine line, its roots are very deep. Those of ignorance can’t see or refuse to see.
I completed this program successfully with a very strong gpa. I have now a personal understanding of why I was treated in a negative way as a child, teenager and adult, but it’s their problem NOT MINE!!! I don’t hold on to that pain, but I won’t forget it. However, it satisfies me to understand now those questions that went unanswered for so long are finally understood and my eyes are opened to the abuse, corruption and hate we all live in.
Knowing who I am as a woman, is critical and it should be for you, knowing that I love myself and that I prefer to lead not follow. My eyes can see clearly now and for that I am much happier human being. The rest no longer matters and either do those ignorant people like Ann Smith and Brenda and the many other other white racists abusers! As none of them are teachers!
Fuck everyone else!