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Liquor permitted to be sold on Sunday

DEREK AMAYA, For Tech Talk
Staff Reporter

The city of Ruston can enjoy alcohol all weekend after the City Council voted to lift a ban that allows restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday.

In a 3-2 vote, the ban was lifted to help economic development within city limits, supporters said.

Those in favor of the ordinance believe it will increase Ruston’s economy and bring a change of atmosphere to restaurants.

Opponents of the ordinance believe some local businesses only support the ordinance because it will put more money in restaurant owners’ pockets.

However, they say this benefit is minimized when compared to the potential increase in crime.

Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said the council believes this ordinance could enhance economic development in the community, growth in local businesses and provide citizens with broader choices of restaurants on Sundays. Continue reading Liquor permitted to be sold on Sunday

Tech Talk:Dream Act a nightmare for some

This Article has been abstracted from University’s Local Paper, Tech Talk

By NAOMI ALLISON for Tech Talk
News Editor

With more than 11.2 million illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. and 65,000 undocumented students graduating from high school each year, passionate discussions have erupted among various organizations both for and against the California Dream Act.

The controversial law (AB 131), which Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Saturday afternoon, will become effective starting Jan. 3, 2013, and create educational opportunities for undocumented

students who are on a path to citizenship by enabling them to apply for and receive state aid.

According to the California Department of Finance, the bill will impact an estimated 2,500 students. They will be eligible to receive Cal grants totaling $14.5 million, a hefty $5,800 per student.

In a nutshell, this means only 1 percent of all Cal Grant funds, which total $1.4 billion, will be affected by the legislative package. Continue reading Tech Talk:Dream Act a nightmare for some

NNA provides ‘A Glimpse of Nepal’

by Tina Marie Alvarenga

The Namaste Nepal Association held its second annual “Nepal Night” Sunday in the Student Center, Main Floor.

Students, faculty and honored guests were able to get a glimpse of Nepal as the NNA provided a variety of entertainment.

NNA served Nepali food, sang native songs and performed traditional dances.

The association also conducted a fashion show, demonstrating Ne_pali outfits during certain ceremonies and everyday wear.

Ashutosh Koir_ala, NNA president and a senior electrical engineering major, said, “A person knows a culture by the food, the dress and the music. We see [Nepal Nite] as an easy way of teaching, the best way.”

Nepal is a nation located south of China and north of India and was described by Shirish Lamichhane, a junior industrial Continue reading NNA provides ‘A Glimpse of Nepal’