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Combating the concept of the friend zone

Combating the concept of the friend zone

“I’m tired of being thought of as “just a friend” by so many girls. Is the friend zone forever?” Being put in the “friend zone” is something we have all encountered at some point in our dating experience. Falling for someone only to find out that they don’t look at you the same is never […]

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Comcast’s Time Warner take-over looks more realistic

In February, Comcast came to an agreement with Time Warner Cable on a $45 billion deal that, if finalized, will result in the generation of the largest cable company in the US. The proposed deal will be heavily scrutinized by the US Justice Department to address anti-monopoly laws and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which will […]

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Jazz students help promote upcoming events at VPAC with music – Podcast

Jazz students help promote upcoming events at VPAC with music – Podcast

A chance encounter brings Jazz students Matt Jamele and Justin Yun and PR Student Claire Marshall into our studio to talk about jazz and some of the events and discounts at the VPAC. Also, some live music recorded right outside out Matador Bookstore. Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli will be performing a tribute to Nat […]

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Brokechella offers an snapshot of LA culture on the cheap

Brokechella offers an snapshot of LA culture on the cheap

Brokechella is a fairly new event in Los Angeles. It is similar to Coachella, however it has a smaller, more intimate style. The event began three years ago and has since grown to fill a local site in the art district near downtown Los Angeles. This year saw four stages filled with music, as well as […]

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Video gaming podcast: ‘Titainfall’ on Xbox 360, looking back on ‘Mortal Kombat’

Video gaming podcast: ‘Titainfall’ on Xbox 360, looking back on ‘Mortal Kombat’

This week on Josh and Trevor’s Gaming Podcast, the boys discuss the release of “Titanfall” on the Xbox 360 and where it stands among the crowded first-person-shooter genre. They also take a trip down memory lane by looking back on the classic “Mortal Kombat” series.

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CSUN students took a marijuana poll, here are the results

CSUN students took a marijuana poll, here are the results
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Baking ‘edible’ desserts with cannabutter

If you find yourself with a case of the munchies this 4/20 weekend, bust out the bakeware and put your cannabutter to good use. Cannabutter is made by melting butter and infusing it with marijuana and then resolidifying the butter. The THC, the active chemical in marijuana, binds with the fats in the butter and […]

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Clearing the smoke on the real history of 420

The origins of the infamous 4/20 holiday, remain shrouded in mystery to most. Some claim that the date was chosen in honor of Hitler’s birthday or Bob Marley’s death, or that it represents the number of active chemicals in cannabis, while others insist that it was 1970s police code for a “smoking in progress.” But […]

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Stoner selections: Regular show is perfect for an evening on the couch

Stoner selections: Regular show is perfect for an evening on the couch

It’s about that time of year again, and I don’t mean spring. This year, the world-wide “holiday” known to all reefers and stoners as 4/20, falls on the Christian holiday of Easter Sunday. After properly observing and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and maybe asking for forgiveness for the next “sin” you may be […]

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Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Pot continues to be just as hot topic in Hollywood as it is on Capitol Hill. In the mid-1930s, marijuana began cropping up in films around the same time that the government was taking legislative steps to control it. Today, stoner films have become wildly popular with more mainstream stars picking up a pipe, while […]

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Birds of a feather can overcome addiction together

Birds of a feather can overcome addiction together

In tune with this week’s theme, let’s talk harmful habits. Being involved with someone who is battling their own demons can put a strain on any relationship. Anything from substance abuse to mental health issues that can cross over into the relationship territory can be tricky. These situations often put you in the uncomfortable position […]

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Calendar of events: April 17 – 23

Event: Record Store Day Description: Record Surplus is hosting a three-day long, storewide sale. While the weekend sale starts on Friday, the slew of limited edition vinyls for sale don’t hit the floor until the following day. This event is perfect for any music lover, whether you’ve never bought a vinyl in your mp3-privileged life, […]

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