StoryCube project returns to CSUN

Fredy Tlatenchi

In an effort to record the personal stories of the CSUN community, an anthropology professor will be bringing back the StoryCube project during commencement week.

The project, spearheaded by professor Patrick Polk, offers a unique opportunity for students to recount major moments in their CSUN career, in the safety of an enclosed soundproof booth from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Matador Complex.

Students, staff and faculty may verbally tell their tale in StoryCube free of charge. Shared stories will eventually be transcribed and kept at the Oviatt Library, according to Michael Hoggan, the assistant professor in the department of cinema and television arts.

“The purpose of it is to preserve the history of CSUN and its students,” said Lyann Escudero, a senior humanities major in charge of interviewing those willing to participate. “But students are so shy about talking. Once they enter here though, it’s a whole different story.”

While normal interviews are meant to run up to 30 minutes, Escudero said students have talked for up to 40 or 50 minutes.

Individuals who participate will be treated to a DVD with a recording of their story.