Pan African Film Festival features documentary

I Build The Tower," by Brad Byer and CSUN professor Edward Landler, is a beautifully created documentary about the Watts Towers and its creator, Samuel Rodia. The film was recently completed and screened Sunday at the 13th Pan African Film ' Arts Festival in...

‘Never Take Friendship Personal’

It seems a lot of rock bands have been slowly making their way through the music industry. The most recent band to have some success is Anberlin, an alternative-Christian rock band on the Tooth and Nail Records roster. They first found success in...

World dropped ball on Rwanda, again in Sudan

A few weeks ago, I was able to sit and watch "Hotel Rwanda," a film I highly recommend to anyone who has the opportunity to see it. It is, in my opinion, one of those few films that successfully depicts both the best...

Free speech becomes partisan game for academia

Academic freedom, rightly understood, is necessary for the function of a university. As investigators, professors must be able to question claims made by conventional wisdom in order to determine the truths behind those claims. They must be free to ask...

Churchill: The new American provocateur

Recently, Dr. Ward Churchill has been getting a lot of media attention for his book "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens." The section of the text garnering the most negative press is Churchill's analysis of the Sept. 11, 2001,...

Celebration

Chinese New Year, L.A. style Photo essay by Judy Sisneros (Clockwise from top) A Chinese dragon makes its usual appearance during the Chinese New Year jubilee that took place Los Angeles' Chinatown on Saturday, Feb. 12; children react as a dragon goes by;...

Hanging Out In The Games Room

Clockwise from top: Kourosh Shirazi, freshman biology major, concentrates as he attempts to put the two ball in the pocket on Wednesday afternoon. He hangs out in the Games Room and plays pool between classes. (Photo by Francisca Rivas) Michael Lasky,...

Crime Log

The following information was provided by the Campus Police Department's Daily Summary Report: 02/16/05 -- Evading a Police Officer A CSUN police officer pursued a suspect after attempting to make a traffic stop on the corner of Nordhoff Street and Lindley Avenue. The...

Matador leader traveled unlikely path to CSUN

Growing up in the shadow of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Ian Boylan seemed like the last person who would end up making a name for himself at Cal State Northridge. Now, four years after he left his home in...

Some critics argue Megan’s Law is too broad

Ventura County Public Defender Liana Johnsson is making efforts to allow women to go topless in California parks and beaches, which has raised statewide questions about what constitutes indecent or lewd behavior, and whether this type of exposure falls under Megan's Law, which requires...