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Television gets trashy

Television gets trashy

Aimee Lastrella

September 23, 2010

As if television wasn’t dirty enough, on Wed. Sept. 29- it gets even trashier. CNBC plans on premiering “Trash Inc.: The Secret Life of Garbage,” a new documentary that takes a deeper look into our garbage, where it goes and who profits from the stuff we throw out. Garbage really doesn’t ...

New efficient printing system for students was presented to the University Student Union Board of Directors

Aimee Lastrella

September 20, 2010

The University Student Union’s Board of Directors discussed the new GoPrint system in the USU’s computer lab and reviewed the 2009-2010 financial audit. Two members were  also appointed to the board at the Sept. 20 meeting. Sigourney Nuñez, 21, and Raquel Padilla, 20, joined the board...

Infantree releases album, culminating a year’s work in one night

Aimee Lastrella

September 20, 2010

The band “Infantree” celebrated the release of their new CD entitled “Would Work” Tuesday at Los Angeles nightclub The Mint. It took a year of recording at the legendary Sunset Studios in Hollywood to complete the album. Infantree’s sound is confusing, yet infectious. The band said the in...

Men’s fall fashion essentials

Men’s fall fashion essentials

Aimee Lastrella

September 17, 2010

Guys, fall is fast approaching and it is time to update your wardrobe and put away the bright 1980’s inspired fashions that exploded during the spring and summer. In general, men’s clothing does not offer that many options. And not all guys have the same style. So these tips and trends can go straight across the board regardless if you’re the surfer, the skater, the al...

D.I.Y: Male upcycle for fall

Aimee Lastrella

September 16, 2010

So here it is, gentlemen. As promised, your DIY for fall fashion is on how to make a quality skinny tie. For the Guys We see it walking down the red carpet and on all the celebrities that girls are drooling over. I am talking about the skinny tie and the fall is going to be all about them- so get one....

D.I.Y: Female upcycle for fall

D.I.Y: Female upcycle for fall

Aimee Lastrella

September 15, 2010

I’m a struggling college student that has a problem. I have a limited amount of funds, but I love clothes. We all just paid tuition and bought our books and some of us have to pay our rent and bills as the end of the month comes around. With all these expenses (plus food and gas!) what money is...

Matador Nights is a success

Matador Nights is a success

Aimee Lastrella

September 12, 2010

The University Student Union (USU) hosted its annual Matador Nights event on Friday. Rapper E-40 headlined the event, which included a variety of attractions including caricature artists, an airbrush tattoo booth, Tarot card readings, laser tag, carnival games and a variety of other activities. ...

I wear recycled underwear

Aimee Lastrella

September 9, 2010

One of my favorite pairs of underwear is recycled underwear. Over the summer, I bought a pair of panties for around 20 dollars and they used to belong to someone else. Before you give me a look of disgust, I’m not sure if someone else previously owned them, but that could be the case. I...

CSUN’s Orange Grove Bistro offers loyalty cards to patrons

Aimee Lastrella

September 8, 2010

There are well over 400 trees in the CSUN orange grove. Among those trees is a tiny oasis known as the Orange Grove Bistro. “I’ve heard of it and I’ve heard their food is good,” said Dayne DaLuise, 19, a psychology major. “But it is so isolated, nobody really knows that it exists.” To address this issue, the eatery has added an incent ...

Culture center has ties with CSUN

Aimee Lastrella

September 6, 2010

It is a small treasure to the Sylmar community, but for the Chicano community it serves as a cultural center and a beacon of hope for future generations. Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural and Bookstore, off of Hubbard Street in Sylmar, has been a reference to many students and pro...

Making time for eco-activism while relieving yourself and the environment

Aimee Lastrella

September 2, 2010

We all do it. I call it my “quiet time,” but however you put it- we all use the bathroom. I understand some of you don’t have time to change your daily routine or your lifestyle to help the planet. Heck, I admit that I sometimes get too lazy to look for a recycling receptacle to dispose of my...

The heat isn’t just killing us, it is killing the world

Aimee Lastrella

August 26, 2010

Admit it, you hate the heat. I do. I hate driving to campus with my legs sticky and stuck to the upholstery of my car.  I have the hugest pet peeve of seeing the pools of sweat that are visible on the backs of t-shirts. I hate the fact that walking from class to class, I’m sweating like I just did...

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