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Looking back at season two of ‘Girls’

Looking back at season two of ‘Girls’

Alex Curran

March 20, 2013

Season two of the critically acclaimed HBO series "Girls" saw the series go in a direction that fans feared after the stellar first season. While working on season two, creator Lena Dunham was receiving a ton of awards and being touted as the voice of a generation by many in the media. Unfortuna...

‘Spring Breakers’ will have you hating or loving spring break

‘Spring Breakers’ will have you hating or loving spring break

Alex Curran

March 18, 2013

  Director Harmony Korine said the point of  the film "Spring Breakers," is to show audiences the debauchery of spring break. However, a million movies have done that before and nobody believes that the controversial writer of "Kids" and director of "Gummo" is going to make a superficia...

Ellis Godard – CSUN professor and Phish philanthropist

Alex Curran

December 7, 2012

  The band Phish has a massive following with almost no help from mainstream media. They were never featured on MTV and are hardly played on the radio. The band's success grew in the early 90s with the internet boom, and Ellis Godard has been following them ever since. Godard, an associate pr...

Food drive helps spread holiday cheer

Alex Curran

November 14, 2012

Unified We Serve’s Fourth Annual Food and Clothing Drive ended Wednesday with the closing ceremony on the Oviatt Library stairs, celebrating the drive’s biggest donors. “I’m awed at the participation and how many people donated,” said Talar Alexanian, United We Serve’s events assis...

The last remaining bookstores

Alex Curran

November 14, 2012

Prior to the rise in chain consumerism in the ‘90s, bookstores used to be a local and community hangout. With chains like Barnes and Nobel, Borders and Crown Books pushing mom and pop stores out of business, those community gatherings took a major hit. A bookstore would not just host celebrity book...

Youth vote flocks to the polls

Alex Curran

November 8, 2012

Defying predictions, the youth vote was a major factor in the presidential election for the second straight year, making up a bigger percentage of the overall electorate in 2012 than in 2008. The youth demographic, the 18-29-year-old range, made up 19 percent of the vote this year, up 1 percent from...

Men’s Soccer: Matadors blank Mustangs, advance to Big West Finals

Men’s Soccer: Matadors blank Mustangs, advance to Big West Finals

Alex Curran

November 8, 2012

CSUN is headed to UC Davis for its first Big West Championship game after defeating Cal Poly 2-0 behind dominate play from junior forward Edwin Rivas in the semi-final Wednesday night at Matador Field.Rivas put pressure on the Mustang (11-7-1, 6-3-1) defense all day and his play resulted in the go-...

Men’s Soccer: Matadors get revenge with 1-0 win over Cal State Fullerton

Alex Curran

November 1, 2012

Beto Valesquez's curled free kick in the first half proved to be the difference in Wednesday night's game as the Matadors defeated the Titans 1-0 in a physical, defensive game at Matador Field. The Matadors (13-5, 7-2 Big West) avenged a 5-4 loss to the Titans (7-11-1, 3-5-1) on Oct. 17, the team's o...

Valley family arcade shop closing its doors

Valley family arcade shop closing its doors

Alex Curran

October 31, 2012

It's Friday night and the room is about half filled with wide-eyed kids in their late teens or early twenties ready to virtually fight each other. “It will get a little busier around 11 p.m. or Midnight,” Dae Lee said before he caught himself. “Or it may just stay dead. Last week we...

The voter de-evolution

Alex Curran

October 29, 2012

With students' enthusiasm for voting this November down from four years ago, the CSUN chapter of the California Faculty Association (CFA) is mobilizing to raise awareness about a critical ballot for higher education, said Theresa Montano, Chicano/a studies professor and CFA member. Proposition 30 is one of the mai...

Clubs and venues you should hit at night

Alex Curran

October 24, 2012

Being so close to Hollywood, there is no shortage of nightclubs for CSUN students to hit up. Finding the good ones in the muck of overcrowded, overpriced and uber-exclusive clubs is a different story. Here is a guide to the best alternative clubs for CSUN students that are tired of hearing that same...

Former death row inmate lectures in favor of Prop. 34

Former death row inmate lectures in favor of Prop. 34

Alex Curran

October 17, 2012

Exonerated death row inmate Juan Melendez spoke at the USU Wednesday, persuading students to vote yes on Proposition 34, California’s measure that would end the death penalty. “You don’t have to go to college to know that the death sentence is racist, doesn’t curve crime and costs t...

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