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Killer Kale Recipe healthy and delicious

Alexandra Riggle

June 21, 2012

For 33 years I was convinced leafy green vegetables like kale, chard, and Brussels sprouts were reserved for Jack LaLanne types obsessed with juicing and calisthenics. Then I became that juicing-obsessed health nut and discovered what I suspected all along: kale juice is awful.  But, I didn’t give...

HBO’s ‘The Weight of the Nation’ previewed at VPAC

Alexandra Riggle

May 11, 2012

"The Weight of the Nation” fell on the Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN Thursday night, with a free public screening of the final part of the four-part HBO documentary series. The series addresses the underlying causes of the obesity epidemic, from human biology to inactivity to government policy. Hundreds turned out for the screening of “Cha...

Eleanor Clift discusses women in Washington

Alexandra Riggle

May 1, 2012

Political reporter, television pundit, and author Eleanor Clift gave a talk on the history of women in politics to a nearly full auditorium at CSUN Tuesday. In “Women in Washington: From the Past to the Present,” Clift offered a history lesson on the suffrage movement and her observations about...

CSUN students to highlight their talents at annual art exhibition

Alexandra Riggle

April 18, 2012

CSUN visual arts students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the upcoming Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition, which will run from April 20 to May 12 in CSUN’s Main Gallery. An average of 200 students typically submit around 400 pieces for consideration.  A panel of three new juro...

Board of trustees discuss future of CSU if voters don’t pass tax initiative

Alexandra Riggle

March 21, 2012

Representatives of CSU and the California State Student Association discussed what will happen if the CSU receives an additional $200 million budget cut during a media teleconference involving more than a dozen California universities and newspapers Wednesday. The teleconference followed a CSU board...

Matador Nights comes back to CSUN in late April

Alexandra Riggle

March 19, 2012

Matador Nights, the popular late night student event, is coming back to CSUN on April 27 with increased security after it was cancelled in Spring 2011 due to an altercation between two students. The event, which is designed to be created, themed and implemented by students, has entertained students...

CSUN’s On Point news program returns after semester-long break

Alexandra Riggle

March 9, 2012

After a semester-long hiatus, CSUN’s news and public affairs program, On Point, is back on the air. Taped every Tuesday, the 30-minute program offers more in-depth coverage of individual topics than the average news program allows. "Normally, in local news, you have a minute or two to cover a...

CSUN’s information technology battles fraud emails

Alexandra Riggle

February 29, 2012

CSUN’s information technology department is in a constant battle to prevent fraudulent messages from reaching the university’s email users. Among the most recently reported phishing scams is an email that appears to come from CSUN’s information technology department cautioning the recipient...

CSUN professor gets $1.2 million grant to help improve parenting skills

Alexandra Riggle

February 27, 2012

A professor of CSUN’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has been awarded a grant of just under $1.2 million for a program to help mothers and fathers improve their parenting skills. The grant was given to Susan Love by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help her create an interactive onli...

“Life is a Dream” opens at VPAC

Alexandra Riggle

February 16, 2012

CSUN’s theater department is resurrecting a centuries-old classic, “Life is a Dream,” the thought-provoking Spanish language play written by Pedro Calderón de la Barca in the mid-1600’s. “The play is philosophical, contemplating both reality and morality,” said Larry Biederman, the play’s...

Defunding Planned Parenthood furthers war on reproductive rights

Alexandra Riggle

February 15, 2012

I often wake up in the morning and wonder if the country has gone completely mad. The GOP candidates continue their political charades, polluting the airwaves with messages of hate against women with passionate fervor. “I don't believe breast cancer research is advanced by funding an organization...

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