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Childish play, adult message

Alfredo Madrid February 12, 2009

Purple colored squares decorate the center of the floor in the dimly lit Studio Theatre setting the tone for an adventure quite similar to Alice's in Wonderland. The carnivalesque music is merry and cheerful,...

Girly-boy

Alfredo Madrid February 5, 2009

Children are expected to conduct themselves according to conventional gender roles taught early in life.' CSUN's latest theatrical piece presents this idea with a comedic, insightful twist. 'Bill's New...

Night Horse?s blues-tinged ?Dark Won?t Hide You? mixes aggression with optimism

Alfredo Madrid December 10, 2008

Aloud medley of hard rock meshed with bluesy sounds best describes Night Horse's latest album.' 'The Dark Won't Hide You' is an aggressive depiction of fading love and a prospective spiritual future.'...

Younger students score higher in grad school exam

Alfredo Madrid November 19, 2008

In preparing for a future after college, students are now more than ever urged to continue their education due to a wavering economy.' Attending graduate school is an alternative that many students would...

Lustra finds a new sound

Alfredo Madrid November 18, 2008

Lustra's latest album, 'What You Need and What You Get,' is either a blatant misogynistic attack or the group who collectively enjoy promoting the belittlement of women following the cold end to a relationship.'...

Untold glory of a hometown hero

Alfredo Madrid November 11, 2008

Heroes are born when their lack of selfishness shines through and overcomes all obstacles.' At the height of the war in Vietnam in the late 1960s, one young man from the San Fernando Valley displayed...

Student?s film on life of Vietnam combat photographer to air on PBS

Alfredo Madrid November 6, 2008

Courage is a characteristic that stands out prominently when applied to former veteran Bill Perkins, a San Fernando Valley native who died in the Vietnam War.' A short film, 'Above and Beyond The Story...

The ?Morel? of good music

Alfredo Madrid October 28, 2008

Morel's melodic music emits space station sounds on a screeching keyboard in their upcoming album that delivers a poignant coming of age theme. 'The Death of The Paperboy,' set to be released, Nov. 4,...

Professors discuss issue of race in classrooms

Alfredo Madrid October 28, 2008

In the midst of the political transformation the country might face, as a result of the upcoming presidential election, race has never seemed to be more relevant to American life than now.' How this influences...

Teacher Feature: Sirena Pellarolo?s commitment to a better world

Alfredo Madrid October 15, 2008

Dr. Sirena Pellarolo sat in her office chair one afternoon perusing a book by Chicana poet and radical feminist Gloria Anzaldua called 'La Frontera: The New Mestiza.' Her fourth-floor office is typical...

Dark and melodic, The Dears sing with sorrow

Alfredo Madrid September 23, 2008

The Dears, a Montreal-based indie rock group, recently released 'Missile,' an album that overflows with melodramatic symphonic sounds accompanied by sulky lyrics. The charismatic frontman, Murray Lightburn,...

Not enough funding for financial aid applicants

Alfredo Madrid September 16, 2008

The increasing cost of living in the U.S. is not only affecting housing, food and gasoline prices, but also educational services. Several colleges and universities nationwide are being dealt a decisive...

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