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Creator of hit MTV series “Catfish” on campus Wednesday

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

November 13, 2013

Check it out MTV fans: Nev Schulman from the hit series “Catfish: The TV Show” will be on campus Wednesday evening. For those unfamiliar with the show, or the term “catfish” here’s a quick summary. A “catfish” is a person who pretends to be something they are not by creating a false id...

‘Pokemon X and Y’ brings first generation Pokemon players up to date

‘Pokemon X and Y’ brings first generation Pokemon players up to date

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

November 7, 2013

Remember the times when the toughest decision we had to make was picking between Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur? Seems like a lifetime ago, right? The good ol’ days. The Gameboy Color days featuring the likes of “Pokemon Red and Blue,” as well as the Gold and Silver versions. The “Pok...

Record breaking ‘GTA V’ isn’t the masterpiece it’s been hyped up to be

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

October 16, 2013

As of this week, “Grand Theft Auto V” has broken seven Guinness World Records, including the fastest game to gross $1 billion in sales. Multiple gaming sites, IGN among them, have given the latest “GTA” installment a perfect rating. Critics and gamers alike praise the title as a “masterpiece” ...

Batman: Arkham Origins chronicles the Caped Crusader’s early vigilante days

Batman: Arkham Origins chronicles the Caped Crusader’s early vigilante days

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

October 9, 2013

Gamers flipped on the bat signal, and a certain masked hero answered. In a month, the Dark Knight will return to the world of console gaming and give fans a chance to save the city of Gotham once again. “Batman: Arkham Origins” features a younger, rougher hero on a journey to become the world’s ...

The Madden franchise celebrates 25 years with “Madden 25”

The Madden franchise celebrates 25 years with “Madden 25”

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 25, 2013

Having hit the shelves just a few weeks before kickoff, “Madden 25” gives football fans the action they were craving all summer. “Madden 25” celebrates 25 years of the Madden video game franchise and has many special features to commemorate the journey of sports-based gaming. Having only played “Madden 13” briefly...

CSUN student shares experiences working with gender women studies department research project on gender wage gap

CSUN student shares experiences working with gender women studies department research project on gender wage gap

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 18, 2013

Wondering if students still show school spirit nowadays? Look no further than CSUN business major Alina Sarkissian. Sarkissian has been a student at Northridge for three years, but has accomplished more than one would imagine. Sarkissian is the Chair of Clubs and Orgs at Associated Students, p...

CSUN alumna shares her marketing experience at the “Professor for a Day” event

CSUN alumna shares her marketing experience at the “Professor for a Day” event

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 18, 2013

CSUN alumna Laura Petersen, senior director for Resonate, shares her experience in the marketing world and gives students tips on how to have a successful career as part of the business college's "Professor for a Day" event. ...

Can strip clubs empower women?

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 17, 2013

STRIPPERS ARE GREAT; IT’S THE CLUBS THAT ARE THE PROBLEM “I’m an exotic dancer.” With the way strip clubs are portrayed in movies, music videos and television, hearing someone say this would have you picturing big, flashy clubs with huge stages and young, attractive crowds. Unfortunately, f...

CSUN students discuss issues surrounding piracy and copyright laws

CSUN students discuss issues surrounding piracy and copyright laws

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 10, 2013

CSUN students give their opinions on piracy and current copyright laws in light of the FBI's project with the Cinema, Television and Arts department where together they created public service announcements drawing attention to these types of intellectual property issues...

10 tips for budgeting

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 8, 2013

College is all about growing up, and part of adulthood is being aware of your money... or lack thereof. Here are some budgeting tips to help keep you financially afloat. 1. Know your expenses: You know what day rent is due and when your phone bill is due, but do you budget for gas every month?...

Matador Nights takes students back to the fifties

Matador Nights takes students back to the fifties

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 8, 2013

CSUN welcomes back students with a fun night of games, food and entertainment with a 50s theme.

Fight to the finish: Xbox One vs. PS4

Fight to the finish: Xbox One vs. PS4

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 4, 2013

Over the last few months, both Microsoft and Sony have released details about their upcoming consoles, each hoping to prove that they have the superior product. While all the new information has been helpful in determining which console to buy come holiday season, it is just as important to look at th...

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