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“Big Love” boldly tackles controversial and political themes

Angela Melero

February 17, 2011

CSUN students performed for the first time in the Valley Performing Arts Center’s black box theater Friday night. The theater department presented Charles Mee’s “Big Love”, a bold rendition of the classic Greek play, “Suppliant Maidens” by Aeschylus. Although the Greek drama was originally...

CSUN faculty, students await VPAC opening

Angela Melero

December 9, 2010

With the grand opening of the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) less than two months away, the campaign committee is hard at work raising funds and putting the finishing touches on the state-of-the-art facility. Gailya Brown, senior director of the VPAC campaign, said the committee is gear...

“The Reconcilers” displays great art but has a complicated storyline

Angela Melero

December 6, 2010

Graphic novel “The Reconcilers” delivers a story that is unique in delivery but difficult to keep up with due to its complex details and facts. The creators of the novel are a team of comic-book veterans that include writer Erik Jensen, Neal Adams, and artist Shepherd Hendrix. Set in the year 2165, “T...

DREAM Act to change future of undocumented students if passed by Congress

Angela Melero

December 5, 2010

Carla Zapata has her hands full. Zapata balances a full-time job, while double majoring in Central American studies and history. The 24-year-old is also an active member in several clubs and organizations on campus. Zapata said she has struggled to pay tuition because she does not qualify for financial...

Program helps students develop speaking skills

Angela Melero

December 1, 2010

CSUN’s program, Student Panels for an International Curriculum and Education (SPICE) offers international students an opportunity to gain public speaking experience and gives the campus community a first-hand perspective of life in another country. “The students that participate in the program...

DuBois Hamer Institute seeks to empower students

Angela Melero

December 1, 2010

Newly appointed director of the DuBois Hamer Institute, Theresa White, along with her group of student ambassadors, presented the results of a research project Tuesday morning that touched on four specific initiatives. “The institute is programmed to empower students and to promote recruitment and ...

MEChA travels to Arizona to do political campaigning and see how the recent law is being enacted

Angela Melero

November 17, 2010

Members of the Chicana/o studies club, MEChA, traveled to Arizona for a weekend of political campaigning. Students including junior Omar Romero, communications major, campaigned for the congressional candidate for the Democratic party, Raul Grijalva. “I’m a hard-core democrat and wanted t...

$500,000 grant given to several CSUN programs to battle childhood obesity

Angela Melero

November 8, 2010

CSUN faculty and students are using a $500,000 grant from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development to combat child obesity in the community. The funded project, which will begin in January, is a three-pronged approach that aims to bring vital changes in a child’s academic routine through...

Success depends on the individual, not dorm atmosphere

Angela Melero

November 8, 2010

Your college years are often considered the beginning stages of complete independence and adulthood. For many college students, moving into a dorm is the first taste of life without a safety net. You can come and go as you please, eat what you like and, of course, there’s no curfew. Howe...

Insufficient job opportunities for graduate students

Angela Melero

October 28, 2010

CSUN alumna, Jasmine Betancourt, 24, who graduated with a degree in consumer affairs and a minor in marketing in the spring of 2009, said she meticulously planned her life after college. “Graduating seniors have an idea and plan in their head of what their life is going to look like after graduation,”...

VPAC spring lineup announced

Angela Melero

October 27, 2010

The lineup for the Valley Performing Arts Center’s debut season will feature a broad range of performances. The assemble, which was announced Wednesday during a press conference at the VPAC, will start off with folk music artists Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright on Feb. 5. “This season wil...

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