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English department launches the Fall 2009 issue of the Northridge Review

Aprile Sumague

October 12, 2009

The Northridge Review release party on Friday night was an intimate event attended by students, professors and writers. This semester’s English 412 class was successful in hosting the launch of the Fall 2009 issue, which contains pieces from Spring 2009. Writers were allowed to read their pieces out lou...

Student run literary magazine gives students outlet for creative work

Aprile Sumague

October 8, 2009

The Northridge Review is CSUN’s homegrown literary magazine, which is published every semester. Pieces such as poetry, fiction, play, essay and artworks are reviewed by the English 412 class, which is run by Mona Houghton. Students, current and former, professors, and people from the greater Northridge...

Stop stressing and start relaxing

Aprile Sumague

October 6, 2009

It’s six weeks since the semester started and most of us are anticipating the moment where we’ll have five weeks of freedom. School has been hectic, with overlapping class schedules, high textbook prices, increase in tuition fees and fewer classes. Aside from school, we worry about other aspects of life...

CSUN PD Residential Security Workshop – How to make your home a safer place

Aprile Sumague

September 27, 2009

Kevin McAllister was accidentally left behind when his family took off to Paris for a Christmas family vacation. He was 8 years old, and enjoyed living by himself until two intruders tried to rob his house. He protected his home and himself by learning how to fight the robbers.  He arranged ...

Who said life after college is easy?

Aprile Sumague

September 26, 2009

Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) had a plan: study hard, get a college scholarship, avoid the party scene, graduate and get a job at Happerman and Browning. Everything seemed to be going pretty well until she found out that she’d lost the job that she had always dreamed of to her archenemy Jessica Bard...

Students intern in Cannes, France

Aprile Sumague

September 17, 2009

“It was incredible.” So said Terri Ann Driggs when asked about her experience at the Cannes Film Festival. This past summer, CSUN had two very fortunate students, out of 120, who were able to actively participate in the Festival; Driggs and Kaileigh Martin, a senior CTVA major. The Cannes...

CSUN’s Gardening Series teaches how to make your garden wildlife-friendly

Aprile Sumague

September 17, 2009

Green lawns, heated pools, waterfalls, a bed of flowers and custom garden stones are some examples of what one will find in the garden of a California suburban home. For the first time, the CSUN-al Gardening Series is conducting a session called “Audubon Habitat” to help homeowners put together a garden or backyard tha...

A wine and cheese party on a budget

Aprile Sumague

September 8, 2009

Fall semester has already started, but it’s never too late to have an end-of-summer party. Football season is coming up, and with our significant others busy with their buddies watching the games, why not gather a few close friends and have a wine-and-cheese party at the house? The challenge is this: we have to have a budget. Who doesn’t li...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Aprile Sumague

September 5, 2009

Biboye Niweigha, a transfer student majoring in athletic training, considers himself an “endangered species” on campus due to the fact that he carries a boombox almost every day. Niweigha, 20, usually spends a lot of time practicing his break dancing moves on campus. Also known as Kuno, his ...

This movie’s final destination should have been straight to DVD

Aprile Sumague

September 5, 2009

Waste of money. Waste of time. As usual, the main character, Nick O’Bannon (Bobby Ocampo) had a premonition that something bad was going to happen, this time at the racetrack. He told his friends, his friends didn’t believe him at first, but ended up believing him eventually. They tried to...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Aprile Sumague

September 2, 2009

For Christie Anna Casas, 30, it was never too late to go back to school. She describes the experience as one of the biggest challenges in her life so far. Her motivation was her boyfriend, who made her realize that it is never too late to make something of yourself and do something you believe you will love. She enjoyed her job as a legal secretary for a law firm...

New Student Orientation helps inform students how to navigate CSUN

Aprile Sumague

August 21, 2009

CSUN held freshman orientations starting Tuesday, Aug. 11 as part of welcoming new students for the Fall 2009 semester. The New Student Orientation (NSO) helps students become familiar with and obtain important information about the campus. The NSO also helps students get involved with clubs and organizations. The orientation sessions were all-day events and lasted for two weeks. The new students were divided into groups, ea...

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