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Does anyone care about the royal wedding?

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 15, 2011

For months, gossip magazines as well as news sources have been offering daily updates about the royal wedding, which is still over a month away. Gossip magazines such as US Weekly, OK! and Star give regular updates about celebrity invites, who is part of the bridal party and when the invitations were...

CSUN community comes together to ‘Take Back the Night’

CSUN community comes together to ‘Take Back the Night’

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 11, 2011

Women and men gathered Thursday night to discuss resources for rape and abuse survivors and share their experiences at the 8th annual Take Back The Night march. “We are here to publically say that we’re against the abuse of women, we won’t take it anymore, and we are taking back the night,...

CFA not an organizer for CSUN’s March 2 Day of Action

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 3, 2011

Unlike last year’s “Day of Action,” the California Faculty Association (CFA) did not aid in organizing or sponsoring Wednesday’s student protest. CFA lecturer representative Antonio Gallo spoke at the protest in the afternoon in support of the students. He said it was important to build a...

CSUN students vent their frustrations about budget cuts at ‘Vocal Artillery’ open mic event

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 26, 2011

The Students for a Quality Education (SQE) creatively expressed their irritation with the $500 million proposed budget cut for the next school year by hosting an open mic night at the Chicana/o house on Thursday. The group encouraged the audience to participate in the campus protest against the...

Student-run program at CSUN helps with taxes

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 17, 2011

Forty years ago, CSUN became the first university to sponsor the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which helps low-income families, military and others file their taxes for free. Since then, the VITA program has given thousands of students work experience. One of those students is senior...

‘Big Love’ theater preview

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 10, 2011

Imagine a world in which arranged marriages were still common in the 21st century. The cast of “Big Love” uses this idea to make evident the deep seeded fears and mistrust towards the opposite sex that secretly lies in each of our hearts. Directed by Christine Menzies, “Big Love” was written...

Get your caffeine fix at Barclays

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 4, 2011

Not many places could be considered both an ideal study location and date spot, but with the wide variety of delicious beverages, eclectic décor, and friendly service at Barclays Coffee & Tea Co., this coffee shop beats out every coffee chain in the San Fernando Valley in taste, atmosphere, and...

CSUN adds more classes

Ashley Soley-Cerro

January 31, 2011

CSUN added hundreds of courses and increased the maximum unit capacity for students to 19 for the Spring 2011 semester. “Money for this has come from two sources, savings from last year and a restoration CSUN will receive at the end of the year,” said Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president. Eighteen...

Gov. Brown’s budget cut to affect CSU funding

Ashley Soley-Cerro

January 23, 2011

CSU officials sound hopeful for the future of CSU schools, despite a $500 million cut in state support an 18 percent reduction, announced in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2011-2012 budget proposal. CSUN Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, said he understands that facing a...

?17 Again? is juvenile but fun

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 29, 2009

So, your wife of 20 years kicks you out of the house and your two children hate you. You are then forced to move in with your nerdy, Darth Vader loving, Lord-of-the-Rings-obsessed best friend. What's next? Making a wish to be 17 again so you can relive your glory days as a high school basketball stud,...

Coachella proves king of the music festivals

Ashley Soley-Cerro

April 20, 2009

As I walked at a fast pace to catch the last few minutes of the Los Angeles veteran punk band X, missing some of Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's somewhat refined and calm performance on the main stage (don't worry her outfit was outrageous as always), I had one question in my mind. I couldn't help but...

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