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Love Strung by Threads

CSUN alumni, Angela Amhirkanian hugs homeless woman

Audrey Arellano

November 7, 2016

Legs peered out from the apartment complex’s green dumpster. Police knocked on the bin, then flashed their lights inside. Woken up from her sleep, a woman climbed out barefoot dressed in torn clothing. Angela Amirkhanian and her family stood in awe as the woman picked up and walked away, never to...

Looking Glamorous at a Cruelty-free Cost

Realistic illustration shows girl putting on blush

Audrey Arellano

October 31, 2016

While a vegan diet consists of plant-based foods instead of meat, vegan makeup is a total different ball park. In this case, vegan refers to animal cruelty-free products and testing. Just because a product is labeled ‘vegan’, doesn’t mean that it really is, the fine print should be...

A Fresh New Face Joins CoverGirl’s Representatives

Katy Perry poses with the newest covergirl representative, James Charles

Audrey Arellano

October 18, 2016

A new face recently joined a CoverGirl campaign and breaks some of society's attitudes towards makeup and fashion. James Charles, 17, from Bethlehem, N.Y. is Covergirl’s first male icon to represent the makeup brand. The high school senior shares makeup tutorial posts with his 90,000 plus subscriber...

It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop

Members of the hip hop club shown in classroom

Audrey Arellano

October 11, 2016

Though there’s a similarity in names, this group is not to be confused with the club, CSUN Hip Hop, on campus that focuses on dance and choreography. Instead, The Hip Hop Culture Club serves as an outlet where hip hop lovers can come together and bond over not only the music, but topics that go beyond...

The Art of Tipping

Waitress takes customers order

Audrey Arellano

October 11, 2016

When you have a full semester load, work, and possibly have an internship, sometimes finding the time or energy to do things yourself can be tedious when there are services for almost everything nowadays. Going out for dinner or getting your hair done at the salon is, for the most part, nicer than doin...

Audrey’s Audio: Lost in the Music

Ice Cube performs at coachella

Audrey Arellano

September 26, 2016

Ever since I could remember, I’ve had an indescribable love for music. A music playlist says a lot about a person; I’ve heard this from multiple people and I think it’s safe to say that this is true. As a toddler, my grandparents used to play classical music and Spanish radio stations in...

No hacking at Hackathon 2016

woman works on computer

Audrey Arellano

September 25, 2016

Coding and hacking may be what comes to mind when Student Hackathon 2016 is mentioned, however, that is not the case this time. The 2nd annual event was held in the Grand Salon at CSUN from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 23rd. The event was produced by The Valley Economic Alliance, a non-profit...

Local favorites for Happy Hour

margarita and chips

Audrey Arellano

September 22, 2016

After a long day at school and work, all you want to do is chill and unwind with some friends over drinks. There’s always Buffalo Wild Wings and Yard House, but you find yourself there more often than usual and feel like trying something new. Not to mention, new prices that won’t break a c...

Matador Nights gets nostalgic

DJs perform for large crowd

Audrey Arellano

September 17, 2016

CSUN students were taken on a trip down memory lane at Matador Nights 2016 presented by the University Student Union . This semester, the party was 90s themed and threw its guests back to the funky fresh era many of them grew up in. Fashion trends from then were present all night with must-have styles...

Los Angeles celebrates Mexican Independence Day

man waves mexican flag over crowd

Audrey Arellano

September 16, 2016

On Sept. 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Mexican Catholic priest, announced a revolution against Mexico's Spanish colonial government. Hidalgo had his revolt planned, but word had gotten out and colonial officials set out after those who stood behind the priest. According to,...

Additional housing shuttle bus saves students time and money.

F10 parking lot pictured

Audrey Arellano

September 14, 2016

The first few weeks of the new semester, as we all know, are the heaviest with traffic in and around campus parking lots. Luckily for students who utilize CSUN’s shuttle services, the headache to find parking may be reduced significantly.A fourth shuttle bus was added to the campus in order to inc...

Sting’s arrival causes parking closures on campus

Sting enthusiastically sings into the mic with his hand in the air

Audrey Arellano

August 31, 2016

British singer and the man behind The Police, Sting, will have an exclusive VIP concert at KCSN on Wednesday, where he will premiere his first rock album in 13 years and 12 studio album called “57th & 9th," which is scheduled to be released on November 11. “It’s crazy that Sting is playing...

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