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Amazon purchases will cost more for CA residents in the coming year

Braulio Campos

September 12, 2011

Shopping on Amazon could get more expensive for California residents in September 2012 if a new bill passes the state legislators. The online retailer had been exempt from paying state taxes until part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget required out-of-state online retailers collect the tax if they had business ties ...

CSUN not leading CSU energy efficiency, still committing to green

More than 2,800 165-watt solar panels cover this faculty lot on the southwest side of campus to help contribute to more than $140,000 annually in energy costs and give shade to parked cars. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Braulio Campos

September 6, 2011

Despite recently losing its No.1 spot for energy efficiency to CSU San Bernardino, CSUN still has big plans for its efforts to stay green, according to school officials. “Sustainability is a large commitment to the CSU system,” Elizabeth Chapin, spokesperson for the University Chancellor's Office, ...

CSUN granted $3.7 Million by National Institutes of Health to develop future scientists

Braulio Campos

August 28, 2011

CSUN was awarded over $3.7 million in August to fund a program that encourages students from minority and underrepresented communities to complete doctoral programs. Most if not all of the money will go to students in the Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) program...

Singer-songwriter provides an easy listening album

Braulio Campos

October 29, 2009

Canadian singer-songwriter Lights’ debut album, “The Listening,” brings her hit singles “Drive My Soul” and “February Air”, along with her other quirky synthpop songs to our ears. I don’t really care for the genre, because I tend to think that singer-songwriter albums are something...

Instrumental songs bring surprises to CD

Braulio Campos

October 26, 2009

Judging from song titles like “Does this rag smell like chloroform?”, “Panty Dropper”, and “You don’t hire Evel Kneivel to ride a tricycle”, one would expect The Mag Seven’s “Cotton Needle Sessions” to be full of hard punk rock or gritty grunge rock. Surprisingly, the album is all...

Interview with Lacuna Coils’ Cristiano ‘Criz’ Mozzati

Braulio Campos

October 19, 2009

I sit down, with my laptop open and eye my phone eagerly. It’s almost 2:10 pm. I should be getting their call any minute now. My phone vibrates on the table, and I pick it up to see who it is. It’s not anyone on my contact list, so I answer it quickly. “Hello. Is this Braulio?” is heard in a...

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