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Convincing your friend they are better off without their significant other

Chelsea Underwood

November 5, 2010

Question: Dear Life & Style, My friend has been seeing their significant other for a while, and I don’t want to judge their relationship. However, my friend constantly complains to me about how their significant other does not treat them respectfully or lovingly. They are always ‘taking...

Carving the perfect pumpkin

Chelsea Underwood

October 25, 2010

Halloween is coming up and carving pumpkins is a tradition along side dressing up as a favorite character. Pumpkins serve as an important part in the environment and spirituality of Halloween, as well as the history. Scary, funny, goofy or traditional, each pumpkin has their own character and it is up to you to decide what kind of character your pumpkin will be. ...

How healthy are ‘health’ foods?

Chelsea Underwood

October 4, 2010

When rushing in between classes, we often  grab a snack. Many of us try to stick with the healthy alternative. However, are the ‘healthy’ options as healthy as they claim? Many snacks that are marketed as being ‘healthy’ actually aren’t that much better, than say, a chocolate bar or bag...

Dealing with sleepless nights

Chelsea Underwood

September 26, 2010

It’s the beginning of the semester and some students are still in that summer mode. This can affect your sleeping pattern and down the road, have bigger side effects such as depression, lack of concentration/memory, weight gain and stress. Roughly 30 percent of adults have symptoms of insomnia or sleep deprivation. This is not a good way to start off the...

Fashion show brings awareness to human traffiking

Chelsea Underwood

May 5, 2010

  Each year an estimated 800,000 to 900,000 human beings are bought, sold, or forced across the world's borders. The U.S. government estimates that 50,000 women and children are trafficked each year into the United States. LA is one of the top three points of entry into the country for vic...

Live green every day

Chelsea Underwood

April 22, 2010

and Kristin Hugo/Special Contributor The U.S. is the number-one trash-producing country in the world, at 1,643 pounds per person per year. In 2008, only a third was recycled, reports the Environmental Protection Agency. With this year celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, there is no better t...

Funky fresh fashion: Up-and-coming fashion designer launches her own line of hip-hop street wear

Chelsea Underwood

April 19, 2010

Point Blank Los Angeles is an up and coming fashion line by LA-based fashion designer Donna Adi Yehuda, a 19-year old fashion design and marketing major. Yehuda has loved fashion since the very beginning since she was very young. “I was scarred as a child by the way my mother would dress me, she...

Industry lessons from Common

Chelsea Underwood

March 29, 2010

Mix rapper and actor Common, a panel of music industry executives and a crowded room of CSUN students to create an eventful evening. A panel of music industry executives spoke to students about the change in the music industry and offered advice during an event in the Northridge Center in the US...

A modern ‘Jack of all trades’

Chelsea Underwood

March 22, 2010

Quintuple threat Brian Tran, 22,  screenwriting major, sings, acts, directs, plays the saxophone and does magic. Tran fell in love with film in the 6th grade when he had to do a project and didn’t want to write an essay. “I made a film instead, with my family; a documentary,” he said. From then ...

Relationships Happen: Battling the ghosts of the past

Chelsea Underwood

March 17, 2010

Girl meets boy. Boy falls for girl. Girl falls harder. Hearts are broken. This is a story about love; not a love story. I have been thinking about exes, whether they really ever go away, or if we are forever haunted by their presence. One quote that comes to mind is from the show “Sex and the City,”...

UCLA professor and researcher speaks about the gender gap

Chelsea Underwood

March 15, 2010

The Gender and Women’s Studies’ Student Association (GWSSA) sponsored a lecture by Linda Sax entitled “The Gender Gap in College: Findings from a National Study and Implications for Campus Practice” on Monday, March 15 in the Flintridge room in the University Student Union. The lecture is part of the...

Marketing professor puts a new spin on Internet hook ups

Chelsea Underwood

March 8, 2010

Marketing professor, Art Shulman, sheds light onto the romantic life of senior citizens in his new play, ‘BAGELS’. Shulman is the writer and director of “BAGELS.” He said the play is a “romantic comedy about two seniors who meet through an Internet dating service.” The idea for the...

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