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LA Auto Show has ups and downs

Christine Chen

December 7, 2009

The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was a huge disappointment this year because Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bentley did not have a display booth due to the failing economy. Many people who were expecting to see exotic luxury cars were hugely disappointed. However, many other cars made up for the disappointment such as the debut of the Mercedes- Benz SLS, Rolls Royce Ghost and...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Christine Chen

December 6, 2009

Madison Cottrell is sitting inside the Freudian Sip at CSUN, reading a 2,500 page book. “It’s a collection of stories for my English class,” Cottrell said. Cottrell is an English major with a creative writing emphasis. She enjoys reading and writing fiction and fantasy. Cottrell chose ...

Disney’s ‘Old Dogs’ perfect for the family and holidays

Christine Chen

December 2, 2009

Disney’s “Old Dogs” is a fun-filled movie the whole family can enjoy. With an all-star cast that includes John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Seth Green and Lori Loughlin. The movie takes place in New York City, where two best friends who have grown up together and formed a business...

Hope for California’s future in 2010

Christine Chen

November 16, 2009

Meg Whitman is the best candidate for governor in California. Whitman believes in better education, cutting spending by reducing the number of government workers, no more tax raises and promises to cut taxes for small business owners so they can expand. Whitman is smart (having graduated from Princeton ...

Stars get personal, open up to discuss Bad Lieutenant

Christine Chen

November 9, 2009

Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Coolidge and Director Werner Herzog attended the press junket for the new movie “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”. The press junket was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. As reporters piled in the room with excitement and questions ready to fire, I patiently sat and waited nervously ...

Dark humor brightens up new film

Christine Chen

November 4, 2009

If you’re looking for an action based thriller, then you will be sadly let down. Instead, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” is a dark film with humor. Academy Award-nominated German film director, Werner Herzog, creates a story of the struggle of personal demons that many people can co...

Zombieland is Deathly Entertaining

Christine Chen

October 8, 2009

The movie Zombieland is a cross between ‘Resident Evil’ meets ‘Superbad’. It consists of all the scary elements used in a zombie movie, such as, limping dead corpses spewing blood, but it also has hilarious comedy tied into it. One moment you’re on the edge of your seat, squeezing the life...

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights and Awards Show was a Scary Success

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights and Awards Show was a Scary Success

Christine Chen

October 8, 2009

Universal Studios unveiled their frightening Halloween Horror Night and red carpet awards show Friday evening on October 2. Celebrities such as Tobin Bell, Corey Feldman, Rob Zombie and Rick Baker lined the red carpet to accept their awards at the Chiller-Eyegore Awards. Baker, a six-time Academy Award-winning special makeup effects artist who receiv...

New Leash on Life, a nonprofit animal rescue organization, experiencing financial hardships

Christine Chen

September 20, 2009

Like many organizations in the current economy, New Leash on Life, a nonprofit animal rescue, is facing financial hardship — making it difficult to stay afloat. Last December, the organization had to lay off two-thirds of its staff because of cutbacks, lack of funding and donations. “We’re fac...

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