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California’s wildfires are a statewide crisis reflecting a global problem

California’s wildfires are a statewide crisis reflecting a global problem

Christine Martinez

August 22, 2018

There is no denying that California is prone to wildfires. Northern California is suffering from multiple fires deemed as some of the worst the state has ever seen. While fires in California are presumably a commonplace and what is almost expected of the state, according to the New York Times, most...

CSUN may soon offer the abortion pill

CSUN may soon offer the abortion pill

Christine Martinez

February 19, 2018

California could become the first state to require every public university to provide medical abortion, more commonly known as the abortion pill, within their healthcare centers mandated under legislation. This bill, SB320, has already passed through the state Senate. If it passes through the assem...

CSUN Student auditions for America’s Got Talent

CSUN Student auditions for America’s Got Talent

Christine Martinez

February 15, 2018

Zechariah Walker, or better known by his stage name Zack, is preparing for his chance at becoming a contestant on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent". The junior music major spoke about his musical background and how he prepped for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. How long have you be...

Emo Nite at the Echoplex returns

Emo Nite at the Echoplex returns

Christine Martinez

January 29, 2018

It’s the start of a new semester and while you’re probably riding high on the anticipations of totally slaying your new classes, promising to study really hard and staying on top of all your assignments, you might already be feeling the pangs of realization. Oh yeah, it’s a whole new semester. The...

CSUN Cultural Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos

CSUN Cultural Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Christine Martinez

November 9, 2017

The CSUN Cultural Center transformed into a night of remembrance on Friday for MEChA’s Dia de los Muertos celebration. Traditional Catholic velas, or candles, lined the yard of the Chicano House, inviting visitors inside where rooms were adorned with altars in memorial of past ancestors. Ofrendas, or offering...

CSUN musicians organize composition to honor renowned mouth painter

CSUN musicians organize composition to honor renowned mouth painter

Christine Martinez

October 28, 2017

A group of graduate and undergrad CSUN musicians composed a symphonic arrangement on Saturday in honor of, and in conjunction with, paintings of renowned mouth painter, Esvin Rodriguez.Project Resonance is spearheaded by music director, producer and lead composer, Bryan Barcinas. Their mission is to tel...

Lord of the Flies Movie Reboot with an All-Female Cast

Lord of the Flies Movie Reboot with an All-Female Cast

Christine Martinez

October 11, 2017

There is much to be said about Hollywood and its penchant for movie remakes and female roles, or lack thereof, on and off the screen. While these two may seem extraneous to one another, the new "Lord of the Flies" film in the works puts these issues on the table and begs to ask, is another cinematic...

Opening Reception for “Cuba Is” Exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Opening Reception for “Cuba Is” Exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Christine Martinez

September 17, 2017

Preconceived assumptions of Cuba are taboo and seeped in stereotypical notions of a country detached of outside influence. Time-stamped in the revolution of the 1950s and 60s, the thawing of U.S.-Cuba relations are rapidly underway as this previously isolated country is slowly starting to lift embargoes an...

CSUN’s Department of Art faculty and staff showcase their work

CSUN’s Department of Art faculty and staff showcase their work

Christine Martinez

September 7, 2017

CSUN’s Main Gallery is kicking off the fall semester with the second installment of an exhibit called, Full and Part (two), featuring artwork from full and part-time staff and faculty from the Department of Art.Artworks ranging from paintings to photography, sculpture and multimedia, this exhi...

Graduate student gives a voice to undocumented students through artwork

Graduate student gives a voice to undocumented students through artwork

Christine Martinez

August 23, 2017

CSUN graduate student, Hedy Torres, is a 29-year-old artist who is using her talent to bring awareness to issues that deeply resonate with her. While art’s appeal is first actualized through perception and superficial observation, it is also used as a powerful tool to embed deeper meanings that...

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