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Funeral Party represents L.A. well

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November 3, 2010

Funeral Party is a band that makes rock music that sounds like it’s supposed to. The drums are fun and exciting, the vocals alternatively scream and swoon and the guitar melts your face at just the right temperature. The entire set radiated an energy that no amount of practice can teach. Rarely...

Helping and not helping: Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, WikiLeaks

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November 2, 2010

Chelsea Turner Helping: Rally to Restore Sanity and/or fear Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert strike the American people once again with humor and truth. That’s not to say comedians are the only people to see the world realistically or cynically, but when they can pull more than 200,000...

Alternative sources of transportation for those without a vehicle

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November 2, 2010

Living in the residential halls without a car is not the end of your life as you know it. It is still possible to be independent and have an active social life living car-free. And in this large metropolitan city there are so many other ways to get around that will not only get you where you need to go to bu...

Ken Follett’s “Fall of Giants” has shallow characters in an ambitious timeline

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November 1, 2010

For his latest epic novel, “Fall of Giants,” British author Ken Follett set himself an ambitious goal: write an engrossing, somewhat historical account of the events of the early 20th century.  “Fall of Giants” is the first book of Follett’s Century Trilogy, which covers the events of the...

Student doesn’t allow injuries stand in way of soccer dreams

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October 31, 2010

As an undecided freshman at CSUN, Kian Chachi is a sports enthusiast who just loves to play soccer. “I’ve been playing the game since I was three years old,” Chachi said. Since middle school, Kian, 17, has been playing on Premier and Gold teams of the Coast Soccer League. “I generally play...

You decide: the case for and against Proposition 25

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October 27, 2010

Yes on Proposition 25: Yuliana Miranda The time to cast votes has arrived. Among the propositions Californians will be voting on Nov. 2 is one that will help the California economy. If Proposition 25, Majority Vote for Legislature to Pass the Budget, passes, then a legislative vote of a simple majority w...

Affordable Chinese cuisine for students

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October 26, 2010

Walking 10 minutes from CSUN, one can easily find Chi’s Chinese Cuisine. Located on Reseda Boulevard between Plummer Street, and Lassen Street. This small and charming restaurant is a perfect place to eat and relax with friends. My guest and I went on a Sunday night, to take a short break from ...

Family tragedy forced student to grow up

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October 25, 2010

Everyone makes attempts at being a better person. Typically, many wait for a new year or a near death experience to declare the ever so predictable, “I vow to…..” or the world renowned “ from here on out...” speech, to mark the beginning of a self proclaimed resolution. For 28-year-old ...

Letters to the editor

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October 25, 2010

The recent tragic death of a high school cross-country runner in Sherman Oaks is a reminder that running can be risky on city streets.  But runners have few options, even at a school with a track like CSUN. The CSUN track cannot be used by its students, only its student athletes.  One morning, the...

Letter to the editor: They are we

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October 22, 2010

It seems that in the U.S. today we are not simply facing a deficiency in capital, but also a scarcity of original thought. It is no wonder with the myriad of pseudo-authorities, that people don’t take the time to do their research and form an opinion for themselves. “Starve the Beast” is by no...

Experts agree we can’t predict or prevent major earthquake, but we can prepare

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October 20, 2010

Samantha Tata Contributing Reporter With consistently beautiful weather, picturesque landscapes and unending entertainment, the only downside to the place that is Los Angeles County– aside from the budget deficit – is its own flimsy foundation. Southern California lies on a plate boundar...

Audio issues damper Sleigh Bells show but audience still pleased

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October 20, 2010

Sleigh Bells played to a packed house at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa Tuesday, Oct. 19. After three opening acts and nearly four hours after the doors had opened, Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller, otherwise known as the voice and music of Sleigh Bells, finally took the stage. Since the release of their...

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