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Swedish Ark’s new glam-rock gospel of love

Daniel Harju May 1, 2007

Once in a while a band comes along that sweeps people off their feet through sheer talent and charisma. Swedish glam-rockers the Ark have attracted a small but religiously committed group of American fans...

Special Report: Grade inflation rife on campus

Daniel Harju December 15, 2006

Originally Published November 14, 2006 In 2004, CSUN instructors assigned twice as many As as Cs in upper division classes. The overall percentage of A grades at CSUN increases every year, which does not...

Another one bites the dust: Tower Records to close its doors

Daniel Harju December 15, 2006

Originally Published November 2, 2006 The iconic Tower Records is preparing to close its doors forever in Los Angeles and around the country in the continuing systematic shift of the music industry from...

Let’s talk about Iraq, since no one really wants to

Daniel Harju December 15, 2006

Originally Published Nov. 2, 2006 The political season is upon us and the war in Iraq has become the major midterm election issue as the Republican Party fights to keep control over both the House and...

Starting professor pay varies greatly at CSUs

Daniel Harju December 15, 2006

Entry-level salaries for tenure-track professors in different disciplines at CSUN vary by as much as $30,000, the 2005-2006 salary report suggests, a trend that reflects market forces largely outside of...

The attack on Christmas

Daniel Harju December 14, 2006

While many good-hearted people struggle to figure out how to afford the necessary purchases in order to uphold good relations with family and friends, others express religious outrage about how a holiday...

CSUN planetarium to host show about possible life in space

Daniel Harju December 13, 2006

Is there life on Mars? Astro-biologists, scientists who study the possibility of extraterrestrial life, have moved beyond the red planet to pose the broader question by asking if we are alone in the Universe....

Business mixes with pleasure in Second Life

Daniel Harju December 6, 2006

The latest online phenomenon is the much-hyped virtual world Second Life, a vibrant social outlet that resembles a mixture between a happy version of the Matrix and the networking site Myspace.com. Second...

Local unsigned band Matcli balances school and gigs

Daniel Harju November 30, 2006

For Northridge-based pop-rock band Matcli, the music is the priority. Unlike many Los Angeles groups that focus extensively on image, either dressing down in designer jeans and T-shirts or donning glammed-out...

Ren? Magritte’s ‘treacherous images’ at LACMA

Daniel Harju November 22, 2006

In a dreamy gallery environment turned upside down, carpeted with a blue sky dotted by puffy clouds and decked with freeway intersections on the ceiling, Belgian surrealist Ren? Magritte's work is playfully...

Voter apathy is still an ongoing issue today

Daniel Harju November 16, 2006

During the recent midterm elections, voter turnout once again became voter "tune-out" as 60 percent of eligible voters stayed home and misguidedly contributed to a historic legacy of democratic "couch...

Special Report: Grade inflation rife on campus

Daniel Harju November 13, 2006

In 2004, CSUN instructors assigned twice as many As as Cs in upper division classes. The overall percentage of A grades at CSUN increases every year, which does not necessarily mean students are performing...

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