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Radiologist Ray’s serene X-ray room at CSUN

Darya Riyahi

May 23, 2007

Originally Published February 14, 2007 So why did you become a radiologist, Ray? "Well, my name?," he said, grinning. Raymond Solis, the radiology technologist at the Klotz Student Health Center, known by the staff as Ray, is in a league of his own. So is his X-Ray room. An average radiology lab...

Art zine turns glossy but maintains graffiti ethos

Darya Riyahi

May 8, 2007

After six years, Beautiful/Decay, an art magazine founded by Amir H. Fallah as a Kinko's generated after-school activity, is now a profitable business. Fallah, creative editor of Beautiful/Decay, an artist and former UCLA fine-arts student founded the magazine to create a venue for emerging artist wh...

Red Riding Hood gets modern, darker twist

Darya Riyahi

May 1, 2007

Red is for Riding," a play by CSUN student Marcel Hill, is an idealistic twist on the children's story filled with modern issues involving sex, violence, betrayal and greed. The cast performed the play at the Pub in the University Student Union last Wednesday and Thursday. Hill, a cinema television arts stud...

Dysfunctional U.S. system of voting needs reform

Darya Riyahi

April 30, 2007

Either due to the unnaturally complicated and often overlooked electoral college, or because we simply cannot count votes, the 2000 presidential election put in office a president the majority of voters did not elect and set in motion events that have altered the course of history. Was the case of F...

CSU student arrested after threatening murder on Facebook

Darya Riyahi

April 24, 2007

A California State University Channel Islands student who was arrested after threatening to go on a shooting spree last Thursday told the police she did not intend to hurt anyone and that her Facebook.com message warning fellow students to hide under desks was meant to be a joke. The school administr...

CSUN alumnus now serves as Beverly Hills mayor

Darya Riyahi

April 17, 2007

The new mayor of Beverly Hills said his ethnicity places a heavy responsibility on his shoulders to represent Iranians in a positive light and pave the way for more Iranians to enter politics. "The main reason I ran is that I feel like opening the door," said Jamshid (Jimmy) Delshad. Delshad, a CSUN graduate,...

Radiologist Ray’s serene X-ray room at CSUN

Darya Riyahi

April 11, 2007

So why did you become a radiologist, Ray? "Well, my name?," he said, grinning. Raymond Solis, the radiology technologist at the Klotz Student Health Center, known by the staff as Ray, is in a league of his own. So is his X-Ray room. An average radiology lab has bulks of equipment and a bed. Ray's room ...

Posters designed to promote Israel visits

Darya Riyahi

April 10, 2007

The Art of Vintage Israeli Travel Posters exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center features posters mainly produced in the 1950s and 1960s by the Israeli government and airline companies to promote travel to the then newly founded country. The painted images and photographs are infused with bright co...

Paris postcards

Darya Riyahi

March 27, 2007

Paris Je T'aime" is a visual treat that will leave the eyes thankful for the experience. It is a series of charming tales in which 20 filmmakers unleash their Paris "for better or worst" interpretations. In the opening story by director Bruno Podalydes, a man rambles on about his sadness at not having a ...

Role of religion, violence debated

Darya Riyahi

March 21, 2007

In the first part of a two-day religion and violence conference, held at the Oviatt Library on March 14, four panelists presented varying views on whether religion innately promotes or restrains violence. The guest speakers presented their arguments on Judaism and Christianity's influence on war and v...

Potential college dean rallies support

Darya Riyahi

March 20, 2007

As CSUN prepares to hire a new dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communications, Bonnie Brennen, the first of three candidates, talked about her past experience and future goals for CSUN. Brennen has educational and employment experience in corporate communications and said more media att...

Women find their voice in second half of rally

Darya Riyahi

March 19, 2007

She said she joined the Navy SEALS to make her family proud. But her world came crashing down after she was raped while on night watch, a young woman told the crowd outside CSUN's Women's Center during the Take Back the Night rally on March 8. "He took my virginity," she said softly. As a Latina, s...

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