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Gen Z and Astrology

Deja Magee

January 31, 2020

Astrology — the ever-elusive pseudoscience of the stars, and the enigmatic personality test that each of us pass on the day we're born. The art of astrology has had a sudden resurgence in the last decade, with social media being a large part of the reason why the information is being exposed to...

The English Department: A Relic in the New Millennium

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Deja Magee

December 5, 2019

Being a young black woman in an English major, a lot of things run through my mind about my department. It’s great to be in the creative writing option, but is it for me? And with that statement, I don’t mean my race, but I mean my career path. In a major catered for literature and theor...

Latinx21 Film Festival: An Evening of Diversity and Representation

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Deja Magee

November 23, 2019

On Nov. 16, Latinx21, a Latinx-centric video sharing platform, hosted its first short film festival at the Toolbox LA space in Chatsworth. The festival had 20 honorable mentions, an Audience Choice Award, and the first and second place winning films of the night. According to the festival's mission s...

Understanding the Dating Scene: Modern vs. Traditional Approaches

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Deja Magee

November 18, 2019

Dating in our generation has changed. No longer do we consider being set up by parents or through family members as a regular practice. Marrying someone who lives next to us or even at the end of our block isn’t a common occurrence anymore. We crave new experiences when it comes to our dating ci...

Six Contemporary Novels Depicting Mental Illness

Deja Magee

October 31, 2019

In the world of entertainment mental illness has been a topic for numerous works of art, such as films like "Lars and the Real Girl" or "Black Swan." However, in contemporary literature, writers like Ned Vizzini and Sylvia Plath have taken their stake in the depiction of mental illness as a real, vi...

Film & Identity: Hollywood’s Take on Christianity

CSUN Reviews

Deja Magee

October 28, 2019

1. "Dogma," 1999 The fourth film in Kevin Smith’s cinematic universe, the View Askewniverse, was released in 1999. The film centers around two fallen angels, Bartleby (Ben Affleck) and Loki (Matt Damon). Both angels plan to return to heaven through a loophole in Catholic dogma after being sent out by ...

How to be a Sustainable Fashionista

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Deja Magee

October 18, 2019

In today’s age of being environmentally conscious and acting as in-depth environmental consumers, many are doing their best to combat the global destruction that climate change has caused. One big contributor to the climate change crisis has been fashion; in this case, it would be the category of...

Top 5 Athlete-Turned Movie Stars

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Deja Magee

October 2, 2019

In today's society, athletes are looked at as modern-day gods among mortals. They wield strength they’ve acquired over the years from training thanks to their determination and tenacity. When they have reached a certain status in their career, sometimes they prove their skills on the big screen in...

“Where’s My Roy Cohn” and “The Wedding Year” in review, after a premiere at the Calabasas Film Festival 2019

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Deja Magee

September 30, 2019

Last week, the Calabasas Film Festival marked its sixth year showing movies to enthusiastic cinephiles. Among the movies that were being showcased, one was a documentary that profiled infamous New York lawyer, one of Donald Trump’s mentors who had a significant impact in the McCarthy Era of po...

Movies Through the Eyes of Educators

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Deja Magee

September 25, 2019

The faculty of CSUN can be disregarded as simply professors who teach the people of tomorrow, but one might forget that they have their own lives, tastes and desires aside from wanting to see their students succeed. However, because of their tastes, it lets them decide what they want their students to...

Matador Nights 2019: A night of neon

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Deja Magee

September 20, 2019

On spooky Friday the 13th, with the moon shining ever so bright, CSUN had its annual welcoming celebration for students at Matador Nights. The University Student Union becomes the ultimate party central decked out with rides, hangout spots, free food, drinks and goodies, as well as multiple places fo...

A Closer Look at Homelessness in LA Through Photojournalism

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Deja Magee

September 11, 2019

Aside from the glitz and glamour that Los Angeles is typically associated with, there's a reality many Angelenos choose to ignore, a side of the city that isn’t thought about because it isn’t perfectly manufactured.The homeless crisis of LA County has worsened in recent years. According to an art...

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