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App of the Day: Trello

App of the Day: Trello

Edward Ruano

April 29, 2016

Co-ordinating class projects can be tough. From lengthy email threads to annoying and confusing group texts, managing team members and assigning tasks can be a hassle for any student, especially when juggling other coursework and projects. Luckily, there is a free app which can simplify this tedious...

App of the Day: Beeminder

App of the Day: Beeminder

Edward Ruano

April 22, 2016

Whether you're spending too much time on Facebook, want to commit to 10 minutes of exercise every day or are desperately trying to quit smoking, most students can use an extra push in achieving their goals.Beeminder is the app that can help keep you accountable. The app charts your progress and can m...

App of the Day: Paprika

App of the Day: Paprika

Edward Ruano

April 15, 2016

For some Matadors, cooking does not come naturally. Though it's easier to stop by Arbor Grill or the Sierra Center when you're hungry in between classes, packing your lunch can help you save that extra cash on your MataMoney Card. Surprisingly, part of the difficulty in cooking stems not from being a...

Cultural diversity celebrated during annual CARNAVAL

Cultural diversity celebrated during annual CARNAVAL

Edward Ruano

April 9, 2016

The University Student Union hosted its 19th annual CARNAVAL event to celebrate the cultural diversity at CSUN and around the globe. The free event sprawled across Plaza Del Sol, featuring tables with henna tattoos and calligraphy artists, tarot card readings, a photo booth and more. Crowds of students...

App of the Day: Weebly

App of the Day: Weebly

Edward Ruano

April 8, 2016

In today’s competitive and high-tech job market, it is essential for college students to develop their own professional website or blog. While great-looking resumes, portolios and cover letters are good tools for marketing yourself and a good idea to get that internship and exposure, oftentimes it's...

App of the Day: Todoist

App of the Day: Todoist

Edward Ruano

April 1, 2016

When spring break came to its inevitable end, most were savoring their last few days of relaxation before switching gears. We all have a million things to do when we get back—homework, exams, projects, essays—and it's a good idea to get organized before the semester picks up again. Some will choose...

App of the Day: Headspace

App of the Day: Headspace

Edward Ruano

March 18, 2016

With midterm season in full swing for most Matadors, maintaining a clear mental focus is critical. Whether you're studying for a math test, finishing a big mid-semester project or working on a term paper, our ability to learn and study effectively relies on our ability to focus. But what happens when...

Serial at the VPAC

Serial at the VPAC

Edward Ruano

March 7, 2016

Serial co-creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder gave fans an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads in iTunes history. The live presentation, held at the Valley Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, showcased real tapes, photos, emails, digital files,...

App of the Day: Pocket

App of the Day: Pocket

Edward Ruano

March 4, 2016

Nowadays, most Matadors live in the realm of the internet, and it's easy to get lost in its endless vortex of interesting content. Pinched for time, most students try to find or stumble across their favorite content unorganized, frantically trying to play catch-up before class or during breaks. This co...

App of the Day: 7 Minute Workout Challenge

App of the Day: 7 Minute Workout Challenge

Edward Ruano

February 26, 2016

For some Matadors, finding the time to exercise is tough. Most busy students want to get in shape, but fitting in a short workout at the Student Recreation Center in between classes is simply out of the question. The 7 Minute Workout Challenge app solves this issue by packing in a great workout routine...

App of the Day: Pocket Casts

App of the Day: Pocket Casts

Edward Ruano

February 19, 2016

Since 'Serial' producers are coming to CSUN next month, many Matadors are finding themselves frantically binging on the show in preparation. Some, however, may still be searching for a decent podcasting app to stream their marathons through. If you're lost among the waves of podcasting managers out there,...

Exhibit celebrates Black History Month

Exhibit celebrates Black History Month

Edward Ruano

February 11, 2016

The Department of Africana Studies shared with students and faculty the long and checkered history of people of black descent during the opening reception of the "Hallowed Grounds Exhibit" in the Oviatt Library, Wednesday. The reception, "Historicizing & Contemporizing the Black Aesthetic: Keeping...

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