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CSUN students protest budget cuts

Elano Pizzicarola

May 12, 2011

Twenty to 30 CSUN students protested budget cuts by using theatrics to promote their message Wednesday afternoon. They stopped in the Marketplace at Sierra Center, in front of the Oviatt library, and the USU before finally concluding outside the bookstore. The group performed demonstrations with each member taking their turn to reveal to onlookers how the budget ...

CSUN mechanical engineering class is off to the races

Elano Pizzicarola

April 28, 2011

Mousetraps converted into small, soapbox-sized cars darted down a hallway in Jacaranda Hall Wednesday for a project in an Introduction To Mechanical Engineering class. Associate Professor Of Mechanical Engineering Nhut Ho held the event that involved students collaborating in groups of four and spent...

Vas Defrans rocks CSUN

Vas Defrans rocks CSUN

Elano Pizzicarola

April 22, 2011

Wailing guitars and soaring vocals filled the University Student Union Thursday at noon when local progressive rock band Vas Defrans played USU's Plaza del Sol. The show was part of the USU’s Noontime Concerts series, in which local musicians showcase their music. "I think it will definitely just get us more of a fan base," said lead singer Vincent Coleman. "It wi...

Local rock band to perform at CSUN’s noontime concert

Elano Pizzicarola

April 20, 2011

Local rock band Vas Defrans will take the Plaza del Sol stage Thursday to perform at USU’s noontime concert. Lead singer and songwriter Vincent Coleman said Vas Defrans’ sound is aggressive and describes his vocals as similar to Incubus’ vocals. The unsigned quintet has been around for a...

Student travels the world as a humanitarian

Elano Pizzicarola

April 14, 2011

Kristina Maglic got her first glimpse of poverty as a toddler when her father’s love for surfing brought her and her family to Mexico. While there, Maglic spent a significant part of her childhood living in a motor home with her family. Her parents had her bring her toys to Mexico and distribute them to homeless child...

Should Japanese nuclear experts’ lives be sacrificed to prevent radiation exposure to civilians?

Elano Pizzicarola

March 22, 2011

Japan’s magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered one of the country’s most destructive tsunamis. The torrent of water that rushed through towns devoured virtually everything in its path and heavily damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, potentially releasing deadly radiation. Radiation dosage...

Lip-syncing students battle for autism research

Elano Pizzicarola

March 11, 2011

Music was in the air Thursday night when CSUN students lip-synced hits from various genres. Lip Wars-The Battle of Epic Epicness was organized by the University Student Union and hosted by the Northridge Center. The show featured music from 60s soul to 90s pop. Turnout was initially sparse but...

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