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Smart driving proposed to help parking situation on campus

Irene Nesbitt

December 6, 2012

As part of CSUN’s College of Engineering and Computer Science research seminar series, the department presented a lecture on smart parking to help reduce long student traffic lines on campus. Dr. Adam Kaplan, computer science professor, introduced the pilot project to colleagues in the Jacaranda...

Brain foods can help enhance your grades

Irene Nesbitt

November 29, 2012

Finals week can be quite overwhelming for most students. With tests, papers and oral exams right around the corner, I’m quite positive it will be a week of staying up to the wee hours of the morning, and yes, regretting procrastinating. But fear not my fellow student counterparts, there are a lot ...

Oviatt Library to undergo some renovations for next fall

Irene Nesbitt

November 27, 2012

CSUN students can expect a lot of changes in the Oviatt Library next fall with the addition of a new learning commons. The facility will provide students, faculty and staff with more laptops, tablet checkout, wireless printing, improved instructional spaces, group study rooms, a multimedia lab with...

Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ is edgier and better

Irene Nesbitt

November 20, 2012

The seventh time works like a charm for Rihanna. Rihanna has brought out the biggest in demand producers, writers and artists to produce her new album “Unapologetic.” With names that boast the likes of Sia, Adele, David Guetta and Ne-Yo, this is Riri’s most musically diverse album. Riri’s...

The best spots to go at night

Irene Nesbitt

October 24, 2012

Like most big cities after the sun goes down, Los Angeles offers a vast array of fun activities  you can partake in at night. If you don’t have time to plan for a big evening affair such as attending a performance arts show, don’t worry, here’s an abundance of nightlife options, at the spur of...

Remembering the life of former CSUN student Savannah Dawkins

Irene Nesbitt

August 28, 2012

On July 21, Savannah Dawkins, a 26-year-old CSUN journalism alumna, was killed in a tragic automobile accident along with her mother, Nika Dawkins St. Claire, 62, during a road trip near Flagstaff, Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety police report, their Mazda vehicle was heading east on Interstate 40 around 8 p.m., when it hit a guardrail and plumm...

Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication opens its doors to Shanghai Normal University Music College students

Irene Nesbitt

May 9, 2012

Chinese students from Shanghai Normal University Music College will be allowed to complete an accelerated master’s degree in music at CSUN beginning this fall, after CSUN signed an agreement with the college last week. The program is designed to help SHNU students excel in the Mike Curb College...

Medical marijuana dispensaries join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770

Budtender Cruz Juarez, 28, facing camera, prepares to fill an order for a patient at a medical marijuana dispensary in Long Beach, California, March 21, 2012. Photo courtesy of MCT

Irene Nesbitt

May 7, 2012

Dispensaries in Southern California joined forces with The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, the nation’s largest retail workers union, to fight for their jobs. The Los Angeles City Council is still in limbo-in considering a full citywide ban on dispensaries, due to a court decision that limits its ability to ...

CSUN kinesiology department combats childhood obesity and tries to earn prize trip to White House

CSUN kinesiology department combats childhood obesity and tries to earn prize trip to White House

Irene Nesbitt

April 30, 2012

Undergraduate interns of CSUN’s Kinesiology Department, who’ve formed the group 100 citizens, are one of 61 community groups taking part in a competition to combat childhood obesity called Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign. There will be two winning entries selected — a first-place winner...

Best beaches to enjoy the warm weather

Best beaches to enjoy the warm weather

Irene Nesbitt

April 26, 2012

With our year-long sunshine and warm climates, Californians are always beach-ready. Here are the closest and best beaches for CSUN students to relax, work out, surf, or take part in a number of other offered activities. Zuma Beach is great for students who need to relax after a long long d...

Follow Your Heart cafe and marketplace

Irene Nesbitt

April 23, 2012

“May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Oh how warm I feel inside when I think about Follow Your Heart, a small vegan marketplace and restaurant, located in Canoga Park. With vast amounts of spiritual zen books, a peaceful motto like that, and decorated wooden walls reminiscent of the ’70s, wouldn’t you...

Traveler’s insurance now required for CSUN faculty

Irene Nesbitt

April 17, 2012

Faculty who are planning to travel outside the U.S. for conferences, field trips, research or sabbaticals must now obtain foreign travel insurance. Though this requirement came into effect last March, risk management will implement the policy this year. “There’s normally a time lag between a new...

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