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Red Bull Soapbox Race 2009

Red Bull Soapbox Race 2009

Jared Morgan

December 15, 2009

The Human Factor, team number 23 in the 2009 Red Bull Soapbox Race held in downtown Los Angeles, became a crowd favorite after successfully negotiating a steep bank....

Band with message makes it hard to understand

Jared Morgan

November 16, 2009

If you Google Louden Swain you’ll find a few links about “Vision Quest,” a movie released in 1985 that chronicles one point in a high school wrestler’s life where he has to do something significant. Picture the “Karate Kid,” but replace the karate gi with a Spandex leotard and the Japanese...

Student uses celebrity status for typhoon relief

Jared Morgan

October 26, 2009

For singer, songwriter and CSUN business management major Michelle Andria, the night of Sept. 26 was bittersweet. On the lot of CBS studios, she was presented with an award acknowledging her as an outstanding entertainer at the 2009 Pamana Awards, an annual event recognizing Filipino artists. “The...

CSUN Sailing Club takes to the waters at Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey

Jared Morgan

October 13, 2009

Clouds slowly skipped across the sky and scattered the grey daylight revealing only sporadic spots of blue and muddling the colors of the boats bobbing near the docks below. It was nearing 5 p.m. and water lapped against the hull of the “Sinister Smile” as members of the CSUN Sailing Club worked to get the boat ready for a 6 p.m. ...

Artist brings many pop sounds into one new EP

Jared Morgan

September 26, 2009

He made his claim to fame when joining the emo-rock group Evanescence before starting his own band, Trading Yesterday, but singer-songwriter David Hodges has spent the last several years writing music for other bands. Hodges has penned songs for the likes of American Idol’s Kelly Clarkson and David...

CSUN student copes with HIV diagnosis

Jared Morgan

September 23, 2009

He tested positive for HIV in 1992, was paroled in 2007 and as a result 41-year-old Michael Dilley has tried to help others combat addiction and prevent HIV. “Like four months after my diagnosis I was in a school talking about it,” said Dilley, a health education student. Since Dilley was paroled in December of 2007, he has bee...

Red Bull Soapbox Race

Red Bull Soapbox Race

Jared Morgan

September 22, 2009

The CSUN student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) will compete in the Red Bull Soapbox Race on Saturday, Sept. 26 in downtown Los Angeles. This will be the only CSUN club competing in the race. HFES spent some two months building their giant brain soapbox racer and plan on being...

Freshman Reading Program to deal with mental illness, love of music, each other

Jared Morgan

September 3, 2009

As part of the Fall 2009 Freshman Common Reading Program, CSUN will adapt, "The Soloist," the account of Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez' encounter and sustained relationship with Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless man with schizophrenia and a love of music. Lopez chronicled the encounter for the Times in 2005. He explained th...

The meeting of the masterminds

Jared Morgan

September 3, 2009

The revival of the series, "Meeting of the Minds," currently running at Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, is an exercise in what could be, rather than what is. Originally dubbed, “the ultimate talk show," "Meeting of the Minds," features today’s best in Hollywood taking on the roles of historical fi...

“Soloist” author to give keynote address at freshman convocation

Jared Morgan

August 25, 2009

He helped raise public awareness of an otherwise forgotten musical mind by chronicling his encounters with Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless musician who lived near the Downtown Los Angeles township known as Skid Row. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez will be the keynote speaker for the freshman co...

Indie band, Ghostbird, releases mediocre CD

Jared Morgan

August 24, 2009

Much like how the owl soars undetected, veiled by night’s grasp, so too does San Diego electro, indie-rock band Ghostbird sit in the clutches of obscurity. Given a proper retool, maybe some added ambient sounds or varied vocal pitches from singer Trent Hancock, their self-titled EP has the potential...

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