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Copycat mentality cause reboots in film and television industry to rise

Set-top box rentals generate about $19.5 billion a year for cable and satellite TV companies. But the boxes may face new federal regulations designed to break TV providers' hold on the devices. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Jasmin Robinson

December 7, 2015

Your mind's not playing tricks on you. That show you used to stay up late for to watch prior to the invention of DVR, and that movie you use to play until your VCR overheated, and those quirky lines you use to repeat are now coming back in full force. With the likes of Annie and the Muppets all getting...

App of the Day – Apps Gone Free

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Jasmin Robinson

November 17, 2015

A smart phone can do many things, and, for the cost, we can say money well spent. However, there is nothing worse than the costs piling up putting you essentially in app debt. The reality is, nothing is free, especially the good apps. Apps Gone Free fixes that problem. Apps Gone Free has taken that...

Beneath the surface of the Black Dahlia house

The Sowden House was built in the early 20th century and has been used for events and filming. It has become a beacon for Hollywood gossip. Photo credit: Priscilla Diaz

Jasmin Robinson

November 5, 2015

Tucked away behind palm trees on Normandie Ave, in Los Angeles stands a beautiful, sinister house. A note lies on the entrance steps with the words “my kids are kidnapped.” Occasionally used for corporate events, film, photo shoots and private events, the house has become a landmark of...

Bringing out your inner pirate

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Jasmin Robinson

September 21, 2015

The story behind international Talk Like a Pirate Day has nothing to do with pirates at all, but instead a 1995 poorly played game of racquetball, unintentional pirate slang insults and a possibly torn hamstring. This is not a holiday based on popularly known Jack Sparrow from Disney's "Pirates of...

Throwback Thursday Playlist: The 1990’s

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Jasmin Robinson

September 17, 2015

Don't believe the hype, the 1990's will never die. There's no doubt the era turned the music industry upside down. The music was different than what was heard before, yet oddly familiar to the ear. Considered to be the golden age of music, where raunchy, yet family friendly, rugged, yet heart warming...

Summer color in winter

Jasmin Robinson

September 6, 2015

As the fall season approaches, the beautiful tan you've worked on all summer is sadly starting to fade and you're left with the struggle of figuring out how to maintain you sun-soaked skin without looking artificial. Tanning beds are probably the first thing that come to your head. You'll end up with t...

Greek 102: Educating the Greeks

From Clockwise: Fraternity Gamma Zeta Alpha, and sororities Delta Zeta and Sigma Alpha Zeta were amongst the many Greek houses tabling at the Meet the Clubs event. Photo Illustration: Raul Martinez

Jasmin Robinson

September 4, 2015

CSUN officially reinstated Greek life this semester after adding a little twist: Greek 102. As one of the 12 recommendations that were approved by CSUN to incorporate more peer-to-peer mediation as well as seminars for hazing, alcohol and related topics, Greek 102 is intended to give the members of ...

Matafest Kicks Off Fall Semester at USU

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Jasmin Robinson

August 27, 2015

Classes have officially begun but that does not mean the fun has to stop. CSUN’s Matafest has become an on-campus tradition. The festivities bring together new and returning students to meet and learn of what the campus has to offer, all while enjoying good food and listening to great music. “Matafest...

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