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Off-campus eateries to escape to

Jillian Ballard

October 31, 2006

Tired of eating on campus? Students only have a few choices of places to eat, no matter what side of campus they hang out on. If you are getting tired of eating at the same places on campus, there are many places to eat just blocks away from school. L.A. Grill Mediterranean Cuisine is a fairly new ...

Movie, television filming thrives on campus

Jillian Ballard

October 30, 2006

Several buildings on campus have prominent and unique architecture, so it is only natural that CSUN will be in films, television shows and commercials. The Oviatt Library is the building used in movies that is the most recognizable building on campus. Feature films such as "Legally Blonde 2: Red, Whit...

Making a personalized costume saves money

Jillian Ballard

October 26, 2006

With Halloween just around the corner, it is about time to get your costume together. A Halloween costume could be right under your nose. Look in your own closet before shelling out cash on a costume. Instead of running out fighting people for what's left, all you really need from those places are a ...

Myths and tricks of the mind: urban legends

Jillian Ballard

October 26, 2006

Do you happen to look through the window in your back seat before you get in to make sure no one's there? What about not warning someone if their lights are off by flashing your high beams for fear of a gang initiation? How many people will stand in front of a mirror and recite "Bloody Mary," three ti...

New courses offered in ballet, law for Spring 2007

Jillian Ballard

October 24, 2006

As students head in to their midterms for this semester, the university has already provided enrollment appointments for many. There will be exciting new classes added to the spring catalog for 2007, giving students different choices in just about every department. In order for a course to be added ...

‘Clicker’ used in large classes

Jillian Ballard

October 24, 2006

There is a new method of teaching that will help students overcome shyness and gain more confidence in class. "Clicking" is a way for students to answer questions in class without having to raise their hands in the traditional manner. This new system involves a clicker (which is smaller than a normal-...

CSUN professor blows lid on predatory lenders

Jillian Ballard

October 16, 2006

Predatory payday lenders that target military bases across the country are now getting a closer look by the U.S. Department of Defense due to a 2005 study by Dr. Steven Graves, a CSUN geography professor. Graves, along with Dr. Christopher Peterson, a law professor at the University of Florida, published thei...

Students to travel to Costa Rica for biology course

Jillian Ballard

October 10, 2006

The biology department is offering a course that sends students to Costa Rica for five weeks, but it's not just for fun in the sun. Students would be collecting data and interacting with other scientists in the field. Tropical Biology Semester is a whole package students will be learning and gaining h...

Quality with the Classics

Jillian Ballard

September 28, 2006

Women all ages have them, but will they last? Handbags are some women's life! So, why buy cheap when you can get a classic handbag? Classic handbags will last longer than a trendy temporary bag. The only problem is that the classic bags cost a lot more than the trendy ones. Designer bags such as Louis ...

Fall fashion guide: Blast from the past

Jillian Ballard

September 28, 2006

While you were purchasing your bikinis for the summer, fashion designers already had their plans for fall. The fall styles are already in stores for the picking. There are a few basic essentials that can be paired with the items already in your abundant closet. What's in style? Skinny is in! Skinny pa...

Emergency housing: shelter for the traumatized

Jillian Ballard

September 18, 2006

Do you have rats, roaches or ants in your dorms? Being stalked by an ex or dealing with a crazy roommate? If you are, then you are probably headed to emergency housing. CSUN offers a program to move students to another dorm if these issues come up. Emergency housing is a temporary solution to move...

CSUN freshmen recall events of 9/11 attacks

Jillian Ballard

September 11, 2006

Many freshmen were in the 8th grade when the September 11th attacks happened and though most of them are old enough to vote, now, many of them are misinformed and confused about the attacks. "9/11 was the day that the U.S. declared war against Osama bin Laden," said Darcy Cervantes, education major. "...

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