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‘Halo 3’ marks a new monument in video games

John Manalang

December 10, 2007

Originally Published October 4, 2007 Hollywood smashed box office records with "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings." J.K. Rowling's wizard boy has done his magic on books. "Halo 3" has done the same to video games. Hauling in the biggest video game release day in history, selling more than $170 million wo...

Kanye West’s album graduates with honors

John Manalang

December 10, 2007

Originally Published September 20, 2007 Kanye West is not considered a humble man. His enormous ego could make a pimp look like the 40-year-old virgin. But ever since his "College Dropout" debut in 2004, West has provided us a considerable reason behind his character - his undeniable talent in music...

Discrimi-Nation: Asian-American

John Manalang

November 14, 2007

Disclaimer: Containing today, the Opinion section of the Daily Sundial is publishing an article series on discrimination in and around the nearby community. Reporters agreed to write stories in regard to how their lives are affected because of their race, culture and/or disability. Stories of how indivi...

Nothing to prove in ‘Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground’

John Manalang

November 1, 2007

There's the saying, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." But if you've been playing the Tony Hawk video game franchise since its first game, "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" in 1999, you may say, "fixing is good." Since the Tony Hawk's first pedal into gaming world, publisher Activision and game developer Neversoft...

‘Halo 3’ marks a new monument in video games

John Manalang

October 4, 2007

Hollywood smashed box office records with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. J.K. Rowling's wizard boy has done his magic on books. 'Halo 3' has done the same to video games. Hauling in the biggest video game release day in history, selling over $170 million worth of copies, 'Halo 3' concludes Microsoft...

Kanye West’s album graduates with honors

John Manalang

September 20, 2007

Kanye West is not considered a humble man. His enormous ego could make a pimp look like the 40-year-old virgin. But ever since his "College Dropout" debut in 2004, West has provided us a considerable reason behind his character - his undeniable talent in music. 'Graduation' is West's third album; fo...

Audiences meet Star Wars at California science center

John Manalang

May 23, 2007

Originally Published February 28,2007 While Jedi mind-tricks are beyond the possibilities of technology, the California Science Center's "Stars Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" exhibit proves evidence of technological fantasy into reality, opening new possibilities for today's transportation, ...

‘Wild West’ nostalgia for unlikely campus audience

John Manalang

May 23, 2007

Originally Published March 21, 2007 Western art sculptures have rode off an unusual path in Redwood Hall. Since Jan. 31 this year, CSUN has displayed several bronze statues by renowned Western artist Harry Jackson, a donation from Washington Mutual. But instead of appreciating the art and history beh...

L.A. Times columnist encourages ‘radical journalism’

John Manalang

May 9, 2007

Los Angeles Times media columnist Tim Rutten discussed the importance of "radical" journalism in the media with students in a forum last Tuesday at the University Student Union's Balboa Room. The forum was part of the Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum Speakers Series, which is sponsored by the De...

Spiderman tangles with convoluted plot

John Manalang

May 8, 2007

By the time you read this, Peter Parker and his web-crawling alter ego will have already smashed box office records. "Spiderman 3" made $59 million on its first day, adding to the $148 million it accumulated this past weekend. Even before Spidey swung by North American movie theaters last Friday, To...

Abstract multimedia dance fuses science, art

John Manalang

May 1, 2007

The collaboration of art and science is an abstract idea. Some might say that the two subjects are opposites, as the creativity of art clashes with the logic of science. But dance choreographer Donna Sternberg and digital media artist Michael Masucci have worked together for 18 months to draw a parallel be...

Some voting students out of touch with A.S. government

John Manalang

April 23, 2007

Interviews from students waiting in line to vote last Wednesday indicated that the limited number of students who voted may have done so based mainly on word of mouth and not on research, a candidate's history in student government, or the implications of a multi-million-dollar recreation center. M...

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