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Sarah Johnson, department coordinator for the CSUN Institute for Sustainability, holds up a glass of dirty water to represent the Thirst Project's goal of delivering clean water to developing countries. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp / Daily Sundial

A thirst for cleaner water in Uganda

Jonathan Nelson April 21, 2014

The Thirst Project, an international group that works to bring clean drinking water to developing nations, came to CSUN almost by accident. “I first heard about the Thirst Project through my cousin,...

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Jonathan Nelson April 17, 2014

Pot continues to be just as hot topic in Hollywood as it is on Capitol Hill. In the mid-1930s, marijuana began cropping up in films around the same time that the government was taking legislative steps...

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Documentary shows the difficulties women face once they leave prison

Jonathan Nelson March 27, 2014

Marta Lopez-Garza, Chicana/o studies and gender and women’s studies professor at CSUN, talked about some of the realities women encounter after leaving prison in her documentary “When Will the...

Hula app lets you stay safe when it comes to STDs

Hula app lets you stay safe when it comes to STDs

Jonathan Nelson March 27, 2014

Ramin Bastani had no idea his life would change forever when he was slapped in the face by a date in 2010. “I was shocked. It all happened in a few seconds,” said Bastani. He got hit not...

Valley ink runs deep: student trends and culture in tattooing

Valley ink runs deep: student trends and culture in tattooing

Jonathan Nelson March 6, 2014

Once the accessory of choice for sailors, junkies and juvenile delinquents, tattoos are now about as common as a ham and cheese sandwich. In fact, a 2012 Harris Interactive Poll revealed that 21 percent...

CSUN students and professors work on research projects alongside NASA, US Air Force

CSUN students and professors work on research projects alongside NASA, US Air Force

Jonathan Nelson February 27, 2014

While most students hurry from class to class, a small group is working on projects for NASA and the U.S. Air Force in an inconspicuous lab located on the first floor of Jacaranda Hall. A collection...

The State of Social Media: the Internet's future is in photo

The State of Social Media: the Internet’s future is in photo

Jonathan Nelson February 5, 2014

In 1968 a shy, gaunt artist named Andy Warhol wrote: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Had Warhol survived to witness the “selfie,” Facebook and Youtube, he...

CSUN alumnus Levi Ponce makes a name for himself as a muralist

CSUN alumnus Levi Ponce makes a name for himself as a muralist

Jonathan Nelson February 3, 2014

The section of Van Nuys Boulevard between Woodman Avenue and Foothill Boulevard has the same family-owned restaurants, cell phone retailers and gas stations. It might seem nondescript until you come...

CSUN art gallery hosts young artists in 17th Annual High School Invitational

CSUN art gallery hosts young artists in 17th Annual High School Invitational

Jonathan Nelson January 22, 2014

The Main Gallery in the California State University Northridge (CSUN) art department is buzzing with the work of young local artists for the 17th Annual High School Invitational art exhibit. Since 1997,...

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