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VPAC: An evening with the sounds of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

VPAC: An evening with the sounds of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

Julissa Vasquez

December 4, 2015

Silver embellishments of traditional Mexican attire glistened on the stage Thursday, Dec. 3 as Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán showed a large audience at the Valley Performing Arts Center why they're known as “the best mariachi in the world." The 14 member mariachi orchestra played instruments from...

App of the day: SworkIt Lite

App of the day: SworkIt Lite

Julissa Vasquez

December 1, 2015

For many students, paying for a membership to the gym is just not in their budget, but the app SworkIt Lite is here to help with reaching weight loss goals. Some of those who try and workout outdoors for free are faced with safety fears, especially in the evenings as it gets dark. This app provides us...

CSUN hosts first annual Habesha Cultural Show

CSUN hosts first annual Habesha Cultural Show

Julissa Vasquez

November 21, 2015

Habesha pride was on full display through dance, poetry and fashion during CSUN’s 1st annual Habesha Culture Show Friday night inside of the USU Northridge Center. Organized by CSUN’s Habesha Student Union, comedians Filmon “Gergish” Yohannes and Nathan “Lil Nate” Ara...

App of the Day: Mint

App of the Day: Mint

Julissa Vasquez

November 3, 2015

Many students have bank accounts through different companies and checking account information on each one can be time consuming, but the app Mint is here to make life easier.   The Mint app is free of charge and it allows for the user to be able to track their different bank account information...

Tattoo Tuesday: Eva Lopez

Tattoo Tuesday: Eva Lopez

Julissa Vasquez

October 20, 2015

One student has made a tradition of getting a tattoo on every birthday and has no plans of stopping that anytime soon. Eva Lopez, 25, a junior at CSUN who is studying psychology and biology has seven tattoos, with the most recent one of a unicorn on her upper right arm being her favorite. She chose...

Halloween costume ideas on a budget

Julissa Vasquez

October 15, 2015

For some students, Halloween is a time to head over to a costume store and splurge on an ensemble, but for many others, it is a time to get creative and brainstorm costume ideas.It is easier than one might think to use items you already have or to purchase a few inexpensive accessories instead of buy...

Robots battling for world domination

Robots battling for world domination

Julissa Vasquez

October 13, 2015

Many companies and individuals have turned to robots for use as part of everyday life, and much of Japan’s success with robotics is slowly starting to to be seen here in the U.S. The growing popularity of robotics in Japan has led to changes over the last few years that include helping people ...

Tattoo Tuesdays: CSUN student receives first tattoo

Tattoo Tuesdays: CSUN student receives first tattoo

Julissa Vasquez

October 13, 2015

After having gotten his first tattoo three weeks ago, 20-year-old CSUN psychology major Francisco Sernas made sure his design has a strong meaning behind it. It is a mixture between Serna’s favorite band, Megadeth and favorite video game, Gears of War. The tattoo was done at the Crimson Unicorn...

Infamous court trials with Linda Deutsch

Infamous court trials with Linda Deutsch

Julissa Vasquez

September 29, 2015

Starting her journalism career at the age of 12 by publishing a newspaper about Elvis Presley for 300 of his fans worldwide, Linda Deutsch had no plans to end up becoming one of the most respected female court reporters. After graduating college, Deutsch began writing letters to various papers in southe...

Biopic “Straight Outta Compton” tells N.W.A’s incredible story

Biopic “Straight Outta Compton” tells N.W.A’s incredible story

Julissa Vasquez

August 29, 2015

The movie "Straight Outta Compton" is a biopic based on the rise of the rap group N.W.A. The film follows group members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren. Directed by F. Gary Gray, "Straight Outta Compton" had record-breaking opening weekend sales at the box offices. The opening ...

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