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CSUN hosts 29th Annual PowWow

CSUN hosts 29th Annual PowWow

Kat Russell

November 25, 2012

Families, community members, faculty and students gathered on the Chicano/a house lawn for CSUN’s 29th Annual PowWow, hosted by the American Indian Students Association (AISA), on Nov. 24. Throughout the day, dancers representing various tribes exhibited a variety of dances, such as a fancy shawl...

CSUN celebrates native traditions with annual powwow

CSUN celebrates native traditions with annual powwow

Kat Russell

November 25, 2012

Families, community members, faculty and students gathered on the Chicano/a house lawn for CSUN’s 29th Annual PowWow, hosted by the American Indian Students Association (AISA), on Nov. 24. Throughout the day, dancers representing various tribes exhibited a variety of dances, such as a fancy shaw...

Howard Berman’s end of campaign party

Howard Berman’s end of campaign party

Kat Russell

November 7, 2012

Story by Carly Gillis and Stefanie De Leon Tzic Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman led Democratic Congressman Howard Berman by 19 percent with 10 percent of precincts reported early this morning. Dense fog prevented a helicopter from delivering ballots to a registrar’s office in the city of Norwa...

Prop 35 looks at impact of human trafficking

Kat Russell

November 5, 2012

California’s Nov. 6 ballot will present 11 propositions for voters to weigh in on, including Proposition 35, also known as the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act (CASE). The proposition is intended to impose stricter penalties and higher fines on human trafficking offenders while, at the...

CSUN alumna shares experience as Saudi Arabian woman in politics

Kat Russell

October 26, 2012

Ferial Masry, CSUN alumna and the first Saudi American woman to run for a political office in the U.S., spoke to students Thursday about being a Muslim Saudi woman in America and in American politics. The lecture was organized by Nayereh Tohidi, director of the new Middle Eastern Studies minor and...

Reporting from the ring

Reporting from the ring

Kat Russell

October 24, 2012

Story by Amanda El Khoury I had no clue what to expect as I walked through the doors of the New York City Boxing Club to train and spar with boxers. The fighters at the gym were blasting music and doing various exercises, ranged from professional grade to amateur. Many were jump roping, some we...

Burning Wall St. exhibit goes up in flames

Burning Wall St. exhibit goes up in flames

Kat Russell

October 15, 2012

Story by Christina Cocca The “Burning Wall Street” installation, a miniaturized “Occupy Wall Street” made of matchstick banks, twist-ties and candy wrappers, went up in flames at its closing ceremony Saturday. Edie Pistolesi, art education professor at CSUN, organized “Burning Wall ...

LA’s fifth annual CicLAvia event

LA’s fifth annual CicLAvia event

Kat Russell

October 8, 2012

Story by Carly Gillis As many as 100,000 Angelenos took to the streets Sunday to imagine a car-less world -- or at least downtown Los Angeles. Ciclavia, a nine-mile street festival where the roads are only open to those with man-powered machines, closed down a sprawling criss-cross of streets from...

Asphalt Orchestra opens Valley Performing Art Center’s fall season

Asphalt Orchestra opens Valley Performing Art Center’s fall season

Kat Russell

September 16, 2012

Unlike most orchestra’s, the New York based Asphalt Orchestra is a collaboration between leaping choreography and visualizing music that engulfs the audience with a personal approach. Asphalt Orchestra performed fourteen exhilarating songs Thurs. Sept. 13 at the Valley Performing Arts Center (...

Asphalt Orchestra holds flashmob at Matador Bookstore

Asphalt Orchestra holds flashmob at Matador Bookstore

Kat Russell

September 12, 2012

Asphalt Orchestra, a radical new music group, held a flashmob at the Matador Bookstore on September 12, 2012. Dubbed a “guerilla musical force” the 12 piece ensemble marched around the bookstore, playing a few songs in each of the outdoor eating areas, and finally ending their performance in the...

Picking oranges with Food Forward

Picking oranges with Food Forward

Kat Russell

September 11, 2012

Rudy Morelos, accounting major, and about 20 others stood on ladders to pick the oranges from CSUN’s Orange Grove along Nordhoff Street. “Food Forward is an organization that likes to help out those in need by going to places that are willing to donate their orchards like at CSUN,” he said. “So...

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