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The act of giving to the community

Kathleen Johnson

May 2, 2015

Transforming good deeds into good feelings is one of the top ways in achieving happiness and gratification for oneself. Volunteering for a good cause gives individuals a sense of purpose and allows them to connect and act selflessly towards another human being.Here is a list of a few charities surrou...

The road to happiness,one step at a time

The road to happiness,one step at a time

Kathleen Johnson

April 25, 2015

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”-Dalai LamaHappiness is a state of being, not a destination. Yet living a happy life takes conscious effort and constant committed action. Being dedicated to positive thinking can alter your quality of life and increase y...

Teaching yourself how to forgive

300 dpi Fred Matamoros color illustration of stained-glass image of one hand offering a white rose to another hand. The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) 2007.

Kathleen Johnson

April 18, 2015

Learning to forgive is difficult to do. When controversy arises between individuals, there is often an expectation that an apology is owed, or an action needs to take place in order for resolution to be achieved. However, at times relationships are ended or hurt because that expectation is not met. ...

Mayor Garcetti to deliver State of the City Address at VPAC on Tuesday

Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles sits in his office on July 9, 2013. (Susannah Kay/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Kathleen Johnson

April 13, 2015

Catch live updates of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's State of the City address here Mayor Garcetti will be delivering the State of The City Address 5 p.m. at the Valley Performing Arts Center on April 14. Garcetti will be addressing city workers, reaffirming his support and discussing his ongoing pro...

Having a relationship with relationships

A temporary separation may sound appealing to couples grappling with relationship issues, but experts say in most cases, it is ineffective. (Peter Bernik/Fotolia/TNS)

Kathleen Johnson

April 4, 2015

Romantic relationships play a big role in creating the life that they envision for themselves. As we begin to get older, we start to put more thought and effort towards finding that significant other. We begin to think about what type of parter we are looking for, and who we see ourselves wanting to...

Women’s Water Polo: Weekend round-up sees split games against Long Beach and Irvine

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Kathleen Johnson

March 31, 2015

Freshman Madeleine Sanchez continued her streak of game-winners this season, scoring the winning goal for the CSUN women’s water polo team against Long Beach State on Saturday, leaving them with a 7-6 victory. The Matadors were challenged in the first quarter when both teams tied. Not until...

Positive thinking has more power than you think

A detail on the front desk of Unplug, a new drop-in meditation studio in Los Angeles. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Kathleen Johnson

March 21, 2015

Be. Do. Have. Though they may seem simple, these three words have the ability to change a person's reality. So often in life we become caught up in living in the future. We are programmed with the idea of reaching a certain level of success by obtaining materialistic or superficial things that will someho...

Interracial couples: is the racial divide over?


Kathleen Johnson

March 18, 2015

It was only 15 years ago that Alabama was the final state to legalize interracial marriage. At one time a forbidden concept, interracial couples have greatly increased in our society today, yet has the racist stigma behind interracial couples truly disappeared? Jackie Leonardo, a 23-year-old Filipino CSUN s...

Birdman swoops Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards

Alejandro G. Inarritu accepts the award for best director for "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'', in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (Ian West/PA Wire/TNS)

Kathleen Johnson

February 23, 2015

"Birdman", a film that challenges its audience with reality and illusion, took home Best Picture of the year, along with three other awards, at this year’s Annual 87th Academy Awards on Sunday. The night began as the shows host, Neil Patrick Harris, honored the movie nominees and industry with a...

CSUN Professors Celebrate Black History Month With “After Hours” Performance

Jazz studies major Fabian Chavez serenaded the crowd at the USU's

Kathleen Johnson

February 21, 2015

Excitement filled the the Grand Salon in the University Student Union on Friday as members from the Department of Africana Studies and the Black Alumni Association came together to entertain the students of CSUN with their many talents in a performance they referred to as “After Hours”. The After...

Crafts to do with kids for Valentine’s Day

Crafts to do with kids for Valentine's Day

Kathleen Johnson

February 12, 2015

As Valentine's Day approaches, we begin to buy gifts and planning a great night for that special someone. But what if that special someone is under 5-feet-tall and refers to you as mom or dad? Here are some great crafts and activities to do with your kids on Valentines Day. Salt Dough Heart Footprints Salt Dough ...

V-Day: For some, it’s not a love story

V-Day: For some, it's not a love story

Kathleen Johnson

February 11, 2015

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, couples begin planning their special nights filled with expensive dinners, romantic movies, dancing and giving each other those meaningful gifts to express their feelings . For some people, this holiday is for love and romance. A time dedicated to making your s...

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