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Award-winning graduating pianist attending The Juilliard School for master’s degree

Kristin Hirai

May 3, 2010

    From the age of five, Jason Stoll has had a gift for playing the piano. Now an award-winning senior, Stoll is graduating from CSUN and looking forward to attending The Juilliard School for his Master’s Degree. “I started to take piano lessons at the age of five, but I didn't really ...

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” selected for CSUN’s Freshman Reading Program

Kristin Hirai

April 28, 2010

Selected from a list of 22 nominated titles, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” has been selected as the 2010-2011 book for CSUN’s Freshman Reading Program. “We chose the book because it fit our selection criteria and because after vigorous discussion, and a little blogging, too, it ...

A growing appetite to feed the world

Kristin Hirai

April 28, 2010

As the self-proclaimed “world’s pickiest eater”, Chanel Villanueva took family and friends by surprise when she announced that she was going to school to pursue her goal of becoming a registered dietician. “I’ve always been such a picky eater,” admits Villanueva. “It’s surprising even to ...

Students encouraged to become involved in reducing CSUN’s ecological footprint for future generations

Kristin Hirai

April 21, 2010

With the wave of going green becoming increasingly popular, the Institute for Sustainability at CSUN is thriving as it continues to help the environment and inform students of the importance to erase their ecological footprints and help preserve the world for future generations. “The Institute was...

Student creates eco-friendly fashion

Kristin Hirai

April 21, 2010

With the start of his eco-friendly apparel company, Green Aesthetics, Ben Adelmann has taken advantage of thinking outside of the box. “Green Aesthetics sells eco-positive, fair trade clothing,” said Adelmann, 24. “This means clothing made from sustainable materials like bamboo, tencel, soy, organic cotton and recycled pol...

Summer fun without the wrinkles

Kristin Hirai

April 20, 2010

With the warm summer months approaching, it will soon be time to trade our scarves, sweaters, and Uggs for shorts, tanks, and swim suits. Keeping in mind that rejuvenating our skin from the harsh winter months can be costly, here are a few easy and affordable tips to get skin care ready before hitting the bea...

Program seeks to combat illiteracy with book drive

Kristin Hirai

April 13, 2010

The Unified We Serve volunteer program at CSUN will be holding a book drive from April 12-15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and will be located in front of the Oviatt Library. “We're out here holding a campus-wide book drive for literacy,” said Justin Weiss, coordinator for Unified We Serve. "W...

China Institute builds bridges in education

Kristin Hirai

April 2, 2010

As China’s economy continues to flourish and their worldwide power constantly developing, CSUN’s China Institute is doing its best to serve as a bridge between the U.S. and China in the form of education. Dr. Justine Su, director of the China Institute said the institute was established in 1982. “The...

Author to speak at annual Queer Studies lecture

Kristin Hirai

March 28, 2010

Renowned writer John Rechy is set to be the featured speaker for the 2nd Annual Queer Studies Spring Lecture Series, which will be hosted by the Queer Studies program. Dr. Sheena Malhotra, associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, said the event will take place on Tuesday, March 30, with...

Project Ethos rolls out the red carpet

Kristin Hirai

March 24, 2010

With the sophisticated appeal of fashion, music, and art, Project Ethos presented a red carpet event featuring a fashion show for “Project Runway” collections on the first night of L.A. Fashion Week. Walking up The Music Box @ Fonda Theater last Friday night music from DJ Mando Fresko could be h...

Success holds the same meaning in any language

Kristin Hirai

March 24, 2010

At a first glance, Candice Chen, humanities major, seems like the average CSUN student, just trying to get through classes day by day. However, upon meeting Chen it is apparent that she possesses an analytical frame of mind, intelligence beyond most 22 year olds, and a passion for learning. “I actua...

Springing into fashion

Kristin Hirai

March 22, 2010

The time has come for our winter wardrobe to melt away, and it’s time we say hello to spring and all the fashion freedoms it has in store for us. With the changing seasons, it’s easy to commit those fashion crimes by mixing pieces from each season that tend to contradict each other. Example, mixing miniskirts and Uggs is not the way to go....

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