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‘An evening with Shirley MacLaine’ comes to the VPAC

Liana Hofer

May 5, 2011

Academy-award winner. Acclaimed author. Truth-seeker. Shirley MacLaine has many titles that can be attached to her name, and this Friday, one more will be added to the list: VPAC performer. On May 6, the internationally-known entertainer will visit the CSUN campus to perform her one-woman act, entitled “An E...

Artists among us: the Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition features student talent

Liana Hofer

April 28, 2011

Hanging strips of a fax cartridge, a bloody map and a television displaying kinetic type can all be found in one place: CSUN’s Juried Art Student Exhibition. Showing at the main gallery of the Art Center, this annual exhibit features 88 artworks by CSUN students, selected by three judges from more than 350 submissions. Accor...

New space offers trainers and equipment to practice parkour and freerunning

Liana Hofer

April 13, 2011

Running across a graffiti-filled wall and momentarily parallel to the ground below him, for a few seconds, Bryan Greene has found a way to defy gravity. Across from him, grown men and women flip from a seven-foot ledge into a sea of bright blue foam, while others hop between iron monkey bars. If it sounds like an adult playground, it’s because that’s exactly what it is. Welcome to the Tempest Freerunning Academy, the f...

Best of: sitcom characters on television today

Liana Hofer

March 24, 2011

There are a lot of great characters on television today, but we’ve rounded up our favorite funny men and woman on prime-time. 1. Phil Dunphy (Played by Ty Burrell on ‘Modern Family’) As oblivious as he is juvenile, the character of Phil Dunphy has taken the role of doofus sitcom husband to ...

Was Aguilera’s Star-Spangled flub that big a deal?

Liana Hofer

February 8, 2011

During her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday’s Super Bowl, Christina Aguilera surprised the audience by botching the lyrics. According to the AP, instead of singing, "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming," she sang, "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's...

VPAC curtain rises at grand opening gala

Liana Hofer

January 30, 2011

The opening gala of the Valley Performing Arts Center ushered in a new cultural era for the San Fernando Valley, and ended a long period of waiting and anticipation for the Valley. For CSUN students who have waited two years for the completion of the facility, it marked the end of loud...

Model United Nations team wins Outstanding Delegation Award

Liana Hofer

December 6, 2010

For people who have taken public speaking classes, it’s easy to imagine the absolute terror one might feel when stepping up to a podium to speak in front of more than 400 peers. Yet for senior Farah Ballout, 21, the feeling is exhilarating. “It’s amazing,” said Ballout, political scienc...

MOCA Grand Ave: The Artist’s Museum

Liana Hofer

December 1, 2010

Los Angelenos who have a special place in their hearts for local artists can find an array of work at the “Artist’s Museum” showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The temporary exhibit, which runs until Jan. 31, features artwork from 146 artists around Los Angeles. The more than 250...

Inspiring students to learn ASL at old high school

Liana Hofer

November 22, 2010

In every person’s life, there are distinct moments that define and shape the person they become.  These moments can be big or small, comical or heart-breaking, and are often overlooked until years down the road, when in retrospect, they stand out among the rest as events that laid the groundwork for one...

Author speaks to students about working in a gender-biased environment

Liana Hofer

November 19, 2010

Within the walls of the Grand Salon Wednesday night, June Werdlow Rogers, PhD, spoke to CSUN students about how to optimize their future working experience in what is often a gender-biased world. Rogers, a retired DEA Special Agent in Charge, spoke to a mostly-female audience of 25 about the ch...

Write-in candidates step up in A.S. election

Liana Hofer

November 14, 2010

A.S. closed their two-day voting polls Wednesday night, in what turned out to largely be an election of write-ins. While there were 11 Senate seats available to be filled, only three (Lower Division, Upper Division, and Social & Behavioral Sciences) had candidates running for office this term. Raunika...

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