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Environmental activist leads discussion on campus greening project

Linda Coburn

February 8, 2009

Local environmental guru Andy Lipkis drew a crowd that exceeded the 100 or so seats that had originally been arranged in the USU Grand Salon for Thursday's teach-in on climate change and sustainability. Lipkis, the Keynote speaker and the founder of TreePeople, told the assemblage his talk was meant...

Governor at Plaza del Sol, appoints secretary of service and volunteer

Linda Coburn

May 9, 2008

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a historic executive order on the stage of Plaza del Sol Center yesterday establishing a new California cabinet position called the secretary of service and volunteering. Speaking to a capacity crowd in the performing arts center, Schwarzenegger announced that Karen Bak...

New Performing Arts Center breaks ground

Linda Coburn

May 2, 2008

University and community leaders joined together Wednesday evening to celebrate the beginning of construction of the $125 million Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN. The Mike Curb College courtyard was the site of the two-hour event. During a catered pre-ceremony reception, about 500 invited guests si...

UCI professor discusses slavery’s role on culture

Linda Coburn

April 30, 2008

Guest lecturer David Igler from the University of California, Irvine history department discussed "the hazy boundary between captivity and freedom" last Friday as part of the annual W.P. Whitsett lecture series. Igler used narratives taken from a chapter of his book-in-progress to explain the history o...

Funding for Performing Arts Center brings concerns

Linda Coburn

April 29, 2008

With a price tag of $124.8 million, there is some concern that the burden of paying for the construction of the Valley Performing Arts Center, which is set to have its groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow, will eventually end up on the shoulders of students. Administrators and boosters say that every att...

Design students walk the runway

Linda Coburn

April 25, 2008

Northridge Hall looked more like the set of "Project Runway" Tuesday night as students from the apparel design and merchandising program produced a nearly three-hour fashion extravaganza called "Fashionology." This extravaganza included a backstage flurry of dozens of girls (and a couple boys) being fus...

It’s up to you to stimulate the economy

Linda Coburn

April 14, 2008

Beginning in May, the U.S. Treasury Department will begin sending you (most likely) a check for somewhere between $300 and $1200. It's the main component of the government's plan to stimulate the sad economy by providing tax payers, particularly those in low and moderate income brackets, with a little ex...

‘Wicked’ mystifies with riveting story and scenery

Linda Coburn

April 14, 2008

I put off seeing "Wicked," the musical which has been playing at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood for at least two years, despite rave reviews and my love of big production musicals. My reluctance was not just because I am thoroughly broke, but also because the best-selling novel on which the show ...

Potential of a military draft hits home

Linda Coburn

March 26, 2008

As the mother of a son nearing his 18th birthday, I am becoming increasingly concerned that our government is going to initiate a military draft to bolster the flagging forces fighting for oil in Iraq. They tell us it won't happen. We tell ourselves that no one will allow it to happen, especially fo...

‘Underpants’ play falls short of successful adult comedy

Linda Coburn

March 25, 2008

The Underpants, on stage now at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, should not be confused with the best-selling children's "Captain Underpants" books which were quite a bit funnier. And it certainly doesn't rank up there in salaciousness with the Victoria's Secret Super Bowl commercials. Set in D'uuml;sseldorf, Germany, ...

‘Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard’ a movie all ages will enjoy

Linda Coburn

March 25, 2008

Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard" is a surprisingly funny and sweet movie that had both my 17-year-old son and I cracking up and rooting for the underdogs. Owen Wilson (Drillbit), once again plays a charming and lovable loser who ultimately makes good, but he does it so well that we're still happy to ...

Schwarzenegger appoints volunteer secretary

Schwarzenegger appoints volunteer secretary

Linda Coburn

March 3, 2008

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a historic executive order on the stage of Plaza del Sol Center yesterday establishing a new California cabinet position called the secretary of service and volunteering. Speaking to a capacity crowd in the performing arts center, Schwarzenegger announced that Karen Bak...

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