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Acasola’s journey through accomplishment and experience

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Melissa Rojas

April 25, 2019

CSUN’s premiere a cappella group, Acasola, has had a busy year full of triumphs, obstacles, and introductions to new and diverse talent. The group has effectively acquired and experienced unique opportunities since its beginning in 2006.The group was given the chance to star in Fox’s “Ra...

Art students awarded for their work at the Annual Juried Student Exhibition

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Melissa Rojas

April 16, 2019

The CSUN art department held its annual Juried Student Exhibition on April 5. The event allows CSUN students of any academic year or major to enter three of their art pieces to win several awards.At the night of the reception, three students were awarded the Virginia A. Orndorff Prize for Best of Show. ...

Up-and-coming San Fernando Valley artists

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Melissa Rojas

March 13, 2019

The San Fernando Valley is made up of an extremely tight-knit community of young and inspiring artists. They record music in bedrooms from Sylmar to Burbank and play in backyards across the LA area. Here are just a few.1. Kyle BowesKyle Bowes is an artist from Woodland Hills. Bowes, raised by a single mot...

Understanding the process behind Big Lecture

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Melissa Rojas

March 5, 2019

CSUN's Associated Students are motivating and educating students on following their dreams with this year’s Big Lecture on March 7 with actor, producer and activist Jesse Williams as lecturer. Big Lecture is an event where influential individuals are invited to come speak about their life, passi...

Student band, Aikido Notion, on their struggles and successes

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Melissa Rojas

February 20, 2019

It was 2016 and Kevin Carlos, Christian Zavala and Hector Hernandez were all sitting at a lunch table in Francis Polytechnic Senior High when they realized they wanted to create music. Three years later the trio had evolved into an eight-member collective under their own record label.The collective ...

‘Blinky: The Friendly Hen’ celebrates 40th anniversary with gallery

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Melissa Rojas

February 12, 2019

When people hear "Blinky: The Friendly Hen," they probably picture a cute cartoon hen. In reality, "Blinky" is a headless frozen chicken at a supermarket.CSUN’s Main Art Gallery is hosting the 40th Anniversary of "Blinky: The Friendly Hen" exhibit. The exhibit consists of a Relic Chamber, a Blinky ...

Music department holds their first ChamberFest

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Melissa Rojas

February 6, 2019

The CSUN Music Department held their first large-scale chamber music festival last Thursday through Sunday. The festival was a host of not only concert events but also lectures and masterclasses taught by local and international musicians.The co-directors of the event, Lorenz Gamma and Dmitry Rachmanov...

CTVA presents LatinAuteur – Cinema from Spain to Latin America

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Melissa Rojas

January 17, 2019

CSUN’s Cinema & Television Arts department has decided to host a LatinAuteur screening of various cinema from Latin America and Spain throughout the spring semester. The screenings will take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m., starting Feb. 6 at The Elaine and Alan Armer Screening Room which is...

Book Review: Jurassic Park

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Melissa Rojas

January 17, 2019

Most people know the movie "Jurassic Park," which was directed by Steven Spielberg and was released on June 11, 1993. Its box office gross was recorded at $357 million in the U.S. However, not many people know that the first movie of the series is actually based on a book that was written by Michael Cr...

Album review of the week: Khalid’s ‘Suncity’

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Melissa Rojas

November 12, 2018

After his successful debut album "American Teen," contemporary R&B artist, Khalid, participated in many collaborations with artists like Alina Baraz in her song “Electric," Logic in his song “1-800-273-8255” and 6lack in “Seasons.” Being known for his chill vibes an...

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