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CSUN's state-of-the-art Valley Performing Arts Center is a cultural center for the San Fernando Valley. The Sundial / File Photo.

Safety concerns arise following attacks at entertainment venues

Michelle Moran December 19, 2015

Safety in a venue has been an issue due to attacks that have occurred within the past years. Those attacks can include the recent Paris tragedy, where terrorists unloaded their guns in The Bataclan...

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App of the Day: VSCO Cam

Michelle Moran November 24, 2015

Phone photography is the easiest way to document life visually and to take selfies whenever the time calls for it. VSCO Cam is a photo editing app that has a variety of filters that are better than Instagram's...

Djemba Djemba performing at the Bone Shaker stage at Hard's Day of the Dead festival on Oct. 31. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Substantial security at HARD Day of the Dead

Michelle Moran November 5, 2015

HARD Day of the Dead was a two-day festival filled with music, dancing and mischief from attendees. On both days of the festival, an estimated 300 guests were taken into custody, according to the Pomona...

Big Sur is known for its blue water and green scenery, making it an ideal destination for camping. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Nearby getaways and vacation spots

Michelle Moran November 4, 2015

With the holiday season just around the corner, students look for affordable getaways. These destinations are ideal for vacationing without being too far from Los Angeles. 1) San Diego: Filled with...

Limekiln trail is one of the many hikes you can take that is relatively close to the CSUN campus, just located in Granada Hills. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Accessible hiking trails nearby

Michelle Moran November 3, 2015

https://vanessapbarajas.cartodb.com/api/v2/viz/a311a9e4-7957-11e5-bd9d-0e787de82d45/viz.json San Fernando Valley residents have quick access to the mountains if they want to get away from the atmosphere...

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Misconceptions about “Day of the Dead”

Michelle Moran October 26, 2015

Sugar skull face paint is almost expected every time Halloween comes around. People enjoy painting their faces with colorful flowers and decorative designs to create this distinctive look. Although it...

Train your waist to get the curves

Michelle Moran October 22, 2015

History repeats itself as the modern woman turns to waist training — wearing waist trainers, corsets and other body shapers in an effort to reduce waist size and achieve the desired body shape.Celebrities...

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App of the day: Food.com

Michelle Moran October 9, 2015

Going to school Monday through Friday can make a dent in your wallet and grocery lists are difficult to generate without looking in your kitchen. Luckily, there's an app out there that can help you find...

Day of the Dead festival returns to the Fairplex

Michelle Moran October 8, 2015

The Day of the Dead festival is returning to the Fairplex in Pomona this Halloween on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Some of the big headliners include Deadmau5, Skrillex, Flying Lotus, Gessaffelstein and Nero. This...

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Tattoo Tuesdays: Vivian Garcia

Michelle Moran October 6, 2015

Vivian Garcia is a 21-year-old senior at California State University, Northridge, who is working towards a public health degree. She has several tattoos on her body, but the one that stands out is her...

Mehrnoosh Eskandari is an art student attending CSUN from Iran who is heavily influenced by American and German artists. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Masters in international learning

Michelle Moran September 30, 2015

In the process of finishing up her master’s degree, along with an art piece for her collection, 31-year-old Mehrnoosh Eskandari gazed into the eyes of her soon-to-be masterpiece. She's had a number...

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Taps, Peasants and a Crazy Harry

Michelle Moran September 23, 2015

To some CSUN students, Northridge feels like an area that doesn't offer much of a nightlife, which constricts social growth among the campus community."There aren't many places to go around campus for...

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