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Holiday gift ideas

Natalie Estrada

December 8, 2011

It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or even Festivus (a holiday introduced into popular culture by an episode of “Seinfeld”), it is time to get into the spirit of giving.  As the holiday season approaches, everyone is looking for unique (and in this economy, affordable)...

Best of Ventura Boulevard

Best of Ventura Boulevard

Natalie Estrada

December 1, 2011

Best desserts Sweet Harts 13704 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 788-5004 Hours: Sun. – Thur.: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat.: 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. As soon as you step into this sugar dreamland you are greeted by the sweet aroma of delicious baked goods. Sweet Harts offers a variety of ta...

Best of Ventura Boulevard

Natalie Estrada

December 1, 2011

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Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College

Natalie Estrada

October 12, 2011

Pumpkins, corn mazes and hay rides are just the start of the fun at Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College. “There is something for everyone,” said Robert McBroom, Pierce Farm Center director.  “We have extended our facilities this year and have added new activities.” This year, the Pierce ...

Big Show to feature Kreayshawn, The Cataracs and B.o.B.

Natalie Estrada

September 28, 2011

With a recent change in the lineup, the upcoming Big Show is still expected to be better and bigger than ever, said Ashley Berry, director of A.S. SPACE. Singer, Dev who was scheduled to perform at this year’s Big Show will be unable to due to medical reasons, Berry said. Dev has cancelled all her...

Pulitzer Prize winners speak at CSUN

Natalie Estrada

May 11, 2011

Award-winning Los Angeles Times’ reporters Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, who uncovered corruption in the city of Bell, gave a presentation Tuesday in the USU about the challenges of investigative journalism. They discussed the process they went through to uncover these stories, from requestin...

CSUN student film will be shown at Cannes Film Festival

Natalie Estrada

May 9, 2011

What started out as a CSUN senior project in 2010, “Misdirection” has now blossomed in a successful film that has been well received by the industry. “Misdirection” was accepted into the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The CSUN students who...

Best of: specialty food trucks

Natalie Estrada

May 5, 2011

Grill ‘Em All Burger Truck Two words. The Behemoth. Grill ‘Em All Burger Truck’s monstrous burger, the Behemoth ($12), is a fan favorite which offers loads of flavor for those who dare to eat it. The Behemoth burger consists of a juicy 7-ounce piece of meat topped with bacon, beer-soak...

CSUN fraternities and sororities raise funds for Special Olympics with mock jail and bail event

Natalie Estrada

April 27, 2011

The CSUN Greek Community held Jail ‘n Bail, an event where one representative from each sorority and fraternity is imprisoned in a large mock jail cell in the USU’s Plaza del Sol on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations were being accepted throughout the event to help bail out the imprison...

Student stress on the rise

Natalie Estrada

April 11, 2011

Fernando Hernandez learned a lesson the hard way. After four years of struggling with high levels of stress and anxiety, the 22-year-old biology major said he now recognizes the importance of effective time management in order to avoid the physical and mental effects caused by these issues. “I try to st...

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