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“Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Packs A Punch

Nicolette Hinojos

May 4, 2015

Follow @nicolettehinojo // Picking up where "Captain America: Winter Soldier" left off "Avengers: Age of Ultron" shows the team ridding S.H.I.E.L.D. of the Hydra invasion. During the battle Tony Stark finds the Chitauri Scepter and uses the infinity stone within it to create what is to be a peace keeping artificial intelligence robot named Ultron. Of course things go wrong and Ultron aims to destroy the Avenge...

A frequent showcase of sci-fi

Sahar El-Ghali working on set with the main actors David A. Jørgensen and Joseph Barone.

Nicolette Hinojos

May 4, 2015

Follow @nicolettehinojo // The first horror/sci-fi thriller genre thesis film to come out of CSUN will premiere at the annual Senior Showcase held in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. "The Frequencies" is about the close relationship of two brothers and how they work together to get rid of life-draining creatures that escaped from an energy source the older brother helped discover. The film was inspired by both...

Student clubs gather in solidarity for victims of racism, terrorism in Africa

The Habesha Student Union and the African Student Organization collaborated to hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Matador Statue on Wednesday night. Photo credit: Nicolette Hinojos

Nicolette Hinojos

April 23, 2015

Paying tribute to those who lost their lives in Kenya, Libya and South Africa, the Habesha Student Union and the African Student Organization collaborated to hold a vigil at CSUN Wednesday night. CSUN students gathered at the Matador statue with posters that said "Pray4Kenya," "Stop Killing My People"...

Record Store Day hits Los Angeles this Saturday

Record Store Day hits Los Angeles this Saturday

Nicolette Hinojos

April 16, 2015

Nicolette Hinojos / Staff Writer Follow @NicoletteHinojo // Making its start in 2007 Record Store Day (RSD) has become an international event with participating stores on every continent except Antarctica. The organization that runs RSD puts out a list of exclusive vinyl that independent record stores can choose from and sell on the special day. The world wide event was made to celebrate everything that makes up a record store, the vinyl,...

Slow start for “Game of Thrones”

From left, Conleth Hill as Lord Varys and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in

Nicolette Hinojos

April 13, 2015

Follow @nicolettehinojo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The premiere of "Game of Thrones" season five sees the aftermath of the previous season. The plot line...

Criminalization of American Indians in the U.S. explored during lecture

Dr. Luana Ross talked about the criminalization of Native Americans and their efforts to fight against the injustices that have happened to them during a lecture on March 23. Photo credit: Nicolette Hinojos

Nicolette Hinojos

March 23, 2015

Starting off by playing a traditional Native American "wake up" song, author and scholar, Dr. Luana Ross, spoke to CSUN students about treatment of American Indians in the past and present on Monday.Ross started by giving the history of the criminalization of indigenous people- incorporating her own t...

Lecture explores impact of Vietnam War on civil rights movement

Daniel Lucks' book

Nicolette Hinojos

March 19, 2015

Taking a new approach to lectures, Daniel S. Lucks spoke to CSUN students and staff on Thursday about the affects of the Vietnam war on the civil rights movement of the '60s. Lucks gave a brief history of the civil rights movement, not only with words but also with videos to illustrate his points....

Holocaust survivor inspires with recollection of his journey

Nicolette Hinojos

March 6, 2015

Recounting his experience during World War II as a German-Jew to CSUN students Friday, Dr. Henry Oster told his story of being deported from Cologne, Germany, through ghettos and camps and coming out a survivor.Oster, along with the help of New York Times writer Dexter Ford, retells his story of being ...

Revenge pornographers feel blow of revised California law

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris addresses a news conference on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, on the verdict in the cyber exploitation

Nicolette Hinojos

March 4, 2015

Hunter Moore, founder of a now-defunct revenge porn website, plead guilty to charges of hacking and identity theft in Los Angeles federal court Feb. 19. Moore will be facing 2-7 years in prison when sentenced in the Spring. The conviction comes on the heels of several other high-profile cases ...

Panel examines academic freedom and imperialism in university systems

Nicolette Hinojos

March 2, 2015

The role colonialism has on the education at universities in the US and whether academic freedom is really freedom at all was discussed by Dr. Steven Salaita and Dr. Piya Chaterjee at the Civil Discourse & Social Change Initiative's first event of the Spring.Students and faculty filled up the Ov...

CSUN music program and professor awarded at Cal All-State Music Education Conference

CSUN NAfME officers with their CMEA Collegiate NAfME Chapter Award at the CMEA Awards Gala on Friday February 20th, 2015 (left to right) Eric Cañas, Kelvin Flores, Andres Villanueva, Kelly McCarley, Kelly Brooks, Robin Gin, Aminata Touncara

Nicolette Hinojos

February 24, 2015

CSUN's National Association for Music Education chapter, along with one of their music professors, was recognized for their work in music education at the California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) in Fresno between Feb. 19-22. Hosted by the California Music Educator's Association, the...

Five restaurants to try out for date night

Victor Champeau and Gina Pipito enjoy a nice warm evening at an open air table on a Wednesday night date. They are part of a changing dating scene where singles save weekends for buddies and bar-hopping and shift budding romance to weekday lunches and weeknight encounters. (Gary Porter/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT)

Nicolette Hinojos

February 3, 2015

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start planning in order to avoid the last minute rush for a reservation. So to help with that, here is a short list of options ranging from cozy café's, to romantic Italian restaurants by candle light to keep in mind for date night. ...

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