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Best Bets Dec. 7-12

Rima Bek

December 6, 2010

Dec. 9 What: West 3rd Street Holiday Party When: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Where: West 3rd Street Merchants, 8300 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048 Price: Free For more info: Call (800) 799-4014 Description: The third annual holiday party will take place between Fairfax Ave. and La Cienega Blvd. Dec. 10 What: ...

MEChA collects toys through December 14 for non-profit organization

Rima Bek

December 5, 2010

Mayra Amezcua recalls one Christmas as a little girl where she and her older sister, Angelica, were crying and jumping up and down because they unexpectedly received presents from a family they did not know. Mayra, a 20 year-old liberal studies major, said she and her sister Angelica, 22, are CSUN...

CSUN graduate student creates new search engine

Rima Bek

November 28, 2010

One CSUN graduate student said he wanted to learn more about search engines and decided to combine all the features that every major search engine has to offer. Md Ershad Ali Suzon, 29, who is studying for his master’s in computer sciences, created Megasearches.com earlier this year. “T...

Best Bets Nov. 23 – Dec. 1

Rima Bek

November 24, 2010

Ongoing What: 2010 LA Auto Show When: Through Sunday, Nov. 28 Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Ca 90015 Price: $10-$12 For more info: Call (213) 741-1151 Description: The annual auto show will showcase and debut cars from around the world. What:...

Online classes not for all students

Rima Bek

November 22, 2010

With online classes becoming more popular, some students might be unsure about whether they should take an online course or stick with the traditional in-class lecture. If a student is independent, disciplined or just busy with school, work, or both, an online course might be the best option for that individ...

CSUN faculty and staff honored for mentoring students

Rima Bek

November 18, 2010

Three CSUN “campus treasures” were recognized for their time and dedication to mentoring past and present students. More than 40 members of CSUN faculty, staff, family and friends gathered for the “2010 Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Awards” Tuesday evening in the Whitsett Room ...

Google Buzz lawsuit settlement gives students privacy control

Rima Bek

November 18, 2010

Google Inc. was recently sued and settled a lawsuit concerning alleged privacy violations, according to an e-mail sent on Nov. 2 to all Gmail users in the United States. Google’s social networking program, Google Buzz, which launched in February of this year, was at the crux of the allegations. Google...

Best Bets Nov. 16-22

Rima Bek

November 15, 2010

Ongoing What: Ecosystems Exhibit When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037 Price: Free For more info: Call (323) 724-3623 Description: Discover ecosystems, domestic to inhospitable. Nov. 19 What: A Raisin in the Sun When: 8 p.m. Where: S...

Best Bets Nov. 9-15

Rima Bek

November 8, 2010

Ongoing What: Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico When: Through Jan. 9; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036 Price: $15 Adults, $10 Students (18+ with ID) For m...

The next generation of Mac

Rima Bek

November 8, 2010

When I heard about the release of the MacBook Air a couple of weeks ago, my first thought was 'here we go again.' With technological advancements almost every other week,  it can be overwhelming trying to keep up. Yesterday,  I saw Apple's commercial on the MacBook Air for the first time and I wa...

Best Bets Nov. 2-8

Rima Bek

November 1, 2010

Ongoing What: The Air and Space Exhibit When: Through Dec. 31, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Price: Free For more info: Call (323) 724-3623 Description: Learn how humans designed air and space craft probes for certain tasks...

New Satellite Student Union study room opens near Geronimo’s

Rima Bek

October 31, 2010

Robert Weigand, 20, spends four days a week in the Satellite Student Union’s (SSU) Shoshone Room, which was recently converted into a study space. Weigand, a double-major in English and cinema and television arts (CTVA), studies at least three to four hours a day in this room. “I think it’s...

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