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HP Releases New Computer Tablet

Rima Bek

October 29, 2010

Hewlett-Packard has released a touch-screen computer tablet that runs on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system on Friday. HP is the latest computer maker to step up their game after the release of Apple's iPad in April. Dubbed the "Slate 500," the tablet costs $799 on the HP website, which is...

CSUN alumna opens Get Shaved business near campus

Rima Bek

October 28, 2010

CSUN alumna Kristin Roskowick married college sweetheart Patrick Roskowick in 2003 and traveled to Hawaii for their honeymoon. She said one experience she remembered was tasting shaved ice. “It’s huge in Hawaii, shaved ice in Hawaii is like frozen yogurt here,” Kristin said. She s...

With increasing fees and the diminishing economy, more students receive economic help

Rima Bek

October 25, 2010

Approximately 62 to 65 percent of the CSUN student population are only able attend the university through various forms of financial aid. Currently, close to 23,000 students have been awarded with financial aid this semester, said Lili Vidal, director of the financial aid and scholarship department...

Research conducted by CSUN professor shows voters are influenced by ballot location

Rima Bek

October 25, 2010

A study shows that polling stations, where citizens are assigned to go vote during election season, are not as neutral as the public believes them to be. CSUN professor Dr. Abraham Rutchick, who conducted the study, found that a citizen’s vote can be impacted by where he or she goes to vote. “Our...

Best Bets Oct. 26-Nov. 2

Rima Bek

October 25, 2010

Ongoing What: Eye for the Sensual When: Through Sunday, Jan. 9 Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Price: Students with ID $10,  Adults $15, Children free For more info: Call (323) 857-6010 Description: The exhibition includes European paintings and sculptures. Oct. 29 What: Hallo...

Best Bets Oct. 19-25

Rima Bek

October 18, 2010

Ongoing What: Hollywood Museum's “Chamber of Horrors” When: Through Monday, Nov. 1, Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: The Hollywood Museum, 1669 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 Price: Adults $15, seniors and children $12 For more info: Call (323) 464-7776 Description: F...

A Few Apps to Get You Through MidTerms

Rima Bek

October 17, 2010

Do you feel the pressure rising with all the ongoing assignments and midterms yet? Here are a few apps that can help you organize some of your work and help you study faster. Grades Want or need an ‘A’ (or at least a passing grade) in class but don’t know what you need to do? This app...

CSUN student to compete for the Miss California 2011 title

Rima Bek

October 13, 2010

A 20-year-old CSUN student will compete with hundreds of other young women across the state for the title of Miss California 2011. Grace Ayorinde, a senior marketing major, will compete in the pageant in November. As a first-time contestant, she will compete with about 400 other women for a...

Flu vaccine offered to CSUN faculty and staff through Klotz Health Center

Rima Bek

October 12, 2010

The Klotz Student Health Center hosted the flu shot clinic at the Oviatt Library’s garden level on Tuesday. Marianne Hudz, manager of professional development and human resources at CSUN, said this is the third year the health center has had the clinic. “It is a good cooperative effort between human resources and the health center,” said Hudz...

Best Bets Oct. 12-18

Rima Bek

October 11, 2010

Ongoing What: Spooky Science: Bug Invasion When: Through Sunday, Oct. 31, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Discovery Science Center, 2500 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705 Price: $12.95 for adults, $9.95 for youth ages 3-17 For more info: Call (714) 5...

HelloWallet provides online financial guidance for faculty and staff

Rima Bek

October 10, 2010

The California State University (CSU) system launched a partnership with HelloWallet, a Washington, D.C.-based company, to provide online financial guidance for CSU faculty and staff. The complimentary benefit is available  now until Dec. 31. After December, the service is $4 per month. “It was sup...

New iPhone App Helps You Compare the World’s Top Universities

Rima Bek

October 9, 2010

World University Rankings is a new iPhone application which allows users to compare and contrast the top 400 universities in the world and access the full ranking of top 200 in the world. What make this app legitimate is how users can manipulate the data to suit their needs and priorities. For...

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