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Unlikely election results motivate students to vote

Unlikely election results motivate students to vote

Ryan Mancini

November 9, 2016

Prior to Election Day's surprising results, CSUN students found confidence in making it to the polls to vote for their preferred candidate."My vote is my vote," said Faith Vuong, 22, a finance major and senior. "It wouldn't make sense to not have a voting system, that's why we're in a democratic system."W...

CSUN Young Democrats, PSSA hold joint viewing election party

CSUN Young Democrats, PSSA hold joint viewing election party

Ryan Mancini

November 8, 2016

The CSUN Young Democrats and the Political Science Students Association [PSSA] hosted a viewing party for its members and CSUN students on the night of the 2016 Presidential Election, in the Santa Susana Room in the University Student Union. "Let's hope Hillary [Clinton] can catch up," said sophomore...

Election month-down: with the October surprise comes overdue urgency

Election month-down: with the October surprise comes overdue urgency

Ryan Mancini

November 2, 2016

Well, it did get worse.For some reason, it took ridiculous comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump 11 years ago to fundamentally break his campaign. This tape has been called the definitive October surprise of this election year. In the last two debates, Democratic candidate Hi...

Toho brings back Godzilla, and he’s more sinister than ever

Toho brings back Godzilla, and he’s more sinister than ever

Ryan Mancini

October 20, 2016

Appearing like a walking scab with splinters for teeth, "Godzilla" returns to American theaters in a new installment by the Japanese film production studio Toho. "Shin Godzilla," known in English as "Godzilla: Resurgence," retells the story of how the King of Monsters makes landfall in Japan. Similar t...

Hotel in process of approval to be built, funding will not come from CSUN

Hotel in process of approval to be built, funding will not come from CSUN

Ryan Mancini

October 4, 2016

The deadline for the request for proposal process of a hotel that is set to be constructed at the location of the Orange Grove Bistro will be Oct. 12.Ken Rosenthal, associate vice president of facilities development and operations, said the plans went through a selection process in which the two top qua...

Election Month-down: the unanticipated start

Election Month-down: the unanticipated start

Ryan Mancini

October 2, 2016

With an election such as this, the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is both a noxious reminder this election is still ongoing and that it's almost over. Or it may be the start of something worse. Either way, this debate surely showed it. Trump has found...

“Sinfonia Breve” makes its world premiere with the CSUN Symphony

“Sinfonia Breve” makes its world premiere with the CSUN Symphony

Ryan Mancini

September 30, 2016

The music department presented the CSUN symphony orchestra, conducted by Dr. John Roscigno, in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall Thursday evening.The performance began with the flowing sounds of "A Letter From Home," originally written by Aaron Copland. It carried an uplifting melody with a sound t...

Dinosaurs return to Los Angeles with the first annual Dino Fest

Dinosaurs return to Los Angeles with the first annual Dino Fest

Ryan Mancini

September 26, 2016

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County held its first Dino Fest over the weekend, displaying fossils and other items from the prehistoric time of the dinosaurs.Visitors walked from table to table observing fossils and replications of bones belonging to dinosaurs, flying and marine reptiles....

YouTube star discusses bisexuality and gender identity at “Beyond the Binary”

YouTube star discusses bisexuality and gender identity at “Beyond the Binary”

Ryan Mancini

September 24, 2016

Actor and director David J. Cork served as the keynote speaker for the Pride Center's annual "Beyond the Binary" Thursday night at the Grand Salon. Arriving from New York, Cork began explaining his method of making his YouTube show, "Bi: The Web Series" about a bisexual actor and his diverse environ...

Review: “The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice”

Review: “The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice”

Ryan Mancini

September 12, 2016

Last week Mother Teresa was canonized by the Catholic Church, making her a saint. She was known to many for having lived a life dedicated to stopping poverty and recognized for being charitable. The late British journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, however, saw Mother Teresa differently. Her...

What Gene Wilder movies to watch

What Gene Wilder movies to watch

Ryan Mancini

September 3, 2016

1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%) Remembered for the oompa loompas, the chocolate river, Augustus Gloop and more, "Willy Wonka" served as many children's introduction to Wilder's talent as the whimsical, frightening and charming owner of a world famous chocolate...

Weekly Calendar of Events (Sept. 6-12)

Weekly Calendar of Events (Sept. 6-12)

Ryan Mancini

August 31, 2016

Tuesday, Sept. 6Pride Center's Rainbow ReceptionThe reception is to be held in Northridge Center at the University Student Union. Students can gather together in an inclusive environment to bring together CSUN's LGBTQ students and faculty. Refreshments will be provided, and will begin at 5 p.m.Tuesday-Wedne...

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