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Police brutality given a new perspective in CTVA film ‘Vestige’

Man pictured in tears

Saffana Hijaz

May 5, 2016

CTVA seniors take five films to the Academy, the same people who handle the Oscars, tonight to debut their several months in-the-making films. About 20 to 30 scripts are submitted each semester, waiting for the green-light to make their films and eventually debut at the Senior Thesis Film Showcase in Bev...

Red meat scare sizzles on social media

The Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, suggests that Americans need to shift away from red meat. Photo credit: (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Saffana Hijaz

November 3, 2015

The World Health Organization released a statement on red meat causing cancer, alarming mainstream news organizations, Twitter and Facebook. Users took to all forms of social media to express their thoughts on the issue. The WHO stated that "based on limited evidence red meat causes cancer in humans...

Construction creates inconvenience for students

Students, faculty and staff navigate around fences blocking off parts of Etiwanda and its east sidewalk. Pipeline construction will continue for the next six to seven months, according to CSUN Physical Plant Management. Photo credit: Raul Martinez

Saffana Hijaz

August 27, 2015

Blue tarp fencing and sandbags line northbound Etiwanda, blocking off the sidewalk students use to get from the B1 and B2 parking lots to Manzanita or Sierra Hall. Students with classes in Nordhoff Hall, Manzanita Hall and other nearby buildings are left walking the minimal sidewalk by the construction...

On the drawing board of being an animation student: Adriana Lee Park

CSUN student Adriana Lee Park is an animation major that hopes to work for Pixar Animation Studio or Dreamwork's. Photo credit: Alyson Burton

Saffana Hijaz

July 29, 2015

Animated films such as “UP” and “Finding Nemo” have touched millions of children and adults all over the world with the portrayal of emotions and heartfelt story lines. For Korean-Paraguayan animation student, Adriana Lee Park, 25, growing up in Paraguay and watching Walt Disney films “Th...

CSUN expectations versus reality of a college senior year

CSUN expectations versus reality of a college senior year

Saffana Hijaz

July 27, 2015

The fourth and final year of high school was spent chatting with friends in the cafeteria, talking about future plans of schools and dreams of starting a career after college graduation. Ozzie Saldivar is now a CSUN graduate student working on his Master’s in social work after earning his Bache...

Infographic: CSUN Admission

Ralph Prator was the founding president of what is now known as CSUN, has a fountain in his honor located by Bayramian Hall. Photo credit: Victoria Becerril/ Senior staff Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Saffana Hijaz

July 12, 2015


Free fun in L.A.

The Griffith Observatory gives the public free access to the study of the skies. (Marjie Lambert/Miami Herald/MCT). Photo Courtesy of MCT.

Saffana Hijaz

July 5, 2015

With high gas prices and hot summer days it’s a hassle to do much that’s affordable. Here’s 10 free things to do these next two months in L.A.: 1. Go to the beach. It may seem like a no brainer, especially if it’s hot, but with the high temperatures in July it's the perfect idea. 2. Go to ...

Netflix: July arrivals

Netflix features three of their July arrivals,

Saffana Hijaz

July 5, 2015

Summer just got a lot cooler with Netflix’s July line-up of films and T.V. shows. Out of the 50-plus films and shows we lost on July 1, Netflix made sure to restock with an interesting array of options for all. Each item up for July can be categorized from your regular run-of-the-mill television...

‘Shark Week’: Analyzing shark attacks from the West Coast to the East Coast

With a yellowtail snapper dodging in front, a lemon shark cruises. (Ken Riddick/Charlotte Observer/MCT). Photo Courtesy of MCT

Saffana Hijaz

June 27, 2015


July Movie Fest: Big decor with charity

Saffana Hijaz

June 26, 2015

CSUN's Associated Students are raising the bar with a bigger movie decor per film theme and continuing to raise money and goods for charity with the San Fernando Rescue Mission. A.S. is expecting a bigger turn out in July's portion of the Summer Movie Fest, with five films. This upcoming month's movies...

Netflix: Films and shows headed on a permanent summer vacation

Films and shows recently added to Netflix. Photo credit: Saffana Hijaz

Saffana Hijaz

June 26, 2015

Throughout the month of July, several films and series will be wiped off the face of Netflix. From the "Wahlburgers" to Tom Cruise hits, Netflix’s choice of removing 54 items is nothing new, and will give people a chance to watch throughout the next week. Top five items to watch before July 1: "The...

CSUN student fees beyond tuition

CSUN students walk through the USU, where the Associated Students, the Student Recreation Center and other services are available on campus. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Saffana Hijaz

June 20, 2015

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