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The life of CSUN’s Dance Team captain

The life of CSUN’s Dance Team captain

Sean Hanafi

April 16, 2019

Alexis Rose Harrington's first memory of dance is coming up with routines to Destiny’s Child and Beyonce when she was little. Now, at 22, Harrington is the captain of the CSUN Dance Team.Her mother, a role model in many aspects, was a tap dancer. Ironically, tap dancing was one of the most chal...

Art student’s creative fix to college debt

Art student’s creative fix to college debt

Sean Hanafi

April 2, 2019

Being a first-generation Chilean American, one CSUN artist spent his summers visiting family in Chile, where he was exposed to entertainment from the late '80s and early '90s that inspired his artwork later in life.Rodrigo Diaz-Reyes, 26, has been nurturing his artistic talents since he could crawl. Ha...

CSUN student releases new EP

CSUN student releases new EP

Sean Hanafi

March 4, 2019

A senior at CSUN has released his second hip-hop project in hopes of spreading his message of positivity on Friday, Feb. 22. Akinfolarin Ajileye, who goes by Holden Black, had a unique upbringing. He went from being captain of his high school track team to being put in the back of a police car, then...

Discussing the separation of art from the artist

Discussing the separation of art from the artist

Sean Hanafi

February 20, 2019

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, artists and professors of the CSUN campus join the conversation on whether it's possible to separate an artist's work from their controversial biographies.During the past few years, sexual abuse allegations against many artists and entertainers have been exposed b...

Matadors experience deja vu in loss to Fullerton

Matadors experience deja vu in loss to Fullerton

Sean Hanafi

February 19, 2019

The men's basketball team experienced deja vu in their 78-71 home loss to Cal State Fullerton, the same score as the reverse game played at Fullerton on Jan. 30.It was back-and-forth for most of the game until about the 12-minute mark of the second half when freshman Lamine Diane scored to tie the g...

Artist raises environmental awareness with work

Artist raises environmental awareness with work

Sean Hanafi

February 12, 2019

A student animator strives to save the forests and push for environmental awareness with her art through social commentary about modern issues.Sophia Mavrolas, 24, just recently began her second semester at CSUN after graduating from Antelope Valley Community College with two associate degrees. Her gradu...

Behind the mics of ‘LA Meekly’

Behind the mics of ‘LA Meekly’

Sean Hanafi

February 7, 2019

CSUN alumni go into depth exploring all facets of LA history, from the corruption that took place in the City of Bell to the first Hot Dog on a Stick on the Santa Monica Pier, in their monthly podcast, "LA Meekly."The podcast was founded in 2013 after Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zafran met in a creative w...

All-male hate group thrives online

All-male hate group thrives online

Sean Hanafi

January 31, 2019

It was during her first year at Hoover High when Jasmin Sergova, then 15, had her first encounter with an Incel, where she had to deactivate her Facebook account after her elementary school friend reached out to her, at first in a friendly manner but which soon turned out to be toxic. A self-proclaimed...

CSUN’s 22nd Annual High School Invitational

CSUN’s 22nd Annual High School Invitational

Sean Hanafi

January 18, 2019

CSUN partnered up with over 30 San Fernando Valley high schools for the 22nd Annual High School Invitational, with artworks ranging from all sorts of different mediums. The exhibition, which runs from Jan. 7 to 19, takes place at Main Art Gallery and extends to the West Gallery.The gallery holds unique wo...

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