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Russian Language Immersion Program readies students to study in Russia

Russian Language Immersion Program readies students to study in Russia

Shant Kazandjian

July 3, 2009

The Russian Language Immersion Program at CSUN is a component of the federally funded Southern California Consortium of California State Universities for the Strategic Language Initiative (SLI). Students in the six-week program receive in-class language instruction and participate in cultural activities in Rus...

Where to: let out your inner geek

Shant Kazandjian

July 1, 2009

View Let Your Inner Geek Out in a larger map Just 15 years ago having a collection of comic books, playing with action figures, and spending hours on a video game would have labeled someone a geek, an outsider. Nowadays, you see rappers putting their names on video games, movies about comic book characters, and t...

Where to: get coffee in Santa Monica after 10 p.m.

Shant Kazandjian

June 29, 2009

View Late Night Coffee Shops in a larger map Choosing a place to buy coffee in Santa Monica during the day may be the hardest choice to make. With a Starbucks or a Coffee Bean just a mile away, smaller coffee shops must have a unique trait that sets them apart from all the other competitors. After 10 p.m., very few coffee shops ...

University Counseling Services are free help for students

Shant Kazandjian

June 23, 2009

A common misconception among CSUN students is how much counseling will cost them. Located in Bayramian Hall Room 520, the CSUN University Counseling Services (UCS), run by Director Dr. Mark Stevens, is a place for students to receive personal counseling, group counseling, outreach and consultation and training...

Where to: buy clothing

Shant Kazandjian

June 23, 2009

View Clothing Stores in a larger map Buying brand name clothes just isn't my thing. I look for affordable and comfortable things to wear. Admittedly, I wouldn't wear anything that doesn't look good either. Thrift stores are usually looked at as places where “the poor” shop. Thrift stores, in my opinion, are the perfect place to s...

Where to: find the hard-to-find place

Shant Kazandjian

June 23, 2009

View 'Hole in the Wall' in a larger map A ‘Hole in the Wall’ is a place, usually pertaining to food, which is considered to be unpopular.  These places are smaller than the average restaurant or places to eat and are not advertised on television. People pass by these places all the time, but never stop in. Not because the fo...

Where to: go on a date

Shant Kazandjian

June 23, 2009

View Date Places in a larger map CD Trader (818) 705-3544 18926 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356 While other records stores are struggling to stay open during this downward economy, the CD Trader in Tarzana seems unaffected. “Sales have stayed the same. Other record stores are closing, but we’re still going on,” says Erica Abel...

Children Collide comes to the United States

Children Collide comes to the United States

Shant Kazandjian

June 21, 2009

Australian band, Children Collide, played Silverlake's Spaceland club on June 11, 2009 promoting their debut album, The Long Now, during their North American tour. Children Collide is Johnny Mackay (vocals/guitars), Heath Crawley (bass), and Ryan Caesar (drums). Children Collide’s influence comes from ba...

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