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60 characters, 10 actors; CSUN show a success

Taline Helwajian

May 19, 2006

Originally Published March 1, 2006 The CSUN Theater Department's presentation of the adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich proved to be a pleasant surprise indeed. Ehrenreich wrote her book based on her real-life undercover work as a woman trying ...

Figure models take it all off, for art’s sake

Taline Helwajian

May 19, 2006

Originally Published February 13, 2006 Blank canvases fill the intimate space of an art studio, which is focused on a wooden stage in the front of the room. Students are propped up in their seats waiting to begin class. Charles Coffman listens for direction from the professor to begin posing for the s...

How to deal effectively with people you despise

Taline Helwajian

April 27, 2006

One of the most difficult social situations in life can be telling a person that you dislike them. In fact, it can be so difficult that most of us probably never tell people how we really feel. For whatever reason, we just don't click with everyone. Perhaps it's our own biases. But maybe it's the ot...

Mexican folk dance at CSUN PAC

Taline Helwajian

April 6, 2006

The Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN will present its third annual Folklor de Mexico at the Performing Arts Center Friday. Performances will include music, dance and theater from various regions of Mexico. The addition of a new region in this year's performance will remain secret until the night of ...

MySpace: Yes, 67 million people can be wrong

Taline Helwajian

March 30, 2006

Can 67 million people be wrong about something? I think so. But before you start raising your eyebrow, let me explain. Shortly after being peer pressured into joining the MySpace cult last July, which my friends swore was the most fun place to be, I began to realize that MySpace is evil. My life consisted so...

Student production ‘Shape of Things’ comes to campus this weekend

Taline Helwajian

March 15, 2006

The CSUN Theater Department is premiering Neil La Bute's 'The Shape of Things' this weekend as part of their Studio Lab Series. 'The Shape of Things' focuses on a nerdy college student named Adam, who meets Evelyn, an artist, and becomes smitten with her. Throughout their relationship, Evelyn asks Adam...

Worldwide reading of Iraq play

Taline Helwajian

March 15, 2006

On March 20 more than 40 theaters around the world, including the CSUN Theater Guild partnered with the Theater Department, will simultaneously present a play titled "What I Heard About Iraq." Jennifer Dithridge and Patrick Ryan are co-producing and acting in the show at CSUN, which will be directed ...

Book summaries on DVD gaining college student following

Taline Helwajian

March 13, 2006

This weekend, avoid the overcrowded movie theaters and noisy nightclubs and stay home with a good book. Better yet, how about a book on DVD? Sound out of the ordinary? Well, one company is making it happen. Rocketbook is an Oregon-based company that is releasing books on DVD that allows students to pop in...

60 characters, 10 actors; CSUN show a success

Taline Helwajian

February 28, 2006

The CSUN Theater Department's presentation of the adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich proved to be a pleasant surprise indeed. Ehrenreich wrote her book based on her real-life undercover work as a woman trying to survive on minimum wage in Americ...

CSUN student dies after car crash

Taline Helwajian

February 24, 2006

Amy Catherine Rebman, graduate communications student, died at the age of 22 on Feb. 8. A tragic car accident in Burbank claimed her life last week. She was born on April 24, 1983. Rebman left behind her parents, Brian and Denise; her sister, Sara; her grandparents, Bruce Rebman and Muriel Granier; ...

CFA plans bargaining strategy, share hopes

Taline Helwajian

February 24, 2006

The California Faculty Association members discussed contract bargaining and the CSU 2006-07 budget at the University Club Feb. 22. James David Ballard, president of the CFA's CSUN Chapter, presented the teachers union's barganing points to a packed room of about 30 to 50 professors. Ballard said the reason ...

Figure models take it all off, for art’s sake

Taline Helwajian

February 10, 2006

Daily Sundial Blank canvases fill the intimate space of an art studio, which is focused on a wooden stage in the front of the room. Students are propped up in their seats waiting to begin class. Charles Coffman listens for direction from the professor to begin posing for the students. The pose lasts for...

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