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Former student jams with Aerosmith for video game

TINA HELWAJIAN

July 16, 2008

Aerosmith walked into the Neversoft Entertainment studio in Woodland Hills to record their motion-capture session of Guitar Hero. Before Steven Tyler began his session, he had one question: 'Where's Adam Jennings?' Tyler wanted to know who this guy was, so the studio called Jennings in, and he got t...

Former student jams with Aerosmith for video game

TINA HELWAJIAN

July 4, 2008

Aerosmith walked into the Neversoft Entertainment studio in Woodland Hills to record their motion-capture session of Guitar Hero. Before Steven Tyler began his session, he had one question: "Where's Adam Jennings?" Tyler wanted to know who this guy was, so the studio called Jennings in, and he got t...

Campus has no plans to rebuild women’s center

TINA HELWAJIAN

July 3, 2008

Campus employees say that the Women's Research and Resource Center on the corner of Plummer Street and Darby Avenue, which caught fire in December 2007, will not be rebuilt. Richard Spaniardi, risk manager for the Environmental Health and Safety Office, said, "The building was worth a couple of hundre...

Alumna’s life trek shapes island adventure tale

TINA HELWAJIAN

June 24, 2008

An ugly duckling turned into a swan. This is how a CSUN alumna describes her life's journey from an awkward and lonely childhood to a satisfying adulthood filled with a lot of companionship. Linda Jane Ballou, 61, realized early in life that she did not fit in with kids her age. She always felt like...

A match made in Beverly Hills

TINA HELWAJIAN

June 21, 2008

Robin Tyler and Diane Olson got married on June 16 after 5 p.m. in front of the Beverly Hills Courthouse, where they were initially denied a marriage license on Valentine's Day in 2004. Along with other couples, Tyler and Olson filed lawsuits against the state of California because of its statewide ba...

North Hills newlyweds fell in love 35 years ago

TINA HELWAJIAN

June 21, 2008

A limousine pulled up to the Beverly Hills Courthouse on June 16 with two women inside who have been in a relationship for about 15 years. Large crowds of media surrounded the couple as they made their way inside to create a new chapter in the history books. "Who are you guys waiting for?" asked Robi...

Cubicle rat takes action thriller ride

TINA HELWAJIAN

June 20, 2008

Universal Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment presents "Wanted," a high suspense, action drama that combines humor and pure adrenaline that keeps the audience entertained from start to finish. "Wanted" follows 25-year-old Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy), who suffers from uncontrollable anxiety attacks, ...

Laurie makes a ‘House’ call

TINA HELWAJIAN

June 13, 2008

Hugh Laurie and the others stars of the critically acclaimed FOX drama/comedy "House" made appearances at a special screening of an episode on June 12 at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood. "House" creator and executive producers were also in attendance. With "House" in its fourth season, Laurie said he i...

Psychology lab closes, animals find homes

TINA HELWAJIAN

June 6, 2008

The closing of the psychology department's on-campus animal lab has driven CSUN to contribute hundreds of animals to the New Life Animal Sanctuary. In November 2007, Paul Skolnick, the chair of the psychology department, informed the faculty that they would be converting the psychology animal facilitie...

Student dies, frat brothers remember him

TINA HELWAJIAN

June 6, 2008

Antonio Galvan Jr. was majoring in business at CSUN with the hopes of becoming the chief executive officer of a successful company and retiring by age 40.?This dream is no longer possible because his life was cut short on June 1. He was 28. Galvan was driving home northbound on Interstate 5 south o...

New country music album not much of a jewel at all

TINA HELWAJIAN

June 6, 2008

Jewel has been captivating music lovers for years with her unique voice and contemporary folk style songs, as demonstrated in her 1995 debut album, "Pieces Of You" (Atlantic/Wea), which went platinum 11 times. Smash hits such as "You Were Meant For Me" and "Foolish Games" left fans wanting more of t...

Tuition hikes problematic for students

TINA HELWAJIAN

May 30, 2008

Students do not know what to make of the CSU Board of Trustees decision to increase tuition fees beginning during the Fall 2008 semester. The decision marks the sixth tuition increase since 2001. "I'm pissed off," said Homan Jalalian, a 27-year-old CSUN junior majoring in business administration. "I don't...

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