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How to: Throw a Fiesta

Victoria Hernandez

April 26, 2010

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, lands on a Wednesday and a week before finals which can be a buzz kill for those that want to consume alcohol on that day. No worries, there are other fun things to do to commemorate the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla ...

Celebrating 20 years of the AAS department

Victoria Hernandez

April 15, 2010

The Asian American Studies department held its AAS distinguished lecture and AAS/Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) awards event on Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Northridge Center in the University Student Union to celebrate 20 years of the AAS department. Entering the doors of the Northridge...

Blind date etiquette 101

Victoria Hernandez

March 30, 2010

Being set up on a blind date by a family member or close friend can go two ways, 1) the date can go well and you end up in a long term relationship. Or 2) it ends horribly and you vow to your self to never go on a blind date again. It always seems that in my circle of friends I am “the single friend”...

Spring break getaways on a budget

Victoria Hernandez

March 29, 2010

Midterms are done, term papers are turned in and now the Holy Grail has finally arrived at CSUN--spring break.  Many college students may have their heart set on Mexico, but what is one to do in this time of recession with little cash. Here are a few alternatives to enjoying spring break without hurting your wallet and still beating the San Fernando ...

Lucky Baldwin’s keeps it London style

Victoria Hernandez

March 29, 2010

Lucky Baldwin’s Pub on a Saturday afternoon was not as crowded as I thought it was going to be. There are two locations one in Old Town Pasadena and the other on Sierra Madre. Lucky Baldwin’s in Pasadena is a British pub and eatery that offers both patio and inside seating. When I entered the p...

From “bad kid” to activist, author

Victoria Hernandez

March 21, 2010

A young boy in the first grade sits in his desk and after five minutes he can not stop shaking his left leg. Then 20 minutes later, both of his legs are shaking and he can not sit still or follow directions. He is labeled as the “bad kid.” The boy was author and activist Jonathan Mooney. Mooney...

Party like the Irish, without the hangover

Victoria Hernandez

March 15, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day lands on a Wednesday this year therefore save the Guinness beer and Irish coffee until the weekend since you do not want to show up to class or work hung over. Fortunately, there is one thing to do on St. Paddy’s Day and remain clean and sober. Have a small party by celebrating the Irish culture or to simply have fun with friends. Be sure...

CSUN’s wireless network upgrade

Victoria Hernandez

March 8, 2010

Information Technology (IT) is upgrading the CSUN wireless network to improve internet connection on campus. The Wireless Enhancement Project began in June 2009 and consists of replacing wireless access points with newer equipment in most campus buildings and installing new access points to enhance...

CSUN’s protest and walkouts from Thursday recapped

Victoria Hernandez

March 5, 2010

Christina Villalobos, Special Assistant to the Chief of Police & Public Information Officer said Reseda Boulevard was blocked off because the protesters moved back into the area to rally, during Thursday's walkouts. 5:36 p.m. On the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Prairie Street students are...

How to: Host an Oscar Party

Victoria Hernandez

March 1, 2010

The Academy Awards, aptly known as the Oscars, is like the Super Bowl for movie fans. After watching a year of good and bad films it is now time for the Academy to pick the best where you and your guests can be involved while watching the show. Here are a few suggestions in making your Oscar party a success. E-vite: Invite guests by using ...

1 in 33,000: Driven by big dreams and Post-its

Victoria Hernandez

February 23, 2010

Toting a Hello Kitty backpack around campus, Abbey Ronquillo said her first name comes from the Beatles album “Abbey Road” because her parents are huge fans of the band. She is happy her parents named her Abbey instead of Lucy or Jude. The 19-year-old psychology major and minor in broadcast journalism has a l...

How to: Prepare for the unexpected while at school

Victoria Hernandez

February 9, 2010

While at school we encounter many unexpected events, from changing weather conditions, to food stains, to people with clipboards and having to deal with long breaks in between classes. Here are a few tips on how to prepare for these particular situations. As we all know, the weather in the valley can go ...

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