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Black Creatives in Los Angeles

Black Creatives in Los Angeles

Deja Magee, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 27, 2020

Being Black in the creative space can be both a liberating and an isolating feeling. Wanting to be your truest self while, at times, being the only one in the room that looks like you. In LA, this specific type of atmosphere is even more defined in a town based on wild dreams, bright-eyed aspirations...

Military culture in the Trump era

Military culture in the Trump era

Ivan Salinas, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

When a high school student decides to enlist in the Army, they may think of the stigmas attached to participating in the armed forces, but it probably won’t deter their decision. From a liberal political perspective, military personnel have the reputation of supporting a system of imperialism that...

6 Blockbusters Exploring Outbreaks

6 Blockbusters Exploring Outbreaks

Deja Magee, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2020

With illnesses like coronavirus, Ebola and the swine flu making headlines in recent years, Hollywood has played on people’s fear of an outbreak eradicating the human race. These six movies explore how one disease could be the end of life on earth as we know it. “World War Z” In this 20...

Home remedies for the flu

Home remedies for the flu

Ivan Salinas, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2020

It’s that time of year when you or your classmates have to miss a day of class thanks to the flu. It’s a virus that will go away on its own for the most part, but it’s worth buying a few over-the-counter medications to treat annoying symptoms. Apart from pharmaceuticals, there are alternate remedies...

CSUN students predict 2020 Academy Awards

CSUN students predict 2020 Academy Awards

Alex Behunin, Reporter

February 7, 2020

In 2019, the nominated films for the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony ranged from a WWII satire with Hitler as a main character to a 1960’s Hollywood fantasy to a comic book villain’s origin story set in the real world. There was also a WWI epic, shot to make it look like it was one long take, similar...

A new generation of poets on social media

A new generation of poets on social media

Ivan Salinas

January 31, 2020

If you've been on social media long enough, it's likely you've encountered a few lines of poetry. It may have popped up on your feed or a close friend shared it on their story. Millennials paved the way for digital literature as early as blog posts and fan-fiction to now posting poems and short fiction on...

Gen Z and Astrology

Deja Magee

January 31, 2020

Astrology — the ever-elusive pseudoscience of the stars, and the enigmatic personality test that each of us pass on the day we're born. The art of astrology has had a sudden resurgence in the last decade, with social media being a large part of the reason why the information is being exposed to...

“Easy Rider” in 2020: Born to be dead

“Easy Rider” in 2020: Born to be dead

Ivan Salinas

January 25, 2020

If there is a scene that could sum up the theme behind "Easy Rider," the unforeseen Hollywood 1969 hippy counterculture classic, it is when George Hanson, played by Jack Nicholson, tells Billy: “What you represent to them is Freedom.”Billy, played by director Dennis Hopper, is confused by this, ...

Madus, VOVE’s Artist of the Year, set to release EP in spring

Madus, VOVE’s Artist of the Year, set to release EP in spring

Ivan Salinas

January 22, 2020

The finalists for Artist of the Year contest, Madus, made their live performance debut at CSUN last December, previewing a much-expected EP set to release this spring.Five of Five Entertainment, also known as VOVE, CSUN’s student-led record label, chose Madus — a four-man alternative rock band...

Latinx Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

November 25, 2019

"Frío" - Omar ApolloSubmitted by: @tyewrite This track is Apollo’s first song written entirely in Spanish. When he was back in his hometown for his brother’s wedding, he was making up beats in the attic he used to live in. From his interview with NME magazine, Apollo stated, “O...

Latinx21 Film Festival: An Evening of Diversity and Representation

Latinx21 Film Festival: An Evening of Diversity and Representation

Deja Magee

November 23, 2019

On Nov. 16, Latinx21, a Latinx-centric video sharing platform, hosted its first short film festival at the Toolbox LA space in Chatsworth. The festival had 20 honorable mentions, an Audience Choice Award, and the first and second place winning films of the night. According to the festival's mission s...

Rushing Waters: A Mural that Celebrates the History of Pacoima

Rushing Waters: A Mural that Celebrates the History of Pacoima

Ivan Salinas

November 20, 2019

What was once a giant gray wall, and a favorite spot for local graffiti artists, is now becoming the home of a new mural made by Levi Ponce and his team of artists from the San Fernando Valley. “Rushing Waters,” the name being given to the mural, will depict life in the neighborhood of Pa...

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