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The Growlers Live at Beach Goth

The Growlers Live at Beach Goth

Kayla Fernandez

November 18, 2019

Growing up in Southern California and being a huge fan of alternative music, I have always been a fan of the Beach Goth lineups of the past eight years. I never had the chance to attend any of them, but I was excited to finally have a chance to experience the hyped-up production.This was the first year that t...

Understanding the Dating Scene: Modern vs. Traditional Approaches

Understanding the Dating Scene: Modern vs. Traditional Approaches

Deja Magee

November 18, 2019

Dating in our generation has changed. No longer do we consider being set up by parents or through family members as a regular practice. Marrying someone who lives next to us or even at the end of our block isn’t a common occurrence anymore. We crave new experiences when it comes to our dating ci...

Culture a l’Aztlán: Fobia Celebrates 30 years headlining at Tropicalia Music Festival 2019 and a US Tour

Culture a l’Aztlán: Fobia Celebrates 30 years headlining at Tropicalia Music Festival 2019 and a US Tour

Ivan Salinas

November 7, 2019

With a band name that reminds people of their worst fears, this Spanish-speaking alternative rock band is one of the most fun and versatile to come from Mexico City. Fobia has shared their music with the world since the early 1990s with an audience that continues to grow. This year, they are a headlining gr...

Miccailhuitl: A Celebration of Dia De Los Muertos

Miccailhuitl: A Celebration of Dia De Los Muertos

Luis Vazquez and Ivan Salinas

November 6, 2019

The aroma of Cempasuchil, also known as "Flor de Muerto" filled the air at the Chicanx House where students and families celebrated Dia De Los Muertos, Day of the Dead. This year, the CSUN community honored their loved ones with numerous performances from guests and students. The term Miccailhuitl tr...

Tunes to Relax Your Mind: A Playlist Curated by CSUN Students

Tunes to Relax Your Mind: A Playlist Curated by CSUN Students

Ivan Salinas

October 31, 2019

"Under the Light" - FleeceSubmitted by: @tyewriteIncluded in the indie rock band's sophomore album "Voyager," Fleece's "Under The Light" is an adequate intro to set the listener in a state of deep relaxation. Carried by a melody of soft acoustic guitar chords, a soulful rhythm and psychedelic keyboards, it creates a bright colorful set of i...

Six Contemporary Novels Depicting Mental Illness

Deja Magee

October 31, 2019

In the world of entertainment mental illness has been a topic for numerous works of art, such as films like "Lars and the Real Girl" or "Black Swan." However, in contemporary literature, writers like Ned Vizzini and Sylvia Plath have taken their stake in the depiction of mental illness as a real, vi...

Backmasking: Demonic Subliminal Messages in Music, A Sundial Curated Playlist

Backmasking: Demonic Subliminal Messages in Music, A Sundial Curated Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

October 28, 2019

Motörhead - "Nightmare/The Dreamtime"Many people have associated Motörhead’s music with the devil and selling your soul. At first, it is quite a laugh because it is simply music, but when this song is played in reverse you might second guess yourself. Played forwards it sounds like an ange...

Film & Identity: Hollywood’s Take on Christianity

Film & Identity: Hollywood’s Take on Christianity

Deja Magee

October 28, 2019

1. "Dogma," 1999 The fourth film in Kevin Smith’s cinematic universe, the View Askewniverse, was released in 1999. The film centers around two fallen angels, Bartleby (Ben Affleck) and Loki (Matt Damon). Both angels plan to return to heaven through a loophole in Catholic dogma after being sent out by ...

A Night with Night Moves: Live at The Echo

A Night with Night Moves: Live at The Echo

Kayla Fernandez

October 27, 2019

Do not get Night Moves confused for a Bob Seger tribute band, they are far from it. Night Moves is best described as a '70s band brought into the future, creating warm and soothing melodies for people to swoon over. Singer John Pelant’s strong harmonious vocals pull you in, the same way you wo...

Pa’l Norte: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Pa’l Norte: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Ivan Salinas

October 21, 2019

Calle 13 - "Pa’l Norte"Puerto Rican rapper Calle 13 takes on a rebellious and positive approach to the experience of many immigrants. Highlighting the strength and resilience of people looking for a better life, the lyrics state: “Being an immigrant, that is my sport. Today I go up north without a passport without transport. On foot.̶...

How to be a Sustainable Fashionista

How to be a Sustainable Fashionista

Deja Magee

October 18, 2019

In today’s age of being environmentally conscious and acting as in-depth environmental consumers, many are doing their best to combat the global destruction that climate change has caused. One big contributor to the climate change crisis has been fashion; in this case, it would be the category of...

Indigeridoo Brings Unity to Campus

Indigeridoo Brings Unity to Campus

Geovanni Botticella and Rayleen Silva

October 16, 2019

The dance group, Danza Cuauhtemoc, opened this year's Indigeridoo hosted by the American Indian Student Association of CSUN. The event celebrated the heritage of Native American ancestry and resilience. Unity was the word almost everyone used to describe last night's event."I've noticed events like this...

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