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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...

Breaking the Taboo: How Talking about Menstruation Helps with Sustainability

Breaking the Taboo: How Talking about Menstruation Helps with Sustainability

Rayleen Silva

October 9, 2019

An assessment done by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm found that the largest contributor to global warming is the plastic used in tampons and pads, but CSUN is seeking a solution. The bloody flyer, which is suggestive of a menstruating vagina, took weeks to be approved. The CSUN Institu...

Regenerating Environmental Beauty and Justice

Regenerating Environmental Beauty and Justice

Ivan Salinas

October 9, 2019

Artists have long been involved in progressive movements throughout history for the sake of a better world, believing in a cause that could surpass the legacy of their own artwork. Miles Lewis has turned his creative focus not only to the fine arts, but also to contributing solutions to the worsening en...

Sports References in Hip-Hop: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

October 7, 2019

Rappers have spit bars on money, drugs, violence, girls and sports. The MCs have dropped references to sports stars out of admiration of their memorable plays in the field. Other times rappers diss sports players, highlighting the downfalls in their career. The music world tends to have a sport-like na...

Top 5 Athlete-Turned Movie Stars

Top 5 Athlete-Turned Movie Stars

Deja Magee

October 2, 2019

In today's society, athletes are looked at as modern-day gods among mortals. They wield strength they’ve acquired over the years from training thanks to their determination and tenacity. When they have reached a certain status in their career, sometimes they prove their skills on the big screen in...

“Where’s My Roy Cohn” and “The Wedding Year” in review, after a premiere at the Calabasas Film Festival 2019

“Where’s My Roy Cohn” and “The Wedding Year” in review, after a premiere at the Calabasas Film Festival 2019

Deja Magee

September 30, 2019

Last week, the Calabasas Film Festival marked its sixth year showing movies to enthusiastic cinephiles. Among the movies that were being showcased, one was a documentary that profiled infamous New York lawyer, one of Donald Trump’s mentors who had a significant impact in the McCarthy Era of po...

Pop Culture for Change

Pop Culture for Change

Ivan Salinas

September 27, 2019

On Sept. 20, the first day of the Global Climate Strike, students from all over LA County skipped class and took to the streets of Downtown LA, urging world leaders to implement environmental changes during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Messages like “There is no Planet B” or...

Big Show canceled, thanks 2 Chainz

Big Show canceled, thanks 2 Chainz

Jed Bookout

September 26, 2019

This year’s Big Show has been canceled by Associated Students due to a scheduling conflict with headliner, 2 Chainz.The rapper was set to play at Big Show for Saturday, Oct. 5, along with performances from A.CHAL and Skooly. AS attempted to find a replacement for the final act of the night but...

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