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Jammin’ to Class: A Student-Curated Playlist

Jammin’ to Class: A Student-Curated Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

September 26, 2019

If you saw our post on our Instagram Story last Monday you probably saw that we asked students what songs they jam out to on their way to class. This is a playlist for students and by students and it's open for anyone to add their songs! Here, we've only gathered some of the first contributions we go...

Movies Through the Eyes of Educators

Movies Through the Eyes of Educators

Deja Magee

September 25, 2019

The faculty of CSUN can be disregarded as simply professors who teach the people of tomorrow, but one might forget that they have their own lives, tastes and desires aside from wanting to see their students succeed. However, because of their tastes, it lets them decide what they want their students to...

A Surfing Night at the Lodge Room

A Surfing Night at the Lodge Room

Kayla Fernandez

September 20, 2019

On Sept. 7, Melbourne-based synthwave duo dropped their fourth studio album, "Emotion." Surfing is the project of Penny Van Hazelberg and Leroy Honeycomb, together they make glistening nostalgic synth tunes. If you’re looking for a new indie band, definitely check out Surfing. To celebrate this ex...

Matador Nights 2019: A night of neon

Matador Nights 2019: A night of neon

Deja Magee

September 20, 2019

On spooky Friday the 13th, with the moon shining ever so bright, CSUN had its annual welcoming celebration for students at Matador Nights. The University Student Union becomes the ultimate party central decked out with rides, hangout spots, free food, drinks and goodies, as well as multiple places fo...

Film & Identity: A Closer Look at the Hollywood Hobo

Film & Identity: A Closer Look at the Hollywood Hobo

Ivan Salinas

September 15, 2019

"There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan." This quote was said by main character John Sullivan in the 1941 comedy classic "Sullivan's Travels." Sullivan, played by Joel McCrea, i...

CSUN student wins $1 million in screenplay contest

CSUN student wins $1 million in screenplay contest

Jed Bookout

September 14, 2019

A CSUN student and aspiring screenwriter won $1 million to turn his script into a film. Abdullah Alhendyani, a communications and journalism graduate student, won "The LAUNCH: Million Dollar Screenplay Competition" with his screenplay “Haram," the story of a Muslim woman who defies her parents wh...

A Closer Look at Homelessness in LA Through Photojournalism

A Closer Look at Homelessness in LA Through Photojournalism

Deja Magee

September 11, 2019

Aside from the glitz and glamour that Los Angeles is typically associated with, there's a reality many Angelenos choose to ignore, a side of the city that isn’t thought about because it isn’t perfectly manufactured.The homeless crisis of LA County has worsened in recent years. According to an art...

USU puts on arts and crafts

USU puts on arts and crafts

Serena Christie

September 10, 2019

Every Thursday in the Plaza Del Sol, the University Student Union Events Team works together to put on a Craft Corner and Noontime Concert, free to all CSUN students and faculty. On Sept. 5, the Craft Corner activity was a DIY mason jar where the team provided paint supplies and jars for anyone who wante...

5 Landmarks of the San Fernando Valley in Film

5 Landmarks of the San Fernando Valley in Film

Deja Magee

September 5, 2019

Curving down Interstate 405, tucked away behind the Hollywood hills far from the beaches, lights, and the LA cityscape, lies the San Fernando Valley — a city of its own with a culture that consists entirely of a melting pot of orange groves, gritty locale and calming suburbs for Angelenos.Unlike the extra...

8 one 8: Brewing Culture in the Valley

8 one 8: Brewing Culture in the Valley

Ivan Salinas

September 5, 2019

Out of all the beers on tap available at CSUN's Pub Sports Grill, there is one popular option among students — a household name known as Matador Red. This Red Ale is a crafted drink locally brewed in the San Fernando Valley. Situated in the neighborhood of Canoga Park, founders Derrick and Bryan Ol...

Sounds from the Valley: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Sounds from the Valley: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

September 4, 2019

Since the 1950s the Valley has been home to pioneering musicians like Ritchie Valens, and its southern hills and streets have given inspiration to ’70s musicians like Frank Zappa and Tom Petty.To this day, the Valley is home to a new generation of musicians looking to break into the LA music sce...

Business Owner Breaks Uniformity Through Art

Business Owner Breaks Uniformity Through Art

Logan Bik

September 4, 2019

Walking around the San Fernando Valley one will see a variety of small businesses, vacant buildings and rubbish in the gutter. Hidden among the regularity of the Valley is a businesswoman and artist, Marie Schwarzer. She is a painter, writer and owner of Uniform Depot, where she spends most of her da...

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