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Smashing the Valley Girl Image

Smashing the Valley Girl Image

Madison Parsley

September 4, 2019

The Valley Girl as defined in '80s pop culture is typically a ditzy white blonde that can be found in the local mall because OMG, it’s like, totally bitchin’. With a stereotype that is drowning in materialism and airheadedness, it is not only an insult to female intelligence but grossly un...

Fashion&Identity: Sparking Change with What We Wear

Fashion&Identity: Sparking Change with What We Wear

Thania Garcia

August 30, 2019

Protest art can send a powerful message that in turn serves as a catalyst for cultural shifts. In collaboration with Brooklyn White, a reporter for Teen Vogue, Bitch Media, and more, here is a list of the top five historically influential pieces of clothing in activism.1. The Slogan TeeThe slogan tee made one of...

Artist Protest: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

August 27, 2019

Check out our curated playlist on Spotify with 10 classic and contemporary songs of our time from rappers, folk singers and rock bands who have all utilized the power of music and words to create social and environmental awareness. Enjoy! "Love It If We Made It" by The 1975 The 1975 are no strangers when it comes to speaking up about politi...

Social Justice Through Art

Social Justice Through Art

Ivan Salinas

August 27, 2019

Every Tuesday evening Luis Antonio Pichardo hosts the Conchas y Café workshop at the Chicano Resource Center in East Los Angeles, open for adults interested in developing skills through the arts. During a recent meeting, the evening workshop began with discussing a quote by German playwright Be...

Culture a l’Aztlan: Gaby Moreno brings Spanglish folk-soul to Angelenos

Culture a l’Aztlan: Gaby Moreno brings Spanglish folk-soul to Angelenos

Ivan Salinas

July 8, 2019

One of Gaby Moreno's main characteristics is her love for old instruments, as well as a “vintage” aesthetic that accompanies her on stage. On July 6 Moreno shared the stage with the lead singer of La Santa Cecilia, La Marisoul. Together they performed a tribute to their “musas,” so...

(Photo Story) Landscapes of Gentrification

(Photo Story) Landscapes of Gentrification

Blake Berry

May 17, 2019

While exploring landscapes of gentrification, a small group of CSUN students went on a “taco tour” led by CSUN geography Professor Dr. Graves. The group was made up of predominantly geography majors and explored parts of east Los Angeles, a place that has bared witness to waves of immigra...

CSUN Discussions: A look into Solange Knowles’ impact

CSUN Discussions: A look into Solange Knowles’ impact

Deja Magee

May 8, 2019

Coming back from her critically acclaimed album “A Seat at the Table," Solange Knowles' career has been on a whirlwind. Solange has always been into music like her elder sibling, Beyoncé, and both of them have taken different routes in terms of genre in recent years. Beyoncé has chose...

Bedroom producer finds success at CSUN

Bedroom producer finds success at CSUN

Chelsea Hays

May 8, 2019

Royal Dean, 22, is a senior who composes and produces all of his own music from his very own studio ... which also happens to be his bedroom. Dean moved to Northridge in early 2017 as a transfer student from Moorpark College. He grew up with a musical mom and a doctor as a dad. Following in his mom's...

When and Where 5/15 – 5/22

When and Where 5/15 – 5/22

Elaina Tovar

May 7, 2019

Wednesday, May 15 LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Cost: $24 - $217 Time: 7:10 p.m. Place: Dodger Stadium; 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles The LA Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Wear blue to support the team and bring along friends and family to this game you won't want to mis...

CSUN Sounds

CSUN Sounds

Thania Garcia

May 7, 2019

1. "Energy" by BURNS, A$AP Rocky, & Sabrina ClaudioReleased: April 30 "Energy" is the dream collaboration. Between A$AP Rocky's entwining bars and Sabrina Claudio's melodic vocals, the single is the perfect summer-ready track. BURNS' production in this track is clean-cut and grooves effortlessly.2. ...

Behind the scenes of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Behind the scenes of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Hadie Tobar

May 6, 2019

Four advanced directing students experimented with a collection of styles when putting together the production of the classic play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," with guidance from artistic director Professor Larry Biederman. Co-directors Hannah Peterson, Darian Ramirez, Vitoria Villalobos and Nini Gioiosa casted a small ensemble to not only play multiple roles b...

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