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Review: “The Queen’s Gambit” keeps you hooked with their winning moves

Review: “The Queen’s Gambit” keeps you hooked with their winning moves
Preston Vanderslice, Reporter December 21, 2020

As a general sports lover, the dramatized sound of a swishing net, cracking bat, or smacking shoulder pads runs in my DNA. Thanks to Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” the sound of a king confidently...

San Fernando Valley favorite Skateland to close permanently, becoming a proposed homeless shelter

After 62 years of operation, Skateland closes their doors for good after being closed for eight months.
Michaella Huck, Culture Editor December 7, 2020

For over 60 years, Skateland has been a longtime attraction to San Fernando Valley residents. However, Los Angeles Councilman John Lee announced on Nov.16 that the owners of Skateland were looking to retire...

Sia criticized as ableist for controversial new film “Music”

Sia criticized as ableist for controversial new film “Music”
Camille Lehmann, Reporter December 7, 2020

  Sia, an Australian singer, released a trailer for her new film “Music, which is scheduled to come out February 2021. The trailer debuted on Nov. 19 depicts a girl with autism that cannot...

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is all too similar to current events

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is all too similar to current events
Preston Vanderslice, Reporter December 1, 2020

The parallels of past and present were already obvious when Aaron Sorkin began filming “The Trial of the Chicago 7” in the fall of 2019, but unless Sorkin is a full-blown clairvoyant, I don’t think...

Review: “On the Rocks” isn’t perfect, but its freshness and originality will grow on you

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Preston Vanderslice, Reporter November 1, 2020

I could be wrong but I doubt it’s every day that a genuinely funny buddy comedy revolving around a father-daughter duo floats through the studios of Hollywood. But when it’s Sofia Coppola bringing...

Review: “All In”, the fight for democracy

Follow the race results updates every 10 minutes.
Yasmine Cardenas, Reporter October 19, 2020

As I watched “All In: The Fight For Democracy,” I was reminded of my mail-in ballot sitting on my table. Both, urging me to do one thing — vote. The Amazon Prime documentary is like a public...

Review: Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” is a great conversation starter, but not enough to create change

Review: Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” is a great conversation starter, but not enough to create change
Preston Vanderslice, Reporter October 14, 2020

I suppose it’s nothing short of a now predictable, modern day twist of irony that I first heard of the new Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” on social media. Was this post targeted to...

Big Show 2020: Rave from home this Saturday

Big Show 2020 will take place online via Zoom on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. CSUN students have to register with their student email in order to get access to the livestream.
Danielle Tranter, Reporter September 30, 2020

Every year since 2000, CSUN students have looked forward to shaking off the stress of midterms at the Associated Student’s annual Big Show. The concert, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, may...

Five back-to-school movies to watch as the virtual school year starts

Five back-to-school movies to watch as the virtual school year starts
Yasmine Cardenas, Reporter September 17, 2020

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March, schools shifted to virtual learning for the remainder of the spring semester. After a summer filled with stay-at-home orders...

My reintroduction to the big screen: Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet”

Movie theaters around the world have to implement new protocols amid the pandemic.
Preston Vanderslice, Reporter September 11, 2020

Since my first trip to the movie theater at the age of five, I don’t think I’ve experienced a longer draught of theater-less movie-watching than I did during the initial months of COVID-19. That all...

The Real Influencers – Beyoncé

Michaella Huck, Culture Editor September 4, 2020

I remember scrolling through Twitter last year and laughing at a Twitter thread, “Being Beyoncé’s assistant for the day: DON’T GET FIRED THREAD.” It was a “choose-your-own-adventure” style...

Fashion&Identity: Sparking Change with What We Wear

A lady in black t-shirt and skirt
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...

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