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App of the Day: Hipmunk

Alyson Burton / Illustrator

Edemy Rodriguez

December 7, 2015

With the holidays and the end of fall semester approaching, there is an app that provides travel deals for flights and hotels. Hipmunk helps find the lowest prices for different getaway destinations – whether it is to catch a flight back home to see family or for a vacation over winter break. It...

Copycat mentality cause reboots in film and television industry to rise

Set-top box rentals generate about $19.5 billion a year for cable and satellite TV companies. But the boxes may face new federal regulations designed to break TV providers' hold on the devices. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Jasmin Robinson

December 7, 2015

Your mind's not playing tricks on you. That show you used to stay up late for to watch prior to the invention of DVR, and that movie you use to play until your VCR overheated, and those quirky lines you use to repeat are now coming back in full force. With the likes of Annie and the Muppets all getting...

Sundial Songs of the Week: Fall Series, Vol. 13

Illustration of record player with leaves and musical notes coming from it.

Vincent Nguyen

December 7, 2015

Grab the coats, the snow shovels and plows because it's December... in California. It's okay to pretend we get snow in L.A., isn't it? Well, not really. So don't be a fool and grab any of those aforementioned items. But what's real is the inevitable end of the semester as well as the upcoming holidays....

VPAC: An evening with the sounds of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán performed in front of a large audience at the Valley Performing Arts Center Thursday, Dec. 3. Photo Courtesy of The VPAC

Julissa Vasquez

December 4, 2015

Silver embellishments of traditional Mexican attire glistened on the stage Thursday, Dec. 3 as Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán showed a large audience at the Valley Performing Arts Center why they're known as “the best mariachi in the world." The 14 member mariachi orchestra played instruments from...

Students recount Black Friday Weekend

Shoppers wait in line to purchase discounted shoes at the Macy's women's department at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Black Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2013. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Edemy Rodriguez

December 3, 2015

Black Friday has changed the landscape of retail shopping, becoming a tradition in which individuals hope to save and catch deals just in time for the holiday season. For some it has taken over the tradition of having dinner on Thanksgiving. Edgar Navarro, 33, was looking for a 55' Westinghouse...

App of the day: SworkIt Lite

Alyson Burton / Illustrator

Julissa Vasquez

December 1, 2015

For many students, paying for a membership to the gym is just not in their budget, but the app SworkIt Lite is here to help with reaching weight loss goals. Some of those who try and workout outdoors for free are faced with safety fears, especially in the evenings as it gets dark. This app provides us...

Rock’s ever changing style fits to today’s standards and taste

Nikki Sixx, left, and Vince Neil perform with Motley Crue at the Matthew Knight Arena on July 22, 2015 in Eugene, Ore. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Alejandro Zizumbo

December 1, 2015

The genre of rock ‘n’ roll sparks up images of guitar strumming musicians, singing about relatable themes, using catchy tunes mixed with meaningful lyrics. In no other era is rock ‘n’ roll more prevalent than in the late 20th century when bands like the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Doors,...

Captured: Foals

Foals front-man Yannis Philappakis performing during his band's show at the Wiltern on Nov. 29.

Vincent Nguyen

November 30, 2015

29-out-of-30. Hard to believe there's only one day left in Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A., but in it's penultimate show at the Wiltern on Nov. 29, Foals was the band to make it seem like the final one. In the first show of its American tour, The English indie rock band was flashy, grimy,...

CSUN stays scruffy with No shave November

Kyle Ehlers, 24, Recreational Management

Laine Wherritt

November 30, 2015

Every November beards become an increasingly popular commodity among men in support of No-Shave November. The movement can first be traced back to Australia in 2004 when, according to Vidette Online there were 30 men who grew beards for 30 days to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression in men. The i...

Sundial Songs of the Week: Fall Series, Vol. 11

Illustration of record player with leaves and musical notes coming from it.

Vincent Nguyen

November 30, 2015

It's the Thanksgiving break hangover. Too full to walk, too broke to buy anything, and, most importantly, too hungover to even function, but not to worry – there's still a bunch of music that needs a listen. Check this week's latest edition of the Sundial Songs of the Week with all that jazz. https://soundcloud.com/sundial-songs-of-the-week/sets/sotw-12-1 So...

Captured: ilovemakonnen

Captured: ilovemakonnen

Vincent Nguyen

November 29, 2015

Mack Sennett Studios going up on a Saturday. ilovemakonnen performed at the third-to-last 30 Days in L.A. show on Nov. 28. The Atlanta native performed at the Mack Sennett Studios along with Basecamp and Jazz Cartier. Aside from playing his hits, ilovemakonnen performed new songs from his recen...

The playlist for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner

Follow these tips to be sure your turkey makes it to the table safely. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Lauren Gates

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving is coming up in just a few short days, and on a college campus that means a mix of people going home for the holidays while others spend it here around campus, and away from family, possibly for the first time. While the idealistic 'family gathering around the table' image may not fit...

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