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Valley venues see the birth of musical greats

Valley venues see the birth of musical greats

Jake Tully

March 20, 2014

The San Fernando Valley and its nearby outlying areas have been highly conducive to the progression of the popular music scene for more than half a century. With bands such as The Doors, Los Lobos, N.W.A and countless others having secured their toehold in the area, it’s no doubt the valley has been the nexus of su...

Despite odds stacked against them, CSUN matches up well with USC

Despite odds stacked against them, CSUN matches up well with USC

Mateo Melero

March 19, 2014

  Cal State Northridge The Matadors have turned a bad start this season into a matchup up against one of the best teams in the country in the NCAA Tournament , and it will take all that they have to pull a win over the South Carolina Gamecocks. Standing sixth in the NCAA rankings and eighth with ...

Police find pipe bomb after routine traffic stop on Reseda and Devonshire

Mateo Melero

March 19, 2014

The Los Angeles Police Department detonated a pipe bomb at a gas station on the corner of Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard in Northridge, after pulling over a vehicle for speeding Wednesday afternoon. Officers found what they believed to be a bomb on the floor of a red SUV while searching the vehicl...

Brief: Food trucks to roll onto campus for CSUN Dine

Neelofer Lodhy

March 19, 2014

Next month, four to five food trucks will park near Bayramian Lawn in one of two events called CSUN Dines. The first of the two events will take place on April 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the other on May 1 during the same time period. The event is meant to be a gathering for faculty, st...

Brief: Pub to show Matadors NCAA women’s game

Jamie Gonzaga

March 19, 2014

The first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament between the CSUN Matadors and the South Carolina Gamecocks will be shown at the Pub Sports Grill in the University Student Union (USU) on Sunday, March 23 at 2:30 p.m. The basketball game will also air on ESPN. Susan Dickman, program a...

Merchants, users of bitcoin uncertain on future of the cryptocurrency

Illustration by: Kristine Delicana / Contributor

Kwok Chan

March 19, 2014

In a growing trend, traditional payment methods of dollar bills and checks are being replaced by digital currencies that can be used to pay for goods and services. One of the leaders in this budding technology is Bitcoin, a form of electronic money created in 2009. Its currency depends on a ne...

Don’t let long distances change your relationship

Illustration by Jennifer Luxton/A&E Editor

Madison Wood

March 19, 2014

Long distance relationships aren’t the easiest. It’s hard being away from your significant other, and there is a lot hard work that goes into maintaining a long distance relationship. Not to mention the doubts that come with it. Long distance relationships take a good deal of effort from ...

DACA is only a bandage for a gaping wound in America

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Calvin Ratana

March 19, 2014

Imagine being forced out of a place you have called home for the past several years of your life. Imagine that in order to stay in your home, you must apply to stay there every two years. Imagine feeling alienated from your own household because of a situation you had no choice in. That is the ble...

Calendar of March 21

Taylor Villescas

March 19, 2014

Event:Noir City Description: Are you a fan of black and white films? Mysterious femme fatales and hardened private eyes? Grab some popcorn and settle in for the American Cinematheque's 16th annual Noir City: Film Noir festival. The evening features gritty black and white classics about crime and ...

The city of San Fernando finds its voice in a blog

Photo courtesy of April Aguirre

Nicole Socala

March 19, 2014

The San Fernando Valley is wedged into a corner of complaints and stereotypes: A blur of 105 degree summers, a sparse night scene and scattered X-ratings. When stripped of these misconstrued layers, the small community cities within the Valley have a lot to offer. The blog, i am san fernando, id...

For some, American education tops Chinese education

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Kwok Chan

March 19, 2014

The learning environment, flexibility and an all-round education system are three factors that attract more Chinese students to pursue higher education in the United States. The number of Chinese students studying in the United States continues to rise over the recent years, according to an article f...

Newly proposed FDA food label revamp may still be confusing

Illustration by Raymond Bacsal/Contributor

Leilani Peltz

March 19, 2014

Nutrition. Calories. Sugar. Serving sizes. These are just a few of the words the public hears or sees, if not on a daily basis, at least on occasion, even if they aren’t consciously aware of it. In an attempt to help consumers make healthier decisions in regards to what they eat and drink, the Food an...

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