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Fantasy springs to life in the “Once Upon a Dream” Student Fashion Showcase

Fantasy springs to life in the

Victor Frost

April 24, 2014

Elvis Smith, a 22 year old Apparel Design student, steps into our studio to talk about the "Fantasy: Once Upon a Dream" student fashion showcase and his contributions to it. The showcase will be taking place this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Northridge Room at the USU. Below is a sneak peek at one ...

The Incredible Edible Egg

Amanda Blake

April 24, 2014

During the 1990’s, dietary cholesterol became associated with the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease, which today remains the number one cause of death in the United States. The egg contains 185 mg of cholesterol, more than half of the recommended daily allowance (RDA), and quickly...

“Infotainment” makes current affairs appealing to a new generation of viewers

Josh Carlton

April 24, 2014

Foreign affairs, national debt, health care, congress, politics… Do any of these terms make you want to run and hide? If you answered yes, then you may belong to the growing number of bright-eyed youngsters who receive their news from outlets other than CNN, MSNBC or (gasp) FOX News. Earlier th...

Calendar of events: April 24 – 29

Jennifer Luxton

April 24, 2014

Event:Macarthur Park Story Gathering Description:Enjoy a sunny day outside with the LA Commons, a group working to bring art to every member of the community. Guests can enjoy fresh tamales and other food vendors while they share stories and mingle. Date:April 24, 4 p.m. Location:MacArthur P...

Does your bike need some TLC? Best bike shops around the city

Does your bike need some TLC? Best bike shops around the city

Victor Frost

April 24, 2014

Earth Day has reminded us that our planet is a precious thing and we should be more conscious of how we treat it. What better way to do this than by denouncing the evils of internal combustion, getting rid of our cars and — I’m sorry, but I can’t even type that with a straight face. I love ...

Theatre department performs a chicano spin on “Electra” with “Electricidad”

Steven Espinoza

April 24, 2014

Opening Friday April 25th, the theatre department will be hosting the student-performed play “Electricidad” by Luis Alfaro. “Electricidad” is based on Sophocle’s “Electra.” In this story, the heroine is obsessed with murdering her mother and her mother’s lover to punish them for killing...

Author speaks about various Israeli perspectives and cultures

Donna Rosenthal the author of

Mateo Melero

April 24, 2014

The media has done well in depicting Israel as a nation in constant conflict, according to journalist Donna Rosenthal, and the confusion expressed by a former student of hers about the country and its peoples, was enough to write a book. Rosenthal spoke to CSUN students about her book “The Israeli...

Women’s Water Polo: Matadors enter Big West Tourney on high note despite late losses

Women's Water Polo: Matadors enter Big West Tourney on high note despite late losses

James Waters

April 24, 2014

    The stage is set for the most anticipated Big West Tournament in CSUN women’s water polo history. Despite two straight losses to end the season, the No. 9 Matadors are looking to boost their successful season this weekend at the Big West Tournament. Head coach Marcelo Leona...

Women’s Tennis: Lin transitions smoothly on and off the court

Women's Tennis: Lin transitions smoothly on and off the court

Kwok Chan

April 24, 2014

    CSUN’s tennis team has been home to the most dangerous backhand in the west this year, and it belongs to a freshman. With two Big West Tennis Athlete of the Week awards in her first season of playing tennis in the US, Vivian Lin has adjusted well on the courts in Northridge. ...

Documentary director discusses motivation behind ‘Blackfish’

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of the documentary “Blackfish,” discusses the impact of the film and its treatment of orca whales, Wednesday in the Northridge Center.  Photo Credit: Lucas Esposito / Senior Photographer

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 23, 2014

“Blackfish” director Gabriela Cowperthwaite visited campus Wednesday to speak about her experiences becoming a documentarian and creating the controversial film. “Blackfish” challenges the industry of animal captivity by following the story of SeaWorld San Diego’s performing orca w...

A renewable energy economy is possible and needed for our future

Courtesy of MCT

Steven Maiken

April 23, 2014

    Trillions of dollars have gone to bailout Wall Street fraudsters, provide tax-breaks for the wealthy, maintain our military and the pointless wars and operations since Sept. 11. If we have this kind of money to undermine our democracy and promote inequality and destruction on a massive sc...

Students prepare for CSUN’s 35th annual fashion show to take place this Saturday

Students prepare for CSUN's 35th annual fashion show to take place this Saturday

Crystal Chwierut

April 23, 2014

Every year during the spring semester, TRENDS, a nonprofit student run organization, and the department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) put on a fashion show. This year marks 35 years of creative jaw-dropping designs. Designers must come up with an original idea that embodies the “Fantasy: ...

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