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Alumnus offers opportunities for artists

A man with two story books in both of his hands

Elliott Keegan

December 13, 2018

Recent CSUN grad and author Jesse Orenshein is helping current students bridge the gap from students to professionals by recruiting them to work as illustrators on his series of children's books. Louise Calvento, an animation major who graduated this fall, was the first to take him up on his offer. “This was my ve...

Review: “The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice”

Ryan Mancini

September 12, 2016

Last week Mother Teresa was canonized by the Catholic Church, making her a saint. She was known to many for having lived a life dedicated to stopping poverty and recognized for being charitable. The late British journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, however, saw Mother Teresa differently. Her...

Need to read: Wednesday Book Column

Michael Herrera

June 28, 2016

Title: ValenciaAuthor: Michelle TeaGenre: Lesbian FictionPages: 250$9.87-$16.00Related reads: "The Price of Salt," "Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit"Michelle Tea's autobiographical novel follows one girl's search for love in San Francisco during the grunge-filled era of the 1990s. Tea introduces a variety ...

The Clinton legacy: the good, the bad, the weird and all of the above

Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton at a ceremony.

Ryan Mancini

October 13, 2015

The first debate among the five [as of this writing] Democratic presidential candidates is slowly creeping closer. As the American people wait to see the former secretary of state, New York senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton [HRC] stand on stage with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, in the...

The rise of the book-to-movie trends

300 dpi Jeff Durham illustration of a child sitting in bed reading a tablet under a starry sky. (Bay Area News Group/MCT)

Adriana Celis

February 5, 2015

Lately, an all-too-common trend has become hard to ignore. We go to the movie theater and browse through what seems to be the same old drab list of been there, done that films. One form or another we’ve heard of it because these storylines already exist - within the pages of a book. Hollywood ...

From Words to Moving Pictures

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Jessica Castellanos

January 26, 2015

Every year, fanboys and girls must clear their head cannon visions in exchange for big screen adaptations. Tinseltown is turning to literature once again to fuel 2015 film goers. This includes the much anticipated, and even cringe worthy fan favorites. "The Last Apprentice" by Joseph Delaney - The ...

Re-read those books from high school

Re-read those books from high school

Joshua Khabushani

September 11, 2013

During an intimate conversation with Holden Caufield, Mr. Antolini, Holden’s former English teacher, introduced a quote in hopes that he would convey to him the importance of persevering, despite any reservations we may have because of the challenges we face. “The mark of the immature man is ...

CSUN professor’s book debunks common myths about ‘natural’ ingredients

Samantha Tata

February 2, 2011

CSUN chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has authored a new book hoping to dispel the common misconceptions that products labeled “natural” are inherently benign and exposure to antioxidants, supplements and cosmetics cannot harm the body, despite the lack of scientific evidence to support these claims. “I...

A.S. gives money for the completion of a Torah

Adria Brodie

November 23, 2010

CHABAD, a Jewish student-run organization at CSUN, received a $2,000 allocation from A.S. for the completion of a Torah, a scroll that has the five books of Moses handwritten on parchment paper. Jessica Krotin, 23, psychology major, addressed Senate members Tuesday during A.S. open forum and sai...

Unified We Serve partners with campus community to collect items for donations

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 18, 2010

Unified We Serve concluded its second annual clothing and food drive Wednesday. The organization collected food, clothing and books for underprivileged families in the San Fernando Valley and displayed the items on the steps in front of the Oviatt Library. “We want to show the campus the...

The Special Collections and Archives in the Oviatt Library is available to students for research

David Saakyan

October 20, 2010

Inside the Oviatt Library, rests a one-of-a-kind storage and retrieval system with a mix of different archival materials ranging from medieval European manuscripts to a 4,000-year-old stone containing Sumerian cuneiform. The Special Collections and Archives are located in the Tseng Wing, on the second floor of the Oviatt Library and were first created in ...

Journalist and award-winning writer discuss solutions to California’s financial crisis

John Michael Simko

October 12, 2010

The Golden State has lost its luster with its improvising ways and a fundamental reason why California remains a disorganized and disheveled state. Journalist Joe Mathews and award-winning writer Mark Paul spoke to an audience about their new book, “California Crackup: How Reform Broke ...

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