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Student hosts open-mic night in dorm room

man in yellow sweater holds mic and performs passionately
Jacob Pascua April 12, 2018

The first floor of Carrageen Hall erupted with the sound of poetry, hip-hop and the voices of students Monday night. From inside the walls of a humble dorm room, 19-year-old Alex Uribe hosted his own...

Future Holotape: A dive into their music

retro photo of two people siting in the floor with keyboards
Gisselle Pernett April 12, 2018

Synthwave music is a genre that has grown incredibly popular throughout the years. However, it is still a music style that is hard to define and identify. In simple terms, Synthwave is a genre of electronic...

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...

Songs to combat stormy and cold weather

Cecilia Xiong, 7, of Sacramento, Calif., and her father, Kachang Xiong, walk to Parkway Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., despite the cold, wet on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Lauren Gates November 25, 2015

It feels like the seasons skipped fall and jumped right into winter here in Los Angeles, with temperatures dropping to the low 60's this week and the sun setting creating chills well into the 40s some...

App of the Day: VSCO Cam

Alyson Burton / Illustrator
Michelle Moran November 24, 2015

Phone photography is the easiest way to document life visually and to take selfies whenever the time calls for it. VSCO Cam is a photo editing app that has a variety of filters that are better than Instagram's...

San Fernando Valley brewery invites locals

San Fernando Brewing Co. provides a host of different brews and bar food for patrons to enjoy while socializing with those around them. Photo credit: Alejandra Gonzalez
Jake Tully November 23, 2015

Outside of the occasional dive bar and the ever-growing selection at the local Ralph’s, the north San Fernando Valley is fairly lean on locations to pick up a quality craft beer. CSUN students are...

Weekly Events: Pre-gaming for Thanksgiving

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Anthony Walton November 18, 2015

The time has come, its pre-Thanksgiving week and finals are around the corner. Christmas music is playing and people are camping out for black friday already. Skipping class is becoming ever more tempting...

App of the Day – Apps Gone Free

Alyson Burton / Illustrator
Jasmin Robinson November 17, 2015

A smart phone can do many things, and, for the cost, we can say money well spent. However, there is nothing worse than the costs piling up putting you essentially in app debt. The reality is, nothing is...

Family tradition at Brent’s Deli

View of the inside of Brent's Deli located on Parthenia Street in Northridge
Roza Asgharzadeh November 13, 2015

https://vanessapbarajas.cartodb.com/api/v2/viz/a7ea5da6-7954-11e5-9640-0ecd1babdde5/viz.json Brent’s Deli is an good option for CSUN students to enjoy a lunch or Matzo ball soup on chilly winter nights. Located...

Cloud Nine looks to blend comedy and drama

New play titled
Eliset Zapien November 13, 2015

Cloud Nine is a two-act play combined together to portray a time-shifting comedy of gender and sexuality by Caryl Churchill. Ryan Lisman, 21-year-old psychology major, is one of the cast members and...

Big Comedy creates big laughs for first time at VPAC

Comedian Chris Titus preforms at Valley Performance Arts Center on Tuesday November 10, 2015.
Jake Tully November 12, 2015

Despite a belated starting time and major changes to the comedian roster, the Student Veteran Organization and Associated Students' "Big Comedy" at California State University, Northridge was a night of...

Valley Vibrations: Stoury

Nebraska, Levi June and Levi pose for Holiday Christmas photo shoot.
Lauren Gates November 11, 2015

Three CSUN alumni formed the band STOURY, I got a chance to sit down with them to find out theirs. Friends first and band mates second, 25-year-old Levi June, 24-year-old Nebraska and 26-year-old Ryan...

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