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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 open mic and art gallery event to give students the opportunity to showcase their expressions in different...

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 music that captures the 1980s film and video game sound. A Los Angles-based band has taken Syn...

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...

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 nights. According to the Weather Channel, Northridge will not be seeing a number higher that 75 degrees ...

App of the Day: VSCO Cam

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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 filters and is free for iOS and Android users. It is simple to take advantage of the many...

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 especially limited in their options, having only the campus Pub Sports Grill and a handful of local...

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 but to preserve and make it to the end of the semester without giving into the temptation of sleeping i...

App of the Day – Apps Gone Free

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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 free, especially the good apps. Apps Gone Free fixes that problem. Apps Gone Free has taken that...

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 Brent’s Deli is an good option for CSUN students to enjoy a lunch or Matzo ball soup on chilly winter nights. Located in a plaza on Parthenia Street in Northridge, this restaurant was bought in 1967 by...

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 explains that they’ve rehearsed everyday for weeks for the premier show on Friday, Nov. 13. “We’ve...

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 laughs and awareness for the local veteran community. With the likes of comedians Jay Mohr, Jim...

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 were all smiles and laughter while we sat down with chips and salsa in Nebraska and Levi's living room...

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