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Banana bread made easy

Jessica Jewell

February 22, 2012

Easy, From-Scratch Banana Bread So, I had a couple bananas that were turning brown this past week so I decided to try my hand at making some banana bread. I had never made any type of bread, yeasty or otherwise. So, I was truthfully a bit nervous. In the end it came out beautifully. Next time I would make sure that all of t...

King’s Burgers offers quality and convenience for CSUN students

King's Burgers offers quality and convenience for CSUN students

Melissa Simon

February 22, 2012

King’s Burgers doesn’t really stand out much. It’s one of the many eateries located on Reseda Boulevard near CSUN, and driving by King’s, you might think that it is just another burger place. And on the outside, this may be true. But, on the inside – not so much. King’s offers an East-meets-West menu, so to speak. From ...

New Orleans comes to Hollywood in revamped bar

Trisha Sprouse

February 16, 2012

Laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll. Or so say the staff at Five 0 Four, a Cajun/Creole restaurant and bar located in the heart of Hollywood. Named for the New Orleans area code, Five 0 Four shut down for a few weeks in January and recently reopened with a more upscale decor and revamp...

Valentine’s Day recipe – Raw vegan lemon blackberry cheesecake

Courtesy of Heidi Calvert

Jessica Jewell

February 9, 2012

Raw Vegan Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake Raw vegan, organic cheesecake. Say what?! Valentine’s Day is a time for decadence. Delicious, sinful decadence. But wait! This cheesecake can not only satisfy sweet-toothed heathens, but it’s a breeze to make. Crust: 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup ma...

Drinks, sports, and music at Stovepiper Lounge

Two friends share drinks at the bar at the Stovepiper Lounge in Northridge, which is open seven days a week. Photo Credit: Charlie Kaijo / Daily Sundial

Tenny Minassian

February 2, 2012

When I first pulled up to The Stovepiper Lounge, I immediately noted the strange location; in a shopping center with Office Depot on Parthenia St. While this makes for an awkward bar location, there was plenty of free parking and its location is convenient to CSUN students. As I walked in through the red v...

Super Bowl themed parties can be made easy for students

Matthew Ashman

February 2, 2012

The New York Giants and New England Patriots are set to showdown this Sunday in the Super Bowl, and aside from the game, the best part of the day is the party.  But how can you throw an amazing party on a student budget? One surefire way to make sure you stay within budget is to have a potluck party...

Joyce’s Coffee Shop provides cheap breakfast food for those on a tight budget

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 12, 2011

Eating on a budget is important to most college students, and Joyce’s Coffee Shop makes it easy. While the busy city bustles around CSUN, Joyce’s provides Northridge with a small neighborhood feel, so people of all ages can get away from the hectic city vibe and enjoy a quality cup of coffee served...

The sustainability of dumpster diving

Herber Lovato

April 21, 2011

Eric Einem is about to go diving, but instead of water, he’s going to plunge into a pile of trash. Those involved in freeganism (a strategy for living “based on limited participation in the conventional economy”) are familiar with dumpster diving. In this practice, those interested in reducing the...

CSU Board of Trustees member observes how budget decisions affect CSUN students

Adria Brodie

December 8, 2010

CSU Board of Trustee member Henry Mendoza toured the campus Monday to gain knowledge about the culture of CSUN and observed how the faculty and administration responded to the needs of the students, said Conor Lansdale, A.S. president. During the vice president’s committee report Tuesday at...

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...

“Let Them Eat LACMA” event explores food culture

Liana Hofer

November 8, 2010

The cultures of eating and art met at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sunday, where visitors were treated to tasty exhibits about the different aspects of food. As odd as it was entertaining, “Let Them Eat LACMA” was eight hours of performances, contests, and displays from 50 different ...

Students involved in food fight incident may be fined

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 19, 2010

CORRECTION: Members of the Sigma Chi fraternity were not involved in the food fight. The fraternity was identified in a statement by the Department of Police Services, which was later found to be incorrect.  Updated 10/21 Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Chi fraternities as well as the Delt...

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