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Junior works as president of the “Big Buddies” club, which mentors impoverished youths

Junior works as president of the “Big Buddies” club, which mentors impoverished youths

Trevor Stamp

September 9, 2013

Coming to college is all about new experiences. Do you join a club, or start a new one? How do you immerse yourself into the college community? For Tania Benjamin, 20, attending CSUN was about trying new things. That’s what led her to starting Big Buddies. “I always wanted to start a clu...

‘An evening with Shirley MacLaine’ comes to the VPAC

Liana Hofer

May 5, 2011

Academy-award winner. Acclaimed author. Truth-seeker. Shirley MacLaine has many titles that can be attached to her name, and this Friday, one more will be added to the list: VPAC performer. On May 6, the internationally-known entertainer will visit the CSUN campus to perform her one-woman act, entitled “An E...

New space offers trainers and equipment to practice parkour and freerunning

Liana Hofer

April 13, 2011

Running across a graffiti-filled wall and momentarily parallel to the ground below him, for a few seconds, Bryan Greene has found a way to defy gravity. Across from him, grown men and women flip from a seven-foot ledge into a sea of bright blue foam, while others hop between iron monkey bars. If it sounds like an adult playground, it’s because that’s exactly what it is. Welcome to the Tempest Freerunning Academy, the f...

Smashion combines social networking and fashion

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 24, 2011

Fashion enthusiasts have been connecting for years by using the accessibility of a cyber community. The business world has caught on to the idea, and Smashion, a website that allows users to connect through buying and selling the latest trends, is one the latest companies to jump on the bandwagon. “The concept is a social fashion site to connec...

Using laughter as medicine at the Laugh Factory

Samantha Tata

March 24, 2011

In the years after the Laugh Factory opened its doors and lit up its stage in 1979, owner Jamie Masada passed out complimentary passes for the new club to drum up support and community involvement. While canvassing Fairfax Street in West Hollywood, Masada handed out coupons valid for a free show and complimentary soda to the elderly that lived on the block. A retired married cou...

CSUN alumni stars in ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’

Jessica Estrada

February 17, 2011

Inside a garage filled with neighborhood kids, Lexi Marman first expressed her desire to stand out from the crowd. This month, she will get an opportunity to express herself again when she performs in the production of “The Adventures of Pinocchio” at Deaf West Theatre in North Hollywood. As a f...

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