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Art is everywhere on CSUN campus

Art is everywhere on CSUN campus

Joanna Jacobo

April 21, 2014

During orientation, volunteers from New Student Orientation (NSO) program on campus walk the grounds with dozens of incoming students, giving them a tour of every building and monument that holds a significance to the school. At the start of the 2012 spring semester at CSUN, a new monument was added to th...

Students share religious sacrifices they make for Ramadan, Yom Kippur, and Lent

Students share religious sacrifices they make for Ramadan, Yom Kippur, and Lent

Negin Daneshfar

April 16, 2014

For many, the purpose of Lent, Ramadan and Yom Kippur is to sacrifice personal desires to develop a closer bond with God and personal faith. This time of the year represents a time for confession, repentance, prayer, fasting and abstinence. Ramadan signifies the time of spiritual reflection of one...

Professor Steven Loy returns to the Boston marathon after last year’s bombing

Professor Steven Loy returns to the Boston marathon after last year's bombing

Araceli Castillo

April 15, 2014

Kinesiology professor Steven Loy trained for months before the 2013 Boston Marathon, but nothing could prepare him for the catastrophic bombings that took place that day. Loy and his daughter Mackenzie ran the Boston Marathon with her running team from Tuft University. The team only consisted of 100 peop...

Professor of religious studies starts Peace Institute in Congo

Professor of religious studies starts Peace Institute in Congo

Negin Daneshfar

April 14, 2014

In summer 2011, Mutombo Nkulu-N’sengha started a Peace Institute in Camino, Congo to address the causes of violence and poverty in the area. N’sengha travels to Congo every winter and summer break. The violence is defined by a pattern of human rights violations and conflicts between interreligious mi...

Students meet the millionaire Matador

Students meet the millionaire Matador

Joanna Jacobo

April 2, 2014

Plastered atop the University Student Union is the motto every matador should know. “Students today. Matadors tomorrow.” Although there are years to wait for the feeling to sink in for incoming freshmen and graduating seniors, there is an alumnus who has truly demonstrated this to be fact. “Da...

CSUN student founds local fitness program

CSUN student founds local fitness program

Lisette Rosales

April 1, 2014

Evina Luna gave education a try, but decided to hold off on college, mainly because she wanted to travel. Coming from a small town, she wished for a modeling job and the glitz and glamor of the big city. Her dream came true when she became a competitor in Miss Hawaiian Tropic, a bikini competition. ...

Grab some grub on wheels with a sampling of food trucks

Eleve Sky Deck at Glendale hosts a Fashion and Food Trucks where variety of food trucks offer people several choices from Me So Hungry Truck's burgers and fries to Recess Truck's ice cream creations on March 22, 2014 in Granada Hills, Calif.  According to the A.S. food truck service will soon arrive to CSUN campus providing a wide selection of food options for students. (Photo Credit: Ka Yun Chan/Contributor)

David Hawkins

March 26, 2014

Photo and Story by: Ka Yun Chan/Contributor Food truck is a growing foodie trend. It's becoming a luxury for people to try different tastes and a chance for businesses to stand out with their signature dishes. But not all trucks started out the same. Grilled Cheese Truck was a concept that st...

CSUN student creates film based on fictional love story during the Holocaust

CSUN student creates film based on fictional love story during the Holocaust

Araceli Castillo

March 26, 2014

After waking up from a  dream, Michael Canon was inspired to embark on a journey to start writing his 11th film. Although Canon admitted his dream was scary, which he wasn’t comfortable elaborating on, it was the motivation he needed to begin writing a love story which takes place during the Holocaust. ...

CSUN’s university costs analyzed down to the dollar

Students wait in line for services that range from financial aid to cash services in Bayramian Hall on Tuesday. Photo Credit by David J. Hawkins

Devan Patel

March 25, 2014

It’s easy to get lost in the financial statements of CSUN, let alone any other institution of higher education. After all, the previous academic year’s report of financial activity runs 105 pages, 97 of which contain either summaries of financial activity or financial statements of all departments o...

CSUN establishes first student Peace Club in the nation

CSUN establishes first student Peace Club in the nation

Tushita Vidhale

March 24, 2014

One of the great aspects about attending a university is the numerous clubs and organizations offered on campus, especially here at CSUN. While many clubs aim to help students become more interactive with each other on campus, there is one in particular that focuses solely on easing the minds of p...

CSUN student survives four-story fall, overcomes Traumatic Brain Injury

Adam Stelmach holds up a photo of when he was in a coma after his accident that left him with a tramuatic brain injury. Photo credit by Trevor Stamp

Joanna Jacobo

March 18, 2014

In a room filled with elderly individuals undergoing physical therapy, the youngest patient of the crowd, Adam Stelmach, sits toward the back of the room, switching from one workout machine, to the next. When slowly walking over to the abdominal machine, the 26-year-old CSUN student, struggles to hold onto the handle with his right arm....

Find teacups, manuscripts and sex toys in CSUN’s Special Collections and Archives

As a gift to the CSUN community, the teacup and salt and pepper shakers originated from Peter Norton, creator of the computer software Norton Antivirus, who commissioned an artist and distribute the pieces to his friends. Photo credit by Victoria Becerril

Kevin Linares

March 17, 2014

Tea cups, silver sets, and unusual items, including locks of hair and even sex toys can all be found in CSUN’s Special Collection and Archives. Located on the second floor of the Oviatt Library, one can find numerous informational research pieces from books, periodical collections, diaries, ma...

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