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Overcoming hardships to help others succeed

Stephanie Bermudez

February 14, 2010

David Meraz’s lifelong goal is not to be doctor, not to be an actor, or not even to be rich and famous. Instead, Meraz’s goal in life is to change the world in some way, shape or form. “I don’t know where to begin, or why I haven’t begun, but I’m going to do it,” said the 21-year old p...

Finding inspiration through struggles

Anna Osipova

February 11, 2010

For Roberto Saravia, 25, his earliest memories are of marches, protests and "big old red flags." The red flags stand for El Salvador's current president's political party, Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN. Both of Saravia's parents, who met in the United States, have been staunc...

1 in 33,000: Finding passion and inspiration through art

Alan Der Ohannessian

February 7, 2010

Most typical teenagers go to the movies, watch games or play sports for fun. However, Hector Hernandez isn’t your typical teenager. The soft spoken and long-haired student with eye glasses has a passion for stencil art. For those who aren’t familiar with this concept of art, it’s really simp...

One in 33,000: Overcoming the unimaginable

Sarah Smith

February 1, 2010

Perhaps influenced by the fact that he was raised on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville, Tenn, David Lavaggi grew up looking through pictorials of Salvador Dali and reading scientific books in lieu of children’s stories. Now, at 42 years old, he is a junior at CSUN studying psychology on track to graduate with honors in the spring of 2011. But, t...

1 in 33,000: Near or far, a true California girl at heart

Christianna Triolo

February 1, 2010

Lauren Lefkowitz, is a 20-year-old business major who wanted to have the true college experience. However, she did not find it at CSUN but across the country on the East Coast at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst). Born and raised in West Hills, Lefkowitz is following in her family’s footsteps by going to school at CSUN. Lefkowitz’s father, ...

The unique art of belly dancing

Krista Daly

January 31, 2010

While dancing is not unusual hobby, 21-year-old Spanish major Angelina Bolton performs a unique dance: belly dancing. “I had always been interested in it and wanted to learn to be confident and feel more comfortable in my own skin,” Bolton said. Bolton was attracted to the art of belly dancing....

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