Escaping Into Fantasy

Escaping Into Fantasy

In this blog post, Tariq Soliman analyzes Owl City’s “Fireflies” and the music video for the song.  In an effective and interesting discussion of the song and video’s thematic element, Tariq sheds new light on this popular piece of music.

Learning Something New Every Day

Learn Something New Every Day

This beautifully-designed blog reveals a positive outlook on life as this student author completes their first year of composition.  Complete with posts covering various text and even some poetry, this blog is a pleasure to read.  

Rustam’s Los Angeles

People view Los Angeles in different ways. Some people see it as a playground, a music stage, or a movie set. My Los Angeles is a giant exhibition of art by various artists. This huge exhibition is made out of architecture, museums, sculptures, and street art. It is also made up of different cultures and […]

Autobiography – Rustam Sharipov

My name is Rustam Sharipov. I was born and raised in Russia. I went to school in Russia until seventh grade. At that moment my family moved over to the United States. When I first got to United States everything looked unusual and different to me. I did not know the language to speak with people. […]

“Big Brother” Becoming A Reality

If you have ever listened to a song on YouTube that has lyrics on it and that was not uploaded by VEVO, you have performed an illegal act, and Hollywood is trying to make sure you and YouTube get fined for it. In the beginning of 2012, Hollywood companies such as the Motion Picture Association […]

Autobiography – Vladimir Jimenez

“I don’t want an autobiography, just put ‘autobiography.’” I’ve been programming since I was in 8th grade and love it. I started researching how programs were made and discovered the art of coding. To this day, coding has been my escape from life and English. I have always struggled with English until I met my […]

Ethnography: Arbor Court

For my ethnography I chose the busiest place I have visited on the CSUN campus: Arbor Court. Arbor Court is located on the north side of the campus, behind Bayramian Hall. There is the Arbor, Freudian Sip, and the Super Market in the Arbor Court, as well as a big yard with over twenty tables […]

The Sacrifice of Being a Teen Model

For many teenage girls, becoming a model means walking the runway in designer clothes, having hair and make-up done professionally and becoming famous. Because of the clothes models wear and having their hair and make-up done, some girls appear to look older. Yet many forget how young some of these girls really are. Each year […]

Whang - Comic Preface

Preface

“Over the course, I have definitely developed a better understanding of issues around the world, and I can now develop strong ideas of my own to back the issues up.” Read the entire Comic Preface by Jessica Whang

The Botanic Gardens

I am at peace; I am currently in the Botanic Gardens at CSUN, and it is surprisingly calm. People are shuffling and scuffling around the gardens’ perimeters. It makes me feel nervous; it feels like I shouldn’t be here but at the same time it feels just right. Sitting in front of me, there is […]