Ok, I was thinking how helpful it will be to make this. This is my first year here, but I moved in during the summer session so I know what we need.
What to bring:
1. A MICROWAVE - I can not tell you how important it is you bring one! CSUN Dorms doesn’t offer microwaves with your kitchen. Message your roommates and see if anyone has one. Kitchen or not, you need one!
2. A toaster - Or suffer with soft, cold bread. Bread = College food essential. Learn to enjoy it, along with noodles and Ramen.
3. All kitchen things if you have one - Food, dishes, forks, spoons, pans and pots, paper towels, cloth towels, dish soap, spatulas, strainer…Oh, and a water bottle! The sink water won’t kill you here.
4. Clothes - You know. Shirts, pants, socks, blah. JUST DON’T FORGET A TOWEL!
5. Fun stuff - TV, gaming stuff, iPods, chargers, cords, books, headphones, speakers, whatever makes you happy. There is room.
6. Bedding - THESE BEDS SUCK! It took me over a week to get over how hard they are. The size is a Twin XL, so go get bedding for that. To save yourself a lot of misery, get a bedding pad or whatever it is called. I accidentally sent mine back home (5 hour drive from here). If it is good, I’ll give you a link of where I got it to save you time. Mom is visiting tomorrow and I’ll be getting it then.
7. Internet cord - The wifi can get pretty bad here. Get a 6’ cord, you’ll be pumping 30 mb/s into your computer. Do it.
8. All hygiene things - Conditioner, shampoo, soap, scrubs, toothbrush, face wash, moisturizers, SUN SCREEN (!!!!!!), ear swabs. Things like that.
10. Food, laundry, toilet paper money - ALWAYS KEEP THIS TO THE SIDE! Housing doesn’t offer free toilet paper or laundry. $10 per month for laundry, split up toilet paper with roommates, and make sure to always have food money. ALWAYS.
THINGS NOT TO BRING:
1. All those things you’re debating if you should bring or not. Don’t. You’ll end up screwing yourself and your roommate over. Don’t be that guy…or girl. Keeps all your collections at home, don’t bring giant stacks of CDs or DVDs, no mountain of plush toys, no useless toys, no books you’re going to “read because you should.” No. We know that last one won’t happen anyways.
2. All your drama - College. Not high school. I’m currently living with a 47 year old (hell), and this guy still hasn’t grown up. Don’t be my 47 year old roommate.
Aaaannnd…that’s my Dorming guide for you guys. So far I’ve been doing good this year. Much better than dorming last year. Just don’t bring too much unless you’re organized and whatnot. If you guys have any questions, message me. I’ll be moving into my permanent dorm 4 days before you guys too, so I can show you the layout of the dorms if you haven’t visited.
On January 1, 1976, the iconic “HOLLYWOOD” sign was altered to read “Hollyweed” by the late Danny Finegood of Los Angeles and a few of his college friends. The stunt — celebrating the decriminalisation of marijuana in California — got worldwide publicity at the time.
To accomplish the stunt, Finegood and his buds used ropes and sheets, and reportedly spent only around 50 bucks for the materials. The prank was a class project while he was an art major at Cal State Northridge. (Yes, he got an “A” for the project.)
Finegood considered himself an environmental artist, not a vandal. In a letter to the L.A. Times in 1983, he said of the “Hollyweed” sign: “An artist’s role throughout history has been to create representations of the culture he exists in. By hanging four relatively small pieces of fabric on the landmark, we were able to change people’s perception of the Hollywood sign.”
Writer David Batterson was so knocked out by the event that he wrote lyrics to a song and his friend, former radio DJ and musician Mark Giles, a resident of Santa Barbara, wrote the music. They called the song, you guessed it, “Hollyweed, USA.”
In 1976, the state of California decriminalized the possession of marijuana. In celebration, Cal State Northridge student, Danny Finegood, slightly altered the famous Hollywood sign, using $50 of materials, turning “Hollywood” into “Hollyweed” to mark the occasion.
I'm at the American Astronomical Society conference and one of the plenary talks today was by cosmological theorist Sean Carroll about what we know and don't know about the beginning of the universe. Apparently his favorite theory for the birth of the universe it was born from a massive parent universe that keeps popping out little universe children. And all I could think was: Tom was right, universes CAN breed 😝
I do my homework. :)
Cosmologists have been flirting with that concept for quite a number of years. And now that the observational science is getting more detailed and giving them more data to theorize from, some of them have now advanced to the point where mere flirtation isn’t sufficient: they’re taking the concept out to dinner and sending it flowers the next day.
I don’t remember where I first stumbled across the idea of universes “rotating” in some unimaginable direction or set of directions and producing more of themselves, but it goes back at least to the late 70’s / early 80’s, when I was doing the research that would later wind up in THE WOUNDED SKY (and other places). I spent hours and hours in the library at Cal State Northridge reading everything I could get my hands on that had to do with the (then-nascent) science of multidimensional physics. And I keep that reading up now, insofar as I can: there’s a lot of useful journal material online, and every few months I take a day to dip in and see what’s new. I may never have mastered the level of math needed to really get to grips with this material – and almost certainly I never will – but I’ll never stop being fascinated by it.
My good friend and I on our Contras. Me on the ContraAlto Clarinet, and him on the Contrabass Clarinet. This was after our performance with the festival clarinet choir at Clarinetfest 2011 at Cal State Northridge. This Ensemble consisted of at least 50 Clarinetists. It was an amazing experience, and we also got to share the stage with Ricardo Morales. We played the “Fantasy on themes of Rigoletto” by Luigi Bassi, and he was the featured soloist. We also played Marriage of Figaro, and the final two movements of Pictures of an Exhibition which were Baba Yaga and The Great Gates of Kiew. Amazing experience :)