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The CI View News – Page 1
7:45 pm - Thu, May 22, 2014

Welcome to the Online Home of the CI View!

Hi there!

As of today, May 22nd, 2014, we are undergoing some significant changes on our online front: 

For the Fall 2014 semester, it is our hope that we will utilize this webpage as a timely news source for the CSU Channel Islands campus community. We invite you to take a look around and watch us grow!

Best wishes for your summer

~The CI View Staff~

8:43 pm - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Book/Television Review: The Witches of East End


By Cara Johnson

I confess: I have a bit of an obsession with all things supernatural – at least when it comes to entertainment. One 30-second preview at a movie theater a few months ago, and I knew I would end up watching this show every Sunday… as shameful as that may be.

Witches? Yes! Lifetime? Double Yes! Scrumptious men with swoopy hair and pouty eyes? I’m inviting my friends!


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8:40 pm

Album Review: Bayside – CULT

By Zachary Valladon

February 18th, 2014 marked the release of the sixth studio album from New York foursome, Bayside.

The album, CULT, follows Killing Time, the band’s 2012 release through Wind-Up Records. The new record also marks their first release through Hopeless Records – a relatively small label in Southern California.


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8:34 pm

The College Struggle: Time Management

By Jamie Elmer

Some people seem unaware that you’d like to have a life.

Do your homework. All two hundred and fifty pages of reading plus two five page papers and a headache. Listen to lectures that spin off on tangents of pop culture that won’t help you get into grad school.

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8:33 pm

Break the Silence: Eating Disorder Awareness Week hits CI

W.A. Gerber

The week of February 24-28was Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  On the Tuesday of that week, there was the first Art with Impact, meant to address mental health and mental wellness through the medium of amateur videos depicting various forms of mental illness. 


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8:16 pm

M.E.Ch.A. Students Visit Hip-Hop Think Tank


By Adriane Perez


Hip Hop Think Tank is a conference that California State University, Northridge (CSUN) has put on for the past three years. The goal of the event is to show how Hip Hop can be used as a way to keep people politically conscious and to contextualize social justice to communities in need.

Several students involved in our schools M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Atzlan) organization made the trip to CSUN to check out the second day of the event. I was among those students and would like to share this event with you.


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4:16 pm - Wed, Mar 12, 2014

Visit the Local Farmer’s Market!

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The Camarillo Farmer’s Market offers a plethora of healthy and affordable options.

By Demitria Castañon

 Every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Channel Islands Art Center on Ventura Boulevard, a local Farmer’s Market takes place. 

Local business owners and people of all ages come regularly to the market with their friends looking for fresh produce and great deals on a variety of items.  

If you consider yourself a food lover, are a jewelry collector, or are supportive of local business, this fun outdoor market is a great place for you and your friends or a pet to enjoy the local commerce and celebration of our beautiful community. 

At this Farmer’s Market, which meets in the middle of Old Town Camarillo, one can find many different things, such as organic fruits and vegetables (not to mention the best dates in town!), delicious goodies from local bakeries such as gluten free bread and scones, body lotions/soaps, flowers for a loved one, one of a kind jewelry, dairy products, kettle corn, handmade goods from other countries, and more free samples than you’ll find at Costco! You might even say that this market is more like a mini fair!  

Locals and CI students can rely on this market to buy their groceries. Personally, each week, I get my non-caged eggs, my fresh pita bread and some delicious homemade hummus. 

A favorite among the farmer’s market patrons are the gorgeous bouquets of the most inexpensive flowers you will find in Ventura County.  Priced from only four to six dollars, these bouquets sell out quick and consist of flowers varying from roses, gerberas, daisies, orchids and more.  

Some of the vendors own a portable credit card machine, but it is recommended that one bring cash. Something to note is that a percentage of all sales benefits Camarillo Hospice. 

For more information, visit the market’s official website, or

2:40 am - Thu, Dec 19, 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street

By Cory Pete

Martin Scorsese’s new film, The Wolf of Wall Street, has all the ingredients for blockbuster success: Money, power, women, and drugs. It is a comedic take on 90’s stock broking bad boys filled with IPO’s, money laundering and Wall Street’s paroxysm of corporate greed.

Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) starts his career penniless after losing his job at a brokerage firm, following the market crash of 1987. He forms Stratton Oakmont and begins swindling his clients for penny stock and is able to create a thriving firm bent on moving the client’s cash into his own pocket.

Scorsese presents a film filled with exuberance fueled by Quaaludes and exorbitant spending.

This film, filled with sleazy behavior wrapped in orgies, yachts, and unquenchable greed, The Wolf of Wall Street will leave audiences reeling at the unmitigated corruption of Wall Street’s Belfort.

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it?

The movie is set to release Christmas Day (December 25, 2013 ) to American audiences.

1:52 pm - Thu, Nov 7, 2013

Martin V. Smith Speaker Series: Bonnie Weigel Speaks with CI about FOOD Share


By Michelle Noyes

Students, professors and members of the community filled Malibu Hall on Friday, October 18th  for the Martin V. Smith speaker series.

President and CEO of FOOD Share, Bonnie Weigel, shared her expertise on nonprofit organizations with the audience; garnished from working in them for fifteen years.

FOOD Share is a nonprofit food bank in Ventura County. Since 1983, FOOD Share has provided food to the hungry and has grown to become the largest nonprofit organizations in the county.

Although there are only 38 people on the pay roll, over 400 people volunteer their time to make FOOD Share run smoothly.


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1:40 pm

How Does Social Networking Affect CI Students?


*Results are of 45 students polled

CI Students and Staff respond to the positive and negative effects of Social Networking

By Zachary Valladon

It is often said that multi-tasking and social networking are most prominent among youth and college students, but does this have a detrimental or positive effect on academic focus?

A quick observation of many centralized study zones on our campus might say something about what students are spending a majority of their time doing and what it means for their studies.


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