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Barrick said he didn’t have the best home life growing up in Oxnard. Money was tight, and the idea of him going to college was never discussed. Despite that upbringing, Barrick said he put himself through California State University, Northridge, where he earned a degree in TV and film production, but also learned that working on sets was not something he ever wanted to do. Barrick worked for nearly 10 years at a job writing closed captions, which wasn’t the most satisfying job either, he said. -- VC Reporter

In the world of L.A. lowriding, a car club plaque serves as a sacred language

AdvertisementThe making of a lowrider plaque is an art form in itself. Clubs carefully select fonts, designs and sizes to stand out from the others. Plaque makers turn this vision into something tangible through afinely honed craft.“You’re customizing it to reflect how you view yourself in the world,” says Denise Sandoval, a professor of Chicano/a studies at Cal State Northridge specializing in lowrider culture and Chicano cultural histories. -- Head Topics

Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on CSUN’s Sierra Annex

Gilbane Building Company joined California State University, Northridge administrators and design consultants to break ground on the new 62,000 SF Sierra Annex. The $43.4 million building will be located immediately south of its sister building, Sierra Hall. The groundbreaking event was held on Friday, April 29. -- PRweb

GameFi: Is This Another Crypto Investor Boondoggle Or What?

Nissanoff says game theory and tokenomics drew him into GameFi a few years ago. He got a degree in economics from California State University in Northridge. He’s also a gamer. “I dabbled in a few play-to-earn games,” he says, like Zedrun and Axie Infinity. “I’m not aware of any major traditional game publishers offering play-to-earn yet, but I can tell you they are trying to figure out how to reinvent themselves and their business model to incorporate GameFi before they are left behind. Think of what Netflix NFLX -2.2% did to Blockbuster,” he says. “It’ll be like that.” -- Forbes

How the Performing Arts World Uses Cyber Analytics to Build Audiences

Over time, the company has expanded to offer consulting services to a number of America’s major performing arts presenters including the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at California State University, Northridge, where Webb works closely with its president, Thor Steingraber. -- San Francisco Classical Voice

2022 Latino Spirit Awards honors trailblazers

Since 1991, Tovar has served as the CEO of the Latin American Civic Association. She will receive an honorary doctoral degree in the Humanities from CSU, Northridge in May. -- Fresno Bee