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CSUN women’s volleyball finishes second in Sacramento State Invitational

The CSUN women’s volleyball team entered the Sacramento State Invitational looking for its first victory of the season but instead found themselves with an opportunity to capture the tournament title. The Matadors (2-4) opened the invitational winning against University of Elon on Friday night and then defeated University of Texas at San Antonio on Saturday […]

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Eco-living at Echo 1030

For the last couple of years, living environmentally-friendly has taken off drastically and though some people have been living an eco-conspicuous type of lifestyle for many years, others have recently adapted. Now, there is something that can wrap up the eco-conscious ways of living by actually living at an eco-friendly place. This can be found […]

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Women’s volleyball falls 0-3 in season opener

The CSUN women’s volleyball team opened its 2010 season on the wrong foot, going 0-3 this weekend in the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State University’s Peterson Gym. The Matadors lost in straight sets to San Diego State and the University of Cincinnati and went to five sets against the University of Northern Colorado in […]

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CSUN looks to build chemistry in first tourney

The CSUN women’s volleyball team opens its 2010 season with a trip down south to compete in the Aztec Invitational on the campus of San Diego State University. The Matadors begin the tournament Friday, taking on the hosting Aztecs and finishing with a doubleheader Saturday against Cincinnati and Northern Colorado The Matadors will face San […]

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BPA-free baby bottles

Good news regarding our government doing something about being more sustainable. The state Assembly passed the Toxin-Free Toddlers and Babies Act, commonly known as SB 797, on Thursday, July 1, banning the use of BPA in baby bottles, which are use for food and formula. It’s a step forward no matter what, not only to start […]

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CSUN women’s volleyball stresses offense for upcoming season

After finishing the 2009 season with a disappointing 8-22 overall record and a 4-12 Big West Conference record, the CSUN women’s volleyball team is looking ahead to the upcoming season with optimism. “I’m expecting a lot from this team,” junior setter Sam Orlandini said. “I think we can be much better.” In order to be […]

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Center for Innovative and Engaged Learning Opportunities provides services, resources to freshman

The Center for Innovative and Engaged Learning Opportunities (CIELO) at CSUN is a division of the undergraduate studies that bridges freshmen to the college experience, teaches students to work independently and improves faculty-teaching skills. The three programs that run under CIELO that focus on freshmen education are: Academic First Year Experiences, Freshman Common Reading Program […]

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Oviatt Library offers new study lounge for students

The Oviatt Library at CSUN is a source for providing academic resources for the student learning process, and in the past year it has updated and created several of its services, like text-a-librarian and expanding student lounges. The library has been in the current location since 1959 and it continues to serve students through its […]

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Adding respect to the three R’s of the environment

In the last five years, the market for eco-friendly products has never been better, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, according to Mintel International, a London-based independent award-winning research firm of world-leading market intelligence. However, it is important to understand the meaning of  eco-friendly. Incorporating environmental sustainability into our […]

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Sleep to save electricity and yourself

We could be saving energy everyday by going to sleep an hour earlier or more than our usual sleep time. The idea of wasting less energy by turning lights off for an hour on Earth Day started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when over 2 million homes and businesses turned off the switch. There are […]

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Banning plastic bags to preserve the environment

The California State Assembly passed the ban on single-use plastic bags (AB 1998) on June 2. Hilex Poly, LLC, a manufacturer of plastic bags, has suggested that cutting plastic bags will cut jobs. Their defense, like others oppose to the ban, is that the ban is not doing much to conserve the environment. Plastic bags […]

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Go plastic-free to save the earth

It takes 1.5 million barrels of oil – enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year – to make plastic bottles and an estimated 38 billion water bottles end up in landfills each year, taking an average of 700 years before they begin decomposing, according to Earth Policy Institute. If your plastic bottle has a […]