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Weekly column: NBA players flop the season by not accepting owners’ offers

Weekly column: NBA players flop the season by not accepting owners’ offers

The NBA Players Association has melodramatically rejected every proposal sent their way by the owners since the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expired, and its denial of the most recent one may have just axed the entire 2011-2012 season. Commissioner David Stern issued an ultimatum last week. He made it quite apparent: if the players declined […]

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Middle Eastern and Islamic studies program host curriculum meeting

CSUN’s Middle Eastern and Islamic studies (MEIS) program is hosting the second part of its symposium Tuesday at 2 p.m. MEIS hopes to learn from experts and scholars from other universities that are speaking at the event with the intention of adding to their curriculum. “Listening to what the scholars have to say will help […]

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W-Bball: Matadors’ win at LMU gives them first 2-0 start since 98-99

W-Bball: Matadors’ win at LMU gives them first 2-0 start since 98-99

Second chances and points off turnovers gave CSUN (2-0) the win Monday night as it steamrolled Loyola Marymount (0-2) 79-62 at the Gersten Pavilion. The Matadors capitalized on turnovers and offensive rebounds, scoring 14 points off throwaways  and 18 points off second-chance opportunities. With the win, CSUN started the year 2-0 for the first time […]

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W-Bball: Flowers stresses defense, brings in eight players

W-Bball: Flowers stresses defense, brings in eight players

Following a 4-26 season, the CSUN women’s basketball team underwent a major overhaul that brought eight new players. Things look brighter already, as the Matadors handily defeated The Master’s College 87-53 during an exhibition game last Saturday. “We acquired quite a few kids who are going to have an impact,” said second-year head coach Jason […]

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Haskell Wexler’s “Latino” screening and Q&A Wednesday night

One of the most respected and decorated cinematographers in the film industry will present the director’s cut version of his film, “Latino: America’s Secret War in Nicaragua,” Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Alan Armer Theater. The 86-year-old Haskell Wexler, a two time Academy Award winner and three time Oscar nominee, will hold a […]

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Children of undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles at educational disadvantage

Children of undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles are at an educational disadvantage compared to children of Americans who immigrated legally, according to a recent study. Citizenship status of Mexican immigrants directly affects the education of their children, who finish two years less school than the children of legal immigrants, according to the study. Undocumented Mexican […]

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Weekly Column: Rivers not reaching potential in lackluster season

Weekly Column: Rivers not reaching potential in lackluster season

Any top quarterbacks list with Philip Rivers placed high on it is now fraudulent. Coming into the season, Rivers was projected as a top five quarterback, but what he’s shown so far barely has him cracking the top 20. In the fourth quarter of Monday Night Football, the Chargers and Chiefs were engaged in a […]

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LAUSD below state average of high school graduates attending college

Only 63 percent of LAUSD high school graduates go on to college, 12 percent less than the state average, according to the California Department of Education. Students in surrounding districts, such as Glendale and Arcadia, go on to college at higher rates, over 75 percent. The national average is 68.1 percent, according to the Bureau […]

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Vigilantes should be able to fight crime without interference

Vigilantes should be able to fight crime without interference

Since its inception, America has had its fair share of criminals — and people who fight them. But before there even was a Supreme Court to combat crime, one group did: we, the people. In 1760, citizens in North Carolina took up arms against corrupt officials, marking the first known instance ofvigilantism in America’s history. […]

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Candidates to replace CSUN’s President Koester will not be revealed

Candidates to replace CSUN’s President Koester will not be revealed

The identities of candidates vying to replace President Jolene Koester will not be revealed, said CSU Chancellor Charles Reed during Thursday’s only open meeting with the selection committee. Members of the committee were told to honor the confidentiality agreement that keeps candidates unknown to the public, a new practice that began in September. “Our confidentially […]

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Top five scariest Halloween 2011 attractions

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights offers several blood curdling mazes, rides and scare zones that mix spine-chilling thrills with popular films. The attractions include six mazes, three rides, and four scare zones. The mazes are based on the movies: The Thing, Hostel, House of 1000 Corpses, and The Wolfman. Two […]

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Broncos make the right move going with Tebow as starter

Broncos make the right move going with Tebow as starter

The Denver Broncos’ 2010 first-round pick, quarterback Tim Tebow capped off a surging victory against the winless Dolphins Sunday when he threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally his team from a 15-point deficit to force overtime and set up Matt Prater for a game-winning 52-yard field goal. Tebow, who’s been riding the […]