Students gather for Matador Nights

Zabie Mansoory

Night life stopped by CSUN on Saturday when more than 1,200 students gathered at the Satellite Student Union to participate in the University Student Union’s Matador Nights.

“It is great that they are providing a place for students to hang out,” said senior music major Thomas Gilbert. “Most importantly it is all free, including the pizza.”

Matador Nights is a series of events hosted by the University Student Union with an aim to provide night life and a safe place for students to hang out while enjoying themselves. The program included a popular and free photo booth, arts and crafts, airbrush tattoos, a poker tournament, a movie, video games, and two dance floors with DJs.

While students were enjoying themselves partying for free, they were asked to bring canned food, new toys or a new clothing donation for those who are less fortunate. The USU collected more than 300 cans of food, and some toys to be donated to Meet Each Need with Dignity, the largest poverty agency in the Valley.

“It is nice to see that our money is being put to use to bring life to CSUN again,” said sophomore Aliya Choudhery. “It actually seems like less of a commuter school for once.”

Some students complained that they did not know about the event early enough to plan for it appropriately.