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District attorney’s office admits error in handling lead suspect in Northridge quadruple homicide

Andrew Clark

December 11, 2012

The District Attorney's office "inadvertently erred" in placing Ka Pasasouk, the lead suspect for the quadruple homicide in Northridge, in a drug program three months ago rather than going to prison. Los Angeles County District Attorney Public Information Officer Sandi Gibbons said the office has...

Supreme Court rulings could affect marriage

Andrew Clark

December 9, 2012

The Supreme Court will review two court cases that challenge current laws on gay marriage. The first case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, challenges California’s Proposition 8, a measure that banned same-sex marriage by amending the state constitution.  The second, United States v. Windsor, challenges...

Autism: Not something to be feared, but embraced

Andrew Clark

December 3, 2012

The Keck School of Medicine at USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles released a study and a video last week that claimed there is a correlation between the development of autism and the amount of air pollution a mother is exposed to during pregnancy. as well as pollution exposure during a newborn’s...

CSUN vice president to retire in June

Andrew Clark

November 29, 2012

Tom McCarron, CSUN’s vice president of Administration and Finance, will retire in June, according to an email sent by President Dianne Harrison to the campus community. During his tenure, multiple campus construction projects were completed, including the Sierra Center, VPAC, Arbor Court, Chaparral...

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN ends season with three consecutive straight-set wins; misses NCAA tourney

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN ends season with three consecutive straight-set wins; misses NCAA tourney

Andrew Clark

November 28, 2012

The Matadors (21-10, 12-6 in Big West) fell short of a Big West title this year, but made progressive strides as the season wore on. “The team’s development is a highlight for me,” head coach Jeff Stork said.  “We were running a couple of new systems that we saw the team buy into and s...

Sunday plane crash rattles CSUN students

Andrew Clark

November 27, 2012

 A day after a single-engine Cessna plane crashed into CSUN’s East Field near Zelzah Avenue and Plummer Street, students and local emergency personnel continued to react to the scene. “I didn’t think it was real, it was a shock,’” said Erick Rodriguez, a 20-year-old Pierce College stude...

Women’s Volleyball: Hinger leads CSUN over Titans

Women’s Volleyball: Hinger leads CSUN over Titans

Andrew Clark

November 25, 2012

On an emotional Senior Night, the CSUN women’s volleyball team swept the visiting Cal State Fullerton Titans in the Matadome, capping of a Thanksgiving week that saw the team go 6-0 in sets. “We’re getting better and better,” head coach Jeff Stork said.  “It’s unfortunate that may...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors fall in five at home

Andrew Clark

November 13, 2012

The Matadors were unable to stop the momentum of the Loyola Marymount Lions as they lost in five sets in front of the home crowd at the Matadome. “Certainly we had opportunities in the third set,” head coach Jeff Stork said.  “We missed one or two plays two-thirds of the way through the third...

Proposition 30 win leaves ripple effects for CSUN students

Andrew Clark

November 8, 2012

CSU students, faculty and state officials breathed a short-lived sigh of relief Wednesday as the state electorate passed Proposition 30, the bill that would raise taxes to pay for education. The measure passed with 53.9 percent of the vote compared to 46.1 percent against the proposition. CSUN...

President Obama wins second term

Andrew Clark

November 7, 2012

President Obama won a second term shortly before 8:30 p.m. after keeping nearly all the states he won in his 2008 election. Once the president was projected to win Ohio, a battleground state with 18 electoral votes, and Iowa, with six electoral college votes, the president had secured more than the...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors drop Gauchos in four sets

Andrew Clark

November 4, 2012

The Matadors avenged being swept earlier this season by the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos by defeating their northern rivals in four sets at the Matadome. Junior outside hitter Mahina Haina and freshman hitter Cieana Stinson led CSUN with 13 kills each.  Haina added a service ace and Stinson pitched in with two blocks. “We were all clicking really well, we were on the...

Attempted purse robberies put CSUN on alert

Andrew Clark

October 30, 2012

Attempted purse snatching has caught the attention of CSUN police. The Department of Police Services issued an alert on their website and Facebook page regarding two separate incidents in the B3 and B5 garages Monday night. The first attempted robbery occurred just before 8:00 p.m. on the third...

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