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Tree topples on top of student’s car in B3 parking lot

Tree topples on top of student’s car in B3 parking lot

Bianca Santillan

December 9, 2013

Rough winds blowing in from the northeast at more than 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service, caused a tree to topple onto a student's car Monday afternoon in the B3 parking lot. Kristyn Bockman, 23, senior communications major, was pulling up to a stop sign when a tree fell down onto...

CSUN Jewish organizations celebrate final night of Chanukah

CSUN Jewish organizations celebrate final night of Chanukah

Bianca Santillan

December 4, 2013

Nine fully lit candles stood 10 feet tall in front of the Oviatt Library. The candles hold special meaning to the Jewish community in Northridge as it is the last night of Chanukah. More than 50 students, faculty, staff and community members sang as they watched the Rabbi light the menorah. The ...

CSUN Blues Project wraps up week-long activities

Bianca Santillan

November 21, 2013

Royal blue shirts with bold white letters spelling “DREAM, STRUGGLE, VICTORY” swamped the CSUN campus and provided students with entertainment, food and information. The suicide and depression prevention program, The Blues Project, produced their second annual “Beat the Blues Week,” which kicked ...

Students ‘Beat the Blues’ on inflated obstacle course

Students ‘Beat the Blues’ on inflated obstacle course

Bianca Santillan

November 18, 2013

The Blues Project recruited more than 40 students to compete in a quick obstacle course Monday. The colorful bounce house, which served as the course, was 20-feet-long, complete with a wall climb and a slide as the grand finale. "I was scooting on my way back from the library when I saw a giant bou...

Martial arts master creates self-defense app

Martial arts master creates self-defense app

Bianca Santillan

November 4, 2013

With the recent predator scares on campus, a new self-defense app for women comes to the rescue. The creator of the “You Can Fight” app, Helen Anzalone Gordon, packages 20 years worth of martial arts techniques and tips into a pocket-size sidekick. One in four women between the ages of...

College students are struggling to pay back their loans

Bianca Santillan

October 30, 2013

Bills congest Ulises Hernandez’s mailbox. He is behind four months on student loan payments and the idea of collection calls haunt his dreams. Hernandez graduated in spring 2011 from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Kinesiology. His direct subsidized loan demands that he begin paying back...

Street Swag: How to dress up for Halloween without depleting your bank account

Street Swag: How to dress up for Halloween without depleting your bank account

Bianca Santillan

October 23, 2013

The best costumes come from creativity and free time. Street Swag turns idioms into costumes. Hostess Christina Moffitino includes a DIY video for 50 Shades of Grey.

Construction of new freshmen suites in progress

Construction of new freshmen suites in progress

Bianca Santillan

October 21, 2013

CSUN’s USU Board of Directors (BOD) and student attendees discussed the construction of two new buildings containing 400 freshman suites that will take place next year. The hour-long BOD meeting, held in the Grand Salon in the USU, touched on topics such as the freshmen suites’ second phase of co...

Psychology department’s annual talent show raises money for scholarships

Bianca Santillan

October 18, 2013

Students, professors and their family members showcased their talent on the USU Grand Salon's stage to raise scholarship funds for the Psychology Department on Wednesday. More than 40 performers of all ages participated in the 5th annual Psychology's Got Talent show. Students from all fields and years, fa...

Street Swag- how to dress in style for an interview

Street Swag- how to dress in style for an interview

Bianca Santillan

October 2, 2013

In this episode of "Street Swag" Christina Moffitino shares fashion tips with CSUN students on how to dress for interviews and internships.

Black Organization Mixer informs students of club, sorority and fraternity involvement opportunities

Black Organization Mixer informs students of club, sorority and fraternity involvement opportunities

Bianca Santillan

September 26, 2013

More than a dozen African-American formed organizations assembled in the USU Wednesday evening at the Black Student Organization Mixer to inform students about the clubs and programs offered to African-American students at CSUN. The event, hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists (...

Matador Mall vendor and war veteran shares his experience selling goods on campus

Matador Mall vendor and war veteran shares his experience selling goods on campus

Bianca Santillan

September 23, 2013

CSUN Matador Mall vendor and Vietnam War veteran Stuart Sidwell tells how he began his career as a vendor and how his job works.

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