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Multiple Cultures Embraced at Talent Show

Multiple Cultures Embraced at Talent Show

Eric Licas

March 29, 2016

Dancers, musicians and a veteran magician shared classic and contemporary performances from around the globe at the Cross Cultural Friendship Club’s Spring Talent Show.American and International students from diverse backgrounds worked side by side to put on the event. The CCFC collaborated with sever...

Factfinding sides with CFA in faculty dispute, acknowledge tight funds

Factfinding sides with CFA in faculty dispute, acknowledge tight funds

Eric Licas

March 28, 2016

The fact-finding report on the stalled faculty pay negotiations between the California State University and California Faculty Association contract became public Monday. Factfinder Bonnie Castrey sided with the approval of the California Faculty Associations’s proposal for a salary increase by reallocati...

Woman detained after allegedly battering an officer

Woman detained after allegedly battering an officer

Eric Licas

March 18, 2016

A woman involved in an alleged altercation with police at the University Village Apartments was detained by officers on Friday, March 18, police said. Police responded to a call at the B Building of the campus apartments and held one woman in custody after the she supposedly resisted arrest and batt...

Interactive timeline of CFA, CSU negotiations

Interactive timeline of CFA, CSU negotiations

Eric Licas

March 18, 2016

A long chain of events led to the California Faculty Association's announcement of a potential strike scheduled for April 13–15, and April 18–19. The issue is rooted in the fallout of the economic crisis at the end of the last decade. The CFA said faculty salaries have stagnated against inflation...

CSUN student assaulted near Nordhoff and Reseda

CSUN student assaulted near Nordhoff and Reseda

Eric Licas

March 18, 2016

A man accused of assaulting a CSUN student near the Wells Fargo bank at the corner of Nordhoff Street and Reseda Boulevard was detained by CSUN Police Department Wednesday before being handed over to the Los Angeles Police Department, police said. A 31-year-old male allegedly grabbed the victim by t...

Strike Impact Remains Uncertain

Strike Impact Remains Uncertain

Eric Licas

March 10, 2016

Members of the California Faculty Association disagree with California State University administrators on what a possible state-wide strike might look like, but neither believes it should affect students’ ability to graduate. CFA President Dr. Jennifer Eagan and CSUN President Dr. Dianne Harrison...

Matadors end rollercoaster weekend 1-3

Matadors end rollercoaster weekend 1-3

Eric Licas

March 8, 2016

CSUN women's water polo team played three games this weekend: a double- header on Saturday against Azusa Pacific University and Cal State Bakersfield and the home opener on Sunday against University of California San Diego. In the first match on Saturday, the Matadors maintained a lead against the Azusa...

CSUN envisioned at the heart of valley transit

CSUN envisioned at the heart of valley transit

Eric Licas

March 4, 2016

Valley leaders explored solutions to the region's transportation concerns at the Second San Fernando Valley Transportation Summit held at the USU Grand Salon on Thursday, March 3."You can't have a plan for the San Fernando Valley that doesn't include CSUN," state Senator Bob Hertzberg said at the sec...

Three-Piece Power

Three-Piece Power

Eric Licas

March 2, 2016

Nobody likes clutter. This week’s staff picks focus on the value of simplicity. Here are three songs that prove you don’t need much more than drums, bass and guitar to kick some ass. "Watch Your Back" by The Coathangers— Released Nov. 10 by Suicide Squeeze Records An infectious bass li...

Chatsworth Family invites CSUN students to their table

Chatsworth Family invites CSUN students to their table

Eric Licas

February 29, 2016

The Gunther and Jacobs brothers walked into Villanueva Mexican Grill with a crate full of hand-picked lemons, and walked out with a hot order of super nachos."We needed lemons," said the son of Villanueva's owner, Armando Jr., 21, with a shrug.It was a good deal for the four local kids as well, accordi...

Delay in plea for man charged for murder of a CSUN student

Delay in plea for man charged for murder of a CSUN student

Eric Licas

February 29, 2016

Judge Andrea Thompson has granted a petition to delay the submission of a plea from Brian Gonzales in connection to the January murders of Jerred Scott and CSUN student Emily Fox. Defense Attorney Alan G. Karow cited the ongoing nature of the investigation in his request to commute the arraignment...

CFA President gives update on strike

CFA President gives update on strike

Eric Licas

February 22, 2016

Negotiation remains an option in the dispute between the California Faculty Association and California State University administration, but the CFA continues to prepare to strike, according to CFA President Jennifer Eagan. "We're trying to get management to tell us something other than 2 percent so we can...

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