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From one athlete to another

Jaclyn Rymer

March 25, 2010

It’s happened at universities like Washington, Arizona State and UC Irvine. Now Northridge is following the trend, claiming the budget crisis to be the culprit. So if you haven’t heard or read already, collegiate sports around the country are disappearing. About 30 CSUN student-athletes, with...

University leaders help kick off construction of new Student Recreation Center

Jaclyn Rymer

December 2, 2009

A golden shovel grasped by the hands of CSUN President Jolene Koester, student body President Abel Pacheco, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. William Watkins, University Student Union Executive Director Debra Hammond and University Student Union Board of Directors Chair Piero Procida s...

VPAC scheduled for 2011 debut

Jaclyn Rymer

December 1, 2009

When driving down Nordhoff Street and passing the CSUN campus, even if blinking, it’s hard to miss the construction that has been taking place since last year. For people who have not yet seen or heard, this 160,000 square foot metal structure is transforming into what will be known as the...

Barrio Fiesta’s Filipino cuisine fails to impress

Jaclyn Rymer

November 29, 2009

An authentic meal is not always a satisfying meal. Barrio Fiesta of Manila offers a large menu of authentic Filipino delicacies served family-style from Kare-Kare (beef, ox-tail, tripe and vegetables in a peanut gravy) to fried bananas with Filipino ice cream. The lively ambience throughout the restaurant and reasonably price...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Jaclyn Rymer

November 29, 2009

In a medium pan, toss in one part daughter, one part sister, one cup Christian, a drizzle of cook with a dash of baker, and a healthy pinch of friend. Cover the pan and allow it to simmer for 18 years to create Melissa Simon. Simon was born in Huntington Beach but grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and it was the 1994 Northridge e...

Young Democrats Club hosts women leaders who have found success in various areas of the workforce

Jaclyn Rymer

November 22, 2009

Empowering women and breaking the molds that women face on a day-to-day basis was the common theme throughout the night as the first annual women leaders lecture, hosted by the Young Democrats Club, took place Nov. 18 in the University Student Union’s Balboa Room. The panel of five individuals representing women leaders, organized by Young Democrat me...

Grant seeks to aid low-income high school students

Jaclyn Rymer

November 10, 2009

Summer school and after-school tutoring aren’t exactly the words a high school student wants to hear. Creating robots, bridge building, mock criminal investigation and college success are words that might have a different appeal to high school students. At least that is what Javier Hernandez,...

Spotlight: One out of 36,000

Jaclyn Rymer

October 16, 2009

Many people can sing. Many people can play an instrument. Some can write music. Andrew Papillon can do all three. This 23-year-old CSUN student is majoring in liberal studies, but has always had a passion for music. “I’m the only one with musical talent in my family. It’s really funny. My brother, my mom and my ...

Four CSUN students received scholarships to study abroad in China

Jaclyn Rymer

October 5, 2009

Despite furloughs, budget cuts and the difficult economic times, not all aspects of education are suffering as four CSUN students have received scholarships from the China Scholarships Council to study abroad at U. S. sister universities in China. Danielle Cabello, Don Duprez, Susan Tang and Lisa...

The equipment keeper

The equipment keeper

Jaclyn Rymer

September 29, 2009

Receive a tour of the CSUN Equipment Room from 22-year-old Anthony Barajas, who has been working there for the past two years. ...

Students express themselves for a chance to open for India Arie

Jaclyn Rymer

September 28, 2009

An array of artists took the stage during Espressions, an open mic night, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday in the University Student Union Games Room for an opportunity to be the opening act for India.Arie. Twenty-five different poets, singers, creative writers, musicians and spoken word artists...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Jaclyn Rymer

September 28, 2009

Growing up without a male father figure since the age of seven was difficult for CSUN student Anthony Barajas. Despite his loss, the benefits of being raised and growing up around all females served to the 22-year-old’s advantage as he learned things about women that many men are unaware of. “I’m not as h...

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