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Active California living a passion for CSUN professor

Assistant professor, Ashley Samson, in one of the Kinsiology classrooms. Samson has been at CSUN and California for a month now and says

Mary Pham

October 26, 2011

At first, it was a pipe dream, but the decision to move from Louisiana to California came easily for Ashley Samson. “I’ve always loved California and how it has so many outdoor activities,” Samson said, an assistant professor in the kinesiology department. “During my job hunt, it so ha...

CSUN student to host mtvU “Dean’s List”

CSUN journalism major, Liberty Zabala, sits in the Valley View newsroom in Manzanita Hall. Zabala will have her top ten music video picks air on mtvU's 'Dean's List,' and the opportunity to promote CSUN's Radio Television Digital News Association, of which she is the president. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Mary Pham

October 12, 2011

A Matador will be popping up on mtvU’s top-10 music video countdown soon. CSUN journalism major Liberty Zabala will be hosting the network’s top-10 video countdown for the show “Dean’s List.” “I was so happy when I found out I won (the contest),” Zabala said. Contestants have the o...

Jewish studies program shares documentary at Laemmle Fallbrook Theatre

Mary Pham

October 10, 2011

Serial uprisings in Middle East, known as the Arab Spring, set the political stage for Sunday’s premiere of “Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace” at the Laemmle Fallbrook Theatre. “Today, the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt seem very fragile in this post-Mubarak era, and t...

Jewish studies department and Laemmle Theatre to screen “Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace”

Mary Pham

October 5, 2011

CSUN Jewish studies will present a documentary about the 1979 peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, in a narrative film called, “Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace,” on Sunday at the Laemmle's Fallbrook 7 Theatre.“Our purpose will be first and foremost to provide the documentary as a ba...

California considers adopting new science standards for K-12

Mary Pham

September 28, 2011

California is one of 20 states pioneering a 2012 change in science standards and requirements for students in K-12, according to the state’s department of education. This will be the first change in over a decade. Changes will shift the “emphasis of science education from memorizing factoids to...

Reverend James Lawson to visit CSUN for CDSC event

Mary Pham

September 21, 2011

Reverend James Lawson will lecture about civil rights and peaceful activism, in a speech called “empowering students for social change: lessons for today from the past,” Monday Sept. 26 from 4 - 6:45 p.m. “It is extremely exciting. Reverend Lawson is very very bight and knowledgeable and not...

Religious revival following Sept. 11 short-lived

Mary Pham

September 7, 2011

A short-term increase in church attendance followed the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, as Americans converged to become part of a religious revival. “Right after 9/11, in America churches were flooded, people (wanted) to become part of a Christian or other represented group,” said Dr. Rick...

Album Review: Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Watch the Throne’

'Watch The Throne' is the collaborative album with Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring the track 'Otis.'

Mary Pham

August 31, 2011

The long awaited collaboration between mega hip-hop artists, Jay-Z, and producer/rapper Kanye West became a reality earlier this month when their album, “Watch the Throne” was released. The combination of Jay-Z’s punch line rhymes and West’s mood setting voice, resting upon 808 beats, dub-step bass lines and spacey sounds tell the story of ...

Excess heat watch

Grace Dong, enviromental occupational health major, tries to keep cool by the mist fan at the A.S. Fair on the second day of classes on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Mary Pham

August 30, 2011

CSUN students were met with 100 degree temperatures and plenty of sunshine on their first day of the semester, and the next few months will likely bring more of the same to make up for an unusually cool summer. “The forecast is above normal temperatures for this month, so we may have a litt...

Engineer students win grand prize at intelligent ground vehicle competition

Mary Pham

August 26, 2011

CSUN engineering students placed first, at the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) at Oakland University of Michigan on June 6. The Red RAVEN (Robotic Autonomous Vehicle Engineered in Northridge), a self-made, small outdoor robot created as part of a senior project, took home the troph...

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