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Cinco de Mayo: The True Meaning

Man shown pouring margarita

Matthew Wojtasiak

May 5, 2016

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated by many, yet few know the actual reason why they celebrate it. Although the holiday has a rich historical background tied to Mexican roots, many view it as a day to get lost in endless margaritas, Coronas and shots of tequila."I believe it has something to do wit...

CSUN softball exceeding preseason expectations

CSUN softball athlete slides into home base

Matthew Wojtasiak

April 22, 2016

After winning the Big West Conference last season, the Matadors softball team was voted to finish fourth out of eight teams in the Big West Conference by the preseason Big West Coaches Poll. This far into the season, CSUN is exceeding expectations, currently being in second place. With a Big West record of 5...

CSUN women’s water polo falls behind late, loses to No. 9 UCSB

Water polo athlete defends goal

Matthew Wojtasiak

April 17, 2016

The CSUN Women’s Water Polo team (10-19, 0-5 BWC) played a close game with the No. 9 ranked UCSB Gauchos (15-11, 3-1 BWC), but ultimately lost the back-and-forth battle 6-4. The Matadors held their own early in the game, on the road, against one of the toughest teams in the country, but the Gauchos ...

CSUN softball splits double-header against University of Hawaii, wins series

Student softball athlete bats at home base

Matthew Wojtasiak

April 10, 2016

The CSUN softball team (23-17, 3-3 Big West) split a pair of games at the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine (18-21, 2-4 Big West) on Saturday, winning the first game 4-1, and losing the second, 6-0. Overall, the three game series was a successful one for the Matadors, as they came away winning two...

CSUN women’s water polo falls to No. 4 Hawaii

Student water polo athlete defends goal attempt from opposing athlete

Matthew Wojtasiak

April 9, 2016

The CSUN Women’s water polo team (10-17, 0-3 Big West) suffered an 11-17 defeat at the hands of a streaking No. 4 ranked University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine (18-5, 3-0 Big West). Hawaii started off fast, scoring the first four goals of the game early in the first quarter, the Rainbow Warriors never...

Associates Students elections: Where, how to vote

Students stand in a line waiting to vote

Matthew Wojtasiak

April 7, 2016

Voting for representatives within the Associated Students and University Student Union will begin at 8 a.m., April 13, and end at 6 p.m., April 14. Online voting can be done through devices with email access. A personalized link will be sent to students’ CSUN Gmail account and can be complete...

Confidence plays major role in water polo success for Sanchez

Water polo athlete poses with ball outside of pool

Matthew Wojtasiak

April 5, 2016

At the beach with a surfboard in hand, 19-year-old CSUN sophomore Maddie Sanchez stares at the rippling ocean waves in her birth place of San Clemente, California. Sanchez's self-confidence has pushed her to be successful in not just this difficult sport, but water polo as well. Playing since she...

Matador softball sweeps Cal State Bakersfield in double header

Student softball athlete pitches

Matthew Wojtasiak

March 30, 2016

Matadors softball (20-14) continued its recent stretch of strong play, winning both games Tuesday against the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (8-21) 7-3 and 4-1. In the first game CSUN opened scoring in the top of the second inning with an RBI-single by freshman left fielder Sabrina Garcia, giving...

ICYMI: CSUN splits double-header with University of Illinois

CSUN softball players huddle together

Matthew Wojtasiak

March 27, 2016

The Matadors softball team played two games Tuesday against the University of Illinois, the Fighting Illini, winning the first game and losing the second. In the first game, CSUN (18-13) defeated the University of Illinois (18-9) 4-3. Coming into this game, the Fighting Illini won seven of its previous...

Freshman pitcher throws no-hitter, CSUN invokes mercy rule over Idaho

CSUN had a ton to celebrate about, where their strong pitching and hitting resulted in a shortened game against the University of Idaho Bengals. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Matthew Wojtasiak

March 19, 2016

Timely hitting, solid defense, smart base running, and a no-hitter by the Matadors starting pitcher were all on display in a nearly flawless win. CSUN (14-12) had it all during the 8-0 mercy rule win against the Idaho State Bengals (10-14), in their first game Friday at the Mizzuno Classic tournament. Freshman...

CSUN softball upends Loyola Marymount, winning streak at three games

Sophomore Center fielder Taylor Glover led the Matadors with two RBIs in their 5-2 win over LMU. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Matthew Wojtasiak

March 19, 2016

The Matadors softball (15-12) winning streak now sits at three games, after winning a 5-2 game against the Loyola Marymount University Lions (19-9) in their second of two games played Friday in the Mizzuno Classic. The Matadors' defense was outstanding for the duration of the game, making several...

CSUN softball loses pitchers’ duel to Oregon State

CSUN was clipped by the Oregon State University Beavers, after the two teams' pitching staffs traded strong performances. (File Photo/The Sundial)

Matthew Wojtasiak

March 13, 2016

Excellent pitching was on display from both teams Saturday, but unfortunately for CSUN softball, it was on the losing end of a 1-0 game against the Oregon State University Beavers. After two tough losses for the Matadors on Thursday, they played a solid game against one of the best teams in the country,...

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