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Ice Hockey: Matadors look to build off experience and compete at the highest level

Ice Hockey: Matadors look to build off experience and compete at the highest level

Melanie Gaball

September 10, 2013

  The CSUN Ice Hockey team brings fresh faces along with experience as they develop their roster to compete in a challenging division. From 2008-2011 the Matadors were dominant in the Division 3 Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association (PCHA) by making the championship three consecutive years...

CSU chancellor announces endorsement for alcohol awareness program on all 23 campuses

CSU chancellor announces endorsement for alcohol awareness program on all 23 campuses

Melanie Gaball

September 1, 2013

Cal State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White recently announced a commitment to implement a binge-drinking awareness program on all 23 CSU campuses. The decision was made after an emotional presentation from the parents of 18-year-old Carson Starkey, a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student who d...

What to do at the end of the semester

Melanie Gaball

May 8, 2013

For the lucky few who are escaping undergraduate life and entering that sweet frontier of degree-holding adulthood this month, I have composed  a few celebration ideas for you to consider. Congrats...get crazy, you deserve it.   Redecorate your study space Do you have a study desk in you...

Track & Field: CSUN earns eight points in first weekend

Melanie Gaball

May 7, 2013

CSUN’s track & field team earned a combined 8 points in the heptathlon and the decathlon in first weekend of the Big West Championships, with multiple men and women achieving season bests. Hosting the 2013 Big West Championships, split into two weekends, the multi-event portion kicked off Friday...

Archery club keeps eye on the target

Archery club keeps eye on the target

Melanie Gaball

May 1, 2013

Over the last five months Senior Miguel Gomez could be seen riding his razor scooter over seven miles from CSUN to Woodley Park in Van Nuys with a bow and arrows on his back to practice his new passion: archery. "I joined the (CSUN archery club) a little bit before December, but it was so hard to find the club. There was nothing that said it existed," s...

CSUN’s Steel Bridge team takes first place, advances to national contest

CSUN’s Steel Bridge team takes first place, advances to national contest

Melanie Gaball

April 29, 2013

The CSUN chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Steel Bridge team won first place at the Pacific Southwest Conference earlier this month for their 92-pound bridge and will be advancing to nationals. They will compete against the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Techno...

Student hopes to use math to explain how biological cells function

Student hopes to use math to explain how biological cells function

Melanie Gaball

April 22, 2013

Students may not appreciate their math education, but systems involving the subject are everywhere. William Sherman, a mathematics graduate student, notices that security systems, including entering a PIN at an ATM, are based off prime numbers, which can only be divided by one and itself. ...

Students continue the fight against cancer with 8th annual Relay for Life

Students continue the fight against cancer with 8th annual Relay for Life

Melanie Gaball

April 22, 2013

CORRECTION: Saturday will be the 6th annual Relay for Life event held by the CSUN Colleges Against Cancer club, not the 8th, as stated in the article. The club has been been established for eight years. The CSUN Colleges Against Cancer club will host their 8th annual Relay for Life event Saturday at 10 a...

Tips on How to Save Water and Energy

Melanie Gaball

April 19, 2013

College students are energy guzzlers. With the constant use of cellphones, tablets, and laptops, and the never-ending charging cycle, students potentially waste a lot of electricity. The price of electricity in Los Angeles has exceeded the U.S. average by more than 42 percent in the month of February...

New website helps students sell items and prevent waste

New website helps students sell items and prevent waste

Melanie Gaball

April 18, 2013

Associated Students is developing a trading website similar to Craigslist called ‘Matador Exchange’ for the exclusive use of CSUN students, which will be ready by the end of the semester. The website will be an easy way for students to sell their textbooks and furniture, according to A.S. Enviro...

Ecologically-friendly gardens sprout around campus

Ecologically-friendly gardens sprout around campus

Melanie Gaball

April 18, 2013

A new garden which will feature plants native to the Northridge ecosystem has been built near the transit center as a result of leftover dirt from the center’s construction last year, adding to the numerous sustainability sites around CSUN. The garden was a joint project between physical plant management (PPM), the sustain...

Filming spots near CSUN

Filming spots near CSUN

Melanie Gaball

April 17, 2013

Given its proximity to Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley has always been a popular location for filming. While CSUN is the most popular location in Northridge, here are some potentially surprising filming locations off campus.   Anna's Linens 8762 Corbin Ave, Northridge "Glee" filmed two of its ep...

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