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English department lecturer Michael Schofields daughter, Jani was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 6. Now six years later, Jani has found the right medication allowing her to live a more normal life. Photo credit: Loren Townsley/ Senior Staff

CSUN lecturer’s story about his daughter’s struggle with schizophrenia

Melody Cherchian September 16, 2014

    It was like a horror movie. One minute she’d be extremely sweet and loving. The next minute she would become incredibly violent. And without any memory of what had just happened,...

Mens Soccer: Chris Smiths road to recovery

Men’s Soccer: Chris Smith’s road to recovery

Melody Cherchian October 1, 2013

Cal State Northridge senior midfielder Chris Smith knows a thing or two about sports injuries. With about 10 different injuries in his soccer career, Smith knows even more about what it takes to get...

Womens volleyball: Hinger named to U.S. Womens National Senior roster

Women’s volleyball: Hinger named to U.S. Women’s National Senior roster

Melody Cherchian September 5, 2013

Standing six feet and two inches tall, she never felt shorter in her life. For the first time, 47 of the best collegiate volleyball players towered over her on the court. Most people would let that...

Baseball: Jerry Keel tries to improve on freshman campaign for CSUN

Baseball: Jerry Keel tries to improve on freshman campaign for CSUN

Melody Cherchian May 7, 2013

He steps up to the mound. The velvet green grass, the blue sky, and the hot breeze. The crowd of fans, friends, and family begin chanting his name. But he doesn’t allow any of that to distract him....

CSUN Pilipino Cultural Night celebrates culture with dance, theater and music

CSUN Pilipino Cultural Night celebrates culture with dance, theater and music

Melody Cherchian April 3, 2013

As darkness looms over Matador Square on April 1, performers fill the scene, wearing hoodies and sweats. The sound of rhythmic drumming completes the night. An estimated 50 members are preparing for...

Holiday recipes for any celebration

Melody Cherchian December 6, 2012

With the holidays just a few weeks away, it’s time to start gathering your cookbooks and finding the perfect holiday recipes for a festive dinner with family and friends. Here are three recipes to...

Matadors struggle to pay for holiday vacations as airfare prices increase

Melody Cherchian December 5, 2012

Holiday traveling seems to be diminishing among CSUN students this semester as hotel rooms and plane tickets rise in price. Marie Montgomery, spokesperson for AAA, said travel prices generally tend...

CSUN rock climber lives on the edge

CSUN rock climber lives on the edge

Melody Cherchian November 28, 2012

His family starts the countdown for him to jump. Three, two… He looks around Lake Mead. Nothing but dirt and dust, sharp-edged rocks around him, a lake below, and the sky above. Palms sweating,...

CSUN rock climber lives for adventure

CSUN rock climber lives for adventure

Melody Cherchian November 28, 2012

His family starts the countdown for him to jump. Three, two… He looks around Lake Mead. Nothing but dirt and dust, sharp-edged rocks around him, a lake below, and the sky above. Palms sweating,...

CSUN fraternity holds annual turkey drive

Melody Cherchian November 20, 2012

A few days before Thanksgiving, her husband lost his job. She looked at her two children and felt a pang as she thought of how to tell them they couldn’t afford a Thanksgiving dinner this year. One...

Donations raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims

Donations raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims

Melody Cherchian November 19, 2012

The Associated Students (A.S.) held the first day of its Hurricane Sandy donation drive on Monday, dubbed “50 in 3.” The relief effort will be continuing through Nov. 21 before the Thanksgiving...

Visiting professor talks about life of modern Native Americans

Melody Cherchian November 8, 2012

Nicolas G. Rosenthal, a professor at Loyola Marymount University,  held a lecture at CSUN Wednesday to discuss his new book, “The Red Power Movement in Los Angeles and other Cities in the 1970s.” The...

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