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

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, she’d be fine once again. Michael Schofield, an English department lecturer at CSUN, and his ...

Men’s Soccer: Chris Smith’s 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 back in the game. From broken bones to multiple ankle sprains, Smith, 22, has overcome each i...

Women’s volleyball: Hinger named to U.S. Women’s 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 intimidate them. But not her. She was inspired. In May 2013, CSUN junior middle blocker Casey ...

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. He’s in “attack mode,” focusing on the task at hand. He grabs the ball, rotates his torso, an...

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 the 28th annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN), an event free to the public that celebrates Filipino...

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 get your holidays started. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, there’s a re...

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 to be much higher during the holidays because there is a lot more demand for airline seats, hotel rooms...

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, heart beating, legs shaking, he feels the adrenaline rush through his body as he peers down from th...

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, heart beating, legs shaking, he feels the adrenaline rush through his body as he peers down from the...

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 day, Genevieve Sosa, 41, a wife and mother of two, was gathered with 15 other families in the lo...

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 holiday. Hurricane Sandy caused widespread power outages and subway shutdowns and according to the ...

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 book discusses urban American Indians and their relevance in 20th century America, despite neglect...

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