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Cheaters should think twice, the risk isn’t worth it

Meredith Sweet

December 5, 2007

I was sitting in front of the Matador Bookstore enjoying a late lunch when I overheard a student next to me asking a friend on the phone if she or he would write him a six-to-eight page paper for one of his classes. I figured I might have misheard; maybe the guy was asking his friend to help him edit ...

Career fair offers job opportunities

Meredith Sweet

November 13, 2007

Over 40 companies, organizations and campus group representatives attended the first "Experience This" Career Fair, held Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bayramian Courtyard. Companies and organizations ranging from Disney, NBC Universal and Target stores to the Marine Corps, Cabrillo Music Th...

Campus creates honors society for transfer students

Meredith Sweet

November 6, 2007

The first honor society for transfer students in the California State University system was established on Saturday with the induction of more than 60 CSUN students. Although 600 CSUN students were eligible for membership in the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, only 65 students responded to the in...

Outing Dumbledore’s sex preference was unnecessary

Meredith Sweet

November 2, 2007

I have to admit, I was surprised at first. I came back from the AIDS Walk on Oct. 21 and heard that J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling "Harry Potter" series, had "outed" Albus Dumbledore, the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as gay in a question and answer session in...

Clubs experience difficulty filing registration documents

Meredith Sweet

October 24, 2007

Nearly half of CSUN's currently-chartered clubs for the 2006-2007 school year failed to submit the necessary club recognition documents for the 2007-2008 year by the 6 p.m. deadline Oct. 12. CSUN is home to 266 recognized clubs and organizations, including fraternities, sororities, clubs affiliate...

Walking 10k toward awareness for AIDS

Meredith Sweet

October 23, 2007

I awoke on the day of the AIDS Walk at 5:30 a.m., what I refer to as "an ungodly hour." I walked outside of my house a few minutes after 6:00 a.m., and it was still dark enough to see the stars, but by the time I reached the University Student Union at about 6:40 a.m., dawn was starting to highlight...

Campus hosts U-Matterdor Fair event

Meredith Sweet

October 16, 2007

CSUN hosted the U-Matterdor Fair, which featured booths on health and student services, last week. The event stretched the length of the Matador Walk on Oct. 9, beginning just past Sequoia Hall and continuing across Lindley Avenue into the University Student Union. While many of the booths featured ...

Upgrade to speed up Web access

Meredith Sweet

October 15, 2007

Network resources including e-mail, myNorthridge Portal, SOLAR and WebCT wasn't accessible one minute after midnight until 8 a.m. on Sunday, as Information Technology were upgrading essential hardware. Wireless access points were being replaced throughout the campus, and buildings with weak wireless ...

Graffiti art becomes a student’s ticket into college

Meredith Sweet

October 11, 2007

The smell of fresh spray paint lingered in the air outside the CSUN Art Galleries October 6, when MOSAIC (Mentoring to Overcome Struggles And Inspire Courage), a CSUN mentoring program, hosted an arts event aiming to display graffiti as art.The event, called "Old Skool 2 New Skool," part of the Walls2Canvas pr...

Makers of ‘CSI’ film episode on campus

Meredith Sweet

October 10, 2007

CSUN temporarily became West Las Vegas University last Thursday, as the cast and crew of the TV show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" came to campus to film the seventh episode of its eighth season. Key Set Production Assistant Kenny Hanson said the episode's title is "Goodbye and Goodnight," though no...

Young people should realize how important voting is

Meredith Sweet

September 26, 2007

There's no doubt that 2008 will be a year to remember. Potential candidates for United States President have been campaigning for what seems like years now. What started out as a veritable rat race has slowly condensed into a more organized competition, but just barely. Every day presents new argum...

MTA introduces 65-foot bus for Orange Line

Meredith Sweet

September 24, 2007

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently introduced a 65-foot long bus that can carry up to 100 people for its Orange Line Transit-way. The bus is the highest capacity articulated compressed-natural gas bus in operation within North America. It was designed exclusively for the M...

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