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MataMoney saves

fast food computer

Nick Rose

August 2, 2018

Many students are familiar with the red signs at the university market and dining registers promoting the MataMoney card, a pre-pay discount card that offers a straight 5 percent discount for use. Fewer might wonder why the university would be compelled to provide a discount, especially on market products...

Starbucks gets grinded

man sits at table and sips coffee

Nick Rose

April 18, 2018

A California superior court judge has ruled that the coffee giant Starbucks and around 90 additional coffee vendors failed to comply with conditions set forth by Prop 65, formally known as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The decision places blame on the coffee vendors for...

Why is there a new window on the side of Sierra Hall?

large white building with a red windowpane

Nick Rose

April 10, 2018

A bright red window appeared recently jutting out of the off-white east wall of Sierra Hall after a brief period of construction last month. The window extends out from the wall on the third floor looking out on the Oviatt lawn and contains a revamped work space. The new structure appears to be...

AS elections: Pena and Mcknight, anti-establishment candidates

two men pose with arms crossed in front of the matador statue

Nick Rose

April 3, 2018

Business majors Osje Pena and Trevor McKnight are running for AS president and vice president on the Matadors For You ticket, hoping to represent all Matadors on the issues of safety, tuition, club funding, and student involvement. Pena's quest for the presidency was spurred by a need he and McKnight...

Brew means more than just coffee at the USU

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Nick Rose

March 29, 2018

As students are wrapping up mid-term season and with finals looming in the distance, many students need a place of Zen that set’s their mind at ease while dealing with the stresses of academics. If combing a rock garden or selecting the perfect blend of herbal tea doesn’t cut it, it may just be...

CSUN Archery takes aim for 2018

blue and purple archers arrows embedded in red yellow and blue circular targets

Nick Rose

March 29, 2018

The CSUN archery club is struggling to gain traction this season after missing the registration deadline for its first potential competition on March 9, 2018 due to budgetary constraints. According to club president David Torres, an expected budget fund of $1,000 was withheld from the club by the...

Laverne Cox speaks on the struggles of being a transgender black woman in the US

Laverne Cox with her arms spread out speaking at a podium

Nick Rose

March 5, 2018

Hundreds of students filed into the Northridge Center Thursday night to see Laverne Cox take the stage and share her many struggles with being a transgender black woman in the US. Cox is best recognized for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" in which she also...

Super Smashed

two students focused while playing video games

Nick Rose

February 27, 2018

Contestants got super smashed by the winner Chris Saldana and his characters, Zero Suit Samus and Pac-Man, at the USU Games Room for the first "Super Smash Bros. for Wii U" video game tournament of the semester. Ten contestants, several of whom learned about the event moments before the start, joined...

Roadkill and Other Art at CSUN Gallery

clear outline of a mans body with visible human anatomy inside of it

Nick Rose

February 19, 2018

The death of animals can be a touching subject and one that spans many aspects of the human experience with anything from pet ownership to industrially-farmed livestock. The CSUN Main Art Gallery is playing host to an all-new exhibit, “Remembering Animals,” curated by Professor Julia Schlosser, wh...

Carcinogenic Coffee

coffee mug with warning sign on it

Nick Rose

February 13, 2018

Starbucks and several other major coffee merchants are in hot water over the presence of acrylamide, a possible cancer-causing substance, found in one of the the world's favorite beverages. The non-profit Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) is demanding coffee retailers in California di...

Injustice 2 tournament champion crowned

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Nick Rose

February 8, 2018

CSUN gamers converged on the USU Games Room Tuesday night to battle in the Injustice 2 Tournament, the first of eight USU-hosted videogame tournaments to be held this semester. Students from many disciplines gathered to test their mettle in the double-elimination tournament against 10 of the most skil...

Students glimpse the club life

large white tents with many students surrounding them

Nick Rose

February 1, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] With everything from robots to Greek, students get a taste of the many clubs available at CSUN. Hundreds of students descended on the Oviatt Lawn to peruse the tents and tables of this year's Meet the Clubs event which began on Tuesday. The two-day event...

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