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Weekly Column: Lakers need to do away with Bynum for Paul to get title back to L.A.

Weekly Column: Lakers need to do away with Bynum for Paul to get title back to L.A.

Ron Rokhy

December 6, 2011

Coming off an embarrassing playoff series where they were swept by the Mavericks, it’s quite apparent the Lakers aren’t primed to make another championship run anytime soon. The Lakers looked sluggish and old against a team that was older than them. The Lakers scrambled defensively to stop Dallas’ onslaught of 3-pointers to no avail, and allowed backup point guard J.J....

Occupy group calls on people to default on student loans

Ron Rokhy

December 6, 2011

A faction of the Occupy Wall Street Empowerment and Education working group has called for one million people to join a pledge to default on their student loans. The Occupy Student Debt Campaign, which is comprised of students, alumni and current faculty from schools across the country, aims to c...

Special CSU board of trustees meeting cancelled

Ron Rokhy

December 5, 2011

Correction: In the last paragraph of both the print and online versions of this story, Ashley Luke's name is misspelled. The CSU board of trustees announced the cancellation of its special committee meeting on presidential selection and compensation due to safety issues regarding a broken glass d...

Women’s basketball: Matadors can’t stop Santa Clara’s 3-pointer rain

Women’s basketball: Matadors can’t stop Santa Clara’s 3-pointer rain

Ron Rokhy

December 1, 2011

Despite keeping Santa Clara’s leading scorer in check, the Matadors allowed 10 Bronco 3-pointers and fell 90-72 Thursday night at the Matadome. CSUN held senior guard Alyssa Shoji, who coming into the game was averaging 17 points per game, to nine points on 4-of-13 shooting, but allowed guards Ricki Radanovich and...

Religious experts agree anti-gay texts of major faiths taken out of context

Religious experts agree anti-gay texts of major faiths taken out of context

Ron Rokhy

December 1, 2011

Neither Christianity, Judaism or Islam condemns homosexuality, according to a panel of religious experts representing those major faiths at the Queer Education Fair held Tuesday night in the USU Grand Salon. Reverend Robert Goss, an openly gay pastor, member of the Metropolitan Community Churches a...

Weekly Column: Everyone playing second fiddle to Rodgers

Weekly Column: Everyone playing second fiddle to Rodgers

Ron Rokhy

November 29, 2011

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers stands alone atop the rankings of the league’s most prestigious position 11 games into the 2011 season. Not only is he completely dominating the opposition, he’s on pace to have the best season by a quarterback, ever – surpassing even the legendary years where Tom Brady threw 50 touchdown passes and Peyton Manning...

W-Bball Notebook: Matadors match ’10-11 win total

W-Bball Notebook: Matadors match ’10-11 win total

Ron Rokhy

November 28, 2011

Coming off back-to-back wins against Colgate and West Virginia to win the Woodland Hills Thanksgiving Classic championship, the Matadors (4-2) are off to their best start since the 1999-2000 season. CSUN has already matched its win total from last season and second-year head coach Jason Flowers attributes the improvement to the new recruits and the team's hard w...

CSU budget looks to state to restore additional funding

Ron Rokhy

November 28, 2011

CSU’s 2012-13 budget asks the state legislature to restore $333 million in additional funding for the 23-campus system. The board of trustees unanimously approved the budget after voting 9 to 6 to raise Fall 2012 tuition by 9 percent. The newly affirmed budget requests $397 million, but CSU plans...

Queer Education Fair and Queering Religion Forum comes to campus

Ron Rokhy

November 27, 2011

Issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) community will be discussed at two events, Queer Education Fair and Queering Religion Forum, on Tuesday. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Clearly Walk near the Oviatt Library and...

W-Bball: Matadors advance to tournament championship game with win over Colgate

W-Bball: Matadors advance to tournament championship game with win over Colgate

Ron Rokhy

November 26, 2011

After getting off to its best start since 1998 at 2-0, CSUN dropped two in a row, but bounced back in its home opener Friday night with a 71-60 win against Colgate (0-6) at the Matadome in the Woodland Hills Thanksgiving Classic. Even though the Matadors (3-2) shot 31 percent  from the field for the game, they were able to pul...

WBball: CSUN hosts tournament, looking to bounce back

WBball: CSUN hosts tournament, looking to bounce back

Ron Rokhy

November 23, 2011

CSUN will be hosting the 2011 Woodland Hills Thanksgiving Basketball Classic at the Matadome Friday night, when four teams will face off for a chance at Saturday’s championship game. The first game will be UCLA (2-1) against West Virginia (2-1), while Northridge (2-2) takes on Colgate (0-4)...

Question of the day: What do you believe but cannot prove?

Ron Rokhy

November 22, 2011

Primitive humans attributed previously-unexplained works of nature, such as thunder and lightning, to works of supernatural deities. Are there any unexplained mysteries to which you credit deities for? If so, why? The Edge organization posed this question to a 100 of the world’s smartest people...

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