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W-Bball: CSUN unable to hold halftime lead at Washington, lose two straight

W-Bball: CSUN unable to hold halftime lead at Washington, lose two straight

Ron Rokhy

November 19, 2011

Led by freshman guard Janae Sharpe’s perfect shooting first half, the Matadors were up 35-25 at halftime as their defense forced 15 turnovers and held Washington to 27 percent shooting. But their second half defense allowed 48 points on 50 percent shooting as CSUN lost its second game in a row to the H...

CSUN professor writes inspired book of poems

Ron Rokhy

November 17, 2011

CSUN professor of religious studies Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha’s collection of melancholic poems, “Bela-Wenda: Voices From the Heart of Africa,” tell vivid tales of human vigor and ambition through the eyes of afflicted Congolese villagers. Originally written in French, the poems capture a genuine...

Online gaming experiences turn racial

Ron Rokhy

November 17, 2011

Rag head. Bomb maker. Camel jockey. These are just some of the racial slurs online gamers use to provoke each other. “It goes back to the beginnings of man,” said CSUN anthropology professor Christina Campbell. “As long as there’s been people interacting with each other who look diffe...

W-Vball: CSUN trails UCSB by a game in standings, take them on at home

W-Vball: CSUN trails UCSB by a game in standings, take them on at home

Ron Rokhy

November 17, 2011

The Matadors (14-12, 8-6 Big West) plan to keep their hopes of finishing in second place in the Big West Conference alive as they once again face the Gauchos (16-11, 9-5) Friday night at the Matadome. The teams faced off on Nov. 9 with UC Santa Barbara coming up with the 3-0 victory and knocking CSU...

California leading way in rise of public university costs

Ron Rokhy

November 16, 2011

A weakened economy continues to drive the cost of public universities up, with California as the catalyst, a new report found. The national average for public four-year institutions increased 8.3 percent in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, October report noted. But excluding California, the national increase was 7 percent. There ...

Weekly column: NBA players flop the season by not accepting owners’ offers

Weekly column: NBA players flop the season by not accepting owners’ offers

Ron Rokhy

November 15, 2011

The NBA Players Association has melodramatically rejected every proposal sent their way by the owners since the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expired, and its denial of the most recent one may have just axed the entire 2011-2012 season. Commissioner David Stern issued an ultimatum last week. He made it quite apparent: ...

Middle Eastern and Islamic studies program host curriculum meeting

Ron Rokhy

November 15, 2011

CSUN’s Middle Eastern and Islamic studies (MEIS) program is hosting the second part of its symposium Tuesday at 2 p.m. MEIS hopes to learn from experts and scholars from other universities that are speaking at the event with the intention of adding to their curriculum. “Listening to what the...

W-Bball: Flowers stresses defense, brings in eight players

W-Bball: Flowers stresses defense, brings in eight players

Ron Rokhy

November 10, 2011

Following a 4-26 season, the CSUN women’s basketball team underwent a major overhaul that brought eight new players. Things look brighter already, as the Matadors handily defeated The Master’s College 87-53 during an exhibition game last Saturday. “We acquired quite a few kids who are going to have an impact,” said second-year head coach Jason Flowers...

Haskell Wexler’s “Latino” screening and Q&A Wednesday night

Ron Rokhy

November 8, 2011

One of the most respected and decorated cinematographers in the film industry will present the director’s cut version of his film, “Latino: America’s Secret War in Nicaragua,” Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Alan Armer Theater. The 86-year-old Haskell Wexler, a two time Academy Award winn...

Children of undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles at educational disadvantage

Ron Rokhy

November 7, 2011

Children of undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles are at an educational disadvantage compared to children of Americans who immigrated legally, according to a recent study. Citizenship status of Mexican immigrants directly affects the education of their children, who finish two years less school than the ch...

Weekly Column: Rivers not reaching potential in lackluster season

Weekly Column: Rivers not reaching potential in lackluster season

Ron Rokhy

November 2, 2011

Any top quarterbacks list with Philip Rivers placed high on it is now fraudulent. Coming into the season, Rivers was projected as a top five quarterback, but what he’s shown so far barely has him cracking the top 20. In the fourth quarter of Monday Night Football, the Chargers and Chiefs were eng...

Vigilantes should be able to fight crime without interference

Vigilantes should be able to fight crime without interference

Ron Rokhy

October 31, 2011

Since its inception, America has had its fair share of criminals -- and people who fight them. But before there even was a Supreme Court to combat crime, one group did: we, the people. In 1760, citizens in North Carolina took up arms against corrupt officials, marking the first known instance ofvig...

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