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Tentative trial date set for Fernandez

Image of missing man, Abdullah Alkadi

Sarah Goulding

April 15, 2016

Over a year after his arrest, Fernandez is on the cusp of a trial. In a room of no more than 20, the tentative date was set for no later than May 23. In October of 2014, Agustin Rosendo Fernandez, 28, was charged with the murder of CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi.Alkadi listed his Audi A6 on Craigslist for $30,000, to which Fernandez responded. Aft...

Postseason basketball ban raises questions on athletes’ academics

Basketball opponents play one-on-one

Sarah Goulding

March 16, 2016

This 2015–2016 season, CSUN has self imposed a postseason ban for the men's basketball team due to “violations of team and university policies.” Though the exact nature of these violations has not been released due to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, they have raised questions...

Week in Matador sports (1/27-2/3)

Tavrion Dawson rises up over everyone and scores one of many lay-ups as he would finish the night with 10 points in the home opner win versus Vanguard by a final score of 52-72 at the Matadome on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (Raul Martinez / The Sundial)

Sarah Goulding

January 27, 2016

January 27 - Men's basketball vs. UC Irvine (Matadome, 7 p.m.) - Men's volleyball @ UC Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.) January 28 - Women's basketball @ UC Irvine (UC Irvine, 7 p.m.) January 29 - Men's volleyball @ UCLA (UCLA, 7 p.m.) January 30 - Women's tennis vs. Loyola...

Men’s basketball admits violation, self-imposes ban

CSUN captured the lead twice in the last five minutes, but once again, faltered in the closing moments (File Photo / Raul Martinez / The Sundial)

Sarah Goulding

January 7, 2016

CSUN’s men’s basketball team has self-imposed a 2016 post-season ban after acknowledging violations in its 2014-2015 season. CSUN Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Brandon E. Martin made the announcement Thursday following an external investigation into allegations of academic fraud in the...

CSUN ends season on a high note, defeating CSUF in five sets

CSUN celebrates a sweep of Fullerton in the Matadome on Nov. 10. They defeated the Titans again 11 days later in a thrilling five-set match. Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda

Sarah Goulding

November 22, 2015

In their season finale on Saturday, Nov. 21, against Cal State Fullerton, the CSUN women's volleyball team pulled off their second consecutive five set comeback after being down two sets to none, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24, 25-23, 17-15.At Titan Gym, CSUN fell in both of the first two sets, with their scor...

CSUN rallies for thrilling senior night victory

The Matadors celebrate a Sept. 26 victory against UC Davis. They were able to do the same in the final home game of the year against UC Riverside on Friday. Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda

Sarah Goulding

November 21, 2015

Down two sets to none, in their final Black Top appearance of the season, the Matadors came from behind to beat UC Riverside in five sets, 23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-12. “We’re a multi-faceted team, we have a lot of parts, we have depth in the positions and a lot of positions. We saw a ...

Student organizations deliver letter to President Harrison to emphasize diversity on campus

Students hold hands at President Dianne Harris office as CSUN students hand her a letter for a meeting request on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (Raul Martinez / The Sundial)

Sarah Goulding

November 19, 2015

Multiple student organizations, representing different ethnicities, delivered a letter to President Dianne Harrison requesting a meeting with her. Holding hands, the students walked through University Hall to the president's office on Thursday, Nov. 19. "The reason why we are here today is to give f...

CSUN swept by Long Beach State

The Matadors were competitive for the majority of sets, but they are looking for answers after falling to the 49ers in straight sets. Photo credit: David Hawkins

Sarah Goulding

November 14, 2015

After sweeping the California State University, Fullerton Titans, the Matadors (6-20, 5-9 Big West) fell to Long Beach State 49ers (21-6, 11-3 Big West) in just three sets (25-23, 25-16, 25-22). “I thought we could've won the first set. I thought we could've won the third set. We were obviously...

‘The Power of Our Voice’ brings awareness to students on suicide prevention

Keynote speaker Dese'rae L. Stage talks about her history with depression and suicide at the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Summit on Oct. 28. (Alejandro Zizumbo/ The Sundial)

Sarah Goulding

October 28, 2015

In hosting Los Angeles’ Fifth Annual Suicide Prevention Summit, “The Power of Our Voice: Hope, Help and Healing for High School and College Students” on Tuesday, CSUN provides a new perspective towards suicide prevention and education. This is the first time the event has been held...

CSUN snaps losing streak, splits weekend games

CSUN women volleyball player attempts to spike volleyball over the net to opposing team.

Sarah Goulding

October 26, 2015

The Matadors fall in straight sets After a four game road trip, the Matadors returned to the Matadome and fell to the Cal Poly Mustangs three sets to none (25-22, 25-22, 25-16). CSUN (4-15, 3-4 Big West) entered the match on a three game losing streak, one of which was to the Mustangs (15-4, 7-1 Bi...

Students torn about daily fantasy sports

An illustration of a student focusing on a computer that reads,

Sarah Goulding

October 21, 2015

Both professional and collegiate sports generate billions of dollars each year through fantasy gaming. The rapidly growing audience and steady rise in popularity continue to make fantasy sports one of the most prominent aspects behind every season. Money is a large part of forming these ideal fantasy...

ICYMI: Women’s volleyball falters on the road against Long Beach State

CSUN volleyball player spikes ball over net in an attempt for Long Beach State to fail to return it.

Sarah Goulding

October 19, 2015

In their final match of the four-game road trip, the Matadors (4-14, 3-3) were swept by Long Beach State (15-5, 5-2) 25-21, 25-19, 25-16 at the Walter Pyramid, CSUN was out hit .188 to the 49ers' .389. Leading the Matadors was senior outside hitter Cieana Stinson with 18 kills (.395 on 43 swings)...

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