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Independent investigator leading probe into men’s basketball violations

Shaka Dixon

November 30, 2014

The same independent investigator responsible for the university commissioned report concluding hazing occurred in incidents preceding the death of Armando Villa is now leading an ongoing probe targeting players of the CSUN men’s basketball team over possible violations of team and university rules. “Carl...

Big West weary of NCAA stipends: Feature

Big West weary of NCAA stipends: Feature

Shaka Dixon

November 24, 2014

Threatened with secession, the NCAA in August granted its most powerful conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) partial rule-making autonomy and thus solidifying their near-dominion over the embattled collegiate governing body. “Knowing the pressures that they were under, we had to ...

CSUN Matador Bench Missing: Men’s Basketball

CSUN Matador Bench Missing: Men’s Basketball

Shaka Dixon

November 24, 2014

Before the sixth game of the season, CSUN men's basketball has yet to call on many of its new arrivals. Of the nine new additions to the 2014-15 roster, only three have debuted and over a third of the roster has never represented CSUN in an official contest. Freshman guards Micheal Warren,...

Men’s Basketball: Coach Theus discusses CSUN’s difficult Non-conference schedule

Shaka Dixon

November 14, 2014

CSUN begins their 2014-2015 season against 15 non-conference opponents. Some opponents hope for NCAA Tournament glory, some hope for a bid and others just hope. The Matadors will use the early tests to see where they stand. “I don’t compare us to the Big West. I compare us to the rest of the...

Basketball Issue: Drew ready to take charge

Basketball Issue: Drew ready to take charge

Shaka Dixon

November 12, 2014

  A minute away from polishing off a stunning second-half claw back from 21 points against heavily favored Utah, CSUN men’s basketball found its precarious three-point lead in the hands of unheralded freshman Landon Drew, otherwise known as the son of former NBA head coach Larry Drew. The ...

Enter if you dare: LA’s most popular haunted spots

Enter if you dare: LA’s most popular haunted spots

Shaka Dixon

October 29, 2014

With Halloween on the horizon, satisfy your seasonal appetite for the occult with one of these local haunts. Suicide Bridge When Jeannette Pykkonen returned to Pasadena to celebrate the 1993 reopening of the Colorado Street Bridge, she was returning to a place her mother never intended her to l...

CSUN PD offers tips to stay safe on Craigslist, internet sites

Shaka Dixon

October 28, 2014

Responding to the death of CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi, CSUN Department of Police Services (PD) issued tips to limit the risks associated with initiating transactions on Craigslist and similar websites. "You can find tips all over the place about Craigslist, but we deliberately picked the ones that we thought were the most pertinent to this tragic situation," said Anne Glavin, CSU...

Video: ‘Taking a stand for social justice’

Video: ‘Taking a stand for social justice’

Shaka Dixon

October 14, 2014

http://youtu.be/3WPLhfLOtOQ CSUN students gathered at the townhall meeting for "Taking a Stand for Social Justice". The meeting included dialogue on the issues of racial profiling, militarization, and public brutality.

Women’s Soccer: Matadors open Big West Conference play against UCSB

Women’s Soccer: Matadors open Big West Conference play against UCSB

Shaka Dixon

October 2, 2014

Bloodied but unbowed, CSUN Women’s Soccer (3-7-1) enter Big West Conference play confident of a top four finish and a resulting ticket into the Big West Conference Tournament. “We expected to do a lot better than we did in preseason, but overall, as a group, we did pretty well. We grew much m...

NFL players’ misconduct caused by violent culture of football

NFL players’ misconduct caused by violent culture of football

Shaka Dixon

September 25, 2014

Football’s violent culture Junior varsity football is an eye-opening experience. It starts the during the fading weeks of the summer  as a one or two week training camp premised on the purported character building qualities of violence and depravity. In it you learn the 5 or 10-year-old pads assigned to you protec...

NFC contenders lead by familiar faces from the NFC West

NFC contenders lead by familiar faces from the NFC West

Shaka Dixon

September 9, 2014

The NFL season kicked off this past weekend, and the defending champs did not disappoint with a 16-36 defeat of the Green Bay Packers. However, their biggest competition in the NFC happens to be their biggest rival, the San Francisco 49ers. The last two NFC Champions will again duke it out to s...

AFC conference lead by three elite teams: NFL Column

AFC conference lead by three elite teams: NFL Column

Shaka Dixon

September 4, 2014

  As NFL season nears, three imperfect teams enter the season as favorites to represent a largely pedestrian AFC in the Super Bowl. Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos remain the class of the conference. General Manager John Elway spent big in replacing departed wide receiver Eric Decker...

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