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Matador women’s volleyball to play two games at home

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October 6, 2005

The infamous "There's no place like home" line from "The Wizard of Oz" could be a good description for the Matadors women's volleyball team. Home matches have been few and far between for the Matadors this season. With three matches at home to open the season in the Fremont Invitational and two during the ...

Men’s soccer to UCSB for big conference game

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October 6, 2005

The CSUN men's soccer team (6-2-1, 2-0-0) will need to stay focused if they hope to knock off No. 20 UC Santa Barbara at Harder Stadium this Saturday. The Gauchos (5-2-1, 2-0-0), will attempt to add more drama and excitement to the rivalry between the two teams. CSUN and UCSB are tied in the all-tim...

Mandatory classes not worth the cost or time

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October 5, 2005

College is supposed to be the best years of our lives and it most likely is. Being out on our own, making our own decisions and just being free is a wonderful feeling. College is also supposed to be the time when we grow up, make decisions about careers and lifestyles that will affect the way we live ...

Men and women’s cross country both finish in the top 10

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October 4, 2005

The Matadors men and women's cross country teams competed in the 25th annual UC Riverside Cross Country Invitational Oct. 1-2, sending 13 Matador runners to three different races. The Matador men's team finished eighth as a team in the 8k run with an average time of 27:39.02 and a total time of 2:1...

Men’s soccer back on track against Mustangs

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October 4, 2005

The Matador men's soccer team returned to its winning ways by defeating the UC Riverside Highlanders 2-1 in Riverside on Sept. 28, and then the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs 3-1 at Northridge on Oct. 2. The team improved its record to 6-2-1, with a 2-0 tally in Big West Conference play. CSUN's...

Graduate student directs and stars in ‘Way Cross’

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October 4, 2005

For most filmmakers, a feature film premiere in West Los Angeles on a Saturday night remains just an aspiration, but for Paul Russell Laverack it is a dream fulfilled. Laverack, 30, is a graduate student in the Cinema and Television Arts Department at CSUN. He is the writer, director and star of "Way Cr...

Not so scary ‘Venom’ imitates old horror films

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October 4, 2005

Venom," the latest scare film for the "Dawson's Creek" generation, remains all too familiar in content to the parent films it is "loosely" based on - the film imitates rather than intimidates. There is no derivative from these past films; instead of pushing the genre's envelope, director Jim Gilles...

Women’s volleyball beat by Pacific

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October 4, 2005

The CSUN Matadors women's volleyball team extended their losing streak to four matches by losing 22-30, 31-29, 17-30 and 24-30 to conference rival Pacific Oct. 1 on the road in Stockton. The Tigers took game one of the match as they hit .278 with 17 kills and seven errors. The Matadors, on the other hand, ...

Former FEMA chief defends post-Katrina actions

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September 29, 2005

WASHINGTON – Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown on Tuesday emphasized what he called failings at state and local levels, and defended his own leadership, as well as FEMA's, in heading the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina. Brown, who resigned from h...

Mother loses her daughter and maybe her mind in ‘Flightplan’

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September 29, 2005

In "Flightplan," Jodie Foster stars as Kyle Pratt, a woman mourning the unexpected death of her husband. While transporting his casket from Berlin to New York, Kyle faces every mother's worst nightmare when her young daughter Julia (Marlene Lawston) vanishes mid-flight. Already emotionally devastated, Kyle ...

Men’s conference play begins

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September 28, 2005

The men's soccer team kicks off its Big West schedule today against UC Riverside. The away game is the team's first conference clash of the season. The team will then meet Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Oct. 1 at Matador Field. Both games are equally important with potential post-season considerations on t...

Morbid yet delightful, ‘Corpse Bride’ breathes success

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September 27, 2005

Corpse Bride" is Tim Burton's long-awaited stop motion follow-up to the brilliant "A Nightmare Before Christmas." This time, he does not just come up with the story and characters. He directs as well, with Mike Johnson as co-director. Presenting subjects that are typically dark and frightening and sho...

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