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Homecoming returns to CSUN in spring

Charcoal illustration of CSUN mascot, Matty the Matador

Stacey Arevalo

December 11, 2016

Come spring, CSUN students will have the chance to showcase their school pride and celebrate the Matador life during Homecoming 2017. Next year’s homecoming will be the first of its kind in almost a decade, according to Jorge Reyes, alumni marketing and program coordinator for the CSUN Alumni Association. “This...

Group of Matadors Invite You to Rise With Them Friday Mornings

CSUN students pictured running in front of the Oviatt Library waving flags

Stacey Arevalo

December 5, 2016

As this semester comes to an end, a free student-led exercise group on campus invites you to break your routine and release some stress. Friday Morning Matadors (FMM) is part the kinesiology department and is open to all students, alumni, faculty and staff from all fitness levels. The group meets every...

Women’s volleyball 2016 season in review

Volleyball players jump up and reach for the ball

Stacey Arevalo

November 29, 2016

The 2016 season left the CSUN women’s volleyball team tied for fifth place in the Big West Conference with UC Davis and UC Irvine all at 7-9. CSUN had improved by finishing with an overall record of 11-17, said assistant coach Noelle Rooke, who is also proud of the team’s increase in strength. “Our...

CSUN 33rd Powwow brings awareness of American Indian culture to campus

Natvie Americans dance on the Oviatt Lawn

Stacey Arevalo

November 27, 2016

Tents formed a large circle on the Sierra Quad with a celebration booming at its core honoring the American Indian culture at CSUN as part of the Indigenous Awareness Month on Saturday. The crowd composed of CSUN students and Native people from different parts of Southern California did not mind the ra...

Trans Awareness week educates campus

Heart-notes pictured with positive messages

Stacey Arevalo

November 18, 2016

Acceptance, love, diversity and pain unites the transgender community at CSUN but also gives them strength to speak up in defense of their rights. During Trans Awarenes week, which is in its fifth year running at CSUN, the Pride Center featured movie screenings, lectures and workshops to educate students...

Is there an Academic Advantage to Being Bilingual?

Young students shown lined up

Stacey Arevalo

November 17, 2016

Bilingual education is back in California thanks to the approval of Proposition 58, and in an effort to bring awareness, the Linguistics Student Organization at CSUN offered an informational session to debunk common related myths. Dr. Janet Oh, interim director for CSUN’s Office of Institutional Research, ...

Alpha Psi Rho fundraises for underprivileged youth in the Philippines

4 members of Jishin Taiko of CSUN play the drums

Stacey Arevalo

November 15, 2016

The rhythmic sounds of Japanese drumming gave start to a series of musical performances at a benefit concert on Thursday night that not only sought to entertain, but shed light on social issues overseas. CSUN’s Alpha Psi Rho Beta Chapter hosted the event in the Grand Salon in coordination with the Yellow ...

Sigma Tau Alpha, a co-ed fraternity that ‘Has Your Six’

Members of Sigma Tau Alpha pose for a picture in the VRC

Stacey Arevalo

November 7, 2016

Like brothers and sisters at a dinner table, they often broke out in laughter poking fun at each other while sharing inside jokes. Protective, yet playful and with an upbeat spirit that shined brighter than the yellow in the embroidered fraternity emblems they proudly wore. With only 11 active members, ...

Should Porn Stars Wear Condoms? Proposition 60 thinks they should.

Photo shows many condoms of different brands

Stacey Arevalo

November 1, 2016

All pornographic performers would be required to wear condoms during the filming of sexual intercourse shot anywhere in California, under a proposed initiative included on Nov. 8th’s ballot. Proposition 60 would also make producers pay for performer vaccinations and medical testing, according to...

Matadors Fall Short Against UC Davis

CSUN volleyball players shout for joy after winning a point

Stacey Arevalo

October 29, 2016

The CSUN women’s volleyball team lost against the UC Davis Aggies Friday night at the Matadome. The Matadors won only one out of four sets during the match with set scores of 27-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-20Junior Katie Sato scored the first point of the game, giving CSUN an early lead but the Aggies...

Top five propositions which can impact students this election

Photo shows people voting

Stacey Arevalo

October 27, 2016

Although Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton have gained most of the attention as the Republican and Democratic candidates, respectively, for the presidency this election season, there are also important propositions voters should remember for Election Day. However, flipping through the 200+ page voter guide and st...

Weekly News Briefs 10/10-19

Still of CNN footage of Kenneth Bone speaking about the second presidential debate

Stacey Arevalo

October 18, 2016

National: The second presidential debate took place Oct. 9 in a town hall style between the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton and the Republican candidate, Donald Trump. The beginning of the debate focused on the release of a controversial candidate, which Trump assured contained nothing more than R...

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