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Men’s basketball falls short in home opener against Pepperdine

Men’s basketball falls short in home opener against Pepperdine

I’Yonna Applon-Kettles

November 14, 2019

The CSUN men's basketball team played against the Pepperdine Waves on Nov. 12 for the first home game of the 2019-2020 season. With a final score of 94-82, the Matadors lost their home opener. The Matadome was packed with people ranging from students to parents and even some Pepperdine fans. The crowd...

Students unite in support for DACA as the Supreme Court decide its fate

Students unite in support for DACA as the Supreme Court decide its fate

Raychel Stewart, Kimberly Silverio-Bautista, Gillian Moran-Perez, and Madison Parsley

November 14, 2019

A Supreme Court hearing that will decide the fate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) spurred national student walkouts in support to keep the program that protects nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.On Tuesday walkouts organized by student club...

The Dangers of Dating Apps

The Dangers of Dating Apps

Gillian Moran-Perez

November 13, 2019

During the Summer of this year, Captain VanScoy from the CSUN Department of Police Services received two different cases from the Los Angeles and Simi Valley Police Departments about two CSUN students who encountered sexual predators from dating apps. Though information about the cases of the victi...

Hold the electric companies accountable

Hold the electric companies accountable

Raychel Stewart

November 12, 2019

Since the beginning of October, California residents have been experiencing public safety power shutoffs brought on by two major power companies, Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison, which had the potential to last up to five days at a time.Cutting off power came as a preemptive de...

From Supreme Court hot seat to the Northridge Center: Anita Hill shares her story

From Supreme Court hot seat to the Northridge Center: Anita Hill shares her story

Michaella Huck

November 12, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty flooded the Northridge Center on Nov. 7 to attend Big Lecture, where Anita Hill shared her experiences to the CSUN campus.An established lawyer and academic, Hill is famous for her testimony in 1991, where she accused then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of...

Women’s soccer season comes to an end with a loss to Cal State Fullerton

Women’s soccer season comes to an end with a loss to Cal State Fullerton

Karma Singh

November 12, 2019

The women’s soccer team (12-7-3) lost against the Cal State Fullerton Titans 4-0 in a Big West Tournament final matchup on Nov. 10, coming up short of a conference championship and ending their season at Titans Field. The Matadors were the second-seed in the tournament coming off a semifinal victory o...

Men’s soccer falls to UC Santa Barbara in Big West Tournament Semifinal

Men’s soccer falls to UC Santa Barbara in Big West Tournament Semifinal

Mano Baghjajian

November 11, 2019

The sixth-seeded Matadors lost to the second-seeded UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in the Big West Men’s Soccer Tournament Semifinal on Nov. 9. The Matadors had defeated the third-seeded UC Irvine Anteaters 3-2 on Nov. 6 to advance to this semifinal matchup. “At this point in the seaso...

Expert Explains: Fires in California

Expert Explains: Fires in California

November 11, 2019

The recent and ongoing fires in California have brought into focus the increase in fire size, frequency and level of destruction in the late 20th century and first two decades of the 21st century. Occurring in both the urban-wildland interface as well as remote forested areas of the 31st state, several f...

Women’s soccer advances to the Big West Final in 1-0 win over UCSB

Women’s soccer advances to the Big West Final in 1-0 win over UCSB

Karma Singh

November 9, 2019

The women’s soccer team (12-6-3) came away with an overtime victory against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 1-0 in a Big West Tournament semifinal match on Nov. 8, clinching their berth in the Big West Tournament final at Titan Stadium. The second seed Matadors were matched up against the third see...

CSUN tops UC Irvine to advance to Big West Semifinals

CSUN tops UC Irvine to advance to Big West Semifinals

Alexander Nino

November 9, 2019

CSUN men's soccer knocked off third seeded UC Irvine in the first leg of the Big West tournament in a chippy affair at Anteater Stadium. The Matadors extended their winning streak against the Anteaters to six games while punching their ticket to the tournament semifinals for the second time in the p...

Women’s basketball’s loss to USC indicative of what they lost over the offseason

Women’s basketball’s loss to USC indicative of what they lost over the offseason

Andres Soto

November 8, 2019

Tuesday marked more than the beginning of a new season for the Matadors — it marked the beginning of a new team. Channon Fluker, the two-time Big West Defensive Player of the Year, league leader in rebounds and school record holder for blocked shots in a single season, is gone. In fact, five pl...

Culture a l’Aztlán: Fobia Celebrates 30 years headlining at Tropicalia Music Festival 2019 and a US Tour

Culture a l’Aztlán: Fobia Celebrates 30 years headlining at Tropicalia Music Festival 2019 and a US Tour

Ivan Salinas

November 7, 2019

With a band name that reminds people of their worst fears, this Spanish-speaking alternative rock band is one of the most fun and versatile to come from Mexico City. Fobia has shared their music with the world since the early 1990s with an audience that continues to grow. This year, they are a headlining gr...

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