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Avoiding peer pressure to drink alcohol

Megan Magers

September 30, 2010

Question: Dear Life & Style, I guess I’m not the typical crazy partying college student. I’m not much of a drinker, and I’m constantly getting made fun of. I can’t be the only one in this predicament. How can I avoid the peer pressure from my friends and still maintain my social ...

Death by product

Death by product

Aimee Lastrella

September 30, 2010

I apologize about the dramatic entrance. But I felt that I needed to get your attention to tell you that everyday we are hurting ourselves, through the products we use. The other day after I took a shower, I decided to try this new hair serum that my friend was raving about last week. It smelled...

CSUN professors present their research at annual colloquium

Angela Melero

September 29, 2010

The Oviatt Library hosted the 2nd Annual Research Fellows Colloquium Wednesday, giving distinguished faculty an opportunity to share their research. The Research Fellows program was introduced by Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president of academic affairs, in August 2007 in an effort to showcase...

CSUN student among 23 to receive achievement award

Christina Toroyan

September 29, 2010

She is acknowledged as someone who sets the standards in all her classes. Working on her physical education teaching credentials, 22-year-old Samantha Barton’s work ethic and motivation are off the charts. Her mother Cynthia Barton, said she remembers when her daughter tried to make it across t...

CSUN women’s soccer change focus to Big West play

Brandon Henson

September 29, 2010

After picking up their first victory ever against the University of San Diego, the CSUN women’s soccer team now turns its attention to Big West Conference play as they host UC Davis (5-3-1) on Friday night. The Matadors (5-5) triumphed over the Toreros (5-4-2) in a 1-0 victory from a penalt...

Fresh start for Matadors men’s soccer

Raul Magana

September 29, 2010

With inconsistency and turmoil surrounding Northridge’s (1-6-1) season thus far, CSUN mens soccer has an opportunity for a clean slate on Saturday. The Matadors begin Big West Conference play on the road against Cal State Fullerton (1-4-2). The start of conference for some teams, such as No....

CSUN women’s volleyball goes north

Christina Azouz

September 29, 2010

The CSUN women’s volleyball team looks to snap a three-game losing streak as they visit Big West Conference rivals UC Davis on Friday and Pacific on Saturday. The Matadors (6-10, 0-2 Big West) are trying to rebound after losing their first two conference games against UCSB and Cal Poly. In both...

Three surprise teams remain undefeated


September 29, 2010

By Jonathan Andrade There are always those few teams that start the season off on the right foot and string together long winning streaks. Those teams this year are the Steelers, Chiefs and Bears. These last three teams just happen to be the last teams anyone had imagined in the position ...

Chicano studies department to focus on ethnic and immigration issues

Marissa Kindelspire

September 29, 2010

On a typical Friday, many college students can be found at a local movie theater, intellectually unwinding from a long week of school and work. On Friday, Sept. 25 however, more than 200 students and approximately 50 faculty members spent their time watching a movie at CSUN’s Whitsett Room loca...

CSUN jazz band performed at Monterey Jazz Festival

Leonie Jones

September 29, 2010

CSUN continued to break records and bring change by having the first band with all undergraduate members to play at the Monterey Jazz Festival, that took place Sept. 17 to 19. Matt Harris, co-director of jazz studies and director of the Jazz “A” Band, helped lead the band to this prestigious event. The...

Filipino dance company impresses with vivid costumes and stunts

Liana Hofer

September 29, 2010

The Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company took the Plaza del Sol stage Tuesday night to entertain a packed house and transport spectators into the distinct world of Filipino heritage. The internationally recognized performance company took on the task of representing cultural pastimes, themes...

Big Show X to start at night to celebrate 10 years

Nayeli Pelayo

September 29, 2010

CSUN will celebrate its 10th anniversary of the Big Show Saturday, when the event will take place in the evening for the first time to mark the milestone. Associated Students hosts the Big Show at CSUN every year for students and guests. LMFAO, Kevin Rudolf and DJ Bamaca will be performing on the...

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