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First CicLAvia of the year coming up

Julio Alberto Cruz

March 31, 2011

On Sunday, April 10 the first CicLAvia of the year will go on throughout some LA neighborhoods from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The first ever ciclovía in LA was last October and there was a great turn out that this year three events will take place. The other two will be on July 10 and October 9. Apri...

CSUN’s Iranian Student Association celebrates Persian New Year

Natalie Estrada

March 31, 2011

CSUN's Iranian Student Association commemorated Persian New Year by organizing a celebratory event on Wednesday in the USU's Plaza del Sol. Persian New Year commemorates the first day of spring and has been celebrated for over 1,000 years in the area that makes up modern-day Iran. "It is P...

Would you be willing to pay for a football team at CSUN?

Kristin Hugo

March 30, 2011

  In 2001, the CSUN football team was discontinued due to financial issues. On Monday, individuals were asking students to sign a petition to reinstate the football team. They hope to get the motion to get the team back on the next ballot. The idea is that a football team will increase...

The U.S. should stay out of Libya


March 30, 2011

Dajnae Wilford contributor In a press conference held on March 21, President Obama reiterated that Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi must step down, cease the attacks on Libyan citizens, pull his troops out, and establish electricity, water, and gas throughout Libya. The United States, UK,...

More funds are needed for prisons


March 30, 2011

Amanda Beene Contributor Many people protest that the money being spent on prisons is outrageous and unnecessary, but budgeting money for prisons is very important and crucial to the safety of the public, community and inmates. Prisoners are already subject to terrible living conditions but they...

Baseball: Matadors begin Big West play at UC Irvine

Ignacio Marquez

March 30, 2011

Twenty-five games in the books before beginning what the team has been focused on since the start of the season: Big West Conference play. “As a team, conference is what we’ve been focused on; it’s what we’ve been building for and what we’ve been building towards. That’s the opportunity ...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN to face Hawaii in back-to-back games

Jay Guillory

March 30, 2011

The CSUN men's volleyball team travels to Hawaii this week for a double-header against the Warriors (12-11, 10-8 MPSF) for a conference match. CSUN is coming off a three straight match losses and looks to get back on track. "We all are just playing for pride ride right now. We as a team are still...

CSUN water polo enter Big West play this weekend

Monique Muñiz

March 30, 2011

Coming off a two-week break, the CSUN water polo team will start Big West play starting this weekend when it will face the UC Davis Aggies and Pacific Tigers. Northridge (16 -11) is coming off two victories and players seem optimistic about going into conference play. “We feel really...

Student organization tries to ban smoking on campus

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 30, 2011

A student organization concerned with the effects of second-hand smoke  presented A.S. with a petition to ban smoking on campus. The petition presented during Tuesday’s meeting by Campuses Organized and United for Good Health (COUGH) stated CSUN should be a smoke-free campus with the exception of parking areas. “We’re a student organization that fo...

CSUN commemorates César Chávez with service fair

Juana Esquivel

March 30, 2011

CSUN commemorated César Chávez Day with a keynote speech given by his granddaughter in the first annual César Chávez Service Fair. The event, which was co-hosted by Unified We Serve and the Department of Chicano/a Studies comes two days before the state holiday that honors the farm worker le...

CSUN’s LGBTA hosts career conference

Sigourney B. Nuñez

March 30, 2011

CSUN’s LGBTA hosted a resource and career conference on Tuesday, the first of its kind on campus. With a culmination of amenities from the community and the university, the organization made efforts to spread awareness and gain recognition to have their own facility. Eighteen participants ma...

Dorm burglary victim speaks out

Brian De Los Santos

March 29, 2011

CORRECTION: Howard stated police arrived 40 minutes after they were called. The Department of Police Services through their public information office say officers arrived within 9 1/2 minutes of the call being placed to university police. Katryna Howard thought she would be able to enjoy her 7 o’clock TV show...

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