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CSUN’s department of police services teaches basics of pepper spray defense

Sharon Hardwick

April 30, 2011

An aggressive looking dummy, with a name tag that stated Hello My Name Is: Bad Guy greeted the participants of CSUN's Department of Police Services bi-annual "The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense" workshop held on the second floor of the department's police building Wednesday evening. The department...

Tis The Season For Tornadoes

Christiaan Patterson

April 29, 2011

It’s that time of year again! Spring in the Midwest, prairie lands, Deep South and east coast means tornado season is here. So far this season, record outbreaks have already taken place totally more than 100 in just the past week alone and more on the way. So just how do these forces of nature form...

CSUN mechanical engineering class is off to the races

Elano Pizzicarola

April 28, 2011

Mousetraps converted into small, soapbox-sized cars darted down a hallway in Jacaranda Hall Wednesday for a project in an Introduction To Mechanical Engineering class. Associate Professor Of Mechanical Engineering Nhut Ho held the event that involved students collaborating in groups of four and spent...

The Strokes go back to basics with ‘Angles’


April 28, 2011

By Andrew Lopez After releasing their least acclaimed and most scrutinized album, “First Impressions of Earth” in 2006, members of The Strokes decided to take a long break from one another. During their time apart, lead singer Julian Casablancas and guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr. both released solo albums as it looked like the Strokes might fall by the wayside. With the...

‘American’ creatively looks into the life of comedian Bill Hicks

Samantha Tata

April 28, 2011

Finally comedy fans are able to spend a little more time with Bill Hicks. Hicks has been described as the greatest comedian you’ve never heard of, and one of the most prolific comedians the United States has ever produced. A rather lofty title earned by a man who died at 32 years old of panc...

CSUN appoints new vice provost

Reanna Delgadillo

April 28, 2011

Dr. Cynthia Z. Rawitch, vice president of undergraduate studies, will be taking over the vice provost position at CSUN. Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president of academic affairs along with a search and screening committee appointed Rawitch to the position, which she will begin in August. Rawitch...

Police to meet with USU to evaluate security measures after fight breaks out

Brian De Los Santos

April 28, 2011

University Student Union officials and CSUN police will be meeting to discuss a series of incidents that occurred at Matador Nights on April 23. One of the incidents was a confrontation that brought the event to an early end. “We have issues almost every year,” CSUN police Chief Anne P. Glavin...

Artists among us: the Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition features student talent

Liana Hofer

April 28, 2011

Hanging strips of a fax cartridge, a bloody map and a television displaying kinetic type can all be found in one place: CSUN’s Juried Art Student Exhibition. Showing at the main gallery of the Art Center, this annual exhibit features 88 artworks by CSUN students, selected by three judges from more than 350 submissions. Accor...

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