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W-Vball: Matadors like their chances at Sacramento State

The Matadors, pictured here during one of their matches at the Utah Classic last weekend, will look to come out winners at Sacramento State. Courtesy of Julian Gomez/Daily Utah Chronicle.

Julian Reyes

August 31, 2011

Last weekend’s trip to the Utah Classic showed that a good team can take the Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team out of rhythm. This weekend, the Matadors (1-2) will try to rebound as they travel north to the state capitol for the Sacramento State Invitational. Northridge’s second tournament of...

M-Soccer: CSUN faces new challenges at Labor Day Classic

Chris Smith from CSUN scored one of two goals at the mens soccer game Friday, against the Canisius Griffins. Photo Credit: Simon Gambaryan / Contributor

Anthony Carpio

August 31, 2011

After starting the season right with a victory against Canisius on Friday, the Matadors men’s soccer team hopes to take that momentum and use it in the Cal State Northridge Labor Day Classic starting tonight. CSUN (1-0) will face UNLV (0-1) at 7 p.m. Cal State Fullerton and Akron will open the Classic earlier in the day (4:30 p.m.). Losing their season op...

W-Soccer: Time for victory for winless Matadors?

Getting after it: CSUN defender Katie Russ (15), seen here during a 5-1 loss to Texas on Sunday, and the Matadors go for their first win of the season tomorrow vs. New Mexico. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Danielle Villasana / The Daily Texan

Christina Azouz

August 31, 2011

The CSUN women’s soccer team will look to end a three-game losing streak on Friday night against New Mexico at Matador Soccer Field. The Matadors (0-3) started the 2011 campaign with losses against No. 9 UCLA, Baylor and Texas while being outscored 1-8. During the losing streak, Northrdge has str...

KCSN hopes to capture new audience with ‘smart rock’

Karen Kearns, general manager of KCSN, reads a script and demonstrates what she would normally do to record

Andrew Lopez

August 31, 2011

With a proper studio now located in the Valley Performing Arts Center, CSUN-affiliated public KCSN-88.5 FM is determined to bring “smart rock” to Los Angeles, said station general manager Karen Kearns. Differing from stations that spit out top 40 hits repetitively throughout the day, KCSN is ...

Valley Performing Arts Center kicks off their second season

CSUN's state-of-the-art Valley Performing Arts Center is a cultural center for the San Fernando Valley. The Sundial / File Photo.

Kristina Sanborn

August 31, 2011

September begins the 2011/2012 season for the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC), where in its January premiere, the venue attracted a host of celebrity performers such as Joan Rivers and Shirley MacLaine, and an opening gala that was studded with some of Hollywood’s finest.  For its sophomore season, VPAC managing ...

Pasadena Museum of California Art embraces graffiti art

Currently on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is the 'Street Cred' exhibition. Some artists featured in the exhibit include RISK, REVOK, Michael Alvarez and Nicnak. Image courtesy of the PMCA, ©Don Millici.

Sarah Lorsch

August 31, 2011

Graffiti lines the walls of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA),  but there are no signs of vandalism. Appropriately decorated with deep blue and seemingly random strokes of paint, the PMCA welcomed its newest exhibit, “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas.” From license pl...

Should former porn stars be allowed to teach?

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Karlee Johnson

August 31, 2011

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union turned down the appeal of former Florida substitute teacher Shawn Loftis, whose teaching certification was revoked in April after his gay porn past was revealed. Loftis, who performed under the stage name Collin O’Neal, believes that had he been a heterosexual porn ac...

New sports recreation center is under way

Construction Update: The Student Recreation Center (SRC) keeps evolving at a great pace to open its doors in the Spring of 2012. Simon Gambaryan / Daily Sundial

Joelle Katz

August 31, 2011

The new recreation center will open in January 2012 and construction is on schedule, sparking student excitement for the campus amenity. “I use the smaller one in between classed, I loved it,” said Jason Duarte, cinema and television major. “Something bigger would be great.” Some he...

USU kicks off year with Matafest

Diana Lin, 21, accounting major sits for Kelcie Gruenberg who has been drawing caricatures for nine years. Students were given the opportunity to be drawn for free during the Hawaiian themed Matafest at the USU on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Visual Editor

Abbey Seltzer

August 31, 2011

Free giveaways, crafts and live music were only some of the perks students enjoyed at Wednesday’s Matafest, the USU's first event of the year. "It's our welcome to campus and kickoff event, (and) a preview of the bigger events we have planned,” said Iris Pupo, event assistant. Welcome p...

Job market remains tough on CSUN students

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Angela Braza

August 31, 2011

The average drive to work in Los Angeles takes 29 minutes, forcing job seekers to be flexible, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. CSUN students are no exception, with many of them trying to find part-time jobs to pay for rising education, travel and gas costs. “It has been fairly difficu...

College students drown in debt

Adrianne Lord, a 2010 CSUN almuna holds her two-year-old son, Tyler, and points to her bachelor's degree diploma. She will be paying for the student loans she acquired to pay off her education for the next 10 years. Photo Credit: A.J. Circhirillo / Daily Sundial

A.J. Circhirillo

August 31, 2011

Her son sits cross-legged in front of the TV. She gracefully walks the room putting away his toys and tidying up. Just above where her son sits is her diploma in a glass wooden frame. By the time she is done paying off her student loans, one son will be 12 and the other 10; she and her husband wi...

CSUN student aspires to make a difference in kids’ lives

Elsa Tejada, a 20-year-old child and adolescent development major, stands in front of Buchanan Street Elementary School, where her volunteering helped her see that she was making a difference. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Andres Aguila

August 31, 2011

After graduation, Elsa Tejeda sees herself 3,000 miles away in New York City where she plans to take her passion for teaching elementary students with autism. The junior, child and adolescent development major, believes that special needs children need a lot of visual work and undivided attention to help them...

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