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W-Vball: Changes to starting lineup not enough for CSUN against Long Beach State

W-Vball: Changes to starting lineup not enough for CSUN against Long Beach State

Julian Reyes

September 30, 2011

The Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team made changes to its starting lineup Friday night, hoping it would bring in its first home victory of the season and a 2-0 start in Big West Conference play, but Long Beach State didn’t allow it. The Matadors (7-7, 1-1) fell to 0-3 at the Matadome and dropped to fifth place in the league standings after l...

BREAKING: Suspect who fled from stolen vehicle apprehended on CSUN campus

BREAKING: Suspect who fled from stolen vehicle apprehended on CSUN campus

Andrew Lopez

September 29, 2011

Police apprehended a suspect who ran across six lanes of traffic and onto campus Thursday after leading police on a car pursuit. An LAPD motorcycle officer attempted to pull over an erratic driver near Nordhoff Street and Etiwanda Avenue at about 5:45 p.m., said Captain Kris Pitcher of Devonsh...

Suspected CSUN gunman released on bail

Andrew Lopez

September 29, 2011

CSUN philosophy student Gahren Moradian, 22, was released on bail Wednesday night.  He was charged with felony criminal threat stemming from suspicion he claimed to have a gun in the Oviatt Library Tuesday, prompting the building’s evacuation. If convicted, Moradian could face up to three years...

FAIR Education Act will make us more American

FAIR Education Act will make us more American

Hansook Oh

September 28, 2011

Politically conservative and religious groups are scrambling to gain 550,000 signatures in order to place a proposition on next year’s ballot to repeal Senate Bill 48, the “Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act.” The FAIR Ed act, approved by Governor Jerry Brown in July, would revise t...

CSUN commuter students face challenges getting involved in extra-curricular activities

CSUN commuter students face challenges getting involved in extra-curricular activities

Hansook Oh

September 28, 2011

Every morning, hundreds of students head to CSUN on congested freeways, crowded buses, bicycles and skateboards to make it to class on time. CSUN is known to locals as a commuter school with students traveling dozens of miles to further their education. Thirty percent of CSUN freshmen and only 9 ...

Americans Elect use Internet to revolutionize presidential campaign

Angela Braza

September 28, 2011

Politics as usual could be changing thanks to Americans Elect, an organization whose goal is to create the first nonpartisan presidential nomination directly elected by the people. Americans Elect is using the Internet to allow citizens to vote for the issues they deem most important and eventual...

Informational job meetings for Student Recreation Center in Grand Salon

Andres Aguila

September 28, 2011

Informational job meetings will be held at the new Student Recreation Center (SRC), and will take place at the Grand Salon, University Student Union, on Thursday, September 29 at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. About eight professional staff members from the SRC and two grad students will speak to ...

California considers adopting new science standards for K-12

Mary Pham

September 28, 2011

California is one of 20 states pioneering a 2012 change in science standards and requirements for students in K-12, according to the state’s department of education. This will be the first change in over a decade. Changes will shift the “emphasis of science education from memorizing factoids to...

CSUN’s Little Theatre performs Tony-award winning musical

CSUN’s Little Theatre performs Tony-award winning musical

Abbey Seltzer

September 28, 2011

At CSUN’s Little Theatre, where the Tony-award wining musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is performed, the actors in the show are just as enthusiastic as their characters. By the Sept. 23 opening night, all shows in the first weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – and the Sept. 28 show,...

CSUN student held for questioning by police after Oviatt shutdown

Irene Moore

September 28, 2011

CSUN philosophy student Gahren Moradian, 22, of Burbank was being held for questioning by the Los Angeles county police department Wednesday after he turned himself in to authorities following reports of a man claiming to have a gun in the Oviatt Library. CSUN police have not provided additional information...

AS increases ‘Big Show’ budget to prevent cancellation

Ivette Lopez

September 28, 2011

Big Show received a $26,559 bonus during Tuesday's Associated Students (A.S.) senate meeting.  The allocation was approved to prevent this weekend's campus event from being cancelled. “I think that it is very unfortunate that this happened, but I want every student to have a safe and fun experience,”...

CSUN gunman alerts not quick enough

Joelle Katz

September 28, 2011

Timeliness played a large issue in the campus alerts sent out on Tuesday regarding a suspected gunman on campus. Just recently, in July, a gunman went into a camp in Norway and shot and killed scores of people within only an hour’s time. It took longer than this brief period to inform CSUN students...

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