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USU to offer peer mentoring programs for LGBTQ and veterans

The LGBTQ and Veteran Mentoring programs are new programs, which will begin in Spring 2012, that are designed to help LGBTQ and Veteran by providing peer mentors to help them navigate life as a CSUN student. LGBTQ and Veteran students interested in being mentored can contact Sarina Loeb, Special Assistant for Diversity Initiatives, (818) 677-5977 or  Photo Credit: Kat Russell / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

October 31, 2011

The University Student Union has developed two new peer-mentoring programs to offer help to LGBTQ and veteran students. “The purpose of the two peer-mentoring programs is to provide support and resources for both LGBTQ and questioning students, as well as veteran students,” said Sarina Loeb, s...

Wireless companies warn users of charges

Joelle Katz

October 31, 2011

Cellphone users may want to think before ignoring unknown phone numbers; it might be their wireless carrier saving them money. Wireless cellphone companies have agreed to send warning alerts to customers before billing them for unexpected charges, Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission...

Pre-occupied in Los Angeles

Jeff Woodruff, a full-time student at CSUN, supports the Occupy movement but says his education is his first priority. Woodruff has participated in Occupy CSUN on the Oviatt lawn. Photo Credit: Anthony Carpio

Anthony Carpio

October 31, 2011

On a damp Tuesday afternoon, Jeff Woodruff set up his pop-up tent to camp for a few hours in support of the Occupy movement. But he didn’t set up in Downtown L.A. Instead, he settled in front of the Oviatt Library. “This is the most efficient way for me to do it and still be involved,” the ...

Vigilantes should be able to fight crime without interference

Illustration by: Kristin Hugo / Opinion Editor

Ron Rokhy

October 31, 2011

Since its inception, America has had its fair share of criminals -- and people who fight them. But before there even was a Supreme Court to combat crime, one group did: we, the people. In 1760, citizens in North Carolina took up arms against corrupt officials, marking the first known instance ofvig...

Question of the Day: Should any student be expelled for “fraud” if they are transgender and apply as the sex they identify as?

Caitlin Martin

October 31, 2011

Nursing student Domaine Javier was expelled from California Baptist University for “committing or attempting to engage in fraud, or concealing identity”.  Javier said she was expelled after appearing in an MTV show and revealing that she was born male, although she identifies as female.  California...

M-Soccer: After two straight draws, Matadors in desperate need of a win against UCSB

CSUN will face Long Beach State in the Big West Tournament semifinals on Thursday. Photo Credit: Monique Muniz/ Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

October 31, 2011

With only two matches left on the schedule, CSUN (7-7-3) finds itself in a critical situation. With a Big West Conference record of 3-3-2, the Matadors have dropped to fifth place and need a win against UC Santa Barbara (11-5-1, 4-4) tonight at Matador Soccer Field to remain in contention for a sp...

W-Soccer: Matadors earn spot in Big West Tournament

CSUN will face Long Beach State in the Big West Tournament semifinals on Thursday. Photo Credit: Herber Lovato/ Senior Photographer

Christina Azouz

October 31, 2011

The CSUN women’s soccer team scored three goals for the third time this season as the Matadors defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 3-0, in a non-conference match on Senior Night at the Matador Soccer Field Sunday night. The Matadors closed out their regular season schedule against the Roadrunner...

MIC offers free steak dinner to kick off campus clothing and food drive

Braulio Campos

October 31, 2011

A free steak dinner will mark the start of this year’s campus clothing and food drive, which runs from Nov.1 to Nov. 17. The dinner will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight in the Northridge Center . “This is the first time we’ve launched the clothing and food drive this way and we’re glad...

Candidates to replace CSUN’s President Koester will not be revealed

Committee members Reed and Farar address the questions and comments of speakers during the open mic session. Photo Credit: Ron Rhoky

Andrew Lopez

October 31, 2011

The identities of candidates vying to replace President Jolene Koester will not be revealed, said CSU Chancellor Charles Reed during Thursday’s only open meeting with the selection committee. Members of the committee were told to honor the confidentiality agreement that keeps candidates unknown to the public, a new practice that began in S...

CSUN students celebrate Halloween diversity

Handmade skulls are on display during MEChA’s Día de los Muertos celebration at the Chicano House on November 5, 2010. Sundial File Photo

Angela Braza

October 30, 2011

While some students plan to spend Halloween night partying in their costumes, passing out candy to trick-or-treaters or going door-to-door themselves, Ana Sanchez will be offering food and treats to the dead. What might seem like a morbid Halloween activity is actually a joyous and celebratory Mexican tradition, she said. “It’s a time...

City officials voice concerns about Occupy L.A. continuing

A little boy chooses a sign from a pile of protest signs on City Hall's north lawn in Downtown Los Angeles on October 8. Occupy LA participants are numbered at approximately 300 people of all ages. Kat Russell / Daily Sundial

Kat Russell

October 30, 2011

Occupy Los Angeles has staked out the lawns around city hall for almost one month, but last week Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said they cannot continue indefinitely and asked city officials to draft restrictions as to when people are allowed on city property. LAPD has not yet made a decision if...

CSUN fraternities and sororities share stories of personal experience with breast cancer

Jerrid Mckenna (top, fourth from right), business management senior and president of Tau Omega Rho, is pictured with his family members including his aunt who battled with breast cancer. Mckenna chose breast cancer awareness as his fraternity's philanthropy work. Courtesy of Jerrid Mckenna

Rachel Costahaude

October 30, 2011

It is estimated that more than 288,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. With such a high rate of occurrence, it has become common for most people to have a family member or friend who has or had breast cancer. October has been named B...

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