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W-Bball Notebook: Matadors match ’10-11 win total

CSUN star center Jasmine Erving, left, was named Big West Conference Player of the Week Monday. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Visual Editor

Ron Rokhy

November 28, 2011

Coming off back-to-back wins against Colgate and West Virginia to win the Woodland Hills Thanksgiving Classic championship, the Matadors (4-2) are off to their best start since the 1999-2000 season. CSUN has already matched its win total from last season and second-year head coach Jason Flowers attributes the improvement to the new recruits and the team's hard w...

CSUN Powwow 2011

Christianna Triolo

November 28, 2011

Despite the high winds that threatened to blow over canopies, dancers entered the dance arena for the 28th Annual American Indian Studies (AIS) Powwow. Usually held in the Orange Grove, this year the powwow was moved across campus to a field next to the Chicano House. The new location allowed for a larger...

CSU budget looks to state to restore additional funding

Ron Rokhy

November 28, 2011

CSU’s 2012-13 budget asks the state legislature to restore $333 million in additional funding for the 23-campus system. The board of trustees unanimously approved the budget after voting 9 to 6 to raise Fall 2012 tuition by 9 percent. The newly affirmed budget requests $397 million, but CSU plans...

CSUN student petitioning for textbook companies to lower prices

Marcos Castro, CTVA major, stands on Matador Walk holding his petition to bring down college textbook prices. He, along with friends, plans to return throughout November and December to gain signatures for a cause he says

Braulio Campos

November 28, 2011

Tired of the rising cost of education? CTVA major Marcos Castro said that’s why he’s looking for signatures for a petition demanding textbook companies lower their prices. “They’re the ones naming the prices, and the schools can’t do anything about it,” Castro said, as he set up his t...

Scholars program pushes low-income and first generation students to pursue MA’s, PhDs

Daniel Esparza (left) and Martha Martinez (right) are two of 25 CSUN students in the McNair Scholarship program.  The program helps minority, first-generation college students apply to graduate and doctorate programs. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Braulio Campos

November 28, 2011

CLARIFICATION, Nov. 28, 3:37 p.m.: The original article identified the program as the "Robert E. McNair Scholars Program," rather than the "Ronald E. McNair..." It also noted that the program is funded by NASA, the CIA, the Hearst foundations and U.S. Department of Defense. But, according t...

CSUN English professor promotes diversity in and out of classroom

Martin Pousson, associate English professor, has been an advocate of the LGBT community since his college years. He now serves the LGBT community on campus by providing a safe space for them in his office in Sierra Hall. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Zide / Contributor

Contributor

November 28, 2011

By Jeffrey Zide For anyone who has never attended one of Martin Pousson’s classes, a typical first day of class looks something like this: “There’s two things about me that don’t change that students need to know. One is that I’m covering up a lot of ink and it’s permanent,” Pouss...

CSUN student continues to smile despite life changing car accident

Gerardo Garay, kinesiology major, continues his college career despite a traumatic car accident that left him with brain damage. He said his life is not the same. Photo Credit: Ken Scarboro / Editor in Chief

Contributor

November 28, 2011

By Erika Yasuo It's been nearly five years since Gerardo Garay's world was turned upside down after a major car accident that permanently affected his view of the world. On Dec. 9, 2006, Garay, a 24-year-old kinesiology major at CSUN, was coming back from Las Vegas with his friends when his b...

Hybrids have the potential to be great if not for the drivers

Anthony Carpio

November 28, 2011

Last Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation proposed that all cars made by manufacturers must average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. To be clear, the press release said that the 54.5 miles per gallon is the total of all cars in a manufacturer’s fleet,...

Are we outraged enough?

Contributor

November 28, 2011

As a victim of sexual abuse from age 11 to 17, I know my abuser stole the biggest part of my childhood, robbed me of my innocence and forever changed my life in ways that cannot be repaid or restored. When I hear people complain that they’re tired of the ongoing press coverage of the Penn State...

Queer Education Fair and Queering Religion Forum comes to campus

Ron Rokhy

November 27, 2011

Issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) community will be discussed at two events, Queer Education Fair and Queering Religion Forum, on Tuesday. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Clearly Walk near the Oviatt Library and...

W-Bball: Matadors edge out West Virginia, win Thanksgiving tournament championship

Kaitlyn Petersen scored a team-high 17 points to lift the Matadors to a 48-47 win over West Virginia Saturday night at the Matadome. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

November 27, 2011

CSUN (4-2) captured the Woodland Hills Thanksgiving Classic championship Saturday night after defeating West Virgina 48-47 in the teams’ first-ever meeting. The Mountaineers (3-2) cut the Matadors’ lead to one point after guard Taylor Palmer made a 3-pointer with 1:24 left in regulation, but i...

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