The Sundial

Women’s basketball: Matadors off to 2-0 conference start with win over Highlanders


Ron Rokhy

December 31, 2011

Despite being outrebounded for the fourth game in a row, the Matadors (7-7, 2-0 Big West) continued their defensive prowess at home as they held UC Riverside (2-11, 0-2) to 33 percent shooting Saturday night in a 63-55 victory. Also for a second consecutive game, CSUN struggled offensively but pulled out a win by stiflin...

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short in conference opener against UC Irvine


Alonso Tacanga

December 29, 2011

CSUN guard Josh Greene has seen what the Matadors are capable of doing when they click. Thursday night against UC Irvine, he saw it again. But for only one half. Again. “If we put together two halves, then we can be pretty good,” Greene said. What was a tale of two different halves against the Anteaters was the tale of the season for the ...

Women’s basketball: Sharpe’s dagger finishes the Anteaters in first Big West matchup


Anthony Carpio

December 29, 2011

It was a defensive display from CSUN guard Janae Sharpe and center Camille Mahlknecht that led the Matadors (6-7, 1-0 Big West) to a 55-49 victory against UC Irvine (4-9, 0-1) Thursday night at the Matadome. In its Big West Conference season opener, CSUN pushed its defense effort to come away with 16 steals, seven blocks...

Women’s basketball: CSUN drops double-digit lead at Portland


Ron Rokhy

December 22, 2011

Regardless of a double-digit halftime lead, the Matadors (5-7) failed to close out the Pilots (7-7) as they crafted a come-from-behind victory Wednesday night at Earle A. Chiles Center. Led by its defense, which held Portland to 31 points on 36 percent shooting, and senior center Jasmine Erving’s 10 points, N...

Women’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short at Oregon


Ron Rokhy

December 20, 2011

Despite mounting a furious comeback in the second half, the Matadors (5-6) let poor 3-point shooting and offensive rebounds bury them as they fell 79-75 to Oregon (9-3) Monday night at the Matthew Knight Arena. Down by 15 with 12:00 left in the game, CSUN came charging back as it capped off an ...

Men’s basketball: Weird night as CSUN uses second-half defense to blast undermanned Pacifica


Alonso Tacanga

December 17, 2011

There were less than 20 minutes to go until tip-off of what eventually became a 99-58 CSUN win over Pacifica College Saturday night at the Matadome when CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell received some alarming news. Pacifica didn’t have enough players to start the game. “They were telling me, ‘Coach, they o...

CSU Chancellor names CSUN’s interim president

CSU Chancellor names CSUN's interim president

Ron Rokhy

December 16, 2011

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed has appointed provost of CSUN, Dr. Harold Hellenbrand, as the university’s interim president beginning Jan. 1, 2012 until the process to name a permanent president is completed. Hellenbrand said he is mostly curious about his new position, and that as a professional co...

CSUN Backpack Journalism

CSUN Backpack Journalism

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2011

The Backpack Journalism course at CSUN introduces students to the basics of Backpack Journalism, an area of increasing importance. Backpack journalists are trained and equipped to perform all of the functions involved in the construction of coherent, incisive multimedia journalistic narratives. Students...

Who’s picking CSUN’s president?

Angela Braza

December 12, 2011

With President Jolene Koester retiring at the end of the semester, the Northridge Presidential Search Committee has been working hard to find her replacement. The search committee consists of the Advisory Committee to the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President and the Trustees Committee...

More uncertainty in presidential search

Andrew Lopez

December 12, 2011

The possibility of campus visits for CSUN presidential candidates has been moved from January to the beginning of the week of March 12 because the search for a new president has been extended 90 days. “None of the process has changed at all,” said Steven Stepanek, advisory committee member and...

Sex workers in higher education

Jessie Nicole, 25, now director of the Sex Worker Outreach Project, became an escort after moving to Chicago for graduate school. Jessica Jewell / Contributor

Karlee Johnson

December 12, 2011

Correction: The statistics cited in Sarah Elspeth Patterson's research are from two separate studies headed by Dr. Ronald Roberts of Kingston University, London. The statistics on student debt are based on data collected from the New York Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. Additionally, the study regarding discussion of sex work in the classroom is not conducted by Wid...

Student leaders critique their first semester

After a semester of experience leading A.S., student government president and vice president, Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell are prepared for the upcoming months. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Brandon Hensley

December 12, 2011

It’s not that Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell, student government president and vice president, didn’t know what they were signing up for. After all, both served as senators for Associated Students last year. But the way Flavin describes it, she wasn’t fully ready for something like this. ...

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