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CSUN kinesiology department combats childhood obesity and tries to earn prize trip to White House

CSUN kinesiology department combats childhood obesity and tries to earn prize trip to White House

Irene Nesbitt

April 30, 2012

Undergraduate interns of CSUN’s Kinesiology Department, who’ve formed the group 100 citizens, are one of 61 community groups taking part in a competition to combat childhood obesity called Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign. There will be two winning entries selected — a first-place winner...

Long lines plague sign up for upper division writing exam

Melissa Simon

April 30, 2012

Thousands of students lined the walls in Bayramian Hall yesterday trying to register for the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam, or UDWPE. The doors opened at 8:30 a.m. but there were students waiting to register for the test as early as 6 a.m. Patrick Lewis, junior graphic design major, said that his roommates told him to get to Bayramian at 6 a...

CSUN hosts discussion between congressional district candidates

Jennifer Luxton

April 30, 2012

Amid protestors, promoters and political junkies, the four leading candidates for California’s 30th congressional district seat discussed the debt crisis and the outlook for graduates in the VPAC Monday evening as part one of three of the A.S. Big Politics series. Moderated by Bill Handel, the d...

Tablet ownership among college students triples as digital revolution continues to work its way into education

Matthew Ashman

April 30, 2012

Tablets are making quite an impression on some people.  Tablets are not quite a smartphone and not quite a laptop, but they are rather a combination of the two.  Are tablets here for the long haul?  Or are they just the newest fad? According to a Pearson Foundation Survey, tablets are more than...

Water Polo: After rough start to year, CSUN ends 2012 with third place in Big West Tournament

Water Polo: After rough start to year, CSUN ends 2012 with third place in Big West Tournament

Anthony Carpio

April 30, 2012

Every team’s journey is different. One path could lead them to a title while another could turn out to be a restructuring process. For CSUN head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi and his squad, it was a little bit of both. Though his team finished this season 19-20, the Matadors played tough opponents in the Big West Conference to win third place in this year’s tournament. “This has been by far one of the most enjoyable years...

CSUN sorority holds fundraiser for Autism Speaks

Tanya Ramirez

April 30, 2012

CSUN’s Alpha Xi Delta chapter raised $27,000 in a week-long charity event for Autism Speaks and were given the honor of revealing the total at “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” event. Alpha Xi Delta Vice President Hillary Nadler said the honor was a response to the sorority’s $15,401 fundraising...

“Julius Caesar” and “A Comedy of Errors” to be performed at CSUN

Raewyn Smith

April 30, 2012

This week, The Acting Company, a group of actors from New York that tours the states bringing classics to communities that may not have the chance to see them otherwise, will be on campus for five days, starting tomorrow. They will be presenting “Julius Caesar” May 1-3 and “The Comedy of Errors”...

Water Polo: Ferreira hits game-winning goal against UCSB, CSUN wins third place in Big West Tournament

Water Polo: Ferreira hits game-winning goal against UCSB, CSUN wins third place in Big West Tournament

Anthony Carpio

April 29, 2012

After a tough loss against UC Irvine the previous day, the Matadors (19-20) bounced back and grabbed third place in the Big West Conference Tournament with a 6-5 win over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon and Schaal Aquatics Center. It was a goal by center Kelcie Ferreira with 3:45 left in the ...

Associated Student bring ‘Big Politics’ to CSUN

Matthew Ashman

April 29, 2012

The four leading candidates for the 30th Congressional District seat will face off and take on national issues during a debate taking place tonight. The four candidates are: Democratic Congressman Howard Berman, Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman, Republican Mark Reed, and Republican Susan Shelly. The deba...

Students for Quality Education threaten hunger strike until CSU meets demands

Natalie Rivera

April 29, 2012

Members of Student for Quality Education announced Friday that they will be participating in a hunger strike and fast until tuition freezes and they roll back executive and administrative salaries.   The hunger strike will involve 12 students from six CSU’s including Northridge, Dominguez Hill...

Matador Nights returns with an Alice in Wonderland theme

Matador Nights returns with an Alice in Wonderland theme

Carl Robinette

April 29, 2012

Matador Nights attracted thousands of students to the CSUN student union in what ended as a peaceful event under increased security measures from previous years, Friday night. A joint security effort between university police services, USU staff, and Allied Barton private security kept close ...

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