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Men’s Baseball: Matt Curtis’ contract not renewed

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 28, 2013

CSUN is searching for a new head baseball coach after Matt Curtis’ contract was not renewed Tuesday. Although Curtis’ third season improvement his overall record, it wasn’t good enough to renew his contract, said Brandon Martin, director of intercollegiate athletics. “From day one I talked about excel...

LA mayor election results

Megan Diskin

May 23, 2013

After a long campaign Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles city councilman, defeated City Controller Wendy Greuel for the mayor’s seat, becoming the city’s first Jewish mayor. According to the LA City Clerk’s election results Garcetti received 53% of the votes while Greuel received 46%. Measure D, backed by the LA City Council, passed with 6...

CSUN’s 2013 graduations come to a close

CSUN’s 2013 graduations come to a close

Champaign Williams

May 23, 2013

This week CSUN celebrated the academic accomplishments of nearly 10,000 students in more than 9 graduation ceremonies. An estimated 7,753 candidates received their bachelors degree, 2,190 candidates received their masters degree and 19 candidates received their doctoral degree. The graduation cerem...

‘Iron Man 3’ may be the best so far

Natalie Rivera

May 22, 2013

Superheroes are taking over, and thanks to last summer's hit "the Avengers," it seems that superhero movies will not be going away any time soon. In the case of "Iron Man 3," it's a great thing that Disney and Marvel decided to release this epic film that stays true to the prior Iron Man films and "the...

CSUN student rushed to hospital after alleged overdose

CSUN student rushed to hospital after alleged overdose

Luis Rivas

May 22, 2013

At approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday a CSUN student allegedly overdosed on sleeping pills according to witnesses. The incident took place on the second floor of the B3 parking structure on the southeast side of campus. The male student was examined at the location and rushed to Northridge Hospital ...

31st Honors Convocation commences

31st Honors Convocation commences

Taylor Villescas

May 20, 2013

Graduating seniors gathered on the lawn of the Oviatt library Monday evening for CSUN’s 31st annual Honors Convocation. Each graduate was recognized and celebrated for their academic success. President Dianne Harrison opened the ceremony, excited to introduce her first graduation ceremonies as presi...

CSUN celebrates diversity at Rainbow Graduation

CSUN celebrates diversity at Rainbow Graduation

John Saringo-Rodriguez

May 20, 2013

CSUN’s Rainbow Graduation brought the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied (LGBTQA) community together Monday afternoon to celebrate academics and diversity.  Family, friends and faculty gathered at the Northridge Center in the University Student Union (USU) to support the 26 g...

Black Graduation honors students for their achievements

Black Graduation honors students for their achievements

Charlie Kaijo

May 19, 2013

Students, faculty, and family members gathered together late Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Black Graduation ceremony held on the lawn behind Manzanita Hall. Anthony Ratcliff, pan-african studies professor, introduced the Spring 2013 commencement theme, “Whatever is mentally conceivable is physically achievable”. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of CSUN’s A...

Inspired seniors celebrate during 2013 Aztlan Graduation

Inspired seniors celebrate during 2013 Aztlan Graduation

Luis Rivas

May 19, 2013

Adjacent to the Chicano House on the northeast side of campus, graduating seniors, families and professors gathered for the Spring 2013 Aztlan Graduation Ceremony on May 18. This year’s theme was “Our Inspirations: The People, Places, and Things that have Inspired us to Progress”. The gradu...

President Harrison celebrates her position at CSUN

President Harrison celebrates her position at CSUN

Megan Diskin

May 17, 2013

CSUN President Dr. Dianne Harrison cemented her position as the university’s leader at an investiture ceremony held in the Valley Performing Arts Center Friday. Faculty, staff, alumni, students and a CSU Board of Trustee member witnessed Harrison officially take her place as president after acc...

Baseball: Matadors drop series against UC Santa Barbara

Joell Grager

May 12, 2013

Looking to gain ground on Big West division leader Cal State Fullerton, the Matadors (30-20, 14-6 Big West) baseball team dropped their second consecutive game to UC Santa Barbara (27-20, 12-8) on Saturday afternoon. Failing to capitalize with runners in scoring position late in the game, CSUN lost...

Library Commons to open Fall 2013, A.S. approves Matador Bicycle Shop

Taylor Villescas

May 10, 2013

The Associated Students Senate met with representatives Friday from the Oviatt Library, to discuss the new Learning Commons, which is set to open Fall 2013. “Construction has begun in small parts, but in June it will begin in earnest,” said Librarian Lynn Lampert. The new commons area will include a ...

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