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Students ‘Beat the Blues’ on inflated obstacle course

Students ‘Beat the Blues’ on inflated obstacle course

Bianca Santillan

November 18, 2013

The Blues Project recruited more than 40 students to compete in a quick obstacle course Monday. The colorful bounce house, which served as the course, was 20-feet-long, complete with a wall climb and a slide as the grand finale. "I was scooting on my way back from the library when I saw a giant bou...

LGBTQA students learn teamwork skills at retreat

LGBTQA students learn teamwork skills at retreat

John Saringo-Rodriguez

November 18, 2013

As a diverse group of CSUN students made an abrupt stop beside Lake Webb, the rush of wind caused ripples in the water to take shape. It is tradition for CSUN’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alliance (LGBTQA) to host a retreat every semester. “One of the purposes of this retreat is t...

Sleepless nights pay off for former AS senator

Sleepless nights pay off for former AS senator

Taylor Villescas

November 18, 2013

Paying for school wasn’t easy for Austin Ysais. Taking out loans was his biggest fear. But he managed to pay everything out of pocket by reaching into the money he had saved from working full time. “My biggest struggle was paying for grad school. I was lucky to have my parents pay for my unde...

The triumphant return of LA’s savior

The triumphant return of LA's savior

Kevin Kiani

November 18, 2013

The city of Los Angeles collectively exhaled a sigh of relief as news broke yesterday that Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared to practice with the Lakers. That means he’s going to come back, gel with everyone and take the team on a magical run to the playoffs, win the championship and cement his l...

The future of the NBA is on full display

The future of the NBA is on full display

Darko Debogovic

November 18, 2013

Perhaps LeBron James put it best when he tweeted: “GM’s wish the draft was tomorrow,” in response to the standout performances by freshmen Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins in Chicago’s Champions Classic on Tuesday. Although the three underclassmen are listed alphabetically ...

Beat the Blues week begins with obstacle course event

Beat the Blues week begins with obstacle course event

Andrew Martinez

November 18, 2013

The Blues Project has teamed up with University Counseling Services to promote Beat the Blues Week, a series of events aimed at raising awareness about depression and hosting various workshops and events. Day one included an obstacle course to "Beat Your Blues." ...

Professor advocates using technology as teaching tool at AS meeting

Professor advocates using technology as teaching tool at AS meeting

Elizabeth Ohanian

November 18, 2013

An associate professor in the CSUN Health Science Department made a special presentation about her course redesign at this week’s Associated Students (A.S.) meeting. Sloane Burke focused her presentation on the redesign of her pubic health courses from a traditional classroom setting to an onli...

True hip hop music lies underground

True hip hop music lies underground

Calvin Ratana

November 18, 2013

I beat the p*ssy up, up, up. Hold on folks, what the hell? Did rapper LoveRance really say that he’s going to beat a vagina up? Oh yes he did. Folks, this is the state of the so called hip-hop industry today. I sadly announce that as of right now, hip-hop is malnourished and needs the love and attention th...

KCSN News Update: A study reveals that fast food restaurants are still spending billions of dollars to target children and teens with mostly unhealthy options

Brittany Chenelle

November 18, 2013

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: Consumers who pay more than the minimum required payment on their credit cards had significantly lower delinquency rates. A study reveals that fast food restaurants are still spending billions of dollars to target children and teens with most...

CSUN therapy clinic explores the power of music

CSUN therapy clinic explores the power of music

Alex Vejar

November 17, 2013

In the catacombs of Cypress Hall, surrounded by practice rooms in which budding musicians can be heard honing their crafts, lies room 150. It looks much like other rooms in the building from the outside. But inside, July Berghofer helps run the Music Therapy Wellness Clinic, using music to help...

CSUN alumna launches her first book

CSUN alumna launches her first book

Mercedes Ortiz

November 17, 2013

With the purpose of maintaining her roots and keeping her culture alive, Stacey Nembhard, a CSUN alumna, launched her book “The Jamaican Linguist: I Remember When” at Coley’s Jamaica’s Best Cuisine on Saturday. There were about 50 guests at the event. Friends and family members got together to ...

Men’s Soccer: Matadors fail to repeat Big West title, fall to Anteaters 1-0 in championship

Men's Soccer: Matadors fail to repeat Big West title, fall to Anteaters 1-0 in championship

Andrew Martinez

November 17, 2013

The No. 25 Matadors (15-6-1, 5-4-1 Big West) fell in the Big West Men's Championship to No. 18 UC Irvine (14-4-3, 7-2-1 Big West) Sunday at Anteater Stadium. UC Irvine junior forward Cameron Iwasa received a shovel side pass from Enrique Cardens and found the back of the net in the 65th minute for the...

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