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Men’s Volleyball: Matadors confident following strong homestand

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors confident following strong homestand

Negin Daneshfar

January 31, 2014

  Following a strong showing during their most recent homestand, the Matadors (2-3, 2-2 MPSF) will head into the bulk of their tough schedule with a renewed certainty. CSUN will be entering the Alex B. Spanos Center in Stockton on Friday to face the Pacific Tigers (1-6, 0-4 MPSF) on somew...

Earthquake courtyard rededicated to honor former CSUN president Blenda Wilson

Earthquake courtyard rededicated to honor former CSUN president Blenda Wilson

Lauren Reyes

January 31, 2014

In the days after the devastation of the 1994 Northridge earthquake then-CSUN President Blenda Wilson made sure the campus remained open despite $400 million in damage. Wilson was honored on Friday with the dedication of the Blenda J. Wilson courtyard, for her presidency at CSUN during the Northridge eart...

CSUN PD holds drill to educate students on earthquake safety

Nicole Socala

January 31, 2014

The CSUN Department of Police Services held its Emergency Operations Center drill on Thursday during which President Dianne Harrison and Anne Glavin, CSUN chief of police, educated students on evacuation procedures through the reenactment of a press conference due to a severe earthquake. The unique approach...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors pull away from UC Riverside in overtime thriller

Men’s Basketball: Matadors pull away from UC Riverside in overtime thriller

Pete D. Camarillo

January 31, 2014

The Matadors (11-11, 3-4 Big West) outlasted a three-point barrage during an 93-89 overtime victory against the UC Riverside Highlanders (7-14, 2-5 Big West) in Thursday night’s nail-biting, Big West conference showdown at the Matadome. Junior forward Stephen Maxwell lead CSUN with 24 points and 1...

Meetings held to discuss 2015 commencement change to weekend format

Jonathan R. Diaz

January 31, 2014

CSUN faculty members held a meeting to discuss changing the 2015 commencement from a weekday event to one that takes place on the weekend. Commencements were originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 through Thursday, May 21 with honors convocation held Monday, May 18. The new proposed dates for commencemen...

Television shows you should be watching this spring

Josh Carlton

January 31, 2014

  The new year is in full swing, which means that the fall television season is over and done with. Last year wasn’t exactly a goldmine of quality T.V., but there were some memorable moments. There were a couple of new gems (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and, uh…did I already say “Brookly...

Women’s Basketball: Defense key in second straight win

Women’s Basketball: Defense key in second straight win

Kevin Linares

January 31, 2014

The Matadors (9-12, 5-2 Big West) were able to pick up their second win in a row playing stellar defense as they defeated the UC Riverside Highlanders (4-17, 0-8 Big West), 71-61 at SRC Arena. CSUN was led by junior guard Cinnamon Lister who had 23 points while sophomore center Bernadette Fong provi...

Armenian Student Association stands silently in remembrance of genocide

Armenian Student Association stands silently in remembrance of genocide

Araceli Castillo

January 30, 2014

Students of the CSUN Armenian Student Association (ASA) organized a silent protest in front of the Oviatt Library on Thursday. Throughout the California State Universities, members of ASA protested to bring awareness to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, when the Turkish government sought to deport and m...

Best Salads in the San Fernando Valley

Jake Fredericks

January 30, 2014

California Chicken Cafe (18455 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA) Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Affordability: $10+ My first visit to California Chicken Cafe may very well be my last. To sum up CCC’s Signature California Chicken Salad in one word: underwhelming. Although the salad boasts substantial vo...

Freshman Vivian Lin named Big West Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

James Waters

January 29, 2014

Debuting her talents on the college stage for her first time, freshman Vivian Lin was named the Big West Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Lin, a Hong Kong native, begins her career with back to back singles victories in her first two home matchups. Individually she started off...

VPAC seeks to make schedule more attractive to students

VPAC seeks to make schedule more attractive to students

Champaign Williams

January 29, 2014

The building can be seen from across campus. It’s several stories tall. Its structure is encased in 30,000 square feet of glass. There’s no way to miss it. So why is student attendance at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) performances so low? Maureen Rubin, VPAC public and community rela...

Gentrification: Stop kicking out low-income residents

Gentrification: Stop kicking out low-income residents

Daché Jackson

January 29, 2014

Gentrification is a catastrophe that forces the less affluent to swiftly find another place to live because the rent prices are increasing to reflect the wealthier population that is moving into the area. To drive this point home, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines gentrification as a “process of renewing...

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