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CSUN athletes react to NCAA meal regulations

Pete D. Camarillo

April 30, 2014

Balancing school, training and a healthy lifestyle may get easier for CSUN’s student-athletes after the passing of an NCAA regulation which grants scholarship and walk-on athletes unlimited meals. Brianna Elder, junior pitcher for the softball team, knows the difficulty of getting meals after practice....

Tennis: Four Matadors honored by Big West Conference

Tennis: Four Matadors honored by Big West Conference

Steven Espinoza

April 30, 2014

  CSUN placed four Matadors on the 2014 All-Big West Women’s Tennis Team, as the conference announced on Tuesday. Freshmen Vivian Lin and Mickey Hsu earned All-Big West Singles Second Team honors, while Kristen Poei earned All-Big West Doubles Second Team honors. Furthermore, Lin and jun...

Students test items in radiation lab on campus

Students test items in radiation lab on campus

SheDaye Brown

April 30, 2014

  Imagine a group of students, sitting in a circle, discussing what they’ve discovered during lab time. Though it seems normal, they are actually discussing alpha, beta and gamma radiation. In Live Oak Hall 1100, physics students Charles Etienne, Jake Reschke, Jeff Lillibridge and Jess Lopez are...

Matador News: Board of supervisors candidates at CSUN

Asher Silberman

April 30, 2014

Los Angeles Board of Supervisors candidates Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver appear on CSUN's On Point to discuss issues facing the third district Matador News reporter Laura Camelo talks to Groov3Ment's Benjamin Allen about taking dance workout classes to relax before exams. Nathaly Alcala has the...

Promise zones don’t seem to be much of a promise

The stark contrast between the affluent businessmen and those living in poverty in Los Angeles can be seen literally across the street from each other. Photo credit: David J. Hawkins/Photo Editor

Calvin Ratana

April 30, 2014

Remember back in February when President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address that he would find a solution to the problem of poverty and homelessness in America? Well, Obama’s answer is the Promise Zone program. But what exactly is the Promise Zone program? The US Department of...

Our seafood could possibly be contaminated with radiation

A Stanford graduate student tests a steak from a blue fin tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean for radiation./Courtesy of MCT

Steven Maiken

April 30, 2014

The federal government needs to comprehensively test seafood coming from the Pacific Ocean for radionuclide contamination because of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and make this data available for the public. The triple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant run by Toky...

Unknown lethal injections are a cruel and unusual punishment

Courtesy of MCT

Himerria Wortham

April 30, 2014

*Update (4/30): On Tuesday night, Oklahoma death row inmate, Clayton Lockett, died due to a heart attack more than 40 minutes after receiving a  botched lethal injection. Lockett is another victim of being an experiment for testing lethal injections. Lockett's injection was mixed with three types...

Baseball: Matadors ride big inning, late rally for road win in Bakersfield

Baseball: Matadors ride big inning, late rally for road win in Bakersfield

Andrew Martinez

April 30, 2014

  Despite a rough pitching performance by the Matador staff, CSUN (16-28, 4-8 Big West) broke a six game losing streak and won a their fifth road game as they defeated the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (17-26, 9-9 WAC) 9-8 Tuesday at Hardt Field. Down 8-7 in the top of the eighth inni...

Adam SIlver earns praise for ban of Sterling in first test as NBA comissioner

Adam SIlver earns praise for ban of Sterling in first test as NBA comissioner

Pete D. Camarillo

April 30, 2014

  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver faced the first test of his new commissionship just two months after he took the job, as a recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling voicing his racial views leaked to the mainstream media. Silver answered any questions about his ethical views by ...

DREAMers panels highlights challenges of being undocumented

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DREAMers perform a skit to show what undocumented students face living in the US as part of panel discussion presented by the Central American studies department on April 29. (Photo Credit: Gabriela Rodriguez / Daily Sundial)

Gabriela Rodriguez

April 30, 2014

CSUN students attended the DREAM Activist panel that raised awareness about  undocumented immigrants, deportation and migration in students and families. The panel focused on the daily struggles that undocumented students in CSUN go through. Guest speaker Alma Delia De Jesus, a CSUN alumnu...

Asian House rededicated to honor CSUN professor Glenn Omatsu

Glenn Omatsu, right, receives a plaque from Gina Masequesmay, the Chairman of the Asian American Studies (AAS) at the AAS reception and dedication ceremony to rename the formerly known Asian House to the Glenn Omatsu House on April 29, 2014 in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/Photo Editor)

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 30, 2014

Story by Pilar de Haro The Asian American Studies (AAS) department held a ceremonial blessing in Glenn Omatsu’s honor by renaming the Asian House after him and recognizing Asian American culture on Tuesday afternoon. “Think of me as a nontraditional leader,” Omatsu said. Omatsu sa...

More electric car chargers to be added to campus parking lots

A Nissan LEAF uses one of the two charging stations located in the F5 parking lot, Apr. 21. They are the only fast-charge stations on campus and can charge a drive range between 60 to 80 miles in about 20 minutes. Photo Credit: Lucas Esposito / Daily Sundial

Lauren Reyes

April 30, 2014

In continuing to work toward reducing commuter emissions and miles by faculty, staff and students, CSUN has added additional electric vehicle charging stations on campus while mechanical engineering students develop alternative energy charging stations. An updated set of electric charging stations were...

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