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Symposium discusses sustainability concerns in the African world

Ben Caldwell an arts educator and independent filmmaker speaks to students about using Sankofa principals for food production, community education, and improvements at the Third Annual African Studies Symposium on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Northridge Center in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/ Photo Editor)

Gabriela Rodriguez

April 22, 2014

The African Studies Interdisciplinary Minor Program held a symposium that discussed why Africa is having an environmental crisis and what can be done to prevent future damage. The event, Sustainability in the African World: A Call for Collective Action, focused on environmental issues in Africa, in obs...

Changing weather patterns is forecasting a dark future

Illustration by Jae Kitinoja/Illustrator

Ryan Mancini

April 22, 2014

It is not a well known fact that there have been several mass extinctions in the long history of our planet. The most famous of these (and the most recent as well) resulted in the deaths of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This came as an evolutionary benefit to mammals, particularly for our simian ancestors, where the extinc...

Campus-wide recycling program helps raise environmental awareness

Joanna Jacobo

April 22, 2014

As the city of Los Angeles grows to be one of the top ranked recyclers in the nation, students, faculty and staff at Cal State Northridge have made it a priority to follow in the same footsteps to become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus. “[Recycling] helps the environment an...

Zipcar use increasing among CSUN students, studies show

Samuel Boppuri, electrical engineer grad student, made a reservation to use the Zipcar Saturday morning. The Zipcars do offer their services on weekends.

Brionna Lewis

April 22, 2014

Two months after the introduction of Zipcar to CSUN reports show high usage as Associated Students (AS) continues to educate more students about the program. Ken Premo, Manager of Support Services for AS, oversees the Zipcar program. He said after two months of use Zipcar has reported that the usag...

Production of television and feature films leaving LA

Asher Silberman

April 22, 2014

Matador News reporter Danny Max talks to Cinema and Television Arts Professor Dr. Robert Gustafson about runaway television production. Anchors: Merrita Llarena, Tara Soudbaksh, Cynthia Carrazco. Producers: Emerald Zellers and Rebecca Lopez.

Baseball players pitch in to clean up Matador Field

Baseball players pitch in to clean up Matador Field

Andrew Martinez

April 21, 2014

  Immediately following the final pitch of a 6-2 victory at home over the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors on April 17, Matador  baseball players line up and congratulate each other and head over to the outfield, where they meet with coaches for a brief post-game meeting. Following their coache...

LADWP offers tips for water conservation

PPM tests sprinklers outside the B5 parking lot.  CSUN is working on new innitiatives to conserve water, including a learning living community in the dorms starting next fall. (Photo Credit: Ken Scarboro/Senior Photographer)

Gabby Escamilla

April 21, 2014

As everyone tries to save water during this drought, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power website has offered tips in saving water and reducing the cost of your bill. The biggest way you can conserve water is by replacing your sprinklers. The standard fan spray nozzle on sprinkler system...

H&M produces eco-friendly clothing for conscious consumers

A tag is shown with the material composition listed on a garment from H&M at the Americana in Glendale. This Swedish retailer H&M strives hard to produce eco-friendly products. (Photo Credit: Charlie Kaijo/Senior Photographer)

Himerria Wortham

April 21, 2014

When shopping for environmentally-friendly products, people tend to pay more attention to the labels on their food and infant care products than the labels on clothes, according to Cotton Incorporated’s 2013 Environment Survey. Joanna Del Rosario, 19, freshman accounting major, looks at the price of h...

A thirst for cleaner water in Uganda

Sarah Johnson, department coordinator for the CSUN Institute for Sustainability, holds up a glass of dirty water to represent the Thirst Project's goal of delivering clean water to developing countries. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp / Daily Sundial

Jonathan Nelson

April 21, 2014

The Thirst Project, an international group that works to bring clean drinking water to developing nations, came to CSUN almost by accident. “I first heard about the Thirst Project through my cousin, Michael Welch, who is an actor that works with the organization,” said Sarah Johnson, department c...

Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

Devan Patel

April 21, 2014

In an effort to meet the goals outlined in the campus sustainability plan, CSUN’s Department of Student Housing and Conference Services is experimenting in a few new ventures, including the creation of a new themed living community (TLC) called the Matasphere, and the participation in the Campus ...

Local Hip Hop artists hold benefit for Boys and Girls Club

Pete D. Camarillo

April 21, 2014

Students grooved, sang, and rapped to inspire community outreach and self expression for the first Hip Hop Showcase held in the Games Room on Thursday. More than 50 students and people from the campus community came to see various hip-hop talent showcased, while raising money for a good cause. Illus...

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