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WNBA Playoffs Preview: Column

WNBA Playoffs Preview: Column

Candice Criss

August 30, 2014

This weekend, the WNBA began  its annual Playoff competition. Despite any regular-season woes, all four teams are essentially coming into the finals 0-0 and are only concerned with taking home a title. Western Conference The Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx started things off as they compe...

Team USA Preview

Team USA Preview

Javier Cabrera

August 29, 2014

  While the NBA remains on hiatus for another two months, team USA is prepared to start its run to win gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. The United States’ roster is filled with NBA all-star talent but it excludes some of the league’s superstars such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Ke...

Students, community gather to watch ‘Superbad’ at final Summer Movie Fest

Students, community gather to watch ‘Superbad’ at final Summer Movie Fest

Michael Erazo

August 29, 2014

As summer draws to a close so does CSUN's third annual Summer Movie Fest. The final movie shown yesterday was the R-rated film “Superbad.” Every Thursday during the summer the Associated Students (AS) host movie screenings on the Oviatt Library Lawn which are free and open to the public. ...

The Sundial’s local college football preview: USC Trojans

The Sundial’s local college football preview: USC Trojans

Shaka Dixon

August 28, 2014

With no pro football team, Los Angeles' two powerhouse football teams give football fans at CSUN plenty to be excited for as the season beings Saturday. Not a fan of the college football team from West Los Angeles? No worries. The USC Trojans football team may have a new coach but the expectations...

Matafest informs students about USU services

Matafest informs students about USU services

Alex Vejar

August 28, 2014

  CSUN’s 2014-15 academic year kicked off Thursday with Matafest, an event geared toward welcoming the students to the campus and also providing information about services offered by the University Student Union (USU). Despite 90-plus degree weather, hundreds of students attended the ev...

The Sundial’s local college football preview: UCLA Bruins

The Sundial’s local college football preview: UCLA Bruins

Shaka Dixon

August 28, 2014

Since CSUN discontinued football in 2001, there has been no college football team on campus for Matadors to support. No sweat. With the college football season set to begin this weekend, there are two local college football teams with plenty to get excited for. Featuring six teams within the t...

Campus buildings experience brief power outage

Campus buildings experience brief power outage

Andrew Martinez

August 28, 2014

  UPDATE>> The power outage affected the entire campus, according to Jason Wang, senior director of Physical Plant Management (PPM). Several CSUN campus buildings experienced a brief power outage just before noon Thursday due to a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power equipment ...

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Ryan Mancini

August 28, 2014

From a distance, the more fresh disasters seen in Iraq would make any reasonable person’s jaw drop. Let’s acknowledge that the United States’ unspeakable actions in 2003 had inevitably led to a conquest of Iraq at the hands of a jihadi network, taking advantage of a weak government there. So far...

“Sparks” fly on Imogen Heap’s fourth studio album

“Sparks” fly on Imogen Heap’s fourth studio album

Macie Bennett

August 28, 2014

British singer- songwriter Imogen Heap celebrates this year with her summer release of Sparks, her fourth studio album. Heap is well known in the electronica-ambient scene dating back to 2005 with her hit “Hide and Seek,” which topped both British and American charts. Heap has also won award...

The Sundial’s new digital guru

The Sundial’s new digital guru

Melisa Fumbarg

August 27, 2014

Some people have such a passion for their craft that they strive to share their skills with others. This is the case for Gretchen Macchiarella, the new publisher for CSUN’s student newspaper The Sundial. Macchiarella graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to pursue a career i...

Police: two suspects apprehended in pursuit “acting very suspiciously”

Police: two suspects apprehended in pursuit “acting very suspiciously”

Jonathan R. Diaz

August 27, 2014

The Oxnard man involved in high-speed pursuit that ended on the CSUN campus Tuesday morning was being booked at the Ventura County Jail Wednesday, authorities said. Andrew Coombs, 25, and Melissa Riley, 30, allegedly crashed a stolen van into a curb near the Valley Performing Arts Center around 11:...

Associated Students welcome back semester with fair

Associated Students welcome back semester with fair

Rasta Ghafouri

August 27, 2014

Students gathered at the Associated Students (AS) Fair to learn about the services AS offers and to take a break between classes. The event was held on Bayramian Lawn to inform students ways to get involved on campus as they enter the fall semester. Daniel Ramos, AS event adviser, said, “We ...

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