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CSUN to welcome 80 new faculty in fall semester

CSUN to welcome 80 new faculty in fall semester

America Garza

July 31, 2015

As CSUN prepares to welcome a freshman class of students, the university’s other group of freshman also await the fall semester’s first day of instruction. The university’s new faculty hires, about 80 in total, were brought on as part of the CSU’s plan to increase tenure faculty in the years...

On the drawing board of being an animation student: Adriana Lee Park

On the drawing board of being an animation student: Adriana Lee Park

Saffana Hijaz

July 29, 2015

Animated films such as “UP” and “Finding Nemo” have touched millions of children and adults all over the world with the portrayal of emotions and heartfelt story lines. For Korean-Paraguayan animation student, Adriana Lee Park, 25, growing up in Paraguay and watching Walt Disney films “Th...

Infographic: The power of the CSUN ID

Infographic: The power of the CSUN ID

Alyson Burton

July 29, 2015

The CSUN student ID is more than a card required for most campus transactions – it can save students money. For $5, students can buy an ID online from the myNorthridge Portal located on the university website or at the Student Services Center in BH 100 on the first floor of Bayramian Hall. S...

CSUN expectations versus reality of a college senior year

CSUN expectations versus reality of a college senior year

Saffana Hijaz

July 27, 2015

The fourth and final year of high school was spent chatting with friends in the cafeteria, talking about future plans of schools and dreams of starting a career after college graduation. Ozzie Saldivar is now a CSUN graduate student working on his Master’s in social work after earning his Bache...

Fraternities and sororities commence rushing for the Fall Semester

Leni Maiai

July 27, 2015

Only a week after the economically unstable Greece was bailed out, CSUN’s Greek system has a bailout plan of their own. On Wednesday, July 22, representatives of the Greek community and the CSUN New Member Intake Committee met at the Northridge Center in the University Student Union to discus...

Visualizing Title IX’s impact

Visualizing Title IX’s impact

Thomas Gallegos

July 23, 2015

Title IX turned 43 years old this past June. The federal initiative, which sought to incorporate equality within every facet of collegiate life, has indeed improved opportunity and diversification on college campuses nationwide. Schools must prevent and respond to all forms of gender-based violence...

Women’s Basketball: Tessa Boagni earns spot on New Zealand National team

Women’s Basketball: Tessa Boagni earns spot on New Zealand National team

Kenneth Berry

July 20, 2015

Sophomore forward/center Tessa Boagni was announced as one of 14 members named to the New Zealand Tall Ferns on Sunday night. The 19-year-old sophomore and member of the 2015 Big West Conference All-Freshmen is the youngest member on the team and now joins the lineage of Tall Ferns like her mother, Ja...

BFF’s: Basketball Friends Forever

BFF’s: Basketball Friends Forever

Kenneth Berry

July 19, 2015

The NBA has entered an era where "Big Three's" and "Dream Teams" are king and that makes some purists sick to their stomachs; however, players have autonomy over the NBA landscape like never before. NBA players relationships nowadays embody the old elementary school adage known as the "buddy system."...

Women’s Tennis: Eight CSUN players earn All-Academic ITA Honors

Women’s Tennis: Eight CSUN players earn All-Academic ITA Honors

Kenneth Berry

July 18, 2015

Eight of 13 members on the 2015 CSUN women's tennis team earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete honors from the ITA as well being named to the ITA All-Academic Team on Friday. Frshman Elistaveta Nosenko, sophomores Mari Taslagyan Mickey Hsu, Vivian Lin, juniors Leslie Chang, Sa...

NFL players should take the money and run

NFL players should take the money and run

Kenneth Berry

July 15, 2015

Dallas Cowboy All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant and Denver Broncos pro bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas wanted to be paid in full, and after their monster contracts, they join a fictional football player played by Cuba Gooding Jr., who was infamously known for the phrase, "show me the money." Both pl...

Miguel serenades Los Angeles crowd at Sonos Studio

Miguel serenades Los Angeles crowd at Sonos Studio

Vincent Nguyen

July 14, 2015

As the bright, white lights dimmed down to make way for blazing, hot red spotlights, Miguel took center stage and immediately put his audience in a trance as he introduced himself with his hit, “Thrill.” It was the Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and producer's homecoming as he enchanted...

Review: Switchfoot, NEEDTOBREATHE rock the Greek

Review: Switchfoot, NEEDTOBREATHE rock the Greek

Max Zeronian

July 14, 2015

A cascade of music rushed over the Greek Theatre Sunday night, featuring Switchfoot and NEEDTOBREATHE. Both Christian rock bands played for a crowd of eager fans, with an atmosphere that could be felt throughout Griffith Park. Switchfoot, a San Diego based band, played for a hometown crowd that had tr...

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