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Cinco de Mayo: The True Meaning

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Matthew Wojtasiak

May 5, 2016

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated by many, yet few know the actual reason why they celebrate it. Although the holiday has a rich historical background tied to Mexican roots, many view it as a day to get lost in endless margaritas, Coronas and shots of tequila."I believe it has something to do wit...

CSUN Matador News – May 4, 2016 – YouTube

Matador News still shows a fire on the countryside and a woman crying

Frank Addelia

May 5, 2016

Ohio Governor John Kasich drops out of the Republican Presidential Race, and Matador News reporter Sharon Carrillo talks to CSUN students about Donald Trump being the now likely Republican nominee. A fire in Canada forces the evacuation of some 80,000 people, and sources confirm that an addiction specialist...

Police brutality given a new perspective in CTVA film ‘Vestige’

Man pictured in tears

Saffana Hijaz

May 5, 2016

CTVA seniors take five films to the Academy, the same people who handle the Oscars, tonight to debut their several months in-the-making films. About 20 to 30 scripts are submitted each semester, waiting for the green-light to make their films and eventually debut at the Senior Thesis Film Showcase in Bev...

Greenlight Lights Out: Ep. 10.5

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Alex Razo

May 5, 2016

It’s story time! Chauncey talks about fake laughing and Gonzalo tells us how he strategically won a game at a baby shower. [soundcloud url="" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"...

Greenlight Ep. 10: The Great Unknown Superficial Debate

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Alex Razo

May 5, 2016

It’s our 10th episode! How exciting, but pretty underwhelming because let’s be honest it’s only 10 episodes. Sarah joins us as we discuss the societal views of television versus film. The gang also lists some of their favorite films and TV shows. Follow Gonzalo on Twitter and Snapchat @gonzalolo...

Students show support for presidential candidates

Students for Bernie bumper stickers pictured

Josue Aguilar

May 5, 2016

As the 2016 presidential election approaches, students on campus are supporting their favorite candidates through rallies, volunteering and bumper stickers. We learned in the 2008 election that college students can have an impact on deciding who the President of the United States will be. According...

Three nights only, Dreamgirls to grace the VPAC stage

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Sunshine Chatman

May 5, 2016

Director and choreographer of Dreamgirls, Robert Longbottom, will bring the broadway-hit Dreamgirls to the VPAC for three days and four performances. The leading ladies Moya Angela, Jasmin Richardson and Brittney Johnson are sure to sparkle and shine with their many performances including well-known h...

Gender, sexuality discussed in lecture series “Sex in the Library”

Juan Garcia gives a speech in the Oviatt Library

Peter Felsch

May 4, 2016

The lecture series "Sex in the Library: Policy, Power, and Privilege" discussing the issues surrounding gender identity and sexuality, was held in the Oviatt Library Tuesday afternoon in front of a group of CSUN students and faculty members. The lecture featured a panel of seven students in the Queer...

Frame Perfect 2016 hosted by CSUN Anime Club brings competitive gaming to CSUN

Members of the anime club are sitting at computers playing various video games

Patricia Carrillo

May 4, 2016

Competitors from CSUN and the community participated in tournaments for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Street Fighter V, and Magic: The Gathering. The CSUN Anime Club hosted the first Frame Perfect gaming tournament at the Northridge Center May 1. The entire event was cast live by a rotating roster...

D.C. Society: My party made a mistake

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David Carter

May 4, 2016

The primary season is winding down and it seems both parties have a clear nominee. Seven months from Nov. 8, the American people will decide whether they want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to be their forty fifth President of the United States of America. Many of us knew that Donald Trump would com...

This week in Matadors sports

Baseball athlete bats at home base

Julius Lasin

May 4, 2016

Wednesday, May 4 Men’s golf @ Big West Championship - Wood Ranch Country Club, all day Friday, May 6 Men's & women's track @ Big West Outdoor Championships - Long Beach State, all day Softball vs. CSU Fullerton (doubleheader) - CSUN, 1 & 3 p.m. Baseball vs. Cal Poly - CS...

Community remembers EOP Director José Luis Vargas’ 45 years on campus

people crowd the VPAC lobby

Sunshine Chatman

May 3, 2016

José Luis Vargas was known as a friend, mentor, father and leader.He dedicated more than 45 years to CSUN's Educational Opportunity Program. Students, faculty and community members filled the Valley Performing Arts Center for a celebration of his life Friday.William Watkins, CSUN vice president of...

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