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Women’s tennis seniors reminisce about their collegiate career

Mickey Hsu looks focused as she prepares to hit the ball

Brianna Rendon

April 30, 2017

As the school year comes to an end, the CSUN’s women’s tennis team reflects on all their hardships and successes this season. Despite having several injuries, the team was able to overcome those difficulties and support one another through it all. Senior Kristen Poei plans to move back home to...

The Matadors drop game two of doubleheader

Spencer O'Neil drives the baseball as the CSUN alumni observe from the opposing dugout in the 13-1 win at the Matador Field in Northridge, Calif., on Sunday January 25, 2015. Photo credit: Raul Martinez

Jose Ocampo

April 30, 2017

CSUN was not able to match Hawaii's offense, losing 9-4 due to a number of base running blunders. The Matadors kept it close till the eighth inning, not being able to get anything going against the Hawaii bullpen who went three-plus innings only allowing three hits and striking out four batters. Starting...

CSUN wins 8-7 despite giving up 5 homeruns to Hawaii

Matadors right fielder Elias Orona strikes out in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader.  Photo Credit: Tomas Rodriguez/The Sundial

Jose Ocampo

April 30, 2017

The Matadors won a wild game 8-7 against Hawaii giving them five straight wins versus Big West opponents. The game was impacted by the strong wind and helped both teams hit a combined eight home runs. In the end, the Matadors outlasted Hawaii because they only allowed two walks in the game which minimized...

Project D.A.T.E hosts discussion to end rape culture

A panel of students for project D.A.T.E lead a discussion about ending rape culture

Nathalie Ramirez

April 29, 2017

As part of S.A.A.F.E. Week and raising sexual assault awareness, Project D.A.T.E. hosted an event promoting both campus and community resources to address attitudes on sexual violence.Thursday night's panel discussion, titled "We The Students: A Community Wide Effort To End Rape Culture" provided staff ...

‘Man of La Mancha’ views humanity through eyes of playwright

Man wears armor along with some fake facial hair to play Don Quixote

Laura Mendez

April 29, 2017

Man of La Mancha is a story about Miguel de Cervantes, a playwright and tax collector, who is arrested by soldiers of the Spanish Inquisition. Cervantes' arrest comes after staging a performance which mocked the government, according to Davis Gaines—who will reprise his Ovation Award-winning role...

A closer look at destructive cults and their influence

Rod Ferrell sits in court looking content wearing an orange jumsuit

Heidi Weinrich

April 28, 2017

Marriage and family therapist Rachel Bernstein took the podium of the Whitsett Room Wednesday night to discuss the characteristics of destructive cults and the behaviors of the people who participate in them.Bernstein discussed how cults in America recruit new members, also known as "love bombing,"...

Matador softball splits double header on Faculty & Staff Day

the pitcher pitches

Nate Graham

April 28, 2017

CSUN softball took on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Saturday afternoon and split their double header at home. The Matadors are looking to get back on track after losing two of three on the road to UC Santa Barbara and sit at 5-4 in Big West play. Northridge had senior ace Daphne Pofek on the moun...

CSUN discusses violence against LGBTQIA+ community during SAAFE week

Students practice their pronouns together

Sandra Say

April 28, 2017

As part of SAAFE week, students gathered in the Panorama City Room in the USU to discuss the different types of identities and orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community.According to speakers Thali Rodrigues and Addison Rose Vincent from Strength United, the LGBTQIA+ community is extremely broad and it co...

Geomorphology heads to the Sierras for Earth Day

the sierra's are pictured next to a large body of water

Tera Trujillo

April 27, 2017

CSUN geography students took a three day trip up to the Sierra Mountains to study its geomorphic history. Geomorphology is defined as the study of the physical features of the earth and how these landforms have come to be and continue to evolve. The class studied wind features, stream geometry, p...

CSUEU members rally for workers’ rights

people protest union rights in front of the oviatt library

Marja Ziemer

April 27, 2017

Over 200 members of the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) rallied together around the Oviatt Lawn on Wednesday to raise awareness of the contract bargaining currently being held. The first bargaining sessions between the demands of the CSUEU and the Chancellor’s Office began in Fe...

New Chicano/a Studies Course in the Fall provides students with internship opportunities

Professor Xochitl-Flores-Marcial pictured smiling

Nathalie Ramirez

April 27, 2017

The Department of Chicano/a Studies will introduce a new course for fall 2017 that will integrate lecture on Mesoamerica and internship experience within the Los Angeles community.The course titled, "Chicana/o Studies 495 HM: History of Mesoamerican Literate Societies" will be taught by Chicano/a Studies assistant professor Xochitl Flores-Marcial. Flores-Marcial states that et...

CSUN students participate in Denim Day

gender and women's studies majors pose with signs that say

Mercedes Mayers

April 26, 2017

Today marks Denim Day, an annual rape-prevention campaign that started with an Italian Supreme Court ruling which overturned a rape conviction.According to, the case was overturned because the justices felt the victim consented when she helped her rapist remove her jeans. The following d...

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