The Sundial

Matador Nights brings relief to end of semester pressure

Students get caricatures drawn of themselves

Hannah Brunelli

April 24, 2016

Students danced to the latest hip hop and techno songs, lost themselves in a maze and strolled around the French Quarter at the Mardis Gras themed Matador Nights on Friday. “We want it to be a fun and safe night to remember,” said Randy Sorensen, University Student Union Events Supervisor. The...

CSUN baseball slumping in Big West play, despite strong record

Two CSUN baseball players meet up after ending

Lynn Rosado

April 20, 2016

Despite having long win streaks and beating Pac-12 teams, such as UCLA, the Matadors are currently struggling to match the success of the first half of the season. Although CSUN holds an overall record of 22-13, their conference record of 1-8 puts them in sixth place in the Big West. At one point,...

Marijuana appears to hinder athletes, more than help

Cartoon of man choosing between two water bottles

Daniel Robles

April 19, 2016

There is a long-standing belief in society that weed is more of a detriment than a performance enhancer. Marijuana as a performance enhancer is something that doesn’t sound right at first, but there are studies and personal accounts to support that belief. “[The] only effect I can think of ...

CSUN drops double header to Long Beach, continues losing streak

CSUN student athlete throws baseball from pitcher's base

Josue Aguilar

April 11, 2016

The CSUN baseball team lost to conference rival Long Beach State, 6-3 and 0-12, Sunday afternoon in a double header. This gives CSUN its fourth and fifth straight losses in Big West Conference play and drops them to 21-10 overall. Sophomore pitcher Kenny Rosenberg started the first game and struggled ea...

Bull Ring finalists move to next round

Man stands along another man who is holding a pole invention

James Fike

April 9, 2016

Eager entrepreneurial Matadors gathered in the Ferman Presentation Room on Thursday to put their ventures to the test and put others to rest.The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, as well as the LACI@CSUN, hosted the inaugural Bull Ring New Venture Competition Semi-Finals. The competiti...

Police search for two men who attempted to abduct a woman near campus

The Department of Police services building is located at the corner of Darby St. and Prairie St. File Photo / The Sundial

Brooke Holland

April 8, 2016

CSUN Police Services are looking for two Hispanic men who attempted to abduct a woman Thursday near campus, according to police. The incident occurred along the southward corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street around 4:30 p.m. The two unknown males were driving an older, white Toyota Camry with...

Crime blotter for March 14 – 27

(Sundial Illustration/ Thomas Gallegos)

Erik Luna

March 28, 2016

Monday, March 14A counterfeit parking permit was recovered from a vehicle parked in the G9 Parking Structure.A bicycle was stolen outside of Matador Hall. The bicycle was secured to a bicycle rack with an U-lock. An unknown suspect ignited the contents of a trash can on the east side of Zelzah Avenue....

ICYMI: CSUN splits double-header with University of Illinois

CSUN softball players huddle together

Matthew Wojtasiak

March 27, 2016

The Matadors softball team played two games Tuesday against the University of Illinois, the Fighting Illini, winning the first game and losing the second. In the first game, CSUN (18-13) defeated the University of Illinois (18-9) 4-3. Coming into this game, the Fighting Illini won seven of its previous...

Woman detained after allegedly battering an officer

Photo of CSUN Department of Police service

Eric Licas

March 18, 2016

A woman involved in an alleged altercation with police at the University Village Apartments was detained by officers on Friday, March 18, police said. Police responded to a call at the B Building of the campus apartments and held one woman in custody after the she supposedly resisted arrest and batt...

On-campus housing rape reported to CSUN police

Photo of CSUN student housing building sign

Brooke Holland

March 16, 2016

An alleged on-campus rape was reported to CSUN Police Department on March 11, police said. The incident occurred in the University Park Apartments sometime between Sept. 1 - Oct. 13, 2015, police said. According to police, the offense is classified as "sexual assault that occurred with a known s...

Postseason basketball ban raises questions on athletes’ academics

Basketball opponents play one-on-one

Sarah Goulding

March 16, 2016

This 2015–2016 season, CSUN has self imposed a postseason ban for the men's basketball team due to “violations of team and university policies.” Though the exact nature of these violations has not been released due to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, they have raised questions...

What, when of the picket lines

A CFA demonstrator’s sign on Nov. 18, at the California State University Chancellor’s office in downtown Long Beach. The union members seek a 5 percent salary raise for faculty. File Photo / The Sundial

Brooke Holland

March 14, 2016

The California Faculty Association Board of Directors has announced the tentative times and days for a five-day strike on all 23 California State University campuses. Faculty members plans to strike on April 13-15 and April 18-19. "We truly believe we are fighting for the right cause. I think for a...

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