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CSUN fraternity has a surprising link to Elvis Presley

CSUN fraternity has a surprising link to Elvis Presley

Chandelor Armstrong

December 11, 2013

It all began with a dream of initiating someone famous as an honorary member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity at Arkansas State College in the fall of 1960.  Chapter president Rick Husky came up with the idea of presenting Elvis Presley with an award.  Due to Elvis' generous charitable contrib...

Students relax with pancakes, silent disco at “Final Flip”

Students relax with pancakes, silent disco at “Final Flip”

Champaign Williams

December 5, 2013

Hundreds of students gathered around the Oviatt Library patio with pancakes, coffee and juice in hand. The annual “Final Flip” took place Wednesday night to rejuvenate students as they prepared for their final exams. The event was themed after the Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christ...

Students get crafty, paint piggy banks at USU

Elizabeth Ohanian

December 5, 2013

Students walking by the CSUN Mercantile Exchange on Thursday afternoons can see projects being created at the weekly Craft Corner. This week’s Craft Corner, the last of the semester, will allow students to paint an elephant bank and take it home. The event, hosted by the University Student Union ...

CSUN partners with law school to offer accelerated degree program

CSUN partners with law school to offer accelerated degree program

Chandelor Armstrong

December 2, 2013

California State University, Northridge recently signed a partnership agreement with Southwestern Law School that will allow students interested in the program to earn their law degrees in less time. The 3+3 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program will begin in Fall 2014 an...

Boston Pops prove orchestras can play “Bohemian Rhapsody” with memorable VPAC performance

Boston Pops prove orchestras can play “Bohemian Rhapsody” with memorable VPAC performance

Chandelor Armstrong

November 29, 2013

Often referred to as "America's Orchestra," the world famous Boston Pops surprised first-time listeners at the VPAC last Thursday by mixing a variety of musical styles for an enjoyable evening.  Audience members were taken back in time with iconic pieces including "Rhapsody in Blue," "Stars and Strip...

Monday Night Football, free prizes at The Pub

Monday Night Football, free prizes at The Pub

Chandelor Armstrong

November 26, 2013

For some CSUN football fans, “Monday Night Football” at The Pub has become a weekly tradition and has become popular among the CSUN community. “The event draws 90 to 100 students depending on the teams playing,” said Elena Lomali, commercial services attendant for the event. As students b...

Campus police make arrest near Sierra Tower

Campus police make arrest near Sierra Tower

Abigaelle Levray

November 15, 2013

  CSUN police arrested a male suspect on campus next to Sierra Tower Friday afternoon. The suspect appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s, and was overheard shouting obscenities as the officer escorted him to the vehicle. “This is bullshit, I didn’t fucking steal anything,” h...

Garage band-themed Student Showcase sold-out

Chandelor Armstrong

October 28, 2013

This Wednesday a variety of talent from the CSUN community will perform during the sold-out annual Student Showcase at 7 p.m.  Last year 10 acts participated in the showcase,  and this year 11 acts will participate.  USU Events Supervisor Audrey Martinez explained that this year's event features music, d...

Tickets sell out and Afrojack wows at Big Show

Tickets sell out and Afrojack wows at Big Show

Andrew Martinez

October 7, 2013

Nearly 9,000 attendees packed the Oviatt Library Lawn for the first ever electronic dance music (EDM) themed Big Show that sold out Saturday night. Out of a $200,000 budget set aside by Associated Students (A.S.) for Big Show, Afrojack was paid $75,000 to perform.  Security for the show cost approximately $35,000 and included CSU...

Matador Nights takes 5,400 students back to the 1950s

Matador Nights takes 5,400 students back to the 1950s

Victoria Becerril

September 7, 2013

Students flashed back to the past as they celebrated the 1950s themed Matador Nights at the University Student Union (USU) on Friday. Matador Nights has become one of the most anticipated free events of each semester. It is because of this that tickets to the festival sold out before the event be...

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

Jake Fredericks

August 22, 2013

President Dianne Harrison hosted her second convocation at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Aug. 22. More than 800 people attended the celebration, filling the Great Hall to maximum capacity. "[Harrison's] speech was inspiring, motivating,” said Debra Hammond, executive director of the U...

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