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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...

Expectations for Matador Nights

Courtesy: University Student Union

Mariah Sherriffe

September 3, 2015

Photo booth, a galactic casino, and glitter tattoos? It can't get any better than that. The highly anticipated event of the semester is finally here. Matador Nights has arrived with yet another creative theme: the galaxy. This year, students will be stunned with many different things, such as a...

Matador Nights is back with a space theme

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Priscilla Diaz

September 2, 2015

Matador Nights returns this year with the promise of intergalactic fun. The biannual event started in 2006 to celebrate the establishment of the University Student Union. The first Matador Nights took place in the newly renovated USU and marked a commitment to not only increase the amount of programming...

Matador Nights once again fills USU, this time with an Hawaiian theme

The crowd of CSUN students that gathered in front of the stage while DJ Nick Ferrer played his set. (Jennifer C. Martinez/Contributor)

Daniel Dell-Cornejo

April 27, 2015

The University Student Union found itself packed at Friday’s Matador Nights, which brought together over 3,400 CSUN students for a Hawaiian themed evening of food, fun and live performances. At a capacity of 5,000 people and a total attendance of 3,460 students, the event was seen as a huge success...

Matador News: April 22nd, 2015

Matador News: April 22nd, 2015

Matador News

April 22, 2015

Los Angeles teachers reach a tentative agreement with LAUSD, and Chinese construction workers dig up 63-million-year old dinosaur eggs. Matador News reporter Harry Abelson reports on Friday's Matador Nights. Anchors: Victor Park, Cassie Yanagacio, Jordan Saucedo and Ashton Smith Producers: Kelly...

USU is transformed into Las Vegas casino for Matador Nights

 Eric Garcia, 22, CTVA senior, left, and Brenda Topete, 19, CDAC sophomore, right, playing the slot machine in the casino room at the Matador Nights on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the USU parking lot in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/Photo Editor)

Nicole Socala

April 27, 2014

The spring installment of Matador Nights brought together the old and the new with a club scene outdoors and a classic Las Vegas theme indoors. The event was hosted by the University Student Union (USU) and was filled to capacity despite the rain. A crowd gathered behind the velvet ropes and rushed in...

USU appoints CSUN student as new Board of Directors member

USU appoints CSUN student as new Board of Directors member

Vera Castaneda

September 17, 2013

The University student union (USU) Board of Directors (BOD) welcomed a new board member during their monthly meeting Monday in the USU Grand Salon. Kandee Bracero, a CSUN undergraduate student and business management major, plans on working with the retirement committee to get an idea of what stu...

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...

CSUN students experience a taste of NYC at Matador Nights

CSUN students experience a taste of NYC at Matador Nights

Areli Rodriguez

April 28, 2013

By Champaign Williams April 28th, 2013 Section: News CORRECTION: In the video, Randy Sorenson's title is USU event assistant, not lead event assistant. The University Student Union was filled to capacity Friday night as Matador Nights kicked off with more than 2,700 students filling Plaza del So...

Matador Nights spreads school spirit New York style

Champaign Williams

April 28, 2013

CORRECTION: There were 2,700 students at Matador Nights, not 4,500. Waivers did not need to be signed to receive glitter tattoos. The rides were in the performance hall parking lot, not the USU parking lot. The University Student Union was filled to capacity Friday night as Matador Nights kicked off ...

Matador Nights returns with New York theme

Jason Gallaher

April 22, 2013

The University Student Union is putting on Matador Nights this Friday, April 26 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the Plaza del Sol, Grand Salon, and Northridge Center. The theme for this semester’s Matador Nights is New York City, complete with a Coney Island carnival-style atmosphere that includes a f...

Thousands attend Matador Nights

Thousands attend Matador Nights

Donna Rodriguez

September 11, 2012

Matador Nights out did themselves with musical guests Kreayshawn, Baby Bash and Far East Movement on Friday, Sept. 7. Students filled the USU square to its near capacity when Far East Movement stepped out onto the stage. The notable song “like a G6” took the students from Jafar to an accelerated...

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