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Brew means more than just coffee at the USU

clear cup with beer inside a man with a black shirt with his back turned to the camera

Nick Rose

March 29, 2018

As students are wrapping up mid-term season and with finals looming in the distance, many students need a place of Zen that set’s their mind at ease while dealing with the stresses of academics. If combing a rock garden or selecting the perfect blend of herbal tea doesn’t cut it, it may just be...

CSUN tennis thrives with linguistic diversity

The women's tennis team is full of international students along with United States students to form a diverse team that functions both on and off the court. (Raul Martinez / The Sundial)

Daisy Perez

March 9, 2016

CSUN is a campus known for having a diverse student population, with students from various states, countries and backgrounds. The CSUN tennis team is no exception. With a team made up of women from Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Russia and Hawaii, language can be a barrier in the team's communication. "Maybe...

Matador recreation day promotes healthy living

Target Practice on the Student Recreation Center Field during Fitness Day on Feb.25. (Matthew Wojtasiak/The Sundial) Photo credit: Matthew Wojtasiak

Matthew Wojtasiak

February 28, 2016

Matadors celebrated National Recreation Sports and Fitness Day Thursday with an obstacle course on the Student Recreation Center field.Audrey Martinez, events supervisor for the USU, said, "Matador Recreation Day is about promoting health, fitness, and wellness, while being free for all CSUN students....

Matadors lose perfect record in loss to UCSB

CSUN men's volleyball plays against BYU in May (File photo / The Sundial)

Matthew Wojtasiak

January 28, 2016

After the team's best start in men's volleyball history, the Matadors (7-1, 2-1 MPSF) received the first loss of the season and in MPSF play on the road at the hands of the University of California Santa Barbara Gauchos (8-2, 4-1 MPSF).CSUN struggled in the first set, hitting -.211 as a team, compare...

Matador Pep band livens up sports games

Matador Pep band livens up sports games

Trevor Stamp

November 5, 2013

The Matador Pep Band is one of the school spirit organizations that goes to sporting events to cheer on CSUN athletics.  

Matador Nights takes students back to the fifties

Matador Nights takes students back to the fifties

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 8, 2013

CSUN welcomes back students with a fun night of games, food and entertainment with a 50s theme.

Dr. Brandon E. Martin is changing the culture of CSUN athletics

Brian Bernstein

August 28, 2013

Elite is the attitude that Dr. Brandon Martin, the newly appointed athletic director, wants to bring to Cal State Northridge’s athletic program. “We want to be an elite program. We want to be a national contender, and not just in one sport,” Martin said. “In all 18 of our sports. We want t...

CSUN Matador boxing team trains technique and fighting spirit

CSUN Matador boxing team trains technique and fighting spirit

Christina Bennett

May 8, 2013

  By Hansook Oh May 8th, 2013 Section: Sports Jab. Jab. Cross. Bob. These combos are thrown furiously in the air as students warm up for the Matador Boxing team practice. Meeting since 2007 after being founded by former CSUN student and present co-coach Peter Christianson, ...

Inspiration through silence: CSUN’s sole deaf basketball player is role model to many people

Gilberto Manzano

May 15, 2011

Michael Lizarraga, 22, the only deaf player in Division I men’s basketball last season, had his inspiring story covered by “The New York Times,” “Los Angeles Times,” ESPN, Fox Sports, “Los Angeles Daily News,” CBS Sports and many other media outlets. Having to cover the Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team for the last two seasons, I had the opportunity to see all the ...

Men’s volleyball: Matadors win at Matadome with first sweep of the season against Harvard

Jay Guillory

March 13, 2011

The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team (5-15, 3-10 MPSF) welcomed Harvard Saturday night at the Matadome with the team’s first 3-0 sweep of the season, dominating with an all-around performance. The Matadors hit a season-high .382 hitting percentage (37-8-76) as they cruised through the Crimson (8-6), snapping a five-match losing streak 25-16, 25-20, 25-17. CSUN credits its shutout performance to a strong week in practice. ...

Matador statue to be built despite budget crisis

Brittany Ellsworth

September 27, 2010

Despite some controversy and disapproval, plans to build a Matador statue at CSUN are moving forward. The Cal State Northridge Alumni Association and Associated Students (A.S.) have collaborated together to raise the estimated $150,000 it will take to erect a statue on campus. “It’s supposed...

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