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CSUN commencement changes outrage students

CSUN commencement changes outrage students

Shira Moskowitz

December 9, 2013

Despite student outcry and concerns, CSUN graduates will officially be required to conform to the use of a ticketing system as well as participate in combined college commencement ceremonies. “These changes are happening,” said Dr. William Watkins, vice president of Student Affairs. This will be...

Explore CSUN’s hidden history of campus activism

Explore CSUN's hidden history of campus activism

Neelofer Lodhy

December 9, 2013

While CSUN may appear to be a generally quiet campus, a few decades ago, this was not the case. In the late 1960s, hundreds of students and faculty marched toward the administration buildings in hopes of establishing equal opportunities for minority students. “November 4, 1968 there was a huge de...

Tree topples on top of student’s car in B3 parking lot

Tree topples on top of student's car in B3 parking lot

Bianca Santillan

December 9, 2013

Rough winds blowing in from the northeast at more than 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service, caused a tree to topple onto a student's car Monday afternoon in the B3 parking lot. Kristyn Bockman, 23, senior communications major, was pulling up to a stop sign when a tree fell down onto...

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

Abigail Rondon

December 8, 2013

I remember being five years old, curly-haired pigtails and a big cheesy smile on my face, looking out into the audience to see my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and even my baby sister smiling at me with pride. Elementary and junior high were no exception. By this point my family ha...

EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

Vera Castaneda

December 8, 2013

Denied from four different CSU schools including Northridge, a low-income and first-generation art student relied on his acceptance in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to attend CSUN. Each year EOP accepts special admits – students that are judged as unqualified by CSU admissions, but exhi...

Student geeks out over winning blog at the first annual Geekie Awards

Student geeks out over winning blog at the first annual Geekie Awards

Lisa Anderson

December 8, 2013

Emily Kelley, a self-proclaimed “seventh year senior,” is finishing up her college adventures here at CSUN, bringing with her several writing awards to the big finish line. Most recently she won a Geekie Award in August alongside her boyfriend for the blog they created together. “The whole night we we...

Are athletes worth their hefty salaries?

Are athletes worth their hefty salaries?

Abigaelle Levray

December 8, 2013

It is no surprise that in a country that has a distribution of wealth that is so incredibly skewed, we have the ridiculous salaries of athletes right up there with our investors, internet moguls, media tycoons and corporate CEOs. NBA players average over $5 million a year, an NHL player averages ab...

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN tournament hopes dashed by Trojans

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN tournament hopes dashed by Trojans

Andrew Martinez

December 7, 2013

The No. 7 USC Trojans (28-5) proved too much to handle for the Matadors (24-7) as they were swept in the second round of the NCAA Tournament 19-25, 18-25, 18-25 Friday night at the Galen Center. The Matadors, a top-20 team in the nation in hitting percentage, struggled as they only hit an uncharac...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors fall to Seattle in first home loss

Men’s Basketball: Matadors fall to Seattle in first home loss

Andrew Martinez

December 6, 2013

After cruising to easy wins against La Sierra and Southern Utah, the Matadors (5-5) dropped their final home game before the break to the Seattle Redhawks (5-3) 58-53 Thursday evening at the Matadome. A hot start by sophomore forward Tre Hale-Edmerson would be spoiled by costly turnovers and a poo...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors soar to second round after defeating Colorado State

Women's Volleyball: Matadors soar to second round after defeating Colorado State

Alex Vejar

December 6, 2013

The Matadors (24-6) advanced to the second round of the NCAA championship in five sets with a 3-2 win against the Colorado State Rams (28-2) Thursday night, 25-15, 25-21, 13-25, 18-25, 15-12. Up four in the fifth set and one kill away from their first victory in this year’s NCAA tournament, CSU...

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

Students relax with pancakes, silent disco at

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...

Alumni advise students about the importance of social media

Alumni advise students about the importance of social media

Abigaelle Levray

December 5, 2013

A packed room at the University Student Union (USU) listened as a panel of CSUN alumni shared their knowledge of social media and its presence in their professional lives. The “Noise of Social Media” event was hosted by the Career Center and the Alumni Association for the second year in a row. Last year, the event was hosted six times. This year, they intend on ...

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