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Annual drive provides food and used technology devices to students in need

Annual drive provides food and used technology devices to students in need

Vera Castaneda

November 26, 2013

While many students are looking forward to leaving campus to spend leisure time with their families and savor home cooked meals, some EOP Resilient Scholar students will remain on campus throughout the winter break because they don’t have traditional family structures. The EOP Resilient Scholar Program (RSP) is designed to help emancipate...

A new study shows minorities have a more positive outlook when it comes to higher education

A new study shows minorities have a more positive outlook when it comes to higher education

Shira Moskowitz

November 25, 2013

For Vanessa Gonzalez-Hernandez, a junior majoring in deaf studies, receiving a college degree is not just about education alone, it is also about making her parent’s dreams come true. “All my parents want is for me to be a university graduate,” she said. “Once I graduate from a un...

Bilingual education is needed for all

Bilingual education is needed for all

Jazzmyne Bogard

November 25, 2013

Every child’s first day of school is different. Imagine your first day of kindergarten and no one wanting to be your friend. You ask them to play on the monkey bars and they just look at you funny and walk away. To make it worse, once a day, everyday, you are taken out of class to get help with your scho...

University official confirms graduation changes at A.S. meeting

University official confirms graduation changes at A.S. meeting

Elizabeth Ohanian

November 25, 2013

  >>>CORRECTION: A final decision has not yet been made regarding the use of the Oviatt Lawn. Seats will be added to accommodate guests but it won't be 500,000 as stated in the article. CSUN commencement ceremonies are about to get a little complicated due to new regulations propose...

Student athlete finds a new goal in women’s rugby

Student athlete finds a new goal in women's rugby

Victoria Becerril

November 25, 2013

When Yesenia Camacho, 21, accidentally missed the tryouts for soccer, she thought she would have to wait until next season to try out, which meant waiting another year.Fortunately for Camacho, a close friend noticed her desire and talent to play sports and introduced her to rugby, a sport that entail...

Alumnus films the founding of Chicana/o studies at CSUN

Alumnus films the founding of Chicana/o studies at CSUN

Jonathan R. Diaz

November 25, 2013

The struggles and triumphs of the early days of CSUN’s Chicana/o Studies department was the main topic during a screening of “Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department” Thursday in the Oviatt Library. Alumnus Miguel Duran directed the documentary, which he began whil...

Trans Awareness Week ends with laughter, emotion at “T is not silent” talent show

Trans Awareness Week ends with laughter, emotion at “T is not silent” talent show

Victoria Becerril

November 24, 2013

Breaking last year’s record attendance, this year’s Transgender Awareness Week (TAW) concluded the week by having the LGBTQA and the Pride Center communities host a transgender themed talent show Thursday night. Bryan Rodriguez- Saringo, vice-president of LGBTQA, and Star Spencer hosted this year...

“Operation Comedy” brings healing laughter to the CSUN Pub

Michelle Dominguez

November 24, 2013

Packed to capacity, the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) welcomed stand-up  comedians from Operation Comedy to the CSUN Pub and Grill Friday night. Operation Comedy is a free comedy show for veterans and its mission is to provide the healing power of laughter to those serving the country. All their comedians are veterans of the war, each stemming from a diff...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors drop home opener to BYU, 82-66

Women's Basketball: Matadors drop home opener to BYU, 82-66

Brian Bernstein

November 23, 2013

The Matadors (2-3) could not keep pace with the efficient Cougars of BYU (4-0), as they drop their home opener 82-66. The Cougars’ efficiency was too much for the Matadors to handle. They were a well-oiled machine as they shot 46.9 percent for the game. Not only were they consistent shooting the ...

Well-known surfer encourages students at ‘Speak Your Blues’ night

Well-known surfer encourages students at 'Speak Your Blues' night

Negin Daneshfar

November 22, 2013

Jesse Billauer was surfing the waves on a typical day at Malibu Beach when he pulled out on a wave and another wave rushed in that forced him headfirst into shallow water and broke his neck. “At that moment my whole life just stopped,” Billauer said. “I didn’t really know what to think. I wante...

For those new to the ‘Doctor Who’ universe

For those new to the 'Doctor Who' universe

Jennifer Luxton

November 21, 2013

After a half-century of travelling through time and space, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s crowning gem “Doctor Who,” celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special-length episode to be aired Saturday. What began as a family-oriented program in the early sixties has since become a...

‘Doctor Who’ needs a new mastermind

'Doctor Who' needs a new mastermind

Taylor Villescas

November 21, 2013

Whovians! Lend me your ears! It’s time for a mutiny. For years, Steven Moffat has been a brilliant writer for “Doctor Who,” having been the genius behind classic episodes such as “The Girl in the Fireplace,” “The Empty Child,” and the always nightmare-inducing “Blink.” But Moffat’s dictatorship as head writer must end. The genius has ...

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