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Music therapy major follows her calling

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Roberto Cisneros

January 31, 2019

A child of divorce, 21-year-old music therapy major Crystal Waters recalls her earliest childhood memories of having to move back and forth between her mom and dad and feeling like the peacekeeper of her family. As a young teenager, Waters decided to live with her mom, and during this time her mother...

Alumnus offers opportunities for artists

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Elliott Keegan

December 13, 2018

Recent CSUN grad and author Jesse Orenshein is helping current students bridge the gap from students to professionals by recruiting them to work as illustrators on his series of children's books. Louise Calvento, an animation major who graduated this fall, was the first to take him up on his offer. “This was my ve...

CSUN professor gets first-hand experience of what she teaches

Photo courtesy of Erica Wohldmann.

Jamie Perez

April 20, 2015

In 2012, after spotting a freshly killed red fox on a country back road, Erica Wohldmann decided to pick it up and take it home. When she got home, she skinned it, cooked the leg quarters and even decided to cook the heart and eat that as well. As a long time-vegetarian, this is something she normally do...

Living out someone else’s dreams

Fathella's wall was initially yellow, but while renewing her lease, she asked the manager if she could repaint the wall blue. Wynnona Loredo / Staff Photographer

Esmeralda Ramirez

April 6, 2015

Ayat Fathella, 21 and the youngest of four siblings, came to the US from Kuwait in Oct. 2012. She is study civil engineering, and plans to graduate Fall 2017, but it’s not what she wants. "It's my mother's dream, not mine," said Fathella. Fiend and fellow civil engineering major Nour Abdullah, 2...

Speaking through beatboxing

Photo courtesy of Edward-Vincent Montemayor Bantasan.

Jamie Perez

March 24, 2015

Silence fills the room as the vibrations of vocal chords imitating electronic sounds, drum beats and turntable effects swarm the ears of the intent crowd. No instruments are present, and no one assists to help fill in the noise. There is only a mic, a spotlight and EVMB on stage. Twenty-seven-year-old...

The pursuit of knowledge knows no age limit

Photo credit: Rose Barraza

Rose Barraza

March 18, 2015

A retired model and actress had a successful career becoming the first female actress champion, winning a grand total of $100,000 during the first season of "Star Search," but she still felt a void in her life. Before her stardom, Dorothy Goulah-Pabst grew up in Toronto, Canada with her working class c...

Lilia Kibarska dances from circus to CSUN

Professor Lilia Kibarska; started in the Bulgarian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team in her early teens to traveling with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus later to earn a B.F.A. in Dance from California Institute of the Arts; and a M.S. in Kinesiology at CSUN; teaches her Modern Dance Class in Redwood Hall; Feb. 24; 2015 (Matthew Delgado / Staff Photographer)

Lauren Rife

March 3, 2015

CSUN students may know Lilia Kibarska as a dance instructor for beginning jazz and modern dance classes, but what they may not know is that her life before teaching at CSUN is far more complex than they realized. Kibarska, who is from Bulgaria, began dancing at an early age. At just 5 years old, she...

Mr. Steal Your Goal: Adam Hobbs

Hobbs listening to his favorite song,

David Hawkins

November 18, 2014

Photos and Story by: David J. Hawkins/ Senior Photographer There is only one man between the ball and the goal, and that man is Adam Hobbs, the Matadors’ junior goalkeeper. The 21-year-old transferred from Humboldt State, a Division II school, to play starting keeper for the Matadors. At t...

Basketball Issue: Drew ready to take charge

Landon Drew, junior, has found much success during his basketball career. Drew started playing at the age of four. During high school he won most valuable player twice and won plaques at the Redondo and San Diego tournaments. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

Shaka Dixon

November 12, 2014

  A minute away from polishing off a stunning second-half claw back from 21 points against heavily favored Utah, CSUN men’s basketball found its precarious three-point lead in the hands of unheralded freshman Landon Drew, otherwise known as the son of former NBA head coach Larry Drew. The ...

Basketball Isuue: Guay stays humble amid success

Ashley Guay, senior, played all 33 games of the 2013-2014 season. Guay became the first player in the Matador program to be named conference player of the year. She has set many records from having the most steals and assists. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

Kyle Hufnagel

November 12, 2014

  A lifetime of preparation and a ruthless predisposition catapulted San Diego native and CSUN senior Ashlee Guay to new heights, rewriting the record books in northern Los Angeles. After leading the CSUN women’s basketball team to the 2014 Big West Championship, Guay stormed into the ...

Men’s Soccer: David Turcios, the Matadors’ unsung hero

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Vincent Nguyen

October 15, 2014

In the dying moments of extra-time, everyone tries to capture their breath after running up and down the field for an hour and a half. Somehow, some way, one player consistently glides through the defense, taking advantage of everyone’s fatigue. He’s only human, but he’s making defenders ...

Stinson killing it for the Matadors

Ciena Stinson, junior, outside hitter for the women's volleyball team, was named Big West Player two weeks ago. On Aug. 29 Stinson obtained 15 kills and 26 on Aug. 30. Photo Credit: Candice Criss/ The Sundial

Candice Criss

September 24, 2014

When Cieana Stinson started her freshman year of high school she wanted to be a cheerleader but thanks to a very persuasive coach, this Big West Player of the Week awardee turned to volleyball and never looked back. Stinson, who is now in her junior year of college, has made an impact on the Mat...

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