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Your first dates are what you make them, so make it a good one

Your first dates are what you make them, so make it a good one

Jamie Gonzaga

March 12, 2014

You know the old adage, you've only got one chance to make a first impression? It’s especially true in college. Dating is awkward by nature, so to make it seem less stressful, here are some stories from students who have experienced both sides of the spectrum. Everyone wants to find love, but before that you...

Third grade students recreate history with class book

Third grade students recreate history with class book

Araceli Castillo

March 11, 2014

Dreaming big and being creative is no challenge for two third-grade classes from two different South Los Angeles elementary schools. Wisdom Academy of Young Scientists and Estrella Elementary School both have a class of third-graders writing their own class book. Teachers Kaylie Gomez and Toluca S...

Facebook offers more gender options to users

Facebook offers more gender options to users

Brionna Lewis

March 10, 2014

Male, female, or “custom”? Facebook now offers the option to customize gender identity on profiles, including the option for gender neutral pronouns to accommodate the transgender and genderqueer communities. "When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you ...

CSUN parking lots showcase student hot rods and cool wheels

CSUN parking lots showcase student hot rods and cool wheels

Himerria Wortham

March 9, 2014

Time shall no longer be idly wasted waiting for parking. Instead of pouring energy into the parking lot rage, a glance toward the surrounding cars in parking structures and lots can turn into a free mini car exhibit. CSUN parking provides itself as a natural showroom for some pretty cool wheels. Wes...

Is safe sex becoming less relevant for college students?

Is safe sex becoming less relevant for college students?

Neelofer Lodhy

March 5, 2014

Sex: the golden word that is on every college student’s mind. While it is a natural part of life, sex does come with consequences. Forty-six percent of high school students ages 12 to 17 in the United States have had sexual intercourse, according to a study by the Official Journal of the American...

CSUN students use pet shelters as an affordable alternative for a furry companion

CSUN students use pet shelters as an affordable alternative for a furry companion

Lisette Rosales

March 4, 2014

Jessica Cervantes, 20, a junior majoring in child and adolescent development, did not expect her life to change when she walked into her local animal shelter one morning. Little did Cervantes know she was about to meet her new best friend, her Tabby cat Mia. “I love Mia. I always look forward t...

Philanthropic CSUN student organizes online fundraiser inspired by her birthmarks

Kelcie Berge, junoir speech-language pathology major, was born with Sturge-Weber a type of Vascular Birthmark. She wants to raise awareness and is currently raising money for the Vascular Birthmark Foundation.

Joanna Jacobo

March 3, 2014

On a regular school day, walking around campus, Kelcie Berge blends in, unnoticed by the massively populated student campus that is Cal State Northridge. She goes to class, sits with the rest of her language pathology colleagues and goes on about her day, never to be perceived as “different,” un...

CSUN students and professors work on research projects alongside NASA, US Air Force

CSUN students and professors work on research projects alongside NASA, US Air Force

Jonathan Nelson

February 27, 2014

While most students hurry from class to class, a small group is working on projects for NASA and the U.S. Air Force in an inconspicuous lab located on the first floor of Jacaranda Hall. A collection of tube benders, a plasma cutter, milling machines, and hydraulic shears fill the room. Unmanned aeria...

Former governor of Hawaii and CSUN alumna returns to campus

Former governor of Hawaii and CSUN alumna returns to campus

Gabby Escamilla

February 25, 2014

From a CSUN student to the first female governor of Hawaii, alumna Linda Lingle has returned this spring to teach a course on public policy at Cal State Northridge. “I got my first experience in leadership right here at CSUN when I was made the co-editor of the CSUN Journal,” Lingle said. “My professor at th...

CSUN student raises awareness on the importance of organ donations

CSUN student raises awareness on the importance of organ donations

Lisette Rosales

February 24, 2014

She lived a mere 24 years, with over 180 hospitalizations, 37 operations and died on June 4, 2013 in her husband’s arms in the hospital waiting for a four-organ transplant. The couple had only been married three days. Her name was Molly Pearce-Eaker. She was diagnosed at birth with a disorder c...

CSUN students list the many things that make them Matadors

CSUN students list the many things that make them Matadors

Crystal Chwierut

February 23, 2014

Picture this. A student commuting to school as he makes way into the parking lot. It’s almost noon and he know what’s coming his way: an hour spent just to find a parking spot. He passes along the rows and thinks, “Eureka! I have found it.” Just as he’s about to turn, he sees a Mini Cooper tucked all the way in. Starts cursing. After a few more loops around the lot, he finds one, parks his car, and starts walking toward the campus. ...

CSUN professors reveal interesting expertise

CSUN professors reveal interesting expertise

SheDaye Brown

February 19, 2014

Herpetologist, entomologist and ichthyologist are career fields that are uncommon to most of us. One may ponder who these individuals are and what they may do, but luckily for us, we have them right here on CSUN’s campus. While most people spend years trying to figure out their career paths, at...

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