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CSUN Neon Nights attracts 125 students, breaking past attendance records

CSUN Neon Nights attracts 125 students, breaking past attendance records

Ana Rodriguez

September 7, 2013

More than 125 students filled the Game Room in the University Student Union Thursday night for Neon Nights, the highest student turnout in CSUN history. The event was hosted by the The Veteran’s Resource Center (VRC) and the USU. “The VRC [used] the game room to combine Neon Nights and Games...

Circus-themed Matafest informs freshmen of USU services

Circus-themed Matafest informs freshmen of USU services

Ana Rodriguez

August 30, 2013

University Student Union introduced the different services offered at a circus-themed Matafest on Aug. 29. The event was held in the USU on the OST Lawn and in the Plaza Del Sol. Matafest was set up like an open house within USU to welcoming all incoming freshmen and returning Matadors. “We have ...

Construction across campus continues despite budget cuts over the years

Construction across campus continues despite budget cuts over the years

Melissa Simon

May 1, 2013

CLARIFICATION: The lead paragraph has been changed to reflect that bonds, donations and funds have helped with construction costs. Construction across campus continues through the use of state funding, bonds and even donations despite deep budget cuts in recent years. Colin Donahue, director of Faci...

Fagbug comes to CSUN to help students understand hate speech

Fagbug comes to CSUN to help students understand hate speech

Michelle Reuter

April 26, 2013

By John Saringo-Rodriguez April 25th, 2013 Section: News - Photos Erin Davies, Fagbug owner and LGBTQ activist, and Sarina Loeb, USU Pride Center and LGBTQ Initiatives Coordinator and organizer of the Fagbug event, stand beside the Fagbug, which has traveled over 250,000 miles across the U....

‘Fire Chief Charlie’ entertains CSUN students with music stylings

‘Fire Chief Charlie’ entertains CSUN students with music stylings

Areli Rodriguez

March 18, 2013

By Areli Rodriguez March 15th, 2013 Section: News Students were excited to listen to Fire Chief Charlie an upcoming band from Chicago in the Games Room Thursday as part of Music Nights. Students took a break from the usual billiards and arcade games to listen to the live folk band that ...

Students experience magical night at ‘Mystical Masquerade’

Students experience magical night at ‘Mystical Masquerade’

Areli Rodriguez

March 13, 2013

Story by Taylor Villescas March 9th, 2013 Section: News Students attended the Mystical Masquerade, a free magic show, which included a contortionist, dinner and magician Kevin Hurley, in the Northridge Center of the USU Friday. The main act was magician and hypnotist Kevin Harley, ...

Wellness center to open

Christina Cocca

November 27, 2012

>>>CORRECTION: The Wellness Center will be located where the former CSUN fitness center was near the Games Room not below the Grand Salon and Sunny Days camp is located below the USU computer lab in Activities rooms 1, 2,3 not below the Grand Salon. The University Student Union board of...

Students learn about studying abroad

Students learn about studying abroad

Sigournee Grondin

October 10, 2012

  The USU held a study abroad fair in the Grand Salon on Wednesday where students could obtain information on studying abroad and scholarships that could potentially help pay for it. The fair had booths set up for different study abroad programs and advisors were on hand to answer any ques...

USU’s first ‘Soulful Saturdays’ event of the semester

USU’s first ‘Soulful Saturdays’ event of the semester

Christina Cocca

September 30, 2012

>>CORRECTION: Soulful Saturdays is a monthly event, not weekly as stated in the article. Singers and CSUN alumni Jessica Samiere and Angelica Abrams performed a collection of songs for students and guests, earning cheers and applause from the seat-filled Pub Sports Grill at theUSU’s first “...

CSUN alumni serenade students and guests at the USU’s first ‘Soulful Saturdays’ of the semester

CSUN alumni serenade students and guests at the USU’s first ‘Soulful Saturdays’ of the semester

Christina Cocca

September 30, 2012

>>CORRECTION: Soulful Saturdays is a monthly event, not weekly as stated in the article. Singers and CSUN alumni Jessica Samiere and Angelica Abrams performed a collection of songs for students and guests, earning cheers and applause from the seat-filled Pub Sports Grill at the USU’s fir...

CSUN celebrates the official grand opening of the Pride Center

CSUN celebrates the official grand opening of the Pride Center

Jennifer Luxton

September 27, 2012

  Updated with additional information and quotes. After two years of student activism and planning, CSUN's LGBTQ community has a new home. The USU celebrated the grand opening of its Pride Center Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony, making it the first official location for LGBTQ r...

“Hollywood Swingin” comes to the USU

Irene Nesbitt

February 29, 2012

The University Student Union will host the Hollywood Swingin dance event Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Grand Salon, University Student Union (USU). The event will take place during the 1920s through the 1950s time period, and students will be welcomed to wear theme-appropriate time-period...

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