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USU to offer peer mentoring programs for LGBTQ and veterans

USU to offer peer mentoring programs for LGBTQ and veterans

Anthony Carpio

October 31, 2011

The University Student Union has developed two new peer-mentoring programs to offer help to LGBTQ and veteran students. “The purpose of the two peer-mentoring programs is to provide support and resources for both LGBTQ and questioning students, as well as veteran students,” said Sarina Loeb, s...

USU sponsors overseas studies

A.J. Circhirillo

October 4, 2011

Students can learn about CSUN’s study abroad program, dine on international foods and obsrve  photographs taken by students during Wednesday’s USU-sponsored Annual Study Abroad Fair in the Northridge center. "The most important thing is that students sign up for an information session with me,"...

Dancing in the Dark to kick off year for USU

Kimberly Anderson

September 21, 2011

Dancing in the Dark is the first in a series of dances and other fun events being brought to CSUN students by the University Student Union (USU) this school year. “This is an event to have students come and have a good time while two of the hottest DJ’s are mixing,” said Khushboo Ganwani, marketing...

USU to make renovations and changes its top priority

Caitlin Martin

August 30, 2011

Plaza del Sol will soon be brought up to date with its campus companion, the VPAC, after USU board of directors voted Monday to replace the hall’s 500 chairs and renovate the lobby. The renovation of the entire hall and lobby was already passed by the university, but the USU is financially responsible for the chairs, said Colin Donahu...

CSUN USU organizes event to make finals less stressful

Jeff Ishuninov

May 16, 2011

To help students study and suffer less stress  before final exams, the University Student Union (USU) is hosting Up All Night, which began Sunday and goes through Thursday. Up All Night is set up in the (USU) for finals week. Anyone who attends will be able to use study rooms, enjoy free snacks and...

Police to meet with USU to evaluate security measures after fight breaks out

Brian De Los Santos

April 28, 2011

University Student Union officials and CSUN police will be meeting to discuss a series of incidents that occurred at Matador Nights on April 23. One of the incidents was a confrontation that brought the event to an early end. “We have issues almost every year,” CSUN police Chief Anne P. Glavin...

CSUN USU allocates space for three groups

Samantha Tata

April 26, 2011

University Student Union (USU) board of directors allocated space in the student union for a veterans’ resource center, bicycle co-op and an LGBTQ resource center, the representatives of which appeared in droves to the make their case before the board Monday. The tenants must submit a detailed p...

Fight ends USU Matador Nights early

Fight ends USU Matador Nights early


April 23, 2011

A fight at Matador Nights at about 12:20 a.m., April 23, brought the festivities to an early end. Two unidentified male suspects were apprehended by police. One was knocked unconcious for about 10 minutes before he revived. CSUN police has told festival goers to evacuate. USU Matador Nights is open...

Vas Defrans rocks CSUN

Vas Defrans rocks CSUN

Elano Pizzicarola

April 22, 2011

Wailing guitars and soaring vocals filled the University Student Union Thursday at noon when local progressive rock band Vas Defrans played USU's Plaza del Sol. The show was part of the USU’s Noontime Concerts series, in which local musicians showcase their music. "I think it will definitely just get us more of a fan base," said lead singer Vincent Coleman. "It wi...

Local rock band to perform at CSUN’s noontime concert

Elano Pizzicarola

April 20, 2011

Local rock band Vas Defrans will take the Plaza del Sol stage Thursday to perform at USU’s noontime concert. Lead singer and songwriter Vincent Coleman said Vas Defrans’ sound is aggressive and describes his vocals as similar to Incubus’ vocals. The unsigned quintet has been around for a...

CSUN students elect A.S. senators and presidential leaders

Samantha Tata

April 14, 2011

With all but one senate seat filled and a constitutional amendment passed, CSUN students chose their peer representatives in elections held on campus and online Wednesday and Thursday. CSUN students elected Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell to serve as their Associate Students president and vice president...

A.S. election results

Yazmin Cruz

April 14, 2011

A.S. election results are in. Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell from Strength in Diversity won the bid for the presidency. Along with deciding who their new representatives will be for the 2011-12 school year, students voted and passed the sole constitutional amendment on the ballot, which proposed to...

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