Student Athlete of the Week: Aeryn Owens

Junior outside hitter Aeryn Owens is an elite competitor not only at Cal State Northridge but also in the Big West Conference. As a sophomore, Owens has earned All-Big West First Team honors. Currently, Owens averages 5.06 points, 4.56 kills, and 2.44 digs per set. With 401 kills this season, she is the leader of kills on the team and the Big West as of October 29. Her kills per set average rank her third in the Big West. In digs, Owens comes in second for the Matadors with 215. She scored a season-high of 33.5 points and five blocks

Former Foster Youth Bends Toward Success  

From foster youth to a college educated man, Demontea Thompson is doing it all and giving back to his community. Thompson, raised by his great uncle and great aunt in Compton, California was exposed to a gang infested environment. Despite the circumstances, he along with his twin brother, Demontray Thompson, were able to maneuver through these obstacles and seek success.

The Layers of A Black Man

Cal State Northridge students examine and present the activism, triumphs and challenges of black men.

CSUN Officials Call for Better Transportation for Students

Cal State Northridge officials called this week for improved transportation options for the university’s students, ahead of a San Fernando Valley transportation summit. University administrators, who were joined by students and Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, pointed to a lack of light rail, subway and rapid bus lines near the CSUN campus. “We have story after story after story of students spending hours on public transportation to get here,” CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison said. Public transportation would serve as “an essential link in their (the students’) aspirations for a better life,” she said. CSUN Associated Students President Jorge Reyes