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December 26, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Listeners tuning in to KCSN's new HD2 radio station will notice something once unheard of but increasingly common in American culture: Spanish and English being spoken - and sung - together, almost interchangeably. One day recently, for example, the Cal State Northridge public radio station played "Hypnotized," an erotically chill trip-hop track by the British band Morcheeba, sung in English, with Chile's Ana Tijoux adding a Spanish-language rap. A quarter-hour later, KCSN fired up "Cinco Minutos Con Vos" (Five Minutes With You)
December 15, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
If atmosphere counts, if having fans in seats, fans who make noise, who clap or boo or even just go buy a hot dog, if any of that matters, then USC had no chance Sunday at Galen Center against Cal State Bakersfield. But if it is the team that should provide the atmosphere, if it is the team that is supposed to make the fans clap or boo or stand and shout, then USC also should have had no chance against Bakersfield. The Trojans, coming off their two best victories of the season, against Xavier and Boston College, played with the energy of Santa Claus after he traveled around the world and dropped off his last gift.
December 14, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Back to Berdoo. UCLA's football team began preparations Saturday for its Hyundai Sun Bowl game against Virginia Tech, but Coach Jim Mora has peeked down the road a little bit. The Bruins are expected to return to Cal State San Bernardino for training camp in August. It will be the third consecutive year that UCLA has trained at the campus. "It has been a great experience out there," Mora said. "Hopefully, we'll get it worked out in the next couple months. " San Bernardino has been Mora's preferred destination because he can isolate the team, allowing unity to ferment.
December 14, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
USC VS CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD When: 7. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV, Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 6-3, Cal State Bakersfield 5-5. Update: The Trojans have won six of their last eight games. USC had a season-high five players score in double figures in its last win, 78-62, over Boston College. Bakersfield has lost four in a row after putting together a five-game winning streak. This will be the first meeting between the two teams.
December 10, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
California State University officials were warned Tuesday that course scheduling decisions on many campuses may be forcing students to take high-cost extension classes to complete their degrees,  which would violate state law. A report by the state auditor criticized aspects of the system's two-tier education plan, which provides state-funded courses during the academic year and the same classes at a higher cost typically during winter and...
December 8, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
More black students in California are earning bachelor's degrees than they were a decade ago, but enrollment in the state's public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a new report. The road to graduation for black students is still pitted with obstacles, despite efforts to close achievement gaps that have persisted over the years, according to the report released by the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group.
November 26, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Creighton and Marquette, both ranked in the Associated Press men's top 25, are the headliners in the Wooden Legacy basketball tournament that begins Thursday at Cal State Fullerton. Creighton (4-0), ranked 20th, is led by All-American candidate Doug McDermott, a 6-foot-8 forward who is averaging 27.5 points per game and shooting 50% from three-point range. McDermott, whose father, Greg McDermott, is Creighton's coach, was second in the country in scoring last season with an average of 23.2 points per game.
November 20, 2013
With every step he takes, with every dunk he makes, Omar Oraby is growing into a basketball star. USC's 7-foot-2 center played as if he was every inch of that Tuesday in the Trojans' 76-62 win over Cal State Fullerton at the Galen Center. Guard Byron Wesley continued his quiet dominance for USC, wiggling free for layups and leading the Trojans (3-1) with 22 points plus adding eight rebounds, but Oraby stood tall with his six blocked shots, nine rebounds and 15 points. Wesley finally shut down any hopes the Titans (2-2)
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