A breeze of Hollywood glamour touched California State University, Northridge on April 21 as the University Student Union invited all CSUN students to the biannual Matador Nights.
This semester, the themed celebration featured the 2016 movie blockbuster La La Land, which won multiple Golden Globe and Academy Awards this year. The event included live DJs, laser tag, rides, mini golf, free food and drinks as well as plenty of glitter and glow.
“It’s really fun and interesting,” said first-timer Kevin Penamante, a construction management junior. “I like how it’s free.”
The Plaza del Sol performance area turned into a dance floor, the Northridge Center converted into an arcade hall and the Grand Salon hosted airbrush and caricature artists, who provided students with artwork memories to take home.
Christina Luc, a junior in liberal studies and returning Matador Nights attendee, said she enjoyed this year’s theme. She also made sure to get to the event early to avoid long lines and enjoy her favorite Matador Nights rides such as the ferris wheel and round up.
“It’s good there are less people [going early] so you don’t have to fight with the crowd,” she said.