The fall 2018 semester at California State University, Northridge got off to a thrilling start as students took a break from their new class schedules to join fellow Matadors at Matador Nights on Sept. 14.
Every semester, CSUN’s University Student Union (USU) transforms into what the USU calls “CSUN’s Best Party.” This semester, Matadors filled the USU to enjoy games, live DJs, food and fun.
Students had the chance to challenge their friends to a game of laser tag in the Northridge Room, which was transformed into a laser battlefield where teams of Matadors battled for victory.
Free pizza, sliders and popcorn helped keep students’ energy up, so they could (try to) keep up with Matty the Matador’s dance moves on the Plaza del Sol dance floor. DJ teams Deux Twins and LA Leakers kept the dance floor bustling and the party going until 1 a.m.
Walter the Bus, “the World’s Largest Volkswagen Bus,” visited CSUN for the night and offered a fun hangout spot and popular photo-op with its bright neon lights. Students looking for more action took a dizzy ride on the fast-spinning Tornado carnival ride.
In the Cosmic Room, party-goers could get horoscope predictions for the upcoming semester or stop by for airbrush tattoos.
The USU Grand Salon was turned into an arcade with a modern twist, packed with classic arcade games as well as virtual-reality games.
This Matador Nights also celebrated the 30th installment of the event at the USU. In honor of the special occasion, Matadors were treated to “celebratory cake.”
Transfer student and first-time Matador Nights attendee Klara Gadd said she came for the fun and free food.
“I wanted to feel like a part of the school and see what CSUN has to offer, now that I’m a Matador,” Gadd said.