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The battles and journey to happiness

Student-parents at CSUN, Motivation to keep pressing on through the college journey can be hard to find.  Sometimes I feel as if my body has been filled with so much caffeine that I personally could keep a Starbucks in business.  But, I do see the end approaching and one of the most important things I […]

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A sick child: Go to class or stay home

Having a sick child is never easy for a parent. But what’s even harder is making the decision to miss school or stay home. Of course as parents we want to stay home and care for our sick child but in the back of our mind we think about the mounds of work we will […]

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Buying eco-friendly furniture

Environment Furniture is making one person’s scrap wood into another person’s chic furnishings. This L.A. based company has a mission to create furniture in a completely green process. They have showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Orange County, and Dublin and design everything from beds to bookcases. Most of the wood they use is […]

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Four apps your PC needed yesterday

Viruses and trojans, malware and bloatware. Let’s face it, the Internet is more dangerous and contagious than Van Wilder’s bedroom. Your computer, if it’s a PC, likely came with some trial-version of a mainstream anti-virus solution such as Norton Internet Security or McAfee Internet Security. Here’s the problem: those trials are going to expire and […]

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Its just one of those mornings

The kids are bickering and fighting one another, you’re running around frantically trying to find their shoes and the time is dwindling away. You’re pressed for time and the kids always seem to pick the wrong moment to be uncooperative with you. I know how it can be very frustrating especially if you know you’re […]

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‘Cash Money Koester’

A student-made poster of CSUN President Jolene Koester was taped to the outside of Eucalyptus Hall, Thursday afternoon.  The poster is an example of student and faculty resentment towards the ripple effect of the state’s budget crisis. Photo Credit: Christianna Triolo / Staff Photographer

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Looking Back Blog

Students from professor Linda Bowen’s J210 class are looking at archives of the Daily Sundial dating back one, five, 10, 25 and 50 years ago. They are writing reports on what was most newsworthy in the weeks of coverage. Studying our past is said to be the best way to learn about our future. Let’s […]

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Twenty-five years ago

Jessica Estrada Contributor Twenty-five years ago, an apartheid was taking place in South Africa. The white minority had all the power and restricted the rights of the black majority in South Africa. Students Against Apartheid Organization, a program at CSUN, was taking part in putting an end to the apartheid. The SAAO adopted a resolution […]

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Ten years ago

By Ili Georgiev Contributor Concerns over limited and full classes worry students in the College of Business Administration and Economics. Ten years ago business majors found it difficult to get into the classes they needed because certain classes were offered once a year, the timing was inconvenient or the class was full and adding the […]

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Being a single “supermom” and learning how to balance it all

The job of a single mother is the hardest job in the world. A single mother, who works full time, attends college full time and holds the job of being both mother and father to their children, should be nominated for a Supermom award. Being a single “supermom” has its rewards but that title can also […]

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Struggling With Kids Stuff

Student-parents at CSUN, Being a parent of two children in grade school is another obstacle that’s difficult to conquer.  It’s bad enough that I have my own homework to do, but I also have to make sure that my kids accomplish that same goal.  It seems as if nowadays the homework in grade school has […]

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Making Time For Meals

Student-parents at CSUN, Remembering to eat is something that we always forget.  We’ll wait until our stomachs are growling or until a headache starts to set in.  This can not be healthy.  Every time I end up in this situation, I’m scrounging at the bottom of my purse or backpack for loose change so that […]