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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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The Girls Who Code club met together in Sierra Hall, on Friday, Sept. 15, in Northridge, Calif. Club members played around with a program to create a virtual game.
The CSUN club that’s encouraging women in STEM
Miya Hantman, Reporter • September 18, 2023

CSUN’s Girls Who Code club is just one of many across many campuses and countries, including 110 in...

A CSUN women’s rugby club member talks about the team to “Welcome Party” visitors.
AS kicks off the semester with Welcome Celebration
Pamela Garcia, Assistant Culture Editor • September 7, 2023

Associated Students held its annual Welcome Celebration and Sports-A-Palooza at Sierra Lawn on Aug. 29...

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Women’s Soccer has Closed the Competitive Gap
Luis Silva, Reporter • September 19, 2023

There is no longer a significant competitive gap in the sport of women’s soccer. There is a brighter...

The line for concert merchandise on the second night of The Eras Tour in Paradise, Nev., on Saturday, March 25, 2023.
My experience at The Eras Tour
Miley Alfaro, Sports Reporter • September 18, 2023

It’s been a long time coming. I began watching The Eras Tour, Taylor Swift’s ongoing concert trek,...

Within the Oaxacan town of Asuncion Nochixtlan, we find my mother’s birthplace, Buena Vista. Photo taken July 29, 2023.
I Love Being Mexican
September 12, 2023
A student holds up a sign during a rally outside of the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2023.
CSU board approves tuition increase amid protests
Trisha Anas, Editor in Chief • September 15, 2023

The California State Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a 6% tuition increase for the next five...

group of mena and women touching hands
Miracles In Action Restores Patients’ Lives and Actualizes their Potential

Letter to the editor

To the Editor:

While I was a member of the group,?Consensus,?that invited Michael Parenti to speak on campus (“Controversial speaker addresses political perceptions, deceptions,” Sundial, April 28), I find, in retrospect,?that he?complicates what is actually quite simple.

?Our government spends too much money and finances the wrong priorities to the detriment of better ones. We need a comprehensive and?realistic energy strategy?and we need comprehensive health care reform. Working people should be able to afford a home and we must end the Iraqi adventure in a prompt but orderly fashion. I suspect that Dr. Parenti knows these things, but where?he and I,?and probably others, differ is exactly how all?of?this is to be accomplished. So it would have been better if Dr. Parenti had spent his time delinating specific, practical, tangible proposals for us to consider and dispensed with the rhetorical filler. Just as faith without works is said to be?dead, philosophy without action is limp.

?What is certainly not helpful?for accomplishing?practical goals is immoderate bomb-throwing. When Dr. Parenti blames the Republicans since Reagan for running up the federal debt, he conveniently forgets that Democratic-led Congresses have historically handed presidents liquored-up budgets to sign.?If those budgets don’t exist, neither do?our compounding?deficits and the Chinese and Saudis don’t own billions of dollars of our debt. Where then, is the radical critique for that extravagant practice?

? Chris Mergerson Graduating Political Science major

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