The Sustainability Committee is trying to eliminate costs and suggested to decrease number of Daily Sundial papers being printed. “This is not a threat to decrease the Sundial’s influence, it is to promote sustainability,” said Andrew Chung, member of the Sustainability Committee.
The Sundial has multiple newspaper boxes on campus including one in front of the Oviatt library, and the bookstore. There is even a location in the student housing complex, in front of Pinion Hall, building nine.
Chung suggested either having a central location where the Daily Sundial can be picked up, or decrease how many papers are printed. “The Daily Sundial is printing too many papers, and not all of them are being read. I suggest in looking into the number of Sundial papers being distributed and how many get picked up and read.” he said.
In an effort to save college students money, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene proposed the E-BOOK Act (Electronic Books Opening Opportunity for Knowledge), a bipartisan legislation to, according to Delbene’s website, “help college students save money on textbooks by encouraging the use of low-cost or free digital course materials in higher education.”
CSUN maybe a part of a plan to collaborate with other CSU’s to create an online textbook resource available to all students enrolled in California colleges. Vice President Talar Alexanian said, “The UCs, CSUs and CCUs (propose) to create an online library of open educational resources and textbooks. Faculty from all three systems are collaborating to create (an open) California online library.”
The library has already gathered a list of books for history, public speaking, economics and statistics classes.
In other news, the CSUN Students for Israel club is having an Israeli festival at the bookstore on Wednesday, April 30th from 10:00a.m.- 3:00p.m. There will be four different regions of Israel represented at the festival, one of them being Jerusalem said, Alex Beyzer, member of the CSUN Students for Israel.
“There will be a (large) western wall where people can put in notes pertaining to the actual Western Wall,” Beyzer said.
According to the Jewish Virtual Library, the Western Wall is a wall that did not get destroyed when the Romans destroyed the Temple Mount in 70 C.E. This outer wall became a reminiscent of Temple Mount and became the holiest spot in Jewish life.
Beyzer said there will also be information pertaining to LGBTQ rights in Israel, Israeli culture, achievements and free food.
CSUN’s Earth Fair will be this Thursday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the Bayramian Hall lawn. The theme this year will be the Earth’s water. There will be giveaways, crafts, inflatable games, music and art, interactive activities and the Aquarium of the Pacific will be there on wheels.
As a part of the fair, students will be able to participate in Outdoor Yoga at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and again with instructor Margaux from 2 p.m – 3 p.m. Yoga mats and additional equipment will be provided.