The Sundial

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

September 18, 2009

After spending a year studying as a jazz major, then another year as a general music major at CSUN, William "Will" Borza, decided to change his major to music industry studies to have more options and flexibility in the job industry after graduating. “Being a jazz major, I would only have one career path. But if I major in music industries, I can be a publisher, a...

Associated Students President Abel Pacheco reflects on his administration’s progress in report

Associated Students President Abel Pacheco reflects on his administration’s progress in report

Abel Pacheco

September 15, 2009

During this turbulent time, students may feel more inclined than ever to ask themselves what Associated Students (A.S.) is doing for them. Rest assured, my staff and I have been working hard since the beginning of the summer to expand our programs and better serve students. Here are some of the programs and initiatives I’ve been working on: -Increased Ass...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

September 15, 2009

Jackie Phipps is an English creative writing major at CSUN.  Making the trek from Santa Monica, Phipps is in her junior year working towards a bachelor's degree. She doesn’t dedicate countless hours to any club or organization on campus, but she has been busy working on over 15 novels and short ...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

September 11, 2009

Mahdi Baharan, a transfer student from Iran, was living abroad when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11. Baharan, 26, was born in Dezful, Iran during the time Iran was at war with Iraq.  After his birth, his family moved to Tehran. While living in Iran, Baharan witnessed the...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

September 1, 2009

One challenge Vania Ellison, a junior deaf studies major, faced was growing up in a household with deaf parents. Leaving them behind to come to CSUN was difficult because during high school Ellison took care of her mother. “Before I left, I had to make sure everything was going to be OK,” Ellison said. Ellison had to find a caretaker for her mother, ...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

August 31, 2009

CSUN business major Lisa Lautman loves drawing and has used the career of Michael Jackson as an inspiration. This year was tough because of the loss of Jackson, who she’s looked up to the last seven years. Since Jackson’s death, she has listened to his CDs so much that they are now beaten up and scratched from use. Raised in Cali...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

August 30, 2009

Mahdi Baharan, a transfer student from Iran, was living abroad when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11. Baharan, 26, was born in Dezful, Iran during the time Iran was at war with Iraq. After his birth, his family moved to Tehran. While living in Iran, Baharan witn...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Abel Pacheco

August 25, 2009

For 20-year-old Vania Leon, her first semester at CSUN was the worst.  She started as an interior design major but her art classes weren’t of interest to her.  She soon felt that finding a job in interior design would be difficult because of the competitive nature of the business. Her plans had come into qu...

One in 36,000: Paul Natali

Abel Pacheco

June 24, 2009

CSUN has one of the most diverse university communities in the United States that includes 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty members.  Each one of the 36,000 students comes from a different walk of life.  Every student offers something different to the university that helps make the university a diverse...

Graduate student Esha Momeni first to receive Academic Freedom Award

Abel Pacheco

May 8, 2009

The arrest and imprisonment of Iranian-American graduate student Esha Momeni received national attention last semester when she was jailed while working on her thesis project in Iran. Momeni, 28, was arrested and held without bail Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 for allegedly passing another vehicle illegally...

Mass communication graduate student receives first Academic Freedom Award

Abel Pacheco

May 6, 2009

Esha Momeni, a mass communications graduate student who was held in confinement in Iran last fall for 25 days while working on research for the women's movement, received the first Academic Freedom Award Tuesday night almost seven months after she was apprehended. The award ceremony was put on to rec...

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