The Sundial

Soldier home at last

Andres Cruzalegui

July 14, 2006

The remains of a World War II soldier from Northridge were finally returned to U.S. soil June after a two-year archeological excavation and forensic investigation in Papua New Guinea Second Lt. Byron Stenen was among nine soldiers identified by military officials, and the co-pilot of the B-24D Liberator...

Former CSUN geology professor hikes for scholarships

Andres Cruzalegui

July 7, 2006

A retired CSUN professor led a series of hikes in June to fund scholarships for students in the department of geological sciences. Gene Fritsche, a former geology professor, ended the trail-blazing series June 18 at Cajon Pass in the San Gabriel Mountains. The hikes started June 1. The charitable event...

An immigrant’s future comes at price of hard labor

Andres Cruzalegui

June 30, 2006

John is dreaming of a better life. Like many undocumented immigrants in the United States, John, whose name is being withheld by the Sundial, has risked his life crossing treacherous terrains and dodging border patrol officers all in search of the opportunities and privileges that many U.S. citizens ha...

Get way from trendy indie scenes, go underground

Andres Cruzalegui

June 23, 2006

A typical night in the Los Angeles music scene could be an exasperating experience. Hordes of people fill up the hot spots, shimmering in vintage attire and salon-punk hairdos, eulogizing the current band clone of The Velvet Underground or the Stooges. Silverlake and Echo Park have become home to s...

New fuel cell energy plant could save CSUN money

Andres Cruzalegui

June 23, 2006

Construction has begun for a new fuel cell power plant at CSUN, making it the single largest plant of its kind at any university in the world, said university officials. The new 1-megawatt fuel plant will utilize the most efficient technology that could create an environmentally safe energy source fo...

Six Organs of Admittance show off eclectic sound

Andres Cruzalegui

June 16, 2006

In perhaps their most listener-friendly album to date, Six Organs of Admittance's "The Sun Awakens" achieves something their previous efforts have lacked-variety. Clocking in at 44 minutes, "The Sun Awakens" combines psych-folk compositions with eastern melodies in an east-meets-west kaleidoscope of ominou...

CSUN artist’s mind, brush wanders on canvas

Andres Cruzalegui

June 16, 2006

For Justin Davis, art does not begin with a premeditated thought. His work does not start with a posing model, nor does it begin with a deep gaze at an unfolding landscape or a meticulous assemblage of a still life. Like the postmodern writers who are credited for the reformation of the narrative...

CSUN dorm pest problem pushes some students to move

Andres Cruzalegui

June 9, 2006

Living on campus can be a life-changing experience. Moving out for the first time and interacting with new friends can contribute to years of priceless memories. But for Erika Smith this life-changing experience has turned into a nightmare. A couple of months after several complaints were made about ...

Summer fees headache for some CSUN students

Andres Cruzalegui

June 9, 2006

While the Summer 06 was recognized by the state as a regular semester for the first time this year, some CSUN students still must deal with the higher cost of summer school. Although the new system might not change much for some students, others believe the recent reform is an inconvenience. "It's rid...

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