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Hellogoodbye’s upbeat pop album “Would it Kill You?” is just the right amount of sweet

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 3, 2010

Music reviews are curious things. First, some PR flack at a record label contacts the editor of a publication with a nauseatingly saccharine pitch about the wonderful band he or she is promoting. The editor then requests a CD—or, in the case of Hellogoodbye, a link to a music stream—and when it...

Take a risk, start a business

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 27, 2010

Rahm Emmanuel has been widely quoted as saying, “You don’t let a crisis go to waste.  It’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.”  I agreewith him. With unemployment in California hovering around 12 percent, now is a good time to start a business.  The process ...

“Ballad of Baby Doe” brings folk opera to CSUN with a classic love story

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 20, 2010

"Ballad of Baby Doe” is a classic American love-story told in a 400-year-old Italian art form. It is a story about the boom-and-bust days of the Colorado mines in the Wild West, just before the turn of the century. “The Ballad of Baby Doe” is an opera about the American West. Music director...

Students involved in food fight incident may be fined

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 19, 2010

CORRECTION: Members of the Sigma Chi fraternity were not involved in the food fight. The fraternity was identified in a statement by the Department of Police Services, which was later found to be incorrect.  Updated 10/21 Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Chi fraternities as well as the Delt...

Fundraiser for police K-9 unit held at Maria’s Italian Kitchen

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 14, 2010

Maria’s Italian Kitchen is hosting a fundraiser today to benefit CSUN’s Department of Police Services K-9 unit. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will offset the costs of the dogs, said Capt. Alfredo Fernandez. “Money...

Study abroad fair promotes program on campus, encourages students to get involved

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 6, 2010

Students are encouraged to take advantage of CSUN’s study abroad program before it is too late. CSUN’s International and Exchange Student Center hosted the Study Abroad Fair near the University Student Union. “Students typically go abroad in their junior year,” said Juliet Aylmer, st...

‘Being Terry Kennedy’ lacks originality but has appeal

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 6, 2010

4 stars out of 5 “Being Terry Kennedy” is the latest in a string of reality television shows. Like “Life of Ryan,” MTV’s reality show about professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, this one follows skateboarder Terry Kennedy. While Sheckler earned quite a bit of scorn from skateboarders...

CSUN offers class for students to help them defend themselves

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 5, 2010

A course at CSUN is teaching women how to defend themselves. The course is a part of the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System and is provided by the Department of Police Services and kinesiology department. Raquel Lenhart is the instructor of the class. “It provides options for women to escape...

Student posesses unique passion for literature and music

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 5, 2010

Mary Estrada is looking forward to next year. “By this time next year, I won’t have to take a math class ever again,” Estrada said. On the surface, Estrada seems like a typical English major.  English classes are usually her favorite classes, although she said that the books that were assigned ...

Sierra Quad area near Oviatt Library gets vandalized

Antoine Abou-Diwan

September 29, 2010

The Department of Police Services reported that 40 to 50 students from various fraternal and sorority groups participated in a food fight in the Sierra Quad area late Tuesday and early this morning. Lynn Wiegers, executive director of Physical Plant Management (PPM), said they were alerted by commot...

A few steps forward, a few steps back

Antoine Abou-Diwan

September 23, 2010

CSUN’s Founders Day is a good opportunity to reflect about changes in the CSUN community over the last 40 years.  In many ways, changes at CSUN have reflected changes in our nation. In a discussion with the Daily Sundial’s former publisher Cynthia Rawitch, she said that CSUN—then known as Vall...

Intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Dearborn Street dangerous for pedestrians

Antoine Abou-Diwan

September 15, 2010

CSUN students and other pedestrians are concerned with crossing the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Dearborn Street. The CSUN Department of Police Services Traffic Safety Unit  and the LAPD Valley Traffic Division conducted a pedestrian safety sting operation at the intersection earlier this...

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