The Sundial

New student-run program explores the great outdoors

Aprile Sumague

December 10, 2009

A one-of-a-kind and affordable experience to explore nature and its beauty is the purpose of a new student-run program called Outdoor Adventures. It gives students the opportunity to appreciate the outdoors and achieve a greater knowledge about it outside the four corners of a classroom. The program started engaging in outdoor activities in Spring 2...

Make the most of your winter break

Aprile Sumague

December 8, 2009

The winter season is usually discouraging – people want to stay indoors because of the cold weather, the roads are slippery and wet and many of us get sick during the season. It may be shorter than summer, but there are a lot of activities to do during winter break, so make the most out of it. Here...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Aprile Sumague

December 2, 2009

Desiree Haro confesses that she is a “big-time wolf girl.” From “The Twilight Saga” series, her favorite character is Jacob Black, who happens to be a werewolf. “I can talk about him all day,” the 19-year-old art major said. Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner in the movie, is Bella Swan’s (Kristen Stewart) best friend. Their friendship grows stronge...

Turn a study session into a party

Aprile Sumague

December 1, 2009

Study’ and ‘party’ are words that we do not normally use together, but the good news for us students is that there are new ways to avoid the stress of studying, and enjoy it instead. We are a few weeks away from winter break, and I am sure everyone is planning their holiday vacations. But before we go back home to our parents’ ho...

Stage performance explores sex and violence

Aprile Sumague

November 25, 2009

A parody of the Miss America beauty pageant showed a dramatic representation of society’s distress through movement, sound and imagery that ran Nov. 20-22 in CSUN’s Little Theatre. The Performance Ensemble’s original piece, “Mess America: A Nation in Various States of Dis-Dress” delved into the country’s...

A taste of Morocco in Studio City

Aprile Sumague

November 22, 2009

Get ready for an exotic experience once you enter the two red doors of Marrakesh restaurant in Studio City. The intimate atmosphere inside sets the mood for a romantic Moroccan dinner date with décors like oil lamps, tasseled curtains, plush pillows and mosaic tables. Marrakesh is by far the most unique restaurant that...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Aprile Sumague

November 5, 2009

Nathan Maurice challenged his neighbor and former teammate as he hit a four-bagger, four consecutive strikes, during a game of bowling. The outcome being whoever loses will buy dinner and another hour of bowling. “It’s on,” Maurice, who has yet to decide a major, said. Maurice has been bowling since the age of nine, after being invited to a classmate’s birthday ...

Report finds students consuming less alcohol than in previous years

Aprile Sumague

October 26, 2009

The fourth biennial report of the California State University’s (CSU) Alcohol Policies and Prevention states that the alcohol abuse among students has decreased. Currently at CSUN, the Klotz Student Health Center, campus police and other departments are collaborating to teach and promote responsible use of...

Greatness in the form of fried banana

Aprile Sumague

October 26, 2009

I have come to love Thai food after moving to California from Hawaii. I especially love chicken satay and anything with snow peas in it. I crave Thai food often and Rincome Restaurant is good enough for me to get through the day. Located in a strip mall in Granada Hills, Rincome Restaurant is anything...

CSUN talent at Student Showcase

Aprile Sumague

October 20, 2009

The Union Program Council (UPC) will host the 8th annual Student Showcase on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Northridge Center at the University Student Union. The event serves to highlight talents including dance, vocal and magic performances from various CSUN students. “It’s a really good way for us to reach out to a different populati...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Aprile Sumague

October 14, 2009

For Cyle Zezotarski traveling is not all about staying at swanky hotels and visiting the usual tourist spots. Traveling for him is learning the culture of one’s country or state, being able to meet new people and enjoying someone’s couch. Zezotarski, a 20-year-old junior majoring in Japanese languag...

How To: Rest and relax with a weekend getaway

Aprile Sumague

October 13, 2009

I’ve heard many times that Las Vegas is the perfect place to spend the weekend. Who wouldn’t agree? There are many things to do from shopping at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, hitting the tables and slots at the casinos, clubbing at Tao, sipping on cocktails at the pool and seeing great shows lik...

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