The Sundial

Matador scouting practices

Arthur Vong

October 24, 2006

Scouting and recruiting for a college soccer team depends on skills, relationships and a little bit of luck, according to Cal State Northridge's men's and women's soccer coaches. Midway through both soccer seasons, the new players from each team have shown promising results, but don't think that the ...

New student convocation to begin in Fall 2007

Arthur Vong

May 17, 2006

As one of the thousands of freshmen who came to CSUN last fall, Nhan Mai, an aspiring broadcast journalist, reflected on her student orientation experience and thought that there must be a better way to get incoming students ready for college life. "The new students that are coming in should have been...

Student wins Pub-hosted Poker Championship

Arthur Vong

May 15, 2006

Jerrel Mathern could see and touch the trophy a few feet away from him. He also could hear victory calling, even though he is deaf. Mathern, senior recreational management major, sat unfazed as the trash-talking going on around his poker tables chipped away at the remaining survivors at the Spring 20...

Inst’l Research director has new plans in works

Arthur Vong

May 11, 2006

Behind all CSUN major departments that try to find solutions to further student graduation and retention rates is Bettina Huber, who bears the duty of providing statistics to administrators, faculty and students. Huber took over as the director of Institutional Research in Fall 2005. She knew decisions...

Connection made between 9/11, religious challenges

Arthur Vong

May 11, 2006

Where were you on the morning of September 11, 2001?" asked Kenneth Lee at the panel on "Interreligious Dialogue and the Challenge of Peace in (a) Post 9/11 Era." Lee, who will be teaching at CSUN this coming fall, said he was driving to school in Florida to teach his class on Buddhism on Sept. 11 and as...

International players give CSUN tennis a boost

Arthur Vong

May 2, 2006

After another journey through the many battles of a tennis season, senior YuYu Myinttun and sophomore Kanykey Koichumanova reflected back on their own journeys, coming from far-away nations to life in the United States. Myinttun, from Rangoon, Myanmar, and Koichumanova, from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, were just...

Experts discuss solutions to combat child labor problems

Arthur Vong

April 25, 2006

The image of a little girl on the documentary front cover of "Stolen Childhoods" could save 287 million children laborers by educating the public, said three expert panelists at a conference April 22 in the University Student Union Northridge Center. About eight years ago, Len Morris, producer of "Stole...

Texas Hold ’em stakes high at University Student Union

Arthur Vong

April 21, 2006

In the middle of the ninth poker tournament held this semester, Walter Chen started to play a football arcade game close to the five filled poker tables to his right side and pointed to the Texas Hold 'em standings on the wall of the Games Room in the University Student Union as "pokerpalooza" was in...

Men’s group supports goal of rape-free environment

Arthur Vong

March 30, 2006

When David Vasquez was asked to imagine finding out a close female friend or relative was raped, he remained silent for a few seconds and pictured himself in the possibility of such a scenario. "I'd be angry," Vasquez, a non-CSUN student who is involved with different anti-rape groups on campus, said. "I ...

Matadors only win one at Judi Garman Classic

Arthur Vong

March 23, 2006

The Cal State Northridge softball team won only one out of four games at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton March 15-18. A fifth game against Florida State was canceled in the bottom of the fifth inning due to rain and lightning when the Matadors held a 3-2 advantage March 18. Since rules and regul...

Matadors get win after winning streak snapped

Arthur Vong

March 15, 2006

Freshman Eric Vance had a match-high 14 kills as the fifth-ranked Cal State Northridge men's volleyball team swept Stanford in three games March 11 at Burnham Pavilion. The Matadors won with scores of 30-21, 30-22 and 30-18. It improved to 12-8 overall and 7-7 in MPSF. With the loss, the Cardinals fell to 4...

Softball’s winning streak ends at five to the Ducks

Arthur Vong

March 8, 2006

Senior catcher Jan Moshier connected on a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to right-center, bringing the Cal State Northridge softball team within three runs, but the 23rd ranked Oregon Ducks pulled away 15-8 from the Matadors in San Diego at the Aztec Classic March 4. In the classic, ...

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