The Sundial

Students learn and partake in Day of the Dead culture, festivities

Brad Wilcox

November 6, 2008

Students wishing to immerse themselves in the rich trapping of the grim and macabre need look no further than the department of Chicana/o studies, where Yreina Cervantez teaches a rather unconventional class on Dia de los Muertos. According to Mexican lore, each year on the second day of November the seals...

Dodgers fans find no refuge at Pub Sports Grill

Brad Wilcox

October 2, 2008

It wasn't optimal. Nor was it particularly endearing. It was however, the only place Dodger fans imprisoned by circumstance, could collectively gather to watch the first game of the playoffs in-between classes and for this reason, we made do. Covertly slipping out of class prior to its end, I began f...

Tech Fest connects students with employers

Brad Wilcox

September 25, 2008

Thirty-eight well-known companies converged onto the CSUN campus Tuesday Sep. 23, with the hope of finding new talent to fill techie positions within their organizations. The Fall Tech Fest, which is hosted by the Career Center, provides students with a medium to bridge the sometimes perilous gap betwe...

Three sexual assaults reported in last 2 weeks

Brad Wilcox

September 18, 2008

There have been three sexual assaults at CSUN within a 14-day span, two occurring within the last week. The first assault took place on Sept. 3, at 11 p.m., and involved a CSUN student being assaulted by another student on campus. A second sexual assault occurred on Sept. 12, beginning at 11 p.m. and l...

Shuttle service needs revamping

Brad Wilcox

September 18, 2008

CSUN has been shuttling students back and forth from the Northridge Metrolink station since 1994, but according to Alan Shrake, a geography professor here on campus, merely picking up students from the bus station isn't sufficient. During the summer, Shrake taught a California geography class in which ...

Student vet recalls army?s reactions to Sept. 11

Brad Wilcox

September 11, 2008

When the idea of writing an article on the aftermath of 9/11 was initially batted around the newsroom, I balked. I felt that writing an article on the seventh anniversary of 9/11 might be forcing it a bit. At first glance, seven years just didn't seem to carry much reverence. However, the more I wrestle...

Old traditions don?t cut it in print journalism

Brad Wilcox

September 4, 2008

I remember standing in the beverage line, napkin in hand, nibbling on a partially thawed coconut shrimp appetizer, when the flimsiness of my career choice became a reality. It was my fourth day working at the Los Angeles Times and I stood there frozen, taking in the scene of what would have appeared ...

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