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College is worth it if you can get out in five years or less

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Department offered its last free workshop at the Community Center on Campus on Tuesday, November 15. Students were given advice on how to invest time and money while being a student in college. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Visual Editor

Braulio Campos

November 29, 2011

Nationally, college graduates have been shown to earn about one million dollars more than high school graduates over a lifetime. This factoid has been repeated to high school students since I was in high school, five years ago. Unfortunately, my counselors and teachers did not elaborate that not all ...

CSUN student petitioning for textbook companies to lower prices

Marcos Castro, CTVA major, stands on Matador Walk holding his petition to bring down college textbook prices. He, along with friends, plans to return throughout November and December to gain signatures for a cause he says

Braulio Campos

November 28, 2011

Tired of the rising cost of education? CTVA major Marcos Castro said that’s why he’s looking for signatures for a petition demanding textbook companies lower their prices. “They’re the ones naming the prices, and the schools can’t do anything about it,” Castro said, as he set up his t...

Scholars program pushes low-income and first generation students to pursue MA’s, PhDs

Daniel Esparza (left) and Martha Martinez (right) are two of 25 CSUN students in the McNair Scholarship program.  The program helps minority, first-generation college students apply to graduate and doctorate programs. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Braulio Campos

November 28, 2011

CLARIFICATION, Nov. 28, 3:37 p.m.: The original article identified the program as the "Robert E. McNair Scholars Program," rather than the "Ronald E. McNair..." It also noted that the program is funded by NASA, the CIA, the Hearst foundations and U.S. Department of Defense. But, according t...

CSUN muralists’ perspective on Los Angeles ordinances

Jake Prendez, 35-year-old Chicana/o studies graduate student, stands alongside a mural he contributed to in Jerome Richfield Hall room 130. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Braulio Campos

November 22, 2011

Los Angeles murals depict the diversity of the city – from Chicana/o murals rich with vibrant colors and cultural roots in East Los Angeles, to the walls of stylish graffiti art in South Central Los Angeles, and the larger-than-life-sized portraits of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra looming over the harb...

New scholarship seeks to help Marines interested in business school

Braulio Campos

November 20, 2011

CSUN’s veterans will get some love from the university in the form of a scholarship, the Mike Mahony Marine Corps Veteran’s Scholarship Fund, named in honor after the late Marine Corps veteran. “We are really pleased to have a scholarship such as this focused on our students who have served in t...

Los Angeles-based band Monroe voted Artist of the Year in CSUN record label contest

Five/Five talent search finalist, Monroe, share a laugh while performing on the Plaza Del Sol stage on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Braulio Campos

November 10, 2011

Five of Five (V/V) announced that Monroe, the Los Angeles-based alternative rock band, is its Artist of the Year for 2011-12. “We feel extremely honored to be chosen as the No. 1 band,” said the band in an email interview. “It feels like we just won a championship game.” Last Wednes...

Tree hugger art project draws attention to campus food garden

The 'Tree Hugger' art project located in the CSUN Campus Food Garden features stick figure-like men made out of 'completely green' material. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Braulio Campos

November 7, 2011

Tree huggers have invaded the Campus Food Garden on the north east side of campus. These little men made of organic materials were assigned by professor Edie Pistolesi and used as inspiration for a garden art party hosted by the Institute of Sustainability late last month. The art is still on display as stic...

Four artists battle for one year record deal with CSUN’s music entertainment label

Kim Brueckner( sax) and Daniel Richman (trumpet) from the group, Free Food, one of the Five/Five finalists, performing at the Plaza Del Sol on Nov. 2, 2011. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Braulio Campos

November 4, 2011

Five of Five, CSUN music industry studies’ student-run entertainment label, showcased the four finalists for its annual Artist of the Year talent search starting at 7:30 Wednesday night at the Plaza del Sol performance hall, the prize being a yearlong record deal, including marketing, full recording producti...

MIC offers free steak dinner to kick off campus clothing and food drive

Braulio Campos

October 31, 2011

A free steak dinner will mark the start of this year’s campus clothing and food drive, which runs from Nov.1 to Nov. 17. The dinner will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight in the Northridge Center . “This is the first time we’ve launched the clothing and food drive this way and we’re glad...

Details revealed for new Student Recreation Center

Associate Director of Marketing and Programs, Shannon Krajewski reviews details of the anticipated Student Recreation Center during the Board of Directors Meeting yesterday. Photo Credit: Katie Grayot / Daily Sundial

Braulio Campos

October 25, 2011

Shannon Krajewski, associate director marketing and programs for the USU, discussed the FAQ that would go on its new Student Recreational Center material and revealed some information in doing so. The SRC website stated the $130 membership fee will be included as part of the USU fee, bringing the total f...

Distinguishing between child abuse and artistic license

Illustration by: Gabriel Orendain-Nechochea / Contributor

Braulio Campos

October 24, 2011

The Canada Border Services Agency (Canada Customs) arrested an American citizen in June after searching and finding lolita manga, Japanese comics illustrating children in erotic situations, on his laptop. In accordance with Canadian customs statutes, any sexual images of characters that appear to be und...

Occupy LA debates becoming non-profit organization

Participants of all ages join the movement to Occupy LA on Saturday, October 15th. Simon Gambaryan / Daily Sundial

Braulio Campos

October 16, 2011

After the rock shows and marching was over, Occupy LA’s finance committee proposed organizing a 501 (c) (4) nonprofit organization in the name of Occupy LA at the group’s general assembly in front of city hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the proposal was tabled to be discussed at the group's next general assembly...

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