The Sundial

Social networking site offers many uses to people

Briaune Knighton

March 10, 2009

Social networking Web sites have often been seen as a useless tool to occupy one's downtime. Facebook and Myspace, being the current leading social networks, keep users in contact with their friends and family and has been used as a means to broadcast oneself for the world to see. Twitter, despite s...

?Up All Night? at the USU helps students prepare for finals

Briaune Knighton

December 8, 2008

The University Student Union (USU) is hosting an 'Up All Night' event during finals week in which they strive to create a comfortable studying atmosphere for students on campus. 'Our main focus is academic success,' said Hamid Jahangard, Program Coordinator for major events in the USU.' 'This event sta...

Workshop helps faculty leaders adapt to change

Briaune Knighton

December 4, 2008

Faculty and staff met in the Oviatt Library, Wednesday for a workshop discussing how to effectively adapt and deal with change within the workplace. The workshop, titled 'Managing Change in Your World 'mdash; The Elements of Success,' was hosted by CSUN's Human Resources department. According to Senior...

Women?s studies adds ?gender? to title

Briaune Knighton

December 1, 2008

In a society where common words are being redefined such as marriage and gender, Women's studies saw the need to move with the times and change its name to Gender and Women's Studies in spring 2008. 'The trend in Women's Studies that we've noticed, is that we address issues beyond just women,' said Mari...

Chicken soup myth debunked

Briaune Knighton

November 17, 2008

When under the weather, there's nothing like snuggling up with a nice warm bowl of chicken noodle soup. For years, people have turned to the soup as a remedy to treat the common cold. 'I usually eat it when I'm sick,' said Brandy Reid, a 24-year-old sociology major. 'I've always been told that when y...

Historic election garners pride for culture and race

Briaune Knighton

November 10, 2008

For the first time in my life I can truly say that I am proud to be an American. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather be no where else but here, but I can admit that I lost hope for a second in our great country. As I stood in front of the television watching the results for electoral votes coming in, I cou...

?Fancast.com?:the ultimate entertainment website

Briaune Knighton

October 21, 2008

Between work, studying and sleep, students don't always have the time to watch their favorite shows and better yet go to the movies to catch a feature film. Now the relief of a life deprived of entertainment is just one click away with the new website Fancast.com. 'Fancast is the ultimate online entertain...

It?s important to be earnest

Briaune Knighton

October 21, 2008

'The Importance of Being Earnest,' a British comedy play, made its premiere at CSUN Oct. 10 -12 and 15 -19. This was a student production and was directed by Ron Popenhagen, and was performed in the Little Theatre in Nordhoff Hall. The play was written by Oscar Wilde, and originally premiered in 1895 a...

Lack of coupons won?t stop students from having sex

Briaune Knighton

October 21, 2008

The publisher of the Boise State University's coupon book recently made the decision to remove advertisements offering condom coupons. The book is passed out to students on campus as well as in the bookstore. According to bookstore managers on Boise's campus, they received complaints from both students an...

AIDS Walk team works to raise $20,000 in funds

Briaune Knighton

October 15, 2008

Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised $59 million for HIV programs and services in Los Angeles County and has grown to be the largest AIDS fundraising event in California. In 2007, over $3.9 million was raised for the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), and Team 0003 of CSUN has played a major ro...

Social network showdown

Briaune Knighton

October 8, 2008

When it comes to meeting new people and maintaining friendships, meeting in person is history. In the age of social networks, friendships are now only a click away. Two prominent websites leading the way for social networks are Facebook and Myspace. With their distinct differences, users choose their pre...

St. Anna?s; another classic Spike Lee joint

Briaune Knighton

October 7, 2008

Spike Lee's 'Miracle at St. Anna's' is a heroic and shocking film about a black battalion in Italy during World War II. The film, based on James McBride's novel of the same name, begins in 1983 when a postal worker shoots a customer in the chest in Harlem. As the police investigate the postal worker, He...

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