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VPAC becomes CSUN’s first certified eco-friendly building

Features such as a reflective roof and tinted windows helped achieve a gold LEED certification. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Caitlin Martin

December 8, 2011

The Valley Performance Arts Center earned the second tier of green building certification, making it CSUN’s first certified eco-friendly building – and the perks don’t stop at saving the environment. By obtaining a LEED (Leadership and Energy in Environmental Design) certification the VPAC can take advantage of tax deductions through the 2005 Energ...

CSUN to be without permanent president until March

Caitlin Martin

December 6, 2011

CSUN will not have a permanent president in place when classes start in the spring but rather an interim president will be in place until March, according to a CSU press release released Monday. "After conducting an initial resume review, the campus advisory committee as well as the trustees on the s...

“Filler” words not professional choice for students

Illustration by Kristin Hugo

Caitlin Martin

November 15, 2011

The way you talk around school may be fine for now but when students begin to interview for jobs they may want to watch what they say if they have any hope of landing their dream job. Filler words are words such as “like” “actually” and the phrase “you know what I mean” and are commonly used...

Question of the Day: Should any student be expelled for “fraud” if they are transgender and apply as the sex they identify as?

Caitlin Martin

October 31, 2011

Nursing student Domaine Javier was expelled from California Baptist University for “committing or attempting to engage in fraud, or concealing identity”.  Javier said she was expelled after appearing in an MTV show and revealing that she was born male, although she identifies as female.  California...

Cowboy Palace Saloon a must visit for college students

Cowboy Palace Saloon patrons enjoy an evening of live music and line dancing. Photo Credit: Katie Grayot / Daily Sundial

Caitlin Martin

October 20, 2011

Confederate flags, vintage signage and hundreds of photographs cover the walls, and the large wood dance floor almost lights up from the reflections of the neon signs. For over 30 years, the Cowboy Palace Saloon  in Chatsworth has been bringing country hospitality and strong drinks to anyone wanting to visit a differe...

Breast Cancer Awareness products might pad company pockets

Illustration by: Gabriel Orendain-Nechochea / Contributor

Caitlin Martin

October 19, 2011

One month out of the year, our attentions and retail options are focused on breast cancer in the hope that the more people who are made aware of the issue and the more money raised, the quicker this form of cancer will be eradicated. In case you thought you were at a never-ending baby shower, this is that mont...

Security tightened for students living in CSUN dorms

Caitlin Martin

October 16, 2011

Security has been ramped up near the doors to maintain the safety of students living on campus. Student housing has hired private security guards to supplement CSUN police and residential advisers who monitor the dorms. “I live on the third floor so I feel pretty safe,” said English major Stephanie...

Bank of America to begin charging debit card users monthly fee

Maria Vasquez, sociology freshman major, 18, gets money out of a Bank of America atm machine in the Matador Bookstore Complex. Bank of America might start charging debit-card users five dollars a month when using their cards to purchase items.

Caitlin Martin

October 3, 2011

Bank of America  (BofA) debit card users could pay more than just overdraft fees starting next year if the bank approves charging customers $5 a month to swipe their plastic. New fees are being used to recoup losses banks will incur after a new government bill limits the amount of money banks can charg...

Off campus living preferred among CSUN students

Caitlin Martin

September 28, 2011

When students move away from home, the decision about where to live is key. Deciding between living in the dorms or in an off-campus apartment is about more than just comparing costs. One year of living in the dorms will cost a student between $5,000-$6,500 depending on what floor plan they choose,...

CSUN student overcomes hardships to receive Ali C. Razi Scholar Award


Caitlin Martin

September 26, 2011

The CSU awards annual scholarships to students throughout the system, and this year’s top honor went to a CSUN student. Ryan Grady, 28, was named the highest-ranking Hearst Scholar and given the Ali C. Razi Scholar Award. “I was very honored and privileged,” said Grady, who will earn a mast...

Question of the Day: Is an “affirmative action” themed bake sale appropriate or racist?

Caitlin Martin

September 26, 2011

The Campus Republican club at the University of California at Berkeley has planned a bake sale for September 27 where the price one pays depends on their gender and race.  White men will pay the most for their treats, then Asian men, Latino men, African American men, and those who will pay the least...

Resources being preserved in light of budget cuts

Caitlin Martin

September 19, 2011

Budget cuts have affected more than just students trying to crash classes.  Administration has felt the pinch and are making changes to save resources and make them stretch. In January the governor’s office released the 2011-12 budget for the CSU system which called for an 18 percent reduction in state support.  Translated to monetary terms, about $500 million that ...

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