The Sundial

Today’s political issues reflected in Oscar pool

Today’s political issues reflected in Oscar pool

Joell Grager

February 20, 2013

Hollywood studios have two purposes at heart in making films. One is to make money and a distant second is to make art. If it is a revenue seeking endeavor, studios pump up the film with as many box office stars as possible. Most often the goal isn't to make great art when a blockbuster is conce...

‘Warm Bodies’ will warm your heart

Joell Grager

February 20, 2013

Each year romantic comedies spill into theaters vying for February dollars. This year "Warm Bodies" delivers a perfect concoction of dark comedy with sweet romance that takes the gold. R (Nicholas Hoult) is a young zombie who begins to question the dull life his kind lead. He encounters Julie (Tere...

Students donate blood to help others

Students donate blood to help others

Joell Grager

February 19, 2013

The Providence Blood Donor Center hosted a blood drive Tuesday and offered coupons for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream to students who donated. "A pint for a pint," Terry Hill, Providence blood donor recruitment coordinator, said to students and asked them to save a life by giving blood. S...

Baseball: Matadors off to best start since 2007 with series win over St. Mary’s

Baseball: Matadors off to best start since 2007 with series win over St. Mary’s

Joell Grager

February 18, 2013

The Matadors went into Sunday winning two out of the three games of their season-opening series against St. Mary’s Gaels, and came away with the series-clincher 8-3. Off to a slow start, Northridge took the lead in the third inning and held St. Mary’s to a single run through six innings. ...

BBC Orchestra to perform on Valentine’s Day

Joell Grager

February 13, 2013

The BBC Concert Orchestra will perform Thursday in the Great Hall in the VPAC as part of their west coast U.S. tour for a night of classical music.The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will feature four different orchestral pieces, Britten's "Four Sea Interludes" from "Peter Grimes," Op. 33a, the cello c...

Baseball: Northridge looks for a turnaround season with new players

Baseball: Northridge looks for a turnaround season with new players

Joell Grager

February 12, 2013

The Matadors are looking to start the 2013 season with a new vibe, and will have plenty of new faces to make that happen, with 11 freshmen and a handful of transfers. Head coach Matt Curtis, in his third season, is looking forward to seeing how his team comes together throughout the year. ...

Men’s Basketball: Second-half comeback powers Matadors over Irvine

Men’s Basketball: Second-half comeback powers Matadors over Irvine

Joell Grager

February 9, 2013

Going into their third game without leading scorer sophomore guard Stephan Hicks, the Matadors extended their longest conference winning streak of the season to three on Thursday. CSUN completed a comeback over visiting UC Irvine 70-61, avenging an earlier season loss against the Anteaters. ...

Soulful Saturdays starts again for spring

Joell Grager

February 7, 2013

Soulful Saturdays will start again Feb. 9 and will take place at the PUB Sports Grill. The event will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and food and drinks will be provided.Performers Noelle Chestnut and Trijean Wilkins will sing R&B; for the evening. Student Jonnae Thompson will host this month's...

VPAC will host Los Angeles Mayoral Debate

Joell Grager

February 5, 2013

The VPAC will host the Mayoral Forum for the Los Angeles County Mayor candidates Thursday. The event will be preceded by a breakfast reception at 9 a.m. The debate will begin at 10 a.m. and go until noon. Commuter students should take notice as the B1 parking lot will be reserved for attendees of the for...

CSUN students on path to legislative bill

CSUN students on path to legislative bill

Joell Grager

February 4, 2013

Inspired by one member's personal struggle, a group of CSUN social work graduate students introduced a legislative bill to help mend the issue of juvenile solitary confinement. The students, who will graduate this May, aimed to expand on Senator Leland Yee's 2012 bill, SB 1363, which did not pas...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors Snap Three Game Losing Streak

Women’s Basketball: Matadors Snap Three Game Losing Streak

Joell Grager

January 29, 2013

The Matadors (11-8, 5-3 Big West) hit multiple clutch shots to beat Cal Poly (10-8, 5-3) 80-70 in a double-overtime victory, tying the game with seconds left in both regulation and the first overtime. “I was excited, but our coaches really prepare us for things like that and they push us to l...

Gov. Brown addresses statewide education concerns

Joell Grager

January 28, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown discussed the issue of new education laws and the need for the government to intervene only when the local level requires assistance Jan. 24 in his State of the State address. “In the right order of things, education—the early fashioning of character and the formation ...

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