The Sundial

Price hike at campus Burger King breaks one student’s spirits

columnist July 11, 2005

I have been a CSUN student for three years now. During this time, my school has shamed me many times. Our baseball stadium was ranked the worst in the entire National Collegiate Athletic Association...

Social Security reform not simply a bureaucratic duty

columnist May 23, 2005

The Bush administration has been indicating that the first order of business the president would like Congress to address is Social Security reform. This is because a crisis is looming in the Social Security...

Education a priority for spend-happy California

columnist May 19, 2005

Governor Schwarzenegger is once again taking heat, and this time, it's from the education establishment. Howls of protest have greeted his new budget proposal, with many educators claiming...

Business majors take note: Philosophy is simply the coolest

columnist May 18, 2005

All the cool kids are doing it. When I enrolled at CSUN, I decided I was going to follow in the footsteps of the hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of students before me, and become a bona fide,...

New anti-smoking campaign unfair to vilified tobacco execs

columnist May 12, 2005

Being a smoker is a problem. It's bad for your health and it endangers the health of the people around you. Smoking leads to cancer, heart disease, lung damage, and other horrible diseases. The cost of...

Governor’s comments spark immigration debate

columnist May 12, 2005

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's newest crusade against the entrenched special interests in Sacramento involves the always-sensitive subject of illegal immigration. While his drive to push for a more...

U.S. newspaper circulation still down, but why?

columnist May 5, 2005

On May 2, the Los Angeles Times reported that newspaper circulation for its Monday through Saturday daily editions fell from 1,253,849 to 907,997, a drop of 6.5 percent. The Times' Sunday edition also...

Meat-eaters not justified in ‘healthy and natural’ defense

columnist May 5, 2005

I am a vegetarian for moral and health reasons. When I debate with people about the morality of consuming meat, inevitably the conversation turns to the human body's natural predispositions and needs for...

Religion has justifiable effects on U.S. politics

columnist April 28, 2005

It seems like the new political touch of death these days is to be identified as a Christian or be associated with Christians. That at least seems to be the feeling held by our good friends in the press,...

Men’s child support responsibilities not clear-cut or obvious

columnist April 28, 2005

The federal office that oversees child support estimates Americans owe over $100 billion in child support per year. The average rate of collection from state to state is about 50 percent, though this number...

What can be done to stop power-hungry judiciary

columnist April 21, 2005

The federal judiciary has amassed unprecedented power. The courts have used their authority to void legislative acts by declaring them unconstitutional in ways that were not intended by the authors of...

Trying minors in court as adults unfair, inconsistent

columnist April 21, 2005

To Americans, the concept of youths committing violent crimes is not anything new. In a 1996 speech, Florida Congressmember Bill McCollum summarized America's fear by warning us of a generation of "super...

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