The Sundial

Audience sold on three muses

Danielle R. Swopes

April 24, 2007

The true measure of a band is their live show. Can they perform outside of the studio? On April 10, the band Muse answered this question with a resounding "Yes!" Muse sold out two nights at the Inglewood Forum earlier this month, and rose to the occasion. They put on a high-energy show that had fans ...

Costumed visitors seek pleasurable pastimes at faire

Danielle R. Swopes

April 17, 2007

It may have been overcast this Easter, but the weather did little to dampen the spirits of the revelers at the 45th Annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, Calif. The environment is that of Elizabethan England, and those who work the Faire go all out with their dress and mannerisms. "Good day...

Institute for globalization, gender and democracy

Danielle R. Swopes

March 28, 2007

Hold conferences. Conduct research. Create new courses and curriculums. Identify problems, and come up with ways to solve them. Inspire. These are the goals of the Institute for Globalization, Gender and Democracy at California State University, Northridge. The institute does not have its own o...

New calendar changes

Danielle R. Swopes

December 15, 2006

Originally Published October 4, 2006 From a student's perspective, the academic calendar may seem to be a relatively mundane issue. Just tell students when to show up and when students can go on vacation. Recently the calendar has been changing. Committees have been formed and dates have been mov...

What to do during the holidays without the “honey bunny”

Danielle R. Swopes

December 14, 2006

I had thought that my time missing my honey bunny for the holidays was over, but I was apparently wrong. This year, he is flying 600 miles away to spend the holiday with his family. There go my fantasies of hot cocoa and mistletoe. Here are some ways to deal with such disappointments: Do not freak out...

Tourism management replaces leisure studies

Danielle R. Swopes

December 5, 2006

Students attempting to enroll in leisure studies and recreation classes have been shocked to discover the major no longer exists. This has been the cause of a lot of panicked phone calls to Pat Tabidian, the department coordinator, and Karla Silva, a student assistant for the department. "We let...

Some use library books for texts

Danielle R. Swopes

December 1, 2006

Students looking to save money on textbooks are getting back to basics and going to the library. It is not a guaranteed plan, but trying to find costly books in the library is definitely worth a shot. That is the thought that occurred to Wyatt Jones, a journalism major who works at the circulati...

Prodigy headlines Rokout Festival in San Bernardino

Danielle R. Swopes

November 30, 2006

Bodies were moving at the Rokout Festival on Saturday: Shivering from the cold, dancing to the beats of featured artists, and vibrating with sheer volume and power of headliners the Prodigy. The National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino hosted the event, which featured artists on four s...

Bring your Thanksgiving to the outdoors this year

Danielle R. Swopes

November 22, 2006

Allegedly, it is November. Not that you can tell: What is with the heat? After a few days of cold, tank tops, shorts and skirts are again gracing campus. This makes for an odd Thanksgiving, not exactly traditional, but does open up some opportunities. Residents of Los Angeles do not take advantage...

Sia lights up the Avalon with soulful, playful songs

Danielle R. Swopes

November 16, 2006

How often does a live show create a more enthusiastic fan than a carefully crafted studio album? Last Wednesday, Aussie songstress Sia managed to do just that. "Colour the Small One," Sia's second album but the first to be released in the United States, is full of deeply emotional songs, which made her ...

Studying abroad easier than students think

Danielle R. Swopes

November 14, 2006

Imagine being in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, in Spain for the World Cup, or in a world-renowned gallery in Italy. These life-changing experiences are possible, and easier than you might think. "It's an experience that nobody can take away from you," said Dr. Marta Rezvani-Lopez, the coordinator for CSUN....

Students given information about nutrition, depression at health fair

Danielle R. Swopes

November 6, 2006

The Klotz Student Health Center and University Counseling Services teamed up to put on the "U Matter Dor" fair in front of the Oviatt Library on Thursday. The fair had booths along each side of the Matador Walk, with each booth representing a group and offering activities and prizes. There was also a sheet...

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