The Sundial

Getting ready for the real world

Denise Vastola

April 1, 2009

Experts, including CSUN Career Center officials, say that to get an interview with a potential employer in this economy, one's resume must stand out. Typically, an employer's first look at a resume is approximately three seconds, says Patricia Gaynor, assistant director for the Transition and Employmen...

Bookstore to offer textbook rentals to students this Fall

Denise Vastola

July 7, 2008

Students will be able to go to the Matador Bookstore and rent select textbooks during the coming Fall semester when the campus test-runs a new program meant to offset increasing tuition fees. With annual textbook costs for a full-time student ranging from $800 to $1,000, textbook rentals could save stud...

More students study, work in lesser traveled world locales

Denise Vastola

July 7, 2008

Instead of going to Mexico, 18 students have chosen to spend their next spring break in a less traveled foreign land further to the East. Thanks to a $165,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, business majors have a new option in the international business program, with an emphasis on global...

More students study, work in lesser traveled world locales

Denise Vastola

July 6, 2008

In today's global economy, more students are setting their sights on opportunities beyond the borders of America. The number of Americans studying and working abroad is at an all-time high, numerous experts and a recently published annual report by the Institute of International Education indicate. The Open ...

Bookstore to offer textbook rentals to students this Fall

Denise Vastola

July 3, 2008

Students will be able to go to the Matador Bookstore and rent select textbooks during the coming Fall semester when the campus test-runs a new program meant to offset increasing tuition fees. With annual textbook costs for a full-time student ranging from $800 to $1,000, textbook rentals could save stud...

Smarter cars debut to American drivers

Denise Vastola

June 28, 2008

Increasing gas prices and American motorists' greater awareness of the environment's fragile state have driven up sales of cars that look as though they are related to the talking vehicles in Chevron's Techron gasoline commercials. The country's first microcar was deemed a success before its first dea...

Student dies before finishing thesis

Denise Vastola

June 27, 2008

Memorial services were held for CSUN student George Mark Clark on Sunday, June 22 at the campus' University Club near the Orange Grove. Doug Yule, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, presented a master's degree in geology posthumously to Clark's wife Kathy and daughter Cindy during the memor...

Pundits say any UV tan is unsafe

Denise Vastola

June 27, 2008

When someone asks if you want a cocktail or a triple dip, hopping between a tanning booth and a UV-free spray tan booth are not the first things that come to mind, but that's what Mimi Jensen, proprietor of A Tan for All Seasons in Northridge, said she offers her clients. Jensen added the Magic spr...

Veteran Kingsley, Peck add depth to new movie

Denise Vastola

June 27, 2008

A movie about a young man who trades pot for counseling sessions may not sound as great to watch as a masked man kicking the butts of freaks and crime lords, but it is. "The Wackness," by writer/director Jonathan Levine, is set in 1994 and takes place in New York. The main characters, Luke Shapiro (...

New ballot initiative to challenge same-sex marriages in November

Denise Vastola

June 19, 2008

A slight majority of California's Supreme Court justices, 4 to 3, ruled that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marriage last month. Though same-sex couples may cherish their nuptials sometime soon, other Californians have worked to stop them with a ballot initiative in November. "We were ...

Play tells story about magical lives of wicked witches before Dorothy

Denise Vastola

June 19, 2008

Enchanting, bewitching and amusing are just several words that only begin to describe "Wicked," the smash hit Broadway musical that's been playing in Hollywood's Pantages Theatre since February 2007. Based on the novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Macguire,...

Voters to decide fate of rent control on Tuesday

Denise Vastola

May 30, 2008

California voters will decide on Tuesday whether to restrict the government's ability to seize private property and whether to abolish rent control when they vote on propositions 98 and 99. Though Proposition 98 attempts to limit the reasons by which the state government can take someone's land, it ...

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