The Sundial

‘Baby Mama’ not on par with usual ‘SNL’ greatness

DeShawna Hornbuckle

May 1, 2008

Saturday Night Live" vets Tina Fey and Amy Poehler defy traditional box office pairings as they team up for the new comedy "Baby Mama." Kate Holbrook (Fey) is a 37-year-old who desperately wants a baby despite her single status and "T-shaped uterus," which is deemed incapable of reproduction by her do...

Madonna’s ‘Hard Candy’ definitely not better with age

DeShawna Hornbuckle

April 30, 2008

Kabbalah's Material Girl Madonna has released her 11th album "Hard Candy," which has her reinventing herself once again with her urban meets dance sound. The disc's lead track "Candy Shop," produced by the Neptunes, finds the children's book author singing of her "candy" as she willingly welcomes customers...

Estelle’s newest release ‘Shine’ glimmers with catchy beats

DeShawna Hornbuckle

April 30, 2008

As the late Aaliyah said, "if at first you don't succeed dust yourself off and try again," and that's exactly what the 27-year-old British singer Estelle did. Now she is in a much better place as she makes her stateside debut with the release, "Shine." "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)," produced by will.i...

Mariah’s new album follows formula for success

DeShawna Hornbuckle

April 22, 2008

Mariah Carey returns with her 10th release entitled "E=MC2." Her formula for success on this album includes taking bits from her past and giving it a hip-hop twist. Leading Carey on her path back to chart domination is the flirty song "Touch My Body" which has proven to be a great choice for the first...

‘Office’ needs overtime to return to pre-strike excellence

DeShawna Hornbuckle

April 22, 2008

The onset of the writer's strike not only found writers seeking out better terms for their contracts but it also left TV viewers scrambling to find replacements for favorite shows that were forced into an indefinite hiatus. NBC's hit "The Office," returned with its first new episode ("The Dinner Party") s...

British songstress releases mediocre debut album ‘Spirit’

DeShawna Hornbuckle

April 22, 2008

As if winning the third season of the UK's "X-Factor" wasn't enough, Leona Lewis earned herself the privilege of becoming the first female British singer in more than 20 years to go to number 1 on U.S. charts with her hit single, "Bleeding Love." On the heels of her new found success, the 23-year-old singer re...

Danity Kane touts infectious pop beats with new ‘Dollhouse’

DeShawna Hornbuckle

April 8, 2008

Who knew that when Diddy hand selected five girls after two seasons of intense competition on the MTV hit series "Making the Band" that they would come together to form the successful group Danity Kane. Danity Kane is back with the release of their sophomore album "Welcome to the Dollhouse," which too...

FASMODE dances their way to unity

DeShawna Hornbuckle

March 26, 2008

If you have ever attended a CSUN event, such as orientation or Matador Nights, then you have most likely witnessed a FASMODE performance. FASMODE, a combination of FASA Modern, is a dance team on campus that is currently comprised of 12 students who share a passion and dedication for dance. FASMODE ...

CSU, churches help prep blacks for college

DeShawna Hornbuckle

March 26, 2008

Cal State University officials reached out to dozens of churches during the outreach event Super Sunday to ensure African-American students are informed of and prepared for admission requirements so they can succeed in higher education. CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, along with several university president...

‘Cameras and Community’ reflects importance of photos

DeShawna Hornbuckle

March 25, 2008

Camera and Community: Photographs from the Collection of the Institute for Arts and Media," opened on March 14 at the CSUN art gallery showcasing the work of 20 local photographers. The featured photographs captured several pivotal moments throughout history including wars, the ruin of the World Tra...

Non-profit helps people swap goods

DeShawna Hornbuckle

March 12, 2008

President Bush encouraged to go shopping more. But there are those who show that they can support their country and not spend a dime. Freecycle is a non-profit organization that aims to connect people in local communities who are either looking to rid themselves of old items they no longer have a ne...

Effects of advertising on self-esteem

DeShawna Hornbuckle

March 10, 2008

CSUN welcomed award wining college lecturer Dr. Jean Kilbourne, who spoke to audience members on the impact of society's obsession with weight and the role that advertisers and media play in contributing to the fascination with being thin. "American pop culture seems to have the ability to make wome...

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