The Sundial

Up All Night event offers amenities to get students through final study sessions

Donnella Collison

December 10, 2009

CSUN students getting ready to end the semester by preparing for term papers, final exams and all-night study sessions can look to the Up All Night event as a potential way to relieve stress and replenish their energy. Organized by the University Student Union (USU), Up All Night offers students fr...

CSUN’s largest food and clothing drive

Donnella Collison

November 23, 2009

CSUN’s Unified We Stand volunteer program displayed the more than 2,500 donated items of food and 1,500 donated items of clothing on the steps of the Oviatt Library Nov. 19,during what is now considered CSUN’s largest food and clothing drive. Ryan Mason, a fourth-year sociology and Pan African studies major, and the liaison for clubs and orga...

Campus-wide food drive: Donations to line the stairs of Oviatt Library in demonstration

Donnella Collison

November 18, 2009

CSUN’s United We Serve Volunteer Program continues its observance of Homeless Awareness Month with what those involved describe as the largest canned food drive this campus has ever seen. The donations from the food drive will be used today in a campus demonstration. “We plan to take all the food that has been donated and line them along the steps...

Students ‘Survive the Night’

Students ‘Survive the Night’

Donnella Collison

November 15, 2009

CSUN students slept Saturday night on CSUN’s lawns in an effort to “Survive the Night” and experience life as a homeless person as part of Homeless Awareness Month. The students, provided with cardboard boxes, spent the night experiencing soup kitchens, homeless shelter simulations and unforgiving weath...

Pan African Studies 40th celebration

Donnella Collison

November 8, 2009

The celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Pan African Studies Department ended on Saturday with a gala to honor the founding of the department. Dr. Tom Spencer-Walters, Chair of the Pan African Studies department said this year’s celebration was a combination of the annual Africa Week and PAS w...

LAPD confirms presence of special unit on campus

Donnella Collison

November 3, 2009

A top Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) official confirmed that officers were conducting a training exercise at CSUN that involved members of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) earlier this semester. LAPD is now investigating the incident. Members of MEChA said they were targeted...

Rape Aggression Defense courses continues as it aims to develop womens options of self defense

Donnella Collison

October 16, 2009

The CSUN Police Department began its four-day R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) course designed for women on the evening of Oct. 14. The systems that are taught in the course were developed by Larry Nadeau in 1989, and were designed to “develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become ...

CSUN MEChA members claim harassment by undercover LAPD officers

Donnella Collison

October 2, 2009

CSUN student organization, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) said they were made the target of surveillance during their first meeting of this semester. Faculty adviser of MEChA, Dr. Jorge Garcia said that on Sept. 2 they were holding their first meeting on the lawn between Jerome Richfield Hall...

The Prop. 8 struggle continues

Donnella Collison

October 1, 2009

Last fall, California was alive with activity centered around Prop. 8, a ballot proposition that sought to constitutionally define marriage as only between a man and woman. The debate over Prop. 8 continued, with both sides, for and against, holding rallies, demonstrations, press conferences and airing commercials. Some church...

India.Arie brings CSUN together at Friday’s concert

Donnella Collison

September 27, 2009

For many fans of India Arie, Friday night’s concert did not disappoint. For Ron Robinson, a senior finance major, who attended the concert with some of his friends, the concert was a pleasant surprise. “I decided to come with some of my home girls. You know, because it’s free,” he said. “I...

Moodle is ‘WebCT meets Facebook’

Donnella Collison

September 22, 2009

CSUN has begun the process of phasing out WebCT as the learning management system used by the school and integrating the use of Moodle. The shift, according to Director of Academic Technology David Levin, was prompted by the eventual elimination of the WebCT program by the company that owns it, Blackboard. WebCT...

CSUN lecture to explore “The Life and Times of Xaviera Hollander” on Friday

Donnella Collison

September 17, 2009

Dr. Kristyan Kouri will present a lecture titled “The Life and Times of Xaviera Hollander” about famed sex columnist Xaviera Hollander on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. in Sierra Hall Room 451. Hollander, who was once a call girl and a famed New York madam in the 1970s, achieved mainstream success with the...

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