The Sundial

20 fish die over 4th of July break

Doug Weaver

August 14, 2007

Sabotage is suspected in the death of over half the fish that were stored at Physical Plant Management in preparation for their move from the former botanical garden habitat to a new pond. Tom Brown, executive director of Physical Plant Management, was visibly upset as he described the circumstances surroundi...

Bikes abandoned around campus

Doug Weaver

July 20, 2007

They're seen all over campus. They're usually chained up, caked with dirt, pathetic looking and abandoned. They're not orphans left to fend for themselves though, or members of a lost colony of starving puppies. They're bicycles, usually covered with cobwebs, whose tires have gone flat, that sometimes...

American entitlement, or not so much?

Doug Weaver

July 20, 2007

Americans' penchant for swallowing pills instead of pursuing maybe a more responsible and rigorous course of action in our race against disease bears little difference from our compulsion to pursue any number of less-than-rigorous choices in our search for happiness. I believe that many of us feel en...

Complex renovation updates the food court

Doug Weaver

July 20, 2007

In the planning for nearly a year, some big changes at the Matador Bookstore Complex are nearing completion. Amy Berger, director of the Matador Bookstore for the past five years, is excited about the new bookstore. She listed the changes students can expect to see come fall, one of the biggest bein...

20 fish die over 4th of July break

Doug Weaver

July 20, 2007

Sabotage is suspected in the death of over half the fish that were stored at Physical Plant Management in preparation for their move from the former botanical garden habitat to a new pond. Tom Brown, executive director of Physical Plant Management, was visibly upset as he described the circumstances surroundi...

Riders to rebel against fee hikes

Doug Weaver

July 6, 2007

The MTA's recent fare increases have caused riders to grumble and authorities to brace for an increase in the number of people trying to ride for free. Effective July 1, the cost of a day pass rose from $3 to $5, a weekly pass from $14 to $17 and a monthly pass went from $52 to $62, according to the MT...

CSUN declines newest copyright license offer

Doug Weaver

July 6, 2007

CSUN won't be availing itself of the Copyright Clearance Center's recently announced plan that would allow colleges to streamline their practice of providing course reserves to students, at least not yet. The plan would allow colleges to pay a blanket copyright fee for each student that would eliminate...

If time is money, am I a thief?

Doug Weaver

June 29, 2007

As a member of our great, market-driven, consumer society, I realize there are certain messages that will always retain their urgency and obstinacy, one of the most important being: Time is money. This, along with "There is no justice," is one of those lessons that we are expected to have learned o...

Real graffiti by gang members or juveniles?

Doug Weaver

June 29, 2007

Bryant Street, the Pacoima Crips, San Fernando: all dangerous street gangs whose sinister monikers are seemingly everywhere defacing the walls, fences and public property on the mean streets of LA, but also more and more within the boundaries of CSUN's campus. "It's probably a bunch of juveniles marking t...

Mayor plans to conserve water

Doug Weaver

June 22, 2007

Mayor Villaraigosa's office released a plan Wednesday calling on Los Angeles residents to reduce water usage by 10 percent, stating that this summer's predicted record high temperatures as well as near record low rainfall and Sierra snow pack could spell the beginning of a perfect storm for drought co...

Student Health Center offers services during summer

Doug Weaver

June 19, 2007

Located just east of the miniature observatory near the Matador Bookstore is CSUN's Klotz Student Health Center that can take care of all these problems and much more, according to Sharon Aronoff, health educator and part of the Student Health Outreach program. The health fees embedded in tuition costs wil...

Journalism students tackle HIV/AIDS

Doug Weaver

June 19, 2007

It was already dark as their vehicles lurched past sleeping dogs along the rutted, trash-strewn dirt road 10 miles south of Tijuana toward the AIDS hospice known as Casa Hogar. As part of a multimedia project in CSUN's Spanish language journalism program, nine students along with journalism professor...

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