The Sundial

Relationships Happen: There’s no reason to settle for second place in a relationship

Eileen Mansoorian

October 21, 2009

The person who came up with the phrase “never settle for less” obviously didn’t know it’s much easier said than done. As cliché as the phrase is, it’s essential to never, under any circumstances, settle for anything less than you deserve. When you are aware of what you have to offer in...

Relationships Happen: Sometimes not everything can be justified, truth about being the other woman

Eileen Mansoorian

October 14, 2009

We all have truths in our past or present we think are better left undisclosed. I’m speaking of those that eat away at our conscience, keep us awake at two in the morning and don’t allow us to be completely honest with the people around us. These truths haunt us because we know if they’re exposed...

Relationships Happen: An ex is an ex for a reason

Eileen Mansoorian

October 9, 2009

People say I have a hard time letting things, especially people, go. I tend to hold onto them long past their expiration date and make excuses for why I do it. I’ve kept every Barbie from my childhood. I still have the lipstick I wore when I had my first kiss and I have every ticket stub from the...

Relationships Happen: The complicated truth about dating

Eileen Mansoorian

September 30, 2009

During my pre-puberty days my mother used to tell me that I would grow up and meet a wonderful man, fall madly in love and live happily ever after. She would point out the prince charmings in the Disney films and assure me that I would find my own fairy tale ending, minus the poison apple or possessed...

In relationships, stepping outside your bubble can open up a world of possibilities

Eileen Mansoorian

September 23, 2009

As you may already have noticed from the header next to the headline, today is not your typical Thursday. In fact, every Thursday from here on out will be focusing on the whole complicated world of relationships. I am aware that an Editor’s Note was published in last week’s edition stating that...

Society doesn?t let women show emotion in public

Eileen Mansoorian

May 4, 2009

When I hear the word newsworthy I think of major events, such as train collisions, murderers convicted and presidents elected among many things. Never does the thought of a person getting emotional conjure any thought in my mind that it could be worthy of being headline news. During Friday night's e...

Letter to the President

Eileen Mansoorian

April 24, 2009

Dear President Obama, I am greatly disappointed, hurt and betrayed by you. When I cast my vote for you as the next president of the United States, I legitimately thought I was making the right choice. After following your campaign for almost a year, and even neglecting my girl Hillary, I was confiden...

The power of prayer

Eileen Mansoorian

April 22, 2009

There are many things in this world that can have a great effect over us. One of the many influential powers is that of prayer. Being both simple and yet complex, when we allow ourselves to be immersed in all its virtue, we are given the opportunity to be freed. The idea of how powerful prayer can be ar...

Armenian organizations commemorate genocide

Eileen Mansoorian

April 22, 2009

In honor of Armenian Genocide Awareness Week, the Armenian organizations at CSUN put together a public tribute display to honor the 1.5 million Armenians who were massacred during the beginning of the 20th century. The display consists of white crosses with red carnations, a large sign with the words...

Part 4: A little more time can benefit you

Eileen Mansoorian

April 15, 2009

It's almost that time of year again. Pretty soon we'll be seeing the banner spelling out CSUN cascading down the front of the library, the bleacher seats erected and those pearly white chairs intricately placed on the library lawn for the soon-to-be graduates. It's been four years since I entered this...

Another election brings a new round of issues

Eileen Mansoorian

March 30, 2009

Another Associated Students election has come, but not completely left us yet. Similar to past semesters, last week's A.S. election has left more for us to think about in addition to why we should vote in the first place. This semester's election has resulted in a glaring mistake, unethical campaign pract...

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