The Sundial

End of occupation creates real prospect for peace

Guest Columnist

September 1, 2005

About two weeks ago, Israel started its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip after an occupation that lasted for 38 years. The withdrawal was not only limited to military personnel, but also a pullout of about five thousand Jewish settlers who used to live there in well guarded settlements. The pullout itse...

Democrats need new policy positions — and fast

Guest Columnist

June 13, 2005

After the 2004 election was all said and done, the Democratic Party had failed to take back the White House and gave the Republican Party even greater control over Congress. This election marked the third straight national election in which the Democratic Party failed to produce results. The day after th...

A controversial new pontiff in a controversial new time

Guest Columnist

May 23, 2005

Dieu n'est pas serieux!" (God is not serious). We know that after the long reign of Pope John Paul II, Catholic bishops and cardinals wanted an elderly person who could not hold power for too long. At 78, the former dean of the College of Cardinals, Joseph Ratzinger, was a good candidate. Still, most ...

New athletic arena, PAC not mutually exclusive additions

Guest Columnist

May 23, 2005

What on our campus is small, outdated, and desperately in need of replacement? If you answered the Performing Arts Center, you're right. And if you answered the Matadome, home to our basketball and volleyball teams, you're also right. Both facilities are like open wounds in need of medical attentio...

Fashion police on patrol

Guest Columnist

May 23, 2005

C aveat (that means warning or caution): Before reading this article, please understand that I am not the fashion guru of CSUN. I have no right to tell anyone what he or she should wear or whether something is "in" or "out." If this article really bothers you, you care too much about what people think...

The do’s and don’ts of fashion for summer vacation

Guest Columnist

May 19, 2005

As the semester comes to a close and we begin to prepare for summer, I feel it is only fair to give you tips for what to do and what not to do in the summer. While most of this is common sense, we cannot overlook those who may not be knowledgeable about the things that I am about to mention. Again, I am...

Viewing ‘Star Wars’ as a modern cautionary tale

Guest Columnist

May 19, 2005

Last year, souped-up versions of the special editions of the original "Star Wars" trilogy finally came out on DVD. In the shuffle of numerous special modifications, the actor who played the unmasked Darth Vader was replaced by a new guy who played him in the final two prequels. So long, Sebastian Shaw....

Religion and network TV blend nicely in primetime

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May 19, 2005

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High school rankings not reflective of what’s ‘best’

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May 19, 2005

Any braggart would rather tout graduating from the top school in his or her field of choice than the school in the 42nd slot, as that prestigious-sounding ranking makes that person feel they've done better in life. Often, the greatest purpose of these superficial rankings is to allow for such silly b...

Airline’s request for more info not worth our time

Guest Columnist

May 18, 2005

A lot has been going on in the airline industry as of late. United has received the OK to shed some of its employee pensions, gas prices are eating away at airline profits, and just last week, a plane almost "attacked" Washington. Clearly, it's an uncertain future for the friendly skies. But there's anoth...

Immigration left unsolved by politics

Guest Columnist

May 17, 2005

At the conclusion of the 2004 presidential election, President George W. Bush stated his intended use of newly gained political capital to push forward with his second-term agenda. As part of his domestic agenda, Bush envisioned a bipartisan effort to reform Social Security and the implemention of a ...

Social Security ‘reform’ looks to dismantle Democrats

Guest Columnist

May 16, 2005

During the 2000 Presidential election, George W. Bush first brought up his desire to reform the Social Security program using private accounts as its centerpiece. Throughout the campaign, he tried to promote his plan for private accounts and how their creation and an individual's own personal investment could...

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