The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Organizations should collaborate to improve oil spill problems

Harriet Miranda December 4, 2007
About three weeks ago a container ship crashed into the San Francisco Bay Bridge, spilling 58,000 gallons of oil into the water. Reports by different news organizations have claimed that there was a mishandling of the situation, that a "lapse in communication" on the part of the Coast Guard is to blame for the untimely response of the oil spill that shut down fishing, leisure activities and altogether interrupted marine life in the area.

Driving wrong way in parking lots illegal

Harriet Miranda December 4, 2007
Students honk and yell at one another on any given day as lines to find parking spots flow alongside parking lots. Sometimes, students resort to necessary means to try to arrive to class on time. Sometimes, it's offering students rides to their cars to ensure they attain that spot.

Family expert gives talk on marriage and relationships

Harriet Miranda December 4, 2007
Author and family and relationship expert Stephanie Coont talked on Wendesday night about historical perspectives of marriage and the new alternatives for successful relationships without the institution of marriage. Held in the Whitsett Room in Sierra Hall, the talk started at 7 p.

Theatrical performance honors the life of Frida Kahlo

Harriet Miranda November 29, 2007
The short and tragic life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo has been reproduced around the world in various forms. In celebration of her 100th year, Teatro Sinergia in conjunction with the Frida Kahlo Theater in Los Angeles presents "Frida Kahlo," a play about the painter's life of solitude, physical anguish and her passion for painting that brought it all together.

Both sides of abortion issue should support human health

Harriet Miranda November 28, 2007
Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, I think most people would like to know that women receive the best care and run minimal risks if they do opt for an abortion. The thought of the process itself sounds intimidating to me, but the thought of a woman dying due to this choice, whether by complications or malpractice, makes me cringe.

Lecturer says early man coexisted

Harriet Miranda November 26, 2007
The Department of Biology at CSUN hosted one in a series of seminars on Friday at which it was suggested that humans, from their evolutionary beginning, had the capacity to coexist. Alan Shabel, a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley, lectured on the "Paleoecology of Plio-Pleistocene Hominins ' The Long-Term Coexistence of Homo and Paranthropus.

Discrimi-Nation: Central American

Harriet Miranda November 20, 2007
Growing up, I always felt fortunate that I lived in Los Angeles, where the eclectic fusion of cultures provided me an array of friends from all parts of the world. My childhood memories are filled with culture fairs, where students would make art work representing their parent's nationalities, and then would bring foods and artifacts to represent the different countries.

Ray Bradbury’s ‘Frost and Fire’ makes multimedia debut

Harriet Miranda November 15, 2007
What would you do if your entire life lasted just eight days, if you were forced to grow dramatically overnight and learn the lessons of life knowing you had your days numbered? This past weekend, Theater Bethune presented this "multimedia theater experience" based on Ray Bradbury's novel "Frost and Fire," at the Alex Theater in Glendale.

‘Martian Child’ roots through former student’s experiences

Harriet Miranda November 15, 2007
Dramatic and comical, "Martian Child," takes the trophy for attempting to swell-up the audience's eyes with tears, and provoking a sense of sympathy for David (John Cusack), a widowed science fiction writer longing to form a family of his own. Directed by Menno Meyjes, Time Warner's New Line Cinema, filmed the movie based on a novel by science fiction writer David Gerrold, a former CSUN student that studied theater arts in the mid 60s.

Mister Cartoon encourages students to follow dreams

Harriet Miranda November 8, 2007
Mister Cartoon, tattoo artist to the stars, and Estevan Oriol, CEO of Joker Brand Clothing and renowned photographer, gave a lecture to students on Tuesday in the Oviatt Library. The duo talked about growing up poor in Los Angeles and the struggles that came along with living in rough neighborhoods.

Faculty Senate discusses policies

Harriet Miranda October 29, 2007
The faculty senate discussed on Oct. 25 a policy proposal that would require professors to accommodate disabled students with accessible course materials eight weeks before the start of each semester. "It is not fair to a student with impairments to get their textbooks three weeks into the semester," said Shane Frehlich, who spoke on behalf of the Committee for Educational Equity.

Reduce gang violence by understanding race

Harriet Miranda October 25, 2007
African-Americans and Latinos have a shared history of oppression, which is why I don't understand the reasoning behind all the racial tensions in Los Angeles among these two ethnic groups. Last week, federal prosecutors brought charges against 60 individuals from the Latino Florencia 13 gang, ranging from racketeering, drug charges and racially motivated crimes against African Americans.
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