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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 bl...

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. And other times, the...

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.m. and lasted m...

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 an...

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...

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-...

Discrimi-Nation: Central American

Harriet Miranda

November 20, 2007

Disclaimer: Containing today, the Opinion section of the Daily Sundial is publishing an article series on discrimination in and around the nearby community. Reporters agreed to write stories in regard to how their lives are affected because of their race, culture and/or disability. Stories of how indivi...

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 Fi...

‘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, f...

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. Their lec...

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,...

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 f...

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