The Sundial

Dance eat drink sleep

Jesse Sears

January 13, 2009

An ambitious group of recent CSUN graduates and close friends have decided to forego traditional corporate climbing to create a nightlife-focused social networking web community, betting their hopes and fortunes on an idea that took 14 months to develop. YourSocialPlate.com launched in open beta Nov....

A sneak peak at the cars of the future

Jesse Sears

December 9, 2008

Two brand-new hybrid cars took center stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show, what has become the biggest event in the world for new model introductions. Though gas prices have dropped to four-year lows amid an economy in recession, new models from Honda and Chevrolet offer some significant advances in techno...

Dance eat drink sleep

Jesse Sears

December 8, 2008

An ambitious group of recent CSUN graduates and close friends have decided to forego traditional corporate climbing to create a nightlife-focused social networking web community, betting their hopes and fortunes on an idea that took 14 months to develop. YourSocialPlate.com launched in open beta Nov....

Be productive or procrastinate

Jesse Sears

November 20, 2008

Today's rapidly evolving Internet has led to powerful tools to aid students in their academic life, as well as some truly awesome ways to waste their valuable study time. Here's a list of some websites to aid you in your study, or if you prefer, your procrastination. LexisNexis - http://library.csun.edu/Find_Reso...

Sometimes, even ?Role Models? can have flaws

Jesse Sears

November 11, 2008

When two grown men with the minds of adolescent boys are forced to mentor a couple of uniquely troubled adolescent boys, the results are not only rather hilarious but involve real growth for all parties involved. This is the premise behind Universal Pictures' new guy comedy 'Role Models,' and while the...

L.A. area Republicans react to Obama win

Jesse Sears

November 5, 2008

The mood was somber at a small gathering of Los Angeles-area McCain supporters at the Burbank Holiday Inn Media Center where members of the Buck and Ballot Brigade and other local Republicans watched as Sen. Barack Obama was elected the next President of the United States. The Buck and Ballot Brigade...

The Android has landed

Jesse Sears

October 30, 2008

Three or four years ago, the concept of a tiny computer that can browse the Internet, take high-quality photographs, give on-point directions via satellite and oh yeah, make phone calls, was unheard of. Now so called 'smartphones' are huge business, and the major players in the industry are no longer ...

?Dear Science,? More TV than Radio?

Jesse Sears

October 7, 2008

TV on the Radio has recorded strange, complex and genre-bending music since the band's 2002 self-released debut, 'OK Calculator.' Listeners need look no further than the title of that album before the Radiohead comparisons begin, though New York-based TV On The Radio hail from decidedly different in...

Doncha know she?s the best hockey mom to be vice president?

Jesse Sears

October 7, 2008

Sen. John McCain committed a serious lapse in judgment in selecting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential pick. This was exemplified by her halting lack of comprehension of American history and foreign policy displayed in recent media encounters. Palin by all accounts exceeded expectations with her ...

Wireless network still experiencing problems

Jesse Sears

October 1, 2008

Shai Wolman, a 23-year-old English literature student, glares at his laptop in disbelief as he is repeatedly denied connection to the campus wireless network, an issue the Information Technology Department (IT) is taking great pains to address with the limited funding available. With a college curriculu...

Do not burn after seeing

Jesse Sears

September 16, 2008

Joel and Ethan Coen are among the most celebrated filmmakers in history, releasing a string of films that are hits with critics and everyday moviegoers alike. The Coens are known, above all else, for their gripping characterizations of every day individuals in extraordinary situations. Their latest pi...

You don?t have to listen to those pesky lobbyists

Jesse Sears

September 15, 2008

With the November election fast approaching, CSUN should prove an exciting place to be. College campuses have historically been centers of free thought and debate in trying political times. As the youth in America, we carry a responsibility to be at the forefront of participant democracy by carrying ...

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