The Sundial

Budget cuts unexpectedly take away classes that students need to graduate

Jessica Small

July 3, 2009

As a creative writing major and horror extraordinaire, Zach Fromson, or Xach to his friends, never thought his real life would reflect his stories. But, Fromson’s story doesn’t involve unsavory poltergeists or maniacs wheeling chainsaws. “I registered for two classes that I needed to take t...

Wave of violence does not faze local churches

Jessica Small

June 29, 2009

Wave Of Violence Affects Churches on Dipity. Members at a local church in Northridge said they’re not worried about potential violence at their congregation. Despite the string of church shootings since 2003, and an even more staggering increase of them within the past year, employees at the Northridge United Methodist Church don’t feel they are...

Emotional California Faculty Association meeting brings reality of budget cuts to light

Jessica Small

June 29, 2009

Tensions spilled out from the Noski Auditorium June 25 at a California Faculty Association meeting as CSUN faculty from various departments voiced their opinions about voting for layoffs or furloughs. CFA board members refused to vote at a meeting on June 23 for either option. “Becau...

Music therapy student driven to help people through the power of song, wins award

Music therapy student driven to help people through the power of song, wins award

Jessica Small

June 23, 2009

As she delicately plucks the strings on a maroon, acoustic guitar, Casey Gregg’s soft voice transcends the chirping birds at her La Crescenta home. She smiles, even when she fumbles over a few words or chords. Some people may mistake Gregg as the next aspiring pop starlet or folk rock queen. But, she is a music therapy student at CSUN who is driven to help people through the power of song. “Music is just a unique modality that you can...

Budget Cuts

Budget Cuts

Jessica Small

June 18, 2009

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Proposed budget cut larger than anticipated

Proposed budget cut larger than anticipated

Jessica Small

June 18, 2009

An even larger proposed budget cut is anticipated for the entire CSU system. The original planned budget reductions, which would have fallen just below the $100 million mark, could now reach as high as $400 to $700 million. For CSUN, this large discrepancy would mean cuts of up to $49 million, far f...

Resident Advisor job has many benefits

Resident Advisor job has many benefits

Jessica Small

June 18, 2009

Get a room. That’s what resident advisor, Piero Procida, advises incoming CSUN students to do. Originally from South Africa, Procida, 24, has been a R.A. for two years. The biology major says living in student housing is a great experience, especially at CSUN. “[CSUN] really teaches you a ...

Career center helps students find jobs and internships

Jessica Small

June 10, 2009

“Start early, get connected, make a plan, finish ahead.” This is the motto at CSUN’s Career Center. The Career Center’s purpose is to help new, continuing and graduated students find jobs and internships. But, it is not only for students who are on track to a specific career. It is also ...

CSUN more prepared for earthquakes and emergencies

CSUN more prepared for earthquakes and emergencies

Jessica Small

June 8, 2009

Times have changed since 1994, especially when it comes to CSUN’s earthquake preparedness. Fifteen years ago, the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake shook some buildings into unrecognizable mounds of rubble, including the CSUN campus. But, CSUN is more prepared for emergencies like earthquakes bec...

State budget problem continues CSU cuts

Jessica Small

June 4, 2009

Two dirty words have been circulating around CSUN since last year. Budget cuts. CSUN students protested earlier last month, challenging tuition hikes and the reduced amount of classes offered for summer and fall. While these protests come from genuinely concerned students, their actions may...

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