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

Illustrated by Luis Rivas / Features Editor

What you really learned at college

Jim McLauchlin December 4, 2012

  Greetings and salutations, Class of 2012, December division. As you leave the warm embrace of CSUN, you do so in the off-season. Everyone loves spring graduates, and you Decemberites are...

Pros and cons of Measure B

Pros and cons of Measure B

Jim McLauchlin November 4, 2012

Ballots in California are typically chockablock with voter initiatives and in Los Angeles County, voters will have a say in a major regulation affecting a significant back-yard industry. L.A. County...

Theater review: the Book of Mormon

Theater review: the Book of Mormon

Jim McLauchlin September 19, 2012

Many people have said that it is the job of art to imitate life. In today’s fast-paced and hyper-reflexive world, it is now the job of life to imitate art as well. And so, The Church of...

An injured Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks looks from the bench during Game 3 against Miami Thursday. Stoudemire injured himself punching a fire extinguisher after Game 2 and later said he did it because he wanted to make some noise. Courtesy of MCT.

Weekly Column: What sports personalities’ clichés really mean

Jim McLauchlin May 9, 2012

Tuesday marked a full decade since former 76ers shooting guard Allen Iverson made his infamous “practice” rant. The now 36-year-old Turkish-league signee, had already earned three of his four...

Save the date! El doce de Patrick!

Jim McLauchlin April 9, 2012

Some say that the Roman Empire was a victim of its own weight, that the Empire added holiday after holiday, heaped fest upon fest, until citizens spent more time festing and resting from festing than...

Fans celebrate the Lakers’ championship win over the Boston Celtics outside Staples Center. From thinking that they can get superstar players for benchwarmers to dreams of winning more titles than the Celtics, Lakers fans never cease to amuse. Courtesy of MCT

Weekly Column: Dear Lakers fans: I hate you. (P.S., I love you.) Observations of L.A. die-hards from a Celtics fan

Jim McLauchlin March 20, 2012

Let’s get this out of the way: My favorite NBA team is the Boston Celtics. Teams number two through 29 are…oh, who cares? It’s a big morass. Rank ’em as you will. Clocking in at no. 30,...

Academia for academia’s sake does not serve any purpose in life

Jim McLauchlin March 12, 2012

John Seals is a software engineer who almost accidentally created a program that advanced bone marrow cancer treatment by decades. He’s also a car and motorcycle authority, and a regular writer for Kit...

Photo Illustration by Gabriel Ivan Orendain-Necochea

Stop wearing bourgeois USC gear at CSUN

Jim McLauchlin February 28, 2012

Brothers! Sisters! Comrades! While high lifting the banner of International Proletarianism we do while heartily engaged in labors as shoulder to shoulder with you, Comrade McLauchlinovich must pull...

CSUN should install Japanese sleeping pods

Jim McLauchlin February 14, 2012

So. I have the greatest entrepreneurial idea ever. And I’m gonna give it to you for free. Just ’cause I really, really want someone to do it. Listen closely, I’m only gonna say this once… We...

Don’t be me: Why you should be determined to finish college

Jim McLauchlin January 31, 2012

It was that great philosopher of our time—Chef from South Park—who reminded us that “There’s a time and place for everything—and it’s called college.” Well, here’s the corollary...

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