The Sundial

For newer generation, online dating becoming the norm

Joelle Katz

February 14, 2012

Online dating sites have taken the internet by storm, and more and more people are turning to the web to find that special someone. Type the words “dating website” into the Google search engine and roughly 46,800,000 results will emerge. It may seem normal these days to hear your friend talk about...

Non-smoker opposes campus-wide smoking ban

Joelle Katz

January 29, 2012

If there is one thing that I have made a promise to do (and have thus far kept) it is to not smoke. I plan to live a long, heart and lung disease-free life. However, I cannot imagine a world where I need to share company or a classroom with someone who cannot be granted their ashy relaxer whe...

More taxes for better education

Joelle Katz

December 12, 2011

A majority of Californians are willing to pay higher taxes to support public education, according to a recent poll conducted by USC and the Los Angeles Times. Despite the poor economy, 64 percent of Californians surveyed said they would be willing to spend more of their tax dollars for a better state-funded...

CSUN students march to educate peers on CSU issues

CSUN students march to educate peers on CSU issues

Joelle Katz

December 8, 2011

CSUN students marched through the halls and walkways of campus, blowing whistles and shouting, “CSUN, walk out, CSUN shake up,” in hopes of trying to raise campus awareness of various school issues. The march was organized by CSUN Shout Out Scholars, led by biology student Jenee Galindo, who said the...

Net worth gap growing between American generations

Joelle Katz

November 30, 2011

The combination of a fragile economy, fewer jobs and more college graduates seeking employment has created a substantial net worth gap among American generations, according to a recent Pew Research Center analysis. The net worth of a U.S. household headed by someone 65 and older is 46 times larger...

Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction admits failure

Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction admits failure

Joelle Katz

November 23, 2011

CLARIFICATION, Weds. Nov. 28: The original article read: "James Gleeson, communications staff to Xavier Becetta (sic), Calif. representative and member of the committee, would not give a statement on the record." Gleeson did not refuse to make a comment, but rather referred the reporter to Becerra's...

The problem of overpopulation and how we can work to solve it

The problem of overpopulation and how we can work to solve it

Joelle Katz

November 21, 2011

The world population is growing at a rapid speed and while America may not yet feel the impact of the earth’s overpopulation, many other countries are losing resources and lack basic needs. As of Oct. 31, the world is now home to seven billion people. Every time we turn on the television, we s...

Learn how to become gluten-free at CSUN lecture

Joelle Katz

November 16, 2011

Correction >> Nov. 16 The Gluten-Free CSUN event on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Sequoia Hall 112 called “Gluten-Free 101” will discuss a gluten-free diet and celiac disease, and feature topics including disease causes, treatment, common misconceptions and current research. These topics will not...

CSUN Students for Quality Education hosts mock presidential selection on campus

Joelle Katz

November 15, 2011

The CSU changed its presidential selection process in time for CSUN’s search, and students are demonstrating in opposition to the new method 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today in Sierra Quad. Students for Quality Education (SQE) is hosting a mock presidential selection to highlight how the process to...

CSUN student makes serious changes to diet and exercise routines for a healthier life

CSUN student makes serious changes to diet and exercise routines for a healthier life

Joelle Katz

November 14, 2011

Though college is usually a time to go out, meet new people, and find yourself, for one student, college was about changing his whole life. Someone who takes one look at the Fitness Center’s boxing instructor, might doubt that he was at one time obese, out of shape, and an unhealthy eater, but ...

CSUN program fights against eating disorders and body image issues

Joelle Katz

November 14, 2011

Eating disorders are more common on college campuses than people may think. In fact, it can often lead to death. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness in adolescents, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD.) With television, magazines...

Question of the Day: Do you think designer brands partnering with cheap brands bring down their value?

Joelle Katz

November 8, 2011

Versace recently announced over the summer that they will be partnering with H&M, while Vera Wang and Kohl’s have agreed to a partnership as well. Various stores such as Wal-Mart have been known to carry designer names as well, offering customers luxury clothing at an affordable price. Does selling...

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