The Sundial

The case against procreation

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

May 9, 2012

Many of you probably don’t have children, yet.  Many of  you will ask yourselves whether it is better to breed or not to breed. Partners, family, friends, tradition and instinct will pressure you to have kids. I offer the alternative argument. Consider skipping it.  Save your time and money for...

State legislators discuss California budget during ‘Big Politics’

State legislators discuss California budget during ‘Big Politics’

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

May 5, 2012

California state legislators participated in a round table discussion Thursday about how the state's budget crisis relates to higher education funding, in the USU Grand Salon. Few CSUN students attended the second of three events in the A.S. sponsored series "Big Politics" to hear guests Co...

Ethnic media discuss mainstream media’s coverage of LA riots

Ethnic media discuss mainstream media’s coverage of LA riots

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

April 26, 2012

Twenty years ago this Sunday a six-day wave of violence, looting, vandalism and arson began that swept through African-American, Latino, and Korean neighborhoods of South-Central Los Angeles. CSUN journalism Professor Taeyun Kim invited four members of the ethnic media who covered the 1992 LA rio...

Obama’s healthcare plan is on the chopping block, and liberals are to blame

Obama’s healthcare plan is on the chopping block, and liberals are to blame

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

April 26, 2012

I present here a cautionary tale of how the misguided choices of liberal voters in the 2000 presidential election may have cost us the ability to purchase affordable health insurance after we finish college. Last month, the Supreme court heard oral arguments challenging the constitutionality o...

White Rabbit offers quality eats to CSUN students

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

March 29, 2012

Taco Tuesday, with $1 tacos, was a great opportunity to sample the Filipino/ Mexican fare of The White Rabbit Fusion Cafe. Since November 2010 the White Rabbit food tuck has roamed the LA area, Ventura, and Orange County.  Not a food truck chaser? Last November, the owners opened a restaurant ...

Desert vacations for Spring Break

Desert vacations for Spring Break

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

March 29, 2012

  If you're into hiking, camping, the outdoors, or just need some peace and quiet, consider a road trip to one of Southern California's deserts. Yes, gas prices are up, but a road trip is still more affordable than flying to most places and the drive is an experience in itself.  Spring is a perfect time to visit, with blooming wildflowers and m...

CSUN musician helps compose for Hollywood

CSUN musician helps compose for Hollywood

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

March 18, 2012

Adrian M. Boluarte Chong lived on $80 a month for six months after arriving at Fullerton College from Lima, Peru. He spent most of his savings on a cheap used car, because it took two hours to get anywhere by bus. He struggled through bureaucracy to get a driver’s license. But Boluarte Chong...

Rick Santorum thinks the president should lead according to the bible

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

March 6, 2012

Joe Tomaszewski Daily Sundial                                   A literal interpretation of the Bible says adulterers should be stoned to death (Deuteronomy 22:22-24), and you must be put to death if you t...

Citizens United opens super PAC attack on their peers– you and me

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

February 22, 2012

Joe Tomaszewski Daily Sundial   On November 3rd,  voters will decide which party will control the Senate and the House of Representatives and who the next president will be. Growing on the horizon is likely the  biggest wave of political ads to ever flood our media.  Because the Supre...

No decision on cell phones in Supreme Court GPS tracking case

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

February 5, 2012

Forgive me for employing the over-used cliché "Big Brother is watching you."  If you are unfamiliar with the phrase, it comes from George Orwell's novel, "1984," in which the government keeps all citizens under constant surveillance. The idea may have sounded far-fetched when Orwell wrote the novel...

International singer/songwriter comes to CSUN to study music therapy

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

January 31, 2012

Music is 27-year-old Arsi Nami's passion, and he wants to share that passion with the world. Despite his growing  international success  as a singer and songwriter of world rhythms, eurodance and electronica music, Nami came to CSUN in 2009 to study music therapy. Three years ago, Nami witne...

FCC’s definition of indecency

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

January 26, 2012

Content advisory!  Do not read on if you will be offended by the words shit, piss, tits, fuck (it get worse), motherfucker, cocksucker and cunt.  Late comedian George Carlin read these words for an afternoon WBA-FM Pacifica radio broadcast in 1973, sparking a battle over content regulation between...

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