The Sundial

?Twilight? beckons to a mature audience

Katie Christiansen

November 25, 2008

Squeals of pleasure erupt from every corner of the darkened theater, giggles overpower the dialogue bandied about by the on-screen lovers, and gasps of devotion escape the over excited lips of the besotted masses. 'Edward!' the crowd cries in unison as the object of their affection appears on-screen...

Bond is back in with a vengence

Katie Christiansen

November 18, 2008

In the grand tradition of undercover agent exploits, the latest installment in the James Bond series takes more than a page out of the book of another secret agent with the initials J.B.' With its gritty, shockingly realistic violence and rogue agent story line, 'Quantum of Solace' more closely resembles an...

Classic Mozart opera gets modern twist

Katie Christiansen

November 11, 2008

With a three-hour-plus running time, 'Le Nozze di Figaro,' is not for the text message generation, and that's part of the appeal. ' In a time when High School Musical 3 is the supposed height of musical theater, Mozart's comedic opera, one of the current offerings of CSUN's theatre department, harkens b...

Finance expert advises students on debt

Katie Christiansen

November 6, 2008

Personal finance expert and Author of 'Generation Debt: Why Now is a Terrible Time to be Young,' Anya Kamenetz, 28, spoke at the USU on Thursday as part of the Speak Your Mind series. ' 'This couldn't be more timely and relevant,' said Dr. David T. Russell, assistant professor in the finance departmen...

Halloween costume forecast

Katie Christiansen

October 22, 2008

Less than two weeks from now, a hell of political and comical proportions will descend on the sleepy streets of suburbia. Neighborhoods will be overrun with pasty faces and obscenely angled smiles. Pairs of peepers in rimless glasses will stare from every corner, updos abound. Two figures, viewed al...

Business and economics candidates debate on necessity of Matador statue, school spirit

Katie Christiansen

October 15, 2008

Associated Students held their fall debates Monday before the campus was effectively shut down due to the wild fires. Incumbent A.S. business senator Montana Pham and his political opponent, freshman Edward Kaiping, debated several student issues Monday morning such as the campus quality fee, the propo...

Award-winning director encourages dance students to explore meaning of art

Katie Christiansen

October 13, 2008

CSUN dance and performing arts students recently benefited from the coaching of renowned South African theatre director Geoffrey Hyland in a three-day workshop sponsored by the kinesiology department. The award-winning director recently made a cameo as a guest professor in multiple classes to impart...

The ?Maverick? of all vice presidential debates

Katie Christiansen

October 7, 2008

Oh she looks so cute tonight,' my mother said. 'Umm. Yeah,' I said. 'I love her hair!' 'Mom, her hair doesn't matter.' 'Look at the curls in the back! It's really cute!' 'Mom, you can't base who you're voting for on their bangs.' 'I'm so bad. Don't tell anyone I'm persuaded by hair. How embarrassing!' Th...

Can a statue really encourage school spirit?

Katie Christiansen

October 6, 2008

In these tough economic times where families are making daily sacrifices in order to maintain their standard of living, it's hard to imagine spending a superfluous $5 on a latte let alone an amount equal to some yearly salaries on a non-essential item. But many recent A.S. meetings have been host to a...

Campus Movie Fest is here

Katie Christiansen

September 23, 2008

For those who dream of being the next Spielberg, Scorsese, Hitchcock or Coen, the financing of their sure-to-be breakthrough films can often lead to headaches and heartbreaks. More simply put, movies cost money. Between cameras, lighting, editing software and a surely unending list of extras, the co...

?El Estudio? is honest and compelling

Katie Christiansen

September 23, 2008

This weekend I experienced a heartbreak, suspicion, love, despair, embarrassment, and redemption, all for less than the cost of a movie. Some may think it crazy to pay for such feelings, and I'd agree, but to witness this gamut of human emotions second-hand is worth much more than the cost of admission to...

Americans take action to be united

Katie Christiansen

September 11, 2008

With the building fervor over the presidential race, I finally feel for the first time in seven years that Americans are patriotic, with or without a red, white and blue flag waving from' the door of their SUV. The changes the American people have made in the past seven years speaks more of their pat...

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