The Sundial

Students and professor present their research on sustainability and the future

Katie Donahue

October 10, 2010

CSUN students and professors presented their research at a conference geared toward increasing minority diversity in the sciences. Natalie Martinez-Takeshita, a CSUN biology graduate major, said the conference also brought awareness to the presence of minorities with higher-level science degrees,...

CSUN students’ research shows effects of dressing down

Katie Donahue

October 6, 2010

A  study shows students follow directions more accurately when authority figures dress casual. CSUN alumna Anastacia “Stacey” Damon was the lead author on the psychology study, “Dressed to Influence: The Effects of Experimenter Dress on Participant Compliance.” Damon, of Santa Clarita, fo...

Civil rights activists give voice to Muslim community

Katie Donahue

September 26, 2010

Current political issues, religious freedom and racism were among the issues discussed in a lecture by Asian Americans for Community and Talent (AACT). Kathy Masaoka from Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR) and Affad Shaikh, civil rights manager for the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on...

Students celebrate “Endependence Day” and raise awareness about political issues

Students celebrate

Katie Donahue

September 19, 2010

Political issues were close to the surface at the annual Endependence Day event in the Chicano House. The event, which was hosted by MEChA had performances by Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, followed by Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN and the CSUN Mexican Music Ensemble club on Friday night. “The event is mainly to promote self-dependency,” said senior Jose Gomez, 22, MEChA internal chair. Hip-hop artists Sherman and Olmeca also performed. Various vendors tabled...

Graduation comes early for third year senior

Katie Donahue

September 15, 2010

In December, Julie Huynh will achieve a statistically uncommon feat, especially in the recent era of budget cuts. She will complete an undergraduate degree in three and a half years. Though she did not initially set out to graduate early, she realized it would be possible after she completed her ...

National Weather Service issues excessive heat warning

Katie Donahue

August 24, 2010

There is an excessive heat warning in effect for Los Angeles County from 8:40 a.m. today through 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service website. A high surf advisory has also been issued for the Los Angeles County and Ventura County coasts from 2:06 p.m. today through 11 p.m....

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