The Sundial

Not so freakin’ sweet, Family Guy celebrates 100th episode

Katrina Mossberger

November 2, 2007

With the 100th episode in their sights, Seth McFarlane and the other writers behind Family Guy must have wanted to do something "freakin' sweet" to celebrate its centennial. Problem is, this episode, as with the recent episodes, just isn't as funny as Family Guy used to be. The episode title, "Stewie K...

Male circumcision no better than Female Genital Cutting

Katrina Mossberger

May 23, 2007

Originally Published March 12, 2007 Female Genital Cutting, also sometimes called female circumcision, is a practice carried on in many countries in Africa and Indonesia, with varying prevalence. FGC is generally decried as a human rights violation by western society and considered abuse. However, in our ...

Those unhappy with A.S. should vote to change it

Katrina Mossberger

April 16, 2007

It's Election Day again, at least for Associated Students here at CSUN. Time for the small population of students who actually get around to voting to decide which senators will represent which colleges and which presidential hopeful will win the president's chair. This semester I can't help but think...

Gibson debacle harmful for all involved

Katrina Mossberger

March 27, 2007

After the insane fallout and the highly polarized sides to the Mel Gibson debacle, any amount of amusement from me is gone. Instead, I'm depressed as everyone involved has come out looking a little worse for wear. I have not seen Gibson's film "Apocalypto" because by all accounts it was too violent f...

Rec center good idea, unlikely to get by students

Katrina Mossberger

March 27, 2007

The University Student Union recently proposed a "comprehensive recreation center," with cool things like a rock climbing wall, a boxing studio and baby-sitting services. If I am interpreting the USU's voter's guide correctly, it sounds like the beginning of a new fitness center that could offer fit...

Students don’t have any time to be sick

Katrina Mossberger

March 16, 2007

Feeling the onset of a sore throat, I can't help reminiscing of childhood. Or, more specifically, being sick when you're a kid. When I was young and my parents deemed me sick enough to say home, I had a glorious day off of laying around in pajamas and comfort food. I never was sick often enough for my pa...

Male circumcision no better than Female Genital Cutting

Katrina Mossberger

March 9, 2007

Female Genital Cutting, also sometimes called female circumcision, is a practice carried on in many countries in Africa and Indonesia, with varying prevalence. FGC is generally decried as a human rights violation by western society and considered abuse. However, in our society, we often carry out circu...

Pre-paid tuition dangerous for California

Katrina Mossberger

March 8, 2007

The bill AB 152, recently reported on by the Sundial, sounds like a great, albeit ambitious, idea. The bill, if passed, would allow people to buy tuition for future college attendance at today's price. It's a potentially great idea for parents to buy tuition at the current costs in an effort to put th...

RIAA lawsuits won’t stop illegal downloading

Katrina Mossberger

March 6, 2007

Every one knows someone who has downloaded music illegally, and probably has themselves. And I'm pretty sure student downloading hasn't diminished all that much when the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, first began to crack down on illegal downloading by suing, among others, old la...

Improved rain drainage needed in streets

Katrina Mossberger

February 27, 2007

In Southern California, rain isn't exactly a common occurrence. Sunshine abounds and the weather is pretty stable. However, when it does rain, the lack of proper drainage always leaves drivers around CSUN tepidly driving through overflowing puddles, the lowered cars afraid they might stall out their en...

Shocking celebrity tabloid news goes too far!

Katrina Mossberger

February 21, 2007

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Anna Nicole Smith dead six months after her son! Britney Spears spends one day in rehab and shaves her head! We have been bombarded with celebrity news over the past few years, and for some reason the public interest is more than it has ever been. Anna Nicole Smith's d...

CSUN passing costs of teaching to students

Katrina Mossberger

February 19, 2007

Students, over the last couple semesters, have probably noticed the gradual shift towards WebCT in their classes. Any printed material, whether it's readings or a syllabus, can be uploaded onto the web. Getting these printed materials become solely the students responsibility, and also their financial re...

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