The Sundial

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Expectations for Valentine’s Day too high

Katrina Mossberger

February 14, 2007

Love is in the air, and it's the name of the game on Valentine's Day. Today is the day when couples go out to expensive restaurants, men buy flowers, chocolates and diamonds, and quite a few of those dates are unhappy. And it's not just those who are single who are disappointed. Couples in a relatio...

Credit card snack machines tempting

Katrina Mossberger

February 14, 2007

The vending machines scattered among the buildings on campus are a quick source of food to satisfy a hunger rumble, especially during those long three hour night classes. They're full of delicious snacks, most of which are not great for your health. The vending machines in Manzanita Hall and Sierra Ha...

Students’ quiet school spirit still valuable

Katrina Mossberger

February 12, 2007

CSUN is not a college well known for school spirit. Those who exude it are in a minority. Turn out at sporting events is notoriously low, club week booths constantly seem empty, and the majority of students commute to campus. We've even lost our Americana symbol, our college football team, a traditional so...

Pregnant women should get premium spaces

Katrina Mossberger

February 7, 2007

Imagine carrying at least an extra 20 pounds on your stomach, being nauseated at random and being generally fatigued all the time, all while maintaining a job and taking a full class load. How hard must it be for pregnant students, particularly those in their third trimester, to balance this load wh...

Money shouldn’t be motive behind egg donation

Katrina Mossberger

February 7, 2007

As long as I've been attending CSUN, there have always been notices in the classifieds of the Sundial for egg donors. The compensation is ample, usually around $8,000. For a poor college student, $8,000 all at once sounds great. It's a lot better than compensation from sperm donation, which at its be...

‘Red Rally’ won’t raise school spirit of CSUN students

Katrina Mossberger

February 7, 2007

A "Red Rally" is planned for this Thursday in the Matadome. "Red Rally," despite how much it sounds like a Communist rally, is in fact a school spirit rally. The word on the street also says there's a homecoming in the works. Yes, you did read correctly. That did say spirit rally and homecoming. And I'm s...

Parking lot cops more hindrance than helpful

Katrina Mossberger

February 6, 2007

The first week of school always puts students on edge. Whether it's the 45 minutes of a fruitless search for parking, still not knowing exactly where certain classrooms are, or just readjusting to the school load, this first week is frustrating. One of the most frustrating things, not to mention seemingly un...

Acupuncture beneficial for adventurous

Katrina Mossberger

February 6, 2007

To the needle phobic, inserting a multitude of tiny needles into your body to relieve pain or promote well-being seems like an oxymoron. But for the more adventurous, acupuncture is now available at the Klotz Student Health Center. Acupuncture seems like one of those love it or hate it kind of things...

Wikipedia overused as a scholarly source

Katrina Mossberger

February 2, 2007

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia written entirely by volunteers that has been snowballing in popularity since its creation in 2001. Any one who wanders onto a Wikipedia page can edit most Wikipedia entries, which should lead us all to be concerned when students are increasingly using the site as a source in...

Pedestrians and cars must watch for each other

Katrina Mossberger

January 31, 2007

Project P.E.D, a pedestrian safety campaign under way since last semester, is still trying to make it safer for pedestrians after cars have hit several people. For the most part, the increased vigilance for the traffic violations is legit. Catching "rolling stops" and speeding will keep us safe, and...

Minimum wage hike doesn’t address deeper issues

Katrina Mossberger

January 29, 2007

As many students are probably aware, the minimum wage in California was increased at the beginning of this year from $6.75 to $7.50 per hour. The state minimum wage will increase again to $8 per hour in 2008. We Californians can be thankful that our wage increased again over the new potential federal m...

Late withdrawal now easily abused

Katrina Mossberger

January 26, 2007

We are all stressed. Ask any random student on campus. There will be tons of tales about the hardships of life and how a student struggles to cope. Well, relief is in sight. Students can now drop their classes after the third week of school without penalization if they cite stress as the reason. Th...

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