The Sundial

Fabs Hot Dogs offers delicious franks from all over

Khara Huberman

May 5, 2011

The first visual customers will notice when walking into the casual mustard-yellow and ketchup-red themed hot dog stand is its enticing house specialty dogs menu. Fab Hot Dogs offers 23 house specials, many of which are inspired by regional versions of gourmet meaty wieners in a bun. The restaurant’...

Inspiration or Sexualization? Parents guide the influence of dolls

Khara Huberman

May 2, 2011

A Spanish toy company will begin marketing a doll in the United States next year that allows children to imitate the act of breastfeeding by using a special halter-top that comes with a suckling baby. This has prompted a range of reactions and debate about the over-sexualization of young girls, forcing...

Question of the day: Should there be a world-wide universal emergency number?

Khara Huberman

April 25, 2011

According to the European Union’s website, 27-member countries use 112 as their emergency number, enabling citizens to call for emergency services from any location in the EU. Many member states introduced 112 as a number working alongside their national emergency numbers. For example, in the United...

Confession and redemption of a bullied bully

Khara Huberman

April 13, 2011

I couldn’t distinguish between tears and rain drops grazing my cheeks. I was cold, tired and numb as I sat outside in the torrential rain. I was being penalized for refusing my intimidating teacher a daily massage, which was routinely accompanied by open criticism of my learning abilities by my teacher...

Local band Sons of August brings together a variety of sounds

Khara Huberman

March 3, 2011

Although he has toured and played numerous shows, J.C. Chan still needs some liquid courage to get him on stage. “(I’m) either drunk or shy,” he said when asked how he performs. “It’s rare that I’m ever in the middle.” Chan plays the mandolin for Sons of August, a local alternative band who recently released their debut album, “Vaudeville.” Last week, the band performed at the Bootleg...

Demonstrators voice concern for future CSU students

Khara Huberman

March 2, 2011

CSUN students protesting for March 2 Day of Action met up in front of the Oviatt Library after two groups split to march to the west and east side of the campus. The students are protesting increasing fee hikes and Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal to cut $500 million from education. Around 1...

MTV’s ‘Skins’ reveals too much

Khara Huberman

February 24, 2011

MTV’s new series “Skins” is a pedophile’s wet dream and parent’s nightmare, reinforcing in teens deviant behavior which they might confuse as a mainstream ideal. The title derives from the rolling papers used for blunts and the show is laced with sexually promiscuous, pill-popping, alcoholic...

That’s a wrap: condoms in porn?

Khara Huberman

January 26, 2011

It comes in different sizes, shapes and colors. It’s slimly, rubbery and safe for all. It’s the only form of male contraceptive that can help prevent spreading HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. However, the adult film industry makes its use optional, which puts performers and the public’s...

CSUN’s USU kicks off Spring semester

Khara Huberman

January 26, 2011

The University Student Union (USU) is throwing a spring kick-off demo event to provide students with a taste of its three signature programs to raise awareness for student participation. The event will showcase the USU’s Red Rallies, Craft Corner and Noontime concerts said Event Manager Shanell...

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