The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Campus police pepper spray, arrest woman

Kristen Whitehurst May 14, 2007
A woman was booked into LAPD Van Nuys jail after being arrested on charges of vandalism, resisting arrest and assault against an officer after a scuffle broke out in front of Manzanita Hall on Friday afternoon - one officer was allegedly bit and the other spit on, CSUN police said.

Native American stereotypes explored in film screening, discussion

Kristen Whitehurst May 9, 2007
Candid interviews and visual images tell the story behind the experiences of three American Indians who live with a group of young Czechoslovakians who have adopted their culture's traditional way of life. The film "If Only I Were an Indian" was screened by art professor Dr.

Jamba Juice to close its doors after six years at CSUN

Kristen Whitehurst April 26, 2007
Jamba Juice employees and students were surprised and disappointed to find out that the store's location at the Matador Bookstore complex will be closing Friday as part of food court renovations. "Not only does it affect us as employees, it affects our customers," said Danielle Libby, an acting store manager at Jamba Juice.

Activist brings light to lesbiphobia and religious homophobia

Kristen Whitehurst April 24, 2007
On Wednesday students discussed stereotypes and homophobia in religion with a community activist during a discussion in a classroom in Jerome Richfield. During a discussion with a small group of students and faculty, Vianey Ramirez discussed how three issues act as forces in today's society.

Media portrays Muslims negatively, forum reports

Kristen Whitehurst April 16, 2007
Fear and mistrust of Muslims and Islam is not only harmful to members of the community, but to the larger society as well, said members of the Muslim Public Affairs Council Tuesday night in the USU's Grand Salon. "It's not hard to understand why there is fear.

CSUN plans to offer six new master’s programs in Fall 2007

Kristen Whitehurst April 10, 2007
The Tseng College of Extended Learning will debut six new master's degree programs in Fall 2007 and Fall 2008. The programs are aimed to allow current professionals to work in their fields while upgrading their skills and education. The new programs are Taxation, Humanities, Library and Information Management, Social Work, Pubic Policy, and Knowledge Management.

Bill Handel discusses immigration in Speak Your Mind lecture

Kristen Whitehurst March 28, 2007
Radio personality Bill Handel discussed arguments in favor of allowing illegal immigration, while countering that some are invalid at Tuesday's "Speak Your Mind" lecture held at the USU's Plaza del Sol Performance Hall. Among the arguments that the 640 AM KFI morning show host discussed were that illegal immigration allows people to do the work that no one wants to do, provides cheaper goods and services, is healthy for the economy, and increases cultural diversity.

Victory for FDA’s Office of Women’s Health

Kristen Whitehurst March 23, 2007
A top official from the Food and Drug Administration informed Congress last week that the agency will provide its Office of Women's Health with all of the funding allocated to its 2007 budget, after numerous protests and petitions to not go through with a $1 million cut.

Professor speaks out on Holocaust at special lecture

Kristen Whitehurst March 20, 2007
Looking at the Holocaust from a variety of standpoints will foster a greater understanding of the catastrophe, said a philosophy scholar to a classroom filled with students and faculty in Sierra Hall on Thursday. "There are aspects of the Holocaust that can't be illuminated by the kind of research that history does," said Dr.

Ghana’s independence celebrated at USU event

Kristen Whitehurst March 8, 2007
A speaker said African countries must unite in order to mend the continent's problems at a celebration held to commemorate Ghana's 50th anniversary of independence Tuesday at the University Student Union's Thousand Oaks Room. "Africa got to where it is today because we failed to act together," said Dr.

Harlem documentary offers insight into black culture, jazz

Kristen Whitehurst March 1, 2007
Black and white video, still photography, music, and personal anecdotes tell the story behind Art Kane's famous photo of 58 jazz musicians taken outside a New York brownstone in 1958. The documentary "A Great Day in Harlem," shown in the Armer Theater last week, takes an intimate look behind the personalities and characters of jazz's best known artists.

Civil Rights Movement captured at the Oviatt

Kristen Whitehurst February 21, 2007
Vintage photographs and historic news articles that document the Civil Rights Movement are being featured in a series in the main lobby of the Oviatt Library. Black and white photographs of the 1963 civil rights march in Washington, D.C. and the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
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