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A family hikes towards an exposed dike at Mount Diablo State Park. Photo Credit: Kristin Hugo / Opinion Editor

Into the cow graveyard

Kristin Hugo December 7, 2011

Is your hometown or residence a smallville, with all the excitement of a patch of dirt? I come from “The Bubble” consisting of cows, single-family housing and grass. I’m hardly inclined to return...

Students across the country use illegal and legal substances to concentrate in college.  A CSUN student, who preferred to stay anonymous, said he takes a hit before sitting down to study. Photo Illustration by Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Using drugs to get through school

Kristin Hugo December 7, 2011

Drug users are often stereotyped as party goers or addicts, but what might be surprising is that some students, like one CSUN senior – who chose to remain anonymous – actually use drugs to help them...

Illustration by Kristin Hugo / Opinion Editor

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

Kristin Hugo December 1, 2011

Scientology and Jim Jones may be visualized by those presented with the world “cult.” There are many more cults out there, although the definition of the word is vague. It is important to consider...

Question of the Day: Has over population affected your family planning?

Kristin Hugo November 20, 2011

As the world grows, there are less resources for each person. The costs of education are still rising, and the future is looking bleak for jobs and resources. In reality, when students graduate they aren’t...

An actor portraying a mental patient stares down the hall at her potential victims during Haunted Play's 'Delusion.' Kristin Hugo / Opinion Editor

‘Delusion’ is a dark, scary indulgence

Kristin Hugo October 27, 2011

  “Delusion” blends together the storyline of a play and the heart-pumping thrill of a haunted house. The audience is guided through an old mansion (made out to be a mental hospital) where...

Question of the Day: How has your experience abroad changed your perspective?

Kristin Hugo October 25, 2011

Study abroad programs and vacation companies often venerate the idea of travel because it will change your perpsective. Seeing people in different countries and situations and meeting groups with different...

Illustration by: Kristin Hugo / Opinions Editor

Why you should talk to strangers

Kristin Hugo October 18, 2011

      I get into cars with strangers. Sometimes I organize these rides online, sometimes I’m offered rides when waiting at the bus stop. I also stay on strangers’ couches...

Halloween Horror Nights filled with spooks and surprises

Kristin Hugo October 12, 2011

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is a dark mixture of lines and festive mazes, with clowns and masked ghouls jumping out wherever you are in the park. As many other theme parks,...

Question of the Day: What do you do when something goes wrong while traveling?

Kristin Hugo October 4, 2011

When you’re in a foreign country or just on a road trip, things go wrong. No matter how meticulously you plan your itinerary you are often met with unexpected challenges inherent in the process of traveling...

How getting the GPA doesn’t guarantee happiness

Kristin Hugo October 2, 2011

Remember in high school when people you knew could be put on a linear scale of success? Basically all you had to do was look at a student’s GPA and maybe extra-curriculars, and that would determine...

Question of the Day: Would you live as a human pet?

Kristin Hugo September 20, 2011

Free housing, good food, a warm bed and a loving family: These are things we all want. There is a community of people who offer them to certain people, and all they ask in return is for a loyal human pet. These...

Get published in the Daily Sundial

Kristin Hugo August 26, 2011

This is the semester you get published. Imagine when your article gets accepted. Your words go to print, being reproduced 6,000 times. Your words, your opinions, your interviews, your story, your name...

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